Fill card cones with flowers for a whimsical touch. Cut a fan-shaped piece of card or buy a template. roll it into a cone, securing with glue. Then cut hydrangeas to size and place in the cones. Display in tea-light holders filled with sand and dot around your venue. 

Cone template, £125 for 100, gifts By lucy at hydrangeas, £5.50 per stem, By Appointment Only Design. glass holders, £1.25, C Best. kiln-dried sand, £3.88 per 25kg, B&Q

As seen in the September/October 2011 issue of Brides