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Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor | CHWV

The stunning Rickety Barn at Bassmead Manor was the perfect setting for Sara and Robert’s rustic wedding.

A wonderful venue, fantastic food and drink, and a great day for all their guests were the top priorities when it came to Sara and Robert's wedding day. They found it all at Bassmead Manor.

Choosing the venue

When it came to choosing the venue, it didn't take the happy couple too long. "As soon as we walked into the 300-year-old Rickety Barn we knew that we had to get married there," explains Sara. "It took our breath away. The rest of the venue gave us everything we wanted as well; a wonderful mix of old with modern and a package that included everything so we didn't have to worry."

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Ceremony | CHWV

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Ceremony | CHWV

Making it their own

The bride and groom decided upon a rustic theme that complemented the barn venue perfectly and opted for a handmade approach to create the perfect decorations for their big day. "We used a wooden pallet we painted with the order of the day, a handmade Polaroid guest book and homemade jam and honey from the groom's father's bees for the favours," says Sara. "Photographs of us were placed on brown string around the venue along with framed photographs of family members who couldn't be there with us, we then used vintage china and colourful cake stands for the cake table.

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Order of the day | CHWV

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Confetti | CHWV

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Photographs | CHWV

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Photographs | CHWV

Looking the part

Sara wore an intricate and beautiful dress designed by Sophia Tolli for their special day while the groomsmen and bridesmaids enhanced the wedding colour scheme with their classic attire. "My dress was strapless with beautiful lace detail and a tulle fishtail," smiles Sara. "The grooms wore grey three-piece suits with sage green ties and pocket squares. We wanted a relaxed feel and so decided not to go for a traditional wedding suit."

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Ceremony | CHWV

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Ceremony | CHWV

Fabulous Food

As one of the key parts of the day, it was important to Sara and Robert that the food was top notch. "We chose the deluxe package from the in-house catering team, which included a beautiful smoked bacon scotch egg to start, roast pork tenderloin for the main course and a delicious panna cotta for desert. We also had canapés during the drinks reception and peri peri chicken wraps with coleslaw in the evening," says Sara.

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Scotch egg | CHWV

The Perfect Day

With so many unforgettable parts of the wedding day, the happy couple had no regrets at all after their big day. "The whole day was absolutely perfect and we wouldn't change a thing," smiles Robert. "We just wish we could do it all over again. It goes so fast so it is really important to enjoy every moment of it."

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - The happy couple | CHWV

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Hand in hand | CHWV

There were a few moments in particular that stood out, though. "The nude cake my sister made for us looked absolutely incredible," smiles Sara. "The weather for the drinks reception was great too and the live music we had went down really well in the evening.

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - The Cake | CHWV

Real Wedding - Sara and Robert’s Rustic DIY Wedding Day at Bassmead Manor - Dessert Table | CHWV

Images copy Jon Whiles Photography

If you'd like to find out more about holding your wedding at Bassmead Manor Barns, you can take a look here. You can also book a show round at the venue by giving the team a call on 01234 860006.

 

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