Stationery designer Louise Cunningham, 29, wed musician Danny Maddocks, 29, nine years afer they met at university.

Louise says: "The venue suited our style perfectly. It was a combination of the old and the new in an idyllic setting. We had the place to ourselves for a long weekend and hosted a barbecue on the Thursday and a pre-wedding party on the Friday night. 

The church looked romantic. I used pillar candles and scattered rose petals. During the signing of the register, our pianist played a piece of music Danny composed. 

Guests were invited to take home our flowers, which were in bowls on the tables. As favours, we had truffles for the men and silk fans for the ladies, which reflected our honeymoon in Singapore and Bali. 

A selection of cocktails were offered at the drinks reception. We had pink mojitos, peach cosmopolitans and strawberry daiquiris; there was also bottled beer, plus pink lemonade for the non-drinkers. 

Our first dance was a highlight of the evening. I was so nervous, we took dance lessons beforehand. There were spins and turns; I forgot a few of the steps but everyone said it was fantastic. 

My advice to brides: When you set your budget, factor in £500 for unforeseen costs. Postage for our invitations was expensive, as we had to pay the large-letter rate and I hadn''t realised that the bridesmaid dress costs didn''t include alterations."