Accessories designer Emily, 33, and hedge fund director Johnny, 32, chose a woodland setting for their day. Emily says: "Our reception was in the middle of Hatfield forest. My sister and I held parties there as kids and we would visit for family walks after Christmas lunch. The three tepees were set up by an oak tree surrounded by bluebells."

"I discovered Ritva Westenius at The Designer Wedding Show. I chose her Twyla dress as it had the old Hollywood glamour feel I was after - stylish without too much fuss. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was The One."

"My theme was vintage romanticism, reflected in my dress, my antique ring and the decorative elements - including the floral arrangements, fairy lights and candles. We wanted to bring the outdoors to life and make it a welcoming space. We lit up the oak tree and surrounded it with paper lanterns. We had large pots of water filled with floating lotus flowers, inspired by our love of Bali, and a friend who is a garden landscaper provided oil lamps and parasols."

"Mum and I made the favours. We're keen cooks, so we made mini pots of rhubarb and ginger chutney for the girls. We gave the boys miniature bottles of whisky with personalised labels, as Johnny loves whisky."

"We had a choreographed first dance. We opted for At Last by Etta James. We were inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's dance at his inaugural ball. However, they swayed from left to right and I thought we ought to wow our audience, so we went to a dance teacher who taught us a routine that included barrel turns and some cha-cha-cha."

"My advice for brides? Think about the timing and flow of the day. It's essential to ensure your guests have a great day. Don't be afraid to have a clipboard and spreadsheet!"