Caroline Murphy, 33, married Jeremy Bott, 32, at Bibury Court, Gloucestershire, in August 2011. She says:

Our colour palette was a blend of pinks for a summer country feel.  We were delighted when the band came out wearing bright pink suits too!

As well as supplying the stunning flowers, Tony from By Appointment Only Design drew a picture of the church, which I then had framed.

We asked family to help where they could. Jeremy's parents designed the stationery, my mother put together the welcome bags and my grandfather made all the wooden direction signs.

My mother was keen to do a speech on the day as well as my father. Everyone commented it was a nice twist.

Our photographer, Catherine, was there from 8am to 1am the next day, and was relaxed but a total professional.  She became a friend along the way.

We left a Polaroid camera by the guest book for people to take photos. I still carry some of these in my purse as they always make me smile.

My Top Tip: We brought props at the last minute and left a fancy-dress box by the dance-floor. We weren't sure how it would go down with the guests, but it proved to be a hit and didn't cost much at all!

Photography by Catherine Mead; www.photographybycatherine.co.uk