Victoria Ibbetson, 26, a designer, and James Hall, 27, a trainee clinical psychologist, enjoyed a laid-back wedding with bold colours and quirky details.
Victoria says: We chose the church where my parents were married, which I attended as a child. I couldn't imagine having the ceremony anywhere else.
The colour theme was mismatched pastels, inspired by buttons I found at a local market. We wanted the day to feel homemade and eclectic, so we used patterned fabrics and crazy touches. In the run-up to the day, I visited charity shops and markets for inspiration.
For the table numbers, I bought a vintage tea set from a charity shop and stacked up the cups and saucers with wine glasses, using museum-gel (removable) glue. I then secured giant numbers on top.
The menu was handwritten on a big blackboard that we made from a wood oﬀ -cut and coated in blackboard paint.
I couldn't stop smiling all day. There were so many funny moments - one of the best men fell over during a rather overzealous rendition of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal, and my dad ended the night covered in red wine.
Guests loved the photo booth and ice-cream van. The booth gave us a unique guestbook full of memories of family and friends pulling silly faces.
My advice to brides: I loved having so many handmade touches, but give yourself enough time to make them - start as soon as you're engaged!
Photography by Michael Stringer; www.michaelstringer.co.uk