With friends and family all over the country, Jessica and Joe weren’t set on a location for their wedding but wanted to find a venue with the ‘wow’ factor. They knew Bassmead Manor Barns was the one as soon as they visited.
‘The Rickety Barn is stunning and the gardens are amazing,” says Jessica. “The Events Team couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly and we really felt that they were experts at what they do.”
Design and Décor
Choosing a glamorous, rustic style, the happy couple set on a colour scheme of blush pink, rose gold and cream with hints of navy and purple for their flowers.
“We loved the romantic combination of the colours and Joe looks good in a navy suit!” smiles Jessica.
Delicate blooms adorned the Rickety Barn while tall vases of gypsophila and bell jars of roses decorated the table centres in the Moat Barn.
“The masterpiece was our hanging four-tiered cake which was suspended from the beams in the corner of the barn,” says Jessica. “It was decorated with flowers which formed a waterfall effect around the bottom tier. It looked stunning!”
Jessica’s dress was designed by Lara at Lara B Bridal in Newmarket.
“I had an idea of the dress I wanted but couldn’t find it,” explains Jessica. “Lara instantly put me at ease and knew what I should try on to suit my style and shape.”
After trying on combinations of skirts and tops, Jessica found exactly the right look, relaxed in style but unlike anything else she had seen.
The beautiful bride accessorised with shoes from Kurt Geiger, a diamante and pearl hair piece, diamond earrings and an opal ring that had belonged to her great-grandmother.
Looking the Part
Joe chose a navy three-piece suit with tweed waistcoat, a blush pink cravat and brown Loake shoes. Meanwhile, Jessica’s three bridesmaids looked stunning in floor length skirts and sparkly tops from Coast.
Following their romantic ceremony in the Rickety Barn, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed cocktails in the courtyard.
“We didn’t have canapés but we did have a Pimp your Popcorn bar with a mixture of popcorn flavours and sweets,” says Jessica. “It was perfect for the relaxed summer’s day we wanted.”
Moving into the Bridge Barn for their wedding breakfast, king prawn ravioli was served to start, followed by lamb and a trio of desserts.
“It was all amazing but if I was forced to choose a favourite it would have to be the puddings,” smiles Jessica. “The option to have not one dessert but three was too good to turn down!”
A band called The Hi Fi Club filled the dancefloor and garden games including giant Jenga and croquet added some outdoor entertainment. Continuing to delight their guests, street food paella was the perfect menu choice for a warm summer’s evening.
“We were both taken aback by the amount of love in the room – everyone was having a great time, laughing and simply making the most of being around other friends and family. It was exactly the feel-good celebration we wanted!”
“Standing there at the end of the aisle with Joe though was amazing. We were both quite emotional and as cheesy as it sounds; it definitely felt like we were the only ones in the room while we were saying our vows.”
Advice from the Bride
“It’s a cliché, but the best advice I got was to make the most of the day and take some time out to reflect with your new husband. We snuck away during the party to sit in the Rickety Barn again to reflect on the whole day in that special room.”
Images © Daniela K Photography
To find out more about this breathtaking barn wedding venue in Cambridgeshire, visit the Bassmead Manor Barn listing page.