The Perfect Venue
Fiona and Ross were searching for their dream wedding venue in Cambridgeshire, keen to find somewhere with a great atmosphere where the entire day could take place.
“As soon as we arrived at Bassmead Manor Barns, I knew we had found our venue,” she smiles. “The areas flow really nicely together and I knew straight away that it would work for us.”
Setting the Scene
Keen to create a more glamorous look, candles and flowers were chosen as the main elements of décor on this special day. Large candelabras were hired for the tables and Fiona sourced a variety of vases and tea light holders online. Blush pink was the main colour, with vintage gold to add a touch of sparkle.
“Small vases held blush pink roses on our tables,” says Fiona. “They all looked gorgeous and, with the tea lights, it worked really well together.”
Having tried a few dresses on with no success, Fiona managed to pin point the styles and fabrics she liked and found the perfect gown from Pronovias.
“It was understated and simple but with the elegant look I wanted,” she explains.
To complete the look, the beautiful bride accessorised with a hair vine and pearl earrings, necklace and bracelets made by her father.
“My shoes were my pride and joy,” Fiona smiles. “They were by Jimmy Choo and I absolutely loved them!”
As for the groom... Ross and his groomsmen looked the part in navy blue three-piece suits from Moss Bros.
Finally, Fiona’s four adult bridesmaids were stunning in multi-way dresses from Coast, while her eight-year-old niece wore a fabulous ivory princess dress.
A romantic ceremony in the Rickety Barn at Bassmead Manor Barns was followed by a drinks reception in the Bridge Barn and gardens.
“The weather was great,” says Fiona, “and we served cocktails, alongside mocktails and canapés. They were all lush!”
Moving in to dine, the wedding breakfast began with chicken terrine, moving on to a vodka sorbet, beef cooked two ways and a trio of desserts.
“The beef was gorgeous and so was the chocolate brownie,” smiles Fiona. “Everyone commented on how amazing the food was.”
As the sun went down, delicious wood-fired pizza was served alongside cocktails and beer drums. Choosing playlists for their drinks reception and wedding breakfast, a band then played in the evening.
“We had seen them at another wedding and danced all night, so we knew we had to book them for our wedding,” says Fiona.
The newlyweds took to the floor for a choreographed first dance which, after much practising, went down well! Filling the dance floor, this was a wonderful finale to a magnificent day.
“Our wedding dance was my special moment. We were so stressed about doing it and the cheers and clapping made such a difference. I wish we could do it again!” - Fiona
Images © Tom Halliday Photography
To find out more about this breathtaking barn wedding venue in Cambridgeshire, visit the Bassmead Manor Barn listing page.