Jill Gate, 33, married Russell Cowling, 35, at St Moulag's Church, Aberdeenshire, with a reception at Coos Cathedral, Aboyne Castle, on 28 September 2013. She says:
Our vision was to create a day that combined the Scandi aesthetic that I love - very minimal and graphic - with my Scottish roots. Our palette was very clean - light pinks and greys with hints of lemon yellow - to reflect that.
For contrast, my dress was created using delicate Spanish lace and silk tulle. I also borrowed a simple silver bracelet from my maid of honour.
We had a children's corner complete with a monkey piñata and craft table, and created a special pop-up 'sweet shop', with oversized glass pick'n'mix jars. Personalised glass Coke bottles also went down very well with our younger guests.
The bridesmaid dresses were a steal. All three of my 'maids wanted mid-length gowns, which were surprisingly tricky to source. We eventually found them at Warehouse for just £75 each.
Everyone pitched in on the day. My mum and 'maids stuffed huge, clear balloons with confetti and filled them with helium to float above each table.
Russell and I bonded over our shared love of dachshunds! Our own sausage dog, Bruce, looked amazing in his bow tie. He kept all of our guests entertained!
My top tip: If your mum really has a strong opinion on something, listen to her. She probably does know best!
Photography by Ann Kathrin Koch; www.annkathrinkoch.com