From top, Massed ball of hydrangea, Akito roses and cyclamen, with giant faux pearls, £115, Jamie Aston. Loose dome of white hyacinth, white asparagus fern and artemisia, with faux pearls weaved through, £45, Jamie Aston. Compact dome of white ranunculus, backed with white feathers, studded with crystal droplets and bound with an Art Deco-inspired brocade, £95, Jamie Aston. Butterflies, £5.99 for 12, Hobbycraft. Ribbon, from 68p per metre, Barnett Lawson Trimmings. As seen in the March/April 2008 issue of Brides.

Nato Welton