Surround yourself with all that is white by mixing lots of lace and loose floral displays with the warmth of cream.

Polly Wreford

Use fresh greens and an understated neutral backdrop, before adding vintage touches, antique tableware and mismatched cut glass.

MORE FLORAL INSPIRATION

Accent this with flashes of silver for a look that is delicate, elegant and unmistakably British.

Hanging baskets  (including Astrantia major 'Million Stars', Deutzia Mont roses, stocks, nigella, peonies, Polygonatum multiflorum, thlaspi, Ammi visnaga, ranunculus, Akito and Avalanche roses, Allium neapolitanum, Alchemilla mollis, delphiniums, lily of the valley, sweet peas, narcissi and Philadelphus virginalis 'Snowbelle'), from £350; tall vase arrangement, (thlaspi, Ammi visnaga, ranunculus, Akito and Avalanche roses,  dahlias, nigella, Allium neapolitanum, Polygonatum multiflorum, Alchemilla mollis and delphiniums), from £65; and small vase arrangements, as before, philippacraddock.com. Chairs, £1.99 to hire, iamweddinghire.com. Linen tablecloth, £21.65 to hire, 88eventscompany.com. Crystal vases, £24, and candlesticks, £20, to hire, all greathire.co.uk. Tent, £900, rajtentclub.com

RECEPTION THEMES YOU WILL LOVE

As seen in the September/October 2013 issue of Brides