Combine lashings of luscious green foliage with sorbet brights to create a truly fresh, bright and eclectic spring feel.

Bring the outdoors in with striking floral displays and impress your gusts with scent and scale. Mix the delicate - lily of the valley and sweet pea - with big, blousy dahlias to add drama.

RECEPTION THEMES YOU WILL LOVE

Cake dresser 'Bourjois' display unit, £369.95, melodymaison.co.uk, mercury silver tealight votives, 85p each to hire, ruhprophire.com. Top shelf: Ruffle cake, with figs and bay leaves (serves 100) £325, patacakepatacake.com, lace cake, (serves 60)£435, cakemaison.co.uk; floral cake base £25 zitaelzeflowers.com. Middle shelf: Button-design cake (serves 30) $145, elizabethscakeemporium.com, floral pomander cake topper, £45 zitaelzeflowers.com, white cakes with flowers (serves 35), £375, thecakeparlour.com. Bottom shelf White cake with mini flowers (serves 80, £650, lucc.co.uk; butter cream fan-design cake (serves 35) £300, thecakeparlour.com Drawer flower arrangement, £65 (karma corona dahlia, shukrani rose, sweet pea, jasmine and decorated peaches, £3 each, zitaelzeflowers.com

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As seen in the March/April 2013 issue of Brides