Alice Cuff, 30, married Sam Ferguson, 31, at the Gallivant Hotel, Camber, East Sussex, in September 2012. She says: "We decided on a seaside wedding because we got engaged in Whitstable. The Gallivant stood out as it's located right on the beach - perfect for our photos!

We wanted a pretty vintage vibe so we created a lot of the decor details ourselves. Sam and I designed the order of service cards, while my father made the wooden sea-creature-shaped holders.

We also made little baskets for each of the tables where guests could hand in any cards to us.

Sam's mum baked our cake - it was iced professionally but when it arrived it was peach rather than ivory. Luckily it fit with our washed-out pastels palette!

We wanted the flowers to look like they'd been plucked straight from a meadow so our florist arranged them in little jam jars tired with ribbon."

Photography by David Long;