Wedding DIY: Our no-fuss, no-debt wedding

Last updated 05:00 18/11/2013

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Every bride and groom are different and we believe it is important to choose what makes you comfortable and happy. We held onto basic traditions and tossed many modern protocols.

My sister cleared a roadside stall of flowers on the wedding morning to decorate the tables. I bought cheap ornate candelabras and we dressed the tables in white.

We made the tables one large rectangle so there was no head table - like they did in medieval times.

I chose a new (low cost) imported dress that I felt comfortable in and hid white boots underneath. I hate being cold.

We had a back yard wedding and family decorated a gazebo for the ceremony. We let the celebrant choose the vows as he knew the sound traditions.

A nephew played a guitar solo as my Dad walked me up the isle. Our wedding was small but everyone there loved us (no relatives we never usually see). A cousin took photos all day for us and we took some special pictures at the local gardens.

My husband chose the music while we shared a meal at a local club.

To others it may seem less than perfect but we had a beautiful, relaxed day free of all the hype and expectation of preparations.

We were eager to be married, rather than focused on the party. I love being married and hope to remain that way. Our honeymoon was a cabin in the mountains.

We started our new life and family with no wedding debt!

I suspect the second honeymoon in the islands will be more lavish.

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