Style up your wedding favours with an elegant flower or plant in a classy votive. As well as an extra decoration for the tables, they make the perfect gift and your guests can take them home and watch them grow, while reminiscing over the happy memories from your big day.

Catherine Gratwicke

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Succulents are an unusual alternative to something floral and look pretty when combined with a votive in a contrasting colour. They also have the added bonus of being low-maintenance so won't droop on your big day or in the weeks afterwards. 

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Credits: Succulents, £3 each, www.paularooney.co.uk; votives, from £3 each, to hire, www.paularooney.co.uk; place names, from £1 each, by www.dottiecreations.com; side plate, 30p each, to hire, www.joneshire.co.uk; tablecloth, £7.90, to hire, www.co-ordination.net; striped table runner, £6 per metre, www.ikea.com and individual flowers in mixed vases, (Irish Hope, Princess Charlene and Keira David Austin roses), from £3 each, supplied by www.realflowers.co.uk and designed by www.paularooney.co.uk