Inspired by gilded Victoriana and the rich purples, pinks and velvety opulence of the era, this wedding cake is sure to cause quite the sensation at your reception...

Catherine Gratwicke

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Cake from £1,500 (serves 560), www.peggyporschen.com. Decoration (gilded pears, hyacinths, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, bell jar, O'Hara roses, viburnum and ranunculus), from £895, and floral garland (eucalyptus, berried ivy, olives, magnolias, mixed roses and peonies), from £195 per m, www.byappointmentonlydesign.com. Marble-top table, £131, and velvet tablecloth, £33, to hire, www.farley.co.uk 

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As seen in the May/June 2014 issue of Brides