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, alanhannah.co.uk. Headpiece, similar from £100, yelenasmirnova.co.uk. Groom: Linen jacket, £590; poplin cotton shirt, £90, and trousers, £240, favourbrook.com. Suede shoes, £225, oliversweeney.com. 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, rvhfloraldesign.com. Metal chair, £25, and cushions, from £5 each, both to hire, rajtentclub.com

PLAN YOU WEDDING HERE

As seen in the July/August 2014 issue of Brides