Combine a cream and white palette with polished silverware for a timeless look.

From left Avalanche rose, hydrangea and peony bowls, £25, mary Jane Vaughan. cake, £420 (serves 130; available in vanilla, rich chocolate, zesty lemon, or chocolate and Baileys), sweet tiers cakes. Avalanche rose, majolica spray rose,  peony, phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchid, and hydrangea candelabra arrangement threaded with crystal droplets, from £200 (including candles), mary Jane Vaughan. calligraphy place card, £1.39, mandalay. Place-card holder, £16.99 for four, Zara Home. Large Avalanche rose bowl, £80, Charlotte Fenwick Flowers. Glass candlestick, £7.50 to hire including candle, mary Jane Vaughan. French linen sheet (used as tablecloth), from £180, guinevere. table, from £14.52 to hire, Jones Hire.

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