Journalist Janelle Nanos, 30, and laywer Timoth Corsi, 31, celebrated their wedding at a fairground.

Janelle says: "The setting was magical. The amusement park had its heyday from the 1930s to the 1960s and is being restored. It still has the carousel and the Cuddle Up pavilion with a Tilt-A-Whirl waltzer. We had the reception in the old Bumper Car Pavilion and our guests were free to explore the park."

"We had colourful paper lantern hung from the ceiling and made bunting from the same polka-drop paper we'd used to line the invitation envelopes. Timothy made an illuminated 'love' sign from letters framed with fairy lights. !

"I wanted a dress to match the setting. My first thought when I saw my dress was: 'It's covered in ruffles; that's ridiculous!' But when I tried it on, something just clicked. I could move in it, dance in it, and most importantly, it was fun."

"Guests were sent home with Cracker Jack popcorn. It was a childhood favourite for both of us. We made our mini boxes decorated with homemade stickers and filled them with caramel popcorn."

"We also made our own photo booth, where guests could take pictures of themselves. We simply bought a remote control and tripod of our camera and set up a velvet drape as a backdrop."

"My advice to brides: I wish I'd arranged to have an on-the-day coordinator sooner, so I didn't have to worry about all the details myself. Luckily, one of my colleagues stepped into the role. I'm now offering the service to brides-to-be."

Photographs by Kate Headly; www.kateheadley.com