Blue glassware and gilt touches give this elegant scheme a luxe opulence. Light candles at dusk for added romance.

ALL SHADES OF BLUE RECEPTION THEME

THE SETTING flower arrangements, £45-£120; tealight holder, £1 to hire, jamieaston.com. Tealight, £7 for 50, prices-candles.co.uk. Blue glass vase, £10.95, grahamandgreen.co.uk. Blue wine glasses, £1.76 each; gold-rimmed glasses, 72p each; water glasses, 95p each; cutlery, 36p per piece; charger plates, £4.50 each; dinner plates, 30p each, and napkins, 95p each, all to hire, joneshire.co.uk. Side plates, 50p each to hire, idyllicdays.com

FOOD & DRINK IDEAS

As seen in the January/February 2013 issue of Brides