Tatler Editor Kate Reardon, 44, married Charlie Gordon-Watson, 53, at All Saints Church in Old Burghclere, Berkshire, followed by a reception at Sydmonton House. She says:

"My dress was Chanel Couture and I loved that it was made of cotton - I wanted to wear something suitable for an English country wedding. I changed into a beaded Jenny Packham dress for the dancing and for our civil service at Chelsea Old Town Hall, I wore a couture silk dress and boucle jacket by Catherine Walker."

"One of the best decisions I've ever made was to get married in flat shoes. Who can tell if you're wearing heels or not? I wore silver Jimmy Choo pumps."

"The bridesmaids were dressed as animals. I've always dreamed of having a full fancy-dress wedding but Charlie wanted something more traditional, so this was the compromise."

"Our vicar was an old friend, Canon John Reynolds. It meant a great deal to have him officiating our ceremony."

"After dinner, we revealed a nightclub area with a mirrored dance floor and cocktail bar. Charlie had a 'pub' area created for him, complete with mahogany bar, draught pints and pork scratching. The furniture hire was surprisingly expensive, but totally worth it. There is no greater hell than being a guest in painful shoes with nowhere to sit."

"My top tip: We didn't consciously choose a colour palette, we just picked things we liked. It all worked together in the end."

Photography by Nazarin Montag; www.nazarin.com