Designer Georgia Kingdon, 29, and Timothy Vaines, 30, a software developer, had a romantic country wedding four years after they met through friends in London. Georgia says:

"I'd always wanted to marry at home for sentimental reasons, but also because it is such a beautiful place.

My dress was perfect. Alice Temperley is one of my favourite designers, so it felt right wearing one of her gowns. Despite being quite contemporary, the design was soft enough for a rural wedding - anything too high fashion would have looked out of place.

The flowers were rusting and vintage-inspired. I fell in love with Amnesia roses because of their dusky pink colour. The florist incorporated these into the displays and also came up with the idea of having flower wristlets for the bridesmaids.

Our family and friends helped pull everything together. The day before the wedding, we decorated the garden and barns with light and lanterns. We also made signs for the tables, named after places in the south of France, where we honeymooned.

The food was simple and locally sourced. We had a table of cold meats, including venison from our woods. I didn't have the usual worry of the meal not staying hot while everyone was being served.

I wouldn't have changed a thing. Though there were a few minor disasters, including my brother losing his shoes and having to wear trainers until we found some more, and Tim standing on my train when we walking into the marquee. Luckily, it didn't rip.

My advice to brides: Don't compare your day to anyone else's wedding - it's unique you!"

Photography by Jeremy Enness;