Tamsin Barbakoff, 31, a brand director, and Simon Ridgwell, 31, a producer, tied the knot in a rustic, do-it yourself, countryside wedding.

Tamsin says: "Guests sat on hay bales for our ceremony in a marquee at In Vintage Fields. It's a magical place with views over the rolling hills. We wrapped the bales in white fabric to make them more comfortable to sit on. It rained during the ceremony but, in the Hindu tradition, this is actually good luck. We all sang The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book. We love the meaning of the lyrics so we included it in the ceremony. Everyone got into the spirit, which was great.

Dinner and dancing were held in a tepee style tent at the bottom of the field. Guests strolled down and Simon and I arrived on a tractor. The bar was also made from hay bales and had two vintage American flags attached to it as a nod to my father's New York roots.

I was inspired by the 1930s for my dress, which was a glamorous, silk-satin design with a low-cut neckline and embellishment at the waist. Jenny Packham embraces this era better than anyone; she's my favourite designer. My bridesmaids looked like woodland fairies. I wanted them to be relaxed and chose dresses that I thought would work well with the country setting. They had white roses in their hair.

The food was locally sourced and organic. Piedmontese peppers were followed by grilled lamb and polenta with a wild mushroom sauce, and later, meringue with fresh berries. We had a 'cake' made of cheese; each cheese was labelled with its name and origin.

My advice to brides: Don't diet, do yoga! It gave me my dream wedding-day figure and kept me calm and relaxed."