Be inspired by the seaside and create an arrangement using pieces of driftwood, shells, starfish and sea fans. For place cards, write guests' names on handmade textured paper.

Nato Welton

Tablecentre of driftwood, £10, sea fans, £4.95, shells, from £8.95 per kilo and starfish, from 25p; place-setting shell decorations, from £8.95 per kilo; coral, from £20 per piece, C Best. White narcissi, muscari, sweetpea and French lavendar posies, £15, Matthew Dickinson. Table, £7.35; tablecloth, £11.10, both to hire, Jones Hire. Napkins, £20; bowls, £38; dinner plates, £22; chargers, £28, Bamford. Knives, £9.95; forks, £7.95, Harrods. Wine glasses, £21.40; tall glasses, £4.45, David Mellor. Handmade place cards, £14 for 50, Cox&Cox.

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