Want your guests to feel like they've just stepped into an oil painting? Then think gilt, mirrors, soft candlelight and decorative details everywhere.

Debi Treloar

RECEPTION THEMES YOU WILL LOVE

Direct guests to their seats with antique-inspired place cards, like this cute silver mirror.

Combine rich golds, dark purples and powerful pinks into the mix for extra romance. 

MORE FLORAL INSPIRATION

Hand mirror, £6, lisaangel.co.uk Platinum-point side plate, 75p; Victorian dinner plate, 80p; pewter charger, £4.50, all joneshire.co.uk.

As seen in the July/August 2013 issue of Brides