Set the stage for a seriously romantic ceremony with a spectacular floral canopy overhead. Complete the look with a carpet of scattered rose petals and twinkling candles - dreamy!

Catherine Gratwicke

WEDDING PLANNING: WHERE TO START

The bride wears: silk-organza and silk-satin dress, POA, www.lynashworth.co.uk. Crystal headdress, £286; gold-plated earrings, £250, and crystal bangle, £338, www.jennypackham.com. The groom wears: wool suit, £650, and cotton shirt, £150, www.hackett.com. Silk bowtie, £75, www.paulsmith.co.uk. Shoes, £110, www.kurtgeiger.com. Floral canopy (hydrangeas, stocks, lilac and dendrobiums), from £1,500;  bridal bouquet (paperwhites, stephanotis and ranunculus), from £95; buttonhole (paperwhites), from £7; rose petals, from £150, and white tealight holders, £1.50, to hire, www.wildabout.co.uk. Chairs, from £7.15 each; seat pads, from £1.93 each, to hire, www.joneshire.co.uk. Hurricane lanterns, from £33 each, to hire; backdrop draping, from £350; chair draping, £10 per chair, and cream carpet, from £4.50 per sq m, www.houseofhud.com. 

As seen in the May/June 2015 issue of Brides