Laura Burkitt, Brides Lifestyle Stylist advises: "For a truly 'white' wedding, Palmbrokers lined Blenheim's orangery with real fir trees for a cosy - and fragrant - backdrop."

Mel Yates

Then hold court at the head of the candlelit banquet with sumptuous faux furs to keep things cosy.

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Faux-fur blanket, £109.99, www.zarahome.com. Sheepskin rug, £59, www.johnlewis.com. Mr and Mrs signs, £14 each, www.intricatecreations.co.uk. Small arrangements in crystal vases (Honeymoon white tulips, hyacinths, lilac, hydrangeas, ranuculus, sweet peas and Majolica spray roses), from £30 each; large arrangements in crystal vases (flowers as before), from £60 each; floral arrangements in mercury silver vases (roses, lilac, tulips and ranunculus), from £20 each; glitter pear arrangement, from £25; glitter reindeer, £5 each, to hire, and large candlesticks, from £6 each, to hire, www.maryjanevaughan.co.uk. Crystal candelebras, £54 each, to hire, www.stressfreehire.com. Mercury silver tealight holders, from £10.95 for three, and silver candlesticks, from £12.50, www.nordichouse.co.uk. Tablecloth, £10, to hire, www.utterlysexycafe.co.uk. Table numbers, £7 each, and menus, £14 each, www.intricatecreations.co.uk. Chairs, tablecloth, cutlery and glasses, provided by Blenheim Palance, www.blenheimpalace.com. Fir trees, POA, www.palmbrokers.com. Fake snow, from £40.68 for 2.75kg, www.snowsupermarket.co.uk 

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