Interior designer Megan, 29, and David, 29, a TV advertising account manager, chose a Christmas theme for their winter nuptials. Megan says: "We opted for a December wedding as David proposed to me on Christmas Eve the year before. This theme allowed us to have an elaborate, festive celebration that we and our guests would remember. The venue was my parents' house, One Day Farm. We had the reception drinks and canapés in the barn, and dinner was served in a marquee attached to the barn."

A sense of spectacle was paramount. "We had stalls with roasted chesnuts and marshmallows and a ginger bread house where guests wrote messages in icing." Food and drink played an important part. "We had mini boxes of crackling and crab blini canapés. Dinner included a hearty leg of lamb with Dauphinoise potatoes."

"The marquee was a Christmas fairyland. The red satin roof sparkled with crystal chandeliers, and each table was decorated with a centrepiece of wild festive foliage. The funniest part of the day was when we couldn't cut the cake! We'd lost the cutting instructions and the knife was too blunt. We ended up cutting a cheescake instead."

"The best moment was the service in the church where I grew up (St George's Church in Ley Hill). As we signed the register, the choir burst into song. My advice for brides: enjoy your day! Let everyone else worry for you. You deserve to take delight in every moment."