For a truly fantastical dessert table with an air of whimsy, decorate an antique chest of drawers using romantic swathes of mixed roses, hydrangeas and tall delphiniums alongside trailing foliage that weaves in and out of the open drawers.

Catherine Gratwicke

FOOD AND DRINK INSPO

Keep your desserts to the theme, too, with floral sugar work, golden touches, and treats including mushroom-shaped meringues and pastel bundt cakes - the choice is yours!

WEDDING CAKE IDEAS

Cakes, from left:Four-tier cake, POA (serves 150), www.victoriamade.com. Meringue roses, £1.50 (min order 50); pastel bundt cakes, from £2 each (min order 35), and meringue mushrooms, £1.50 each (min order 50), www.clarezerny.com. Two-tier cake, £425 (serves 50), www.cakemaison.co.uk. Small cake stand, £5, and dressing table, £75, both to hire, www.inspire-hire.co.uk. Gold trinket dishes, £12.50 each, www.coxandcox.co.uk. Tall cake stand, £217, www.l-objet.com. Potion bottles, £5.80 each, Zee Cee Boutique at www.etsy.com. Lucite and brass box, £198, www.jonathanadler.com. Garland (cotinus, passionflowers, dill and sedum flowers), £65 per metre, www.byappointmentonlydesign.com. Flower wall, (peonies, Guelder and garden roses, hydrangeas, birch foliage and asparagus ferns), £125 per sq ft, www.byappointmentonlydesign.com