For a fresh take on a classic white wedding palette, mix Metallina, Vandella and Old Dutch roses for an vintage look. Fill antique cake stands with blooms placed in cupcake cases (filled with soaked Oasis) and decorated with icing sugar. Treat each guest to a chocolate favour in a lace-covered box.

Nato Welton

Metallina, Old Dutch, Sweet Avalanche and Vadella rose arrangement, from £150; cut flowers, £2.50 per stem, Jamie Aston. Table, £5.10; tablecloth, £12.10, all to hire, Jones Hire. Embroidered linen tablecloth, £19.95, Powell-Craft. Cup and saucer sets, £1.50; plates, 30p; side plates, 25p; cutlery, from 20p; cake stands, £7.50; candlestick, £5; water glasses, from 20p; napkins, 50p, all to hire, Idyllic Days. Champagne flutes, £112, Thomas Goode. Calligraphy menu, £10; calligraphy place cards, £1.50, Paul Antonio. Favour boxes, from £4.50. Karen Lowe Designs. Strings of faux pearls, from £8, Accessorize.

As seen in the July/August 2007 issue of Brides.