Pretty up the party hue of the summer - rich purple - with splashes of baby pink and Parma Violets lilac. Add warmth to the scheme with swathes of soft cream and ivory. Bring the full palette to your flowers and balance the drama with décor and details in mix'n'match tones. Flicks of gold will finish the rustic-luxe look.
For a romantic tablescape, combine vintage glassware with loose arrangements of blooms. Guests will love the place-card perfume bottles, which double as favours.
Sarah Bernhardt peony, clematis, David Austin Juliet rose, muscari, jasmine, spray rose, anemone, sweet pea and hyacinth tablecentre, £125; medium-size arrangements, from £95; small arrangements, from £20; David Austin Juliet rose stems, from £3.50, By Appointment Only Design. Small vases, £3.50; medium vases, £5; large vases, £10; vintage plates, 50p, all to hire, Idyllic Days. Round bottles, £8.95; square bottles, £12.50, Lisbeth Dahl. Name tags, £1.75, Romeo + Jules. White dinner plates, £13.50, Nordic Style. Gold charger plates, £5.40; wine glasses, 90p; champagne flutes, 86p; cutlery, 43p per piece; table, £9.71; tablecloth, £9.90, all to hire, Jones Hire. Napkins, £1.02 to hire, Special Occasion Linen
As seen in the July/August 2012 issue of Brides