"Faded pastels and dove grey soften an elegant white colour palette," says Brides lifestyle stylist Laura Burkitt. Jugs and vases filled with mismatched flowers create that informal yet luxe feel. 

Catherine Gratwicke

Florist Zita Elze used a combination of blooms to add texture; "I used roses to complement the daisies - they convey the same soft feeling while, at the same time, adding a different kind of definition and structure."

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS

Top Table: 'He loves me' sign, £8.50, Comeuppance at www.etsy.com. Chairs, from £5.50 each; seat pads, from £1.40 each; cutlery, from £3.80 for 10 pieces; wine glasses, 65p each, and flutes, from 65p each, all to hire, www.joneshire.co.uk. Plates, from 85p each, to hire, www.idyllicdays.com. Side plates, £13 each, and chargers, £41 each, Juliska Berry & Thread at www.amara.com. Napkins, £110 for six, and tablecloth, £395, www.lunnantiques.co.uk. Candelabra, similar £28, www.grahamandgreen.co.uk. Large arrangements (includes Alchemilla mollis, astilbe 'Washington', aster 'Monte Cassino', ammi, astrantias, anemones, brunia, craspedia, dahlias, delphiniums, eucalyptus, gypsophila, hydrangeas, Marguerite daisies, nigella, peonies, David Austin roses, scabiosa and mixed grasses), £1,200 for the table or from £50 each, including vase hire; small arrangements (cosmos, anemones, astilbes, nigella, camomile and scabiosa), from £15 each; tree decoration (gypsophila and tanacetum), £500, and chandelier decoration (gypsophila, tanacetum, dahlias and ammi), £70, and tealight holders, £2 each, to hire,www.zitaelze.com. 

MORE RECEPTION THEMES

As featured in the January/February 2015 issue of Brides