​My Big Day: Sarah &Amp; Aaron

16/03/2015 13:42 | Updated 20 May 2015

Sarah and Aaron wanted a "fun and relaxed" affair for their August 2014 Surrey wedding and went with an English garden party theme with plenty of personal touches and DIY details (happily, the English weather complied).

"We learned we were more creative than we thought and really embraced the opportunity to put our own stamp on the day," says Sarah of planning the wedding.

The couple, both police officers at Wimbledon Police Station, found plenty of ways to make the day their own, like sanding and painting a rubbished wooden pallet, transforming it into a photo display area, designing personalised place cards out of luggage tags and a typewriter stamp and making confetti from dried rose petals and brown paper cones.

The couple, whose wedding was photographed by Eliza Claire Photography, tied the knot at Sarah's family church, Our Lady Queen of Peace RC church in Richmond. Their reception venue? Sarah's aunt and uncle's garden in Tilford, which was decorated with lavender and gypsophila, fairy lights and tea lights in floral tea cups. Guests also enjoyed a bonfire and roasted marshmallows on the day.

When darkness fell, the couple added another personal touch, releasing Chinese sky lanterns to the "Married Life" instrumental composition from Disney film Up.

"One of my favourite moments was definitely in the evening, seeing the sky full of beautiful lanterns sailing up towards the stars," says Sarah.

Don't miss all of the gorgeous wedding snaps, captured by Eliza Claire Photography, in the slideshow below.

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