Always a pleasure to be back filming at Bassmead Manor Barns. With bride and Groom Vicky & Paul both getting ready on site and everything so close to hand, we always find outselves capturing lots of extra moments in the last few hours leading up to the ceremony which we would otherise miss out on at other venues. While Vicky & her bridesmaids were enjoying a chilled out morning of pampering in the bridal boudoir, Paul and his best men were running around the venue setting up for the speeches and checking the final details were in place before getting suited and booted. After checking the coast was clear Vicky and the girls even managed to sneak out in to the Rickety barn for an inpromptu aisle walk rehearsal with plenty of giggles along the way! Here’s a little sneak peek of their upcoming film…
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We were thoroughly spoilt on Jess & Kristain’s big day – blessed with the perfect combination of a super chilled couple, blue skies, the lush venue and gardens at Chippenham Park, a beautiful outdoor wedding, lovely personalised vows, kilts…we could go on! Later these guys totally nailed their afternoon shoot around the gardens and parkland and needed no direction from us whatsoever, looking totally smitten with each other all day. Gorgeous!
We love what we do because we get to hang out with awesome couples like Amy & Joe! It was a total pleasure spending the day capturing their wedding alongside fellow Norfolk boy Jamie Groom Photography. We loved how relaxed these two were in front of the cameras and they totally nailed their couple shoot. As we took a walk around the grounds at Bassmead Manor Barns they needed no direction at all. We also loved that Amy decided to break with tradition to give a speech alongside her new hubby and we’ve blended some highlights of this in to their little Sneak Peek.
We’ve been lucky to capture Bassmead Manor Barns in every season and late Summer is definately one of our favourite times there. Whether it be the huge expanse of wheat fields either side of the driveway or the garden in full bloom, there’s so many places to explore. Lynsey was safely hidden away in the Bridal Boudoir whilst Tom and the boys ran last minute errands around the venue and before we knew it Lynsey was whisking proud Dad Peter down the aisle! After a quick whistle stop circuit around the Bassmead grounds (including those awesome wheat fields) it was time to let Lynsey & Tom enjoy the rest of the afternoon with their friends and family in the aforementioned garden. Guests donned complimentary sunglasses (given as favours) for the rest of the day and night…even on the dance floor! The party was off the scale as we headed off in to the night after another fun day at Bassmead.
When it comes to editing our wedding films we always start with the most important ingredient…the story, or more specifically THEIR story. Finding those emotional, funny, thoughtful and plain ol’ sloppy romantic moments can sometimes be tricky but in the case of these guys it all started with Charlotte’s Nan. In the Bridal Boudoir at Bassmead Manor Barns, Charlotte tearfully read out the heartfelt letter her Nan had given her and we just knew we needed to find a place for it in our film. Thankfully Nan agreed to secret record herself reading it out and we all manged to keep it a suprise until the film was unveiled to Charlotte & Sam a few months later.
The long tree-lined driveway has always been one of our favourite shooting locations at Bassmead Manor Barns. With those big wide vistas across the Cambrideshire countryside it always makes for a grand entrance. However, none have been grander than Sam in his very understated Red Ferrari! Just a few feet away, the Bridal Boudoir was a hive of activity as Charlotte & her Bridesmaids were busy with hair & make-up. Favourite moment No.1 was Charlotte walking out to greet very proud (and emotional) Dad Andrew just before the ceremony. That aformentioned driveway was put to great use later in the afternoon for some gorgeous shots in the fields at sundown.
So many gorgeous moments to try and fit in to a minute long teaser… It was an uber-chilled out day at Bassmead Manor Barns for Rebecca & Shaun’s wedding. However, there were plenty of surprises too as Shaun had a box of goodies hand delivered to the Bridal Boudoir. No bride should be without her Percy Pigs on her wedding day after all (the surprise mini-moon to Rome was a bonus!). Not to be outdone, Rebecca had tipped us off that Shaun would be arriving in a surprise mode of transport. It’s fair to say he was beaming as he stepped out of his vintage sports car. But, he did save the biggest smile of the day for the moment he first locked eyes with Rebecca in the Rickety Barn. After a murky start, the customary Bassmead sunset well and truly delivered and was the icing on the cake (no pun intended) for an all-round awesome day!
Flashback to a gorgeous and glitzy winter wedding…
The more we visit the lovely Bassmead Manor Barns, the more we’re convinced it exists inside its very own little weather bubble. Paula & Tony’s mid-winter wedding day began shrowded in heavy fog and we were convinced the sun wouldn’t break through at all. But it did and with it came some of the most magical and stunning winter light we’ve seen in one of our films. Paula looked stunning as she took the (very) short journey from the Bridal boudoir to the beautiful Rickety Barn which was decorated with plenty of twinkly tealights and fairly lights to add even more glam to the occasion and Tony looked super sharp in his Tux too. We even managed to convince the new Mr & Mrs to brave the sub zero temperature for a quick sunset shoot in some of that very special Bassmead golden light.
Flashback to a gorgeous wedding late last year that we shot up in Tydd St Giles. We had such a chilled out morning with Victoria and her lovely family that it was easy to forget we had a wedding to film! We had plenty of time to play about with shooting the dress and shoes. As a result we captured our absolute favourite dress reveal, with the help of Father Of The Bride Mervyn who helped us hang it under an arch in his beautiful garden. After the ceremony we headed over to the Dukes Head Hotel in Kings Lynn where staff had been busy bees creating Victoria’s vision for the reception. So much attention to detail to capture on film, from the table decorations to the stunning cake which all culminated in confetti canon’s for their First Dance. However, the speeches were the real highlight of the day as the Groom, James, paid a heartfelt tribute to his family and his gorgeous wife, with not a dry eye in the house (us included!).
We love late-Summer rural set weddings they often present us with a good excuse to go wandering through fields of gold to get that perfect shot. All the details from the day were exquisite, from the stunning dress, the gorgeous table decorations to the jaw dropping wedding cakes (all 3 of them!). Emma & Rob were up for pretty much anything we asked of them as we explored the grounds as Bassmead well and truly delivered yet another legendary sunset!