Match your blooms to your dress - or better still, capture the living flowers forever with hand-painted details on your silk gown.

Mel Yates

Bride: Silk-gazar dress with hand-painted blossom, £2,450, Headpiece, similar from £100, Groom: Linen jacket, £590; poplin cotton shirt, £90, and trousers, £240, Suede shoes, £225, Bouquet (peonies, cherry blossom and white lilac), from £125; buttonhole (pink Kalanchoes), from £5.25, and hanging birdcage (peonies, jasmine and lily of the valley), from £125, Metal chair, £25, and cushions, from £5 each, both to hire,


As seen in the July/August 2014 issue of Brides