An all-shades-of-blue palette is a super sophisticated summer choice - add gold as your accent colour to lift the cool tones and luxe up the scheme.

Add a soft charm to your tables with attractive blue china pots filled with large open blooms coloured wine glasses for a chic finish.

ALL SHADES OF BLUE RECEPTION THEME

THE PLACE SETTING Bespoke menu, from £2, borrowedbluepress.com. Ribbon, £3.30 per metre, vvrouleaux.com. Tableware, flowers and vase, as before.

FOOD & DRINK IDEAS

As seen in the January/February 2013 issue of Brides