Ruth Skinner, 32, married Nick Rutter, 33, at St. Margaret of Antioch Church in Sea Palling, Norfolk, followed by a reception at Waxham Great Barn, Norfolk on 28 August 2015. She says:

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The very first thing we decided on was getting married in Sea Palling. It's a real family stronghold, where I spent all my summers growing up and Nick and I have had many happy times with family and friends over the years.

WEDDING PLANNING: WHERE TO START

My dress was a bespoke creation by Sanyukta Shrestha. I had never dreamt of a wedding day, so had no idea what I wanted to wear; only what I didn't.  The thing I really fell for when trying on Sanyukta's dresses was the natural texture, feel and look of the organic, hand woven materials. The dress was effortless to wear, comfortable to move around in but also had simple, bold elements in its design.

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As our transport to the church, I climbed aboard 'Karenza', a fishing boat my Dad spent many of his happiest hours, pulled by a tractor. It was one of my favourite moments of the day.

All the flowers, bouquets and buttonholes were gathered and assembled by a hardworking, creative team of family and friends. The majority of the flowers were sourced from local allotments and gardens.

IDEAS TO DIY YOUR DAY

At the reception we kept the table decorations simple with jam jars of wild flowers and vintage blue bell jars with electric tea lights inside. We gave little honey pots as favours, sourced from the local allotment, and everyone had a unique vintage shot glass coupled with our homemade berry vodka bottles which came out in time for the speeches.

My top tip: Don't make or hold on to too many precious plans, be open to everyone's ideas, accept all help, be flexible and let things evolve.

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