Danielle Eden, 29, married Robert Bauch, 42, at Robert's parents' home on the Isle of Man, in August 2013. She says:

We decided to have our ceremony and reception at my fiancé's family home - we wanted to escape from the city and have a country wedding. Our wish was for an intimate ceremony so we managed to narrow the guest list to just 50.

Our reception was held in a marquee - we brought the outside in by turning the interior into an exquisite garden. We chose roses, hydrangeas, clematis, freesias and jasmine for texture and scent, and put them everywhere, including over the pergola that covered the room, and across the tables.

The vibe we were going for was eclectic, luxury elegance. Our planners, Javier and Tony, sourced lots of quirky details for us, including stunning chandeliers which were hung from the pergola - they looked especially amazing when darkness fell.

Our biggest extravagance was flying guests in for the wedding. We wanted to give everyone an 'English' experience so we had butlers on hand to greet them at Heathrow, before whisking them away to Oxford, where they were taken for a picnic at Blenheim Palace - the Duke even came out to say hello. Then they were flown out to the Isle of Man and the wedding started!

My top tip: We live in Toronto so it was essential to have a UK wedding planner. Javier and Tony made sure the day ran smoothly and looked after all of our needs.

Photography by Janis Ratnieks; www.janisratnieks.com