Megan Cotton, 30, married Álvaro Ruiz Castillo, 29, at Bodegas El Cortijo, Cádiz, on 17 May 2013. She says:

We wanted to blend the traditions from both our cultures (Spanish and American) to create a unique wedding. Our friends and family are spread across the globe so Spain was as good a meeting point as any - to thank our guests for coming we created a wooden signpost showing how far some had travelled.

Álvaro is a graphic designer and so created our stationery suite around our favourite places in Cádiz, where we live. We found a local artisan who made us traditional Spanish tiles - they were the perfect place-names-come-favours. On the day rain meant that we had to hold our ceremony indoors - luckily it let up so we were able to have cocktails on the lawn.

Photography by Alea Lovely; www.alealovely.com