Katie Roberts, 29, married Tamas Bogaru, 29, in the garden at The Shelleys Hotel, Lewes, followed by a reception at The Pelham Arms on 5 April 2014. She says:

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"We always wanted to get married in our hometown of Lewes as we love living by the sea. Our original venue pulled out on us at the last minute, but The Pelham Arms came to the rescue and was perfect.

The wedding itself was very laid-back and informal - we were driven to the ceremony in my parents' VW camper van, while all our friends and family walked down the road to the reception afterwards.

I run a community choir and we were lucky to have many of the choristers sing at the ceremony. We put out song sheets for Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac so that our guests could join in - and, boy, did they!

The flowers used at the ceremony doubled up as our reception flowers - guests carried them between the venues.

We wanted good pub grub and The Pelham Arms was fantastic. We decided on antipasti sharing boards of houmous, bread, Sussex cheese and olives to start, followed by sausage and mash for the main course.

Tam's mum lives in Budapest and she drove our cake (which she made) to England. Because Tam's Hungarian and my family are Welsh, it had a red dragon on surrounded by Hungarian floral designs. 

One of our favourite decor details was the DIY photobooth. Tam built a wooden frame around my computer - we then put it on photo mode so guests could take pictures using the inbuilt camera. We left a basket of dressing-up clothes nearby - it was a real hit and a lot cheaper than hiring a real one.

We didn't have favours - on the back of the place cards we stuck a variety of jokes from my dad's personal joke collection, which worked well as icebreakers!

My top tip: Remember to cherish the day - it's over in a flash!"

Photography by www.saccophotography.co.uk