Black on its own is heavy, but combine it with a pastel shade (or several!) and you have a really sophisticated aesthetic. This black and mint-green table display is the perfect example, and we think the soft pink petals are a nice touch too.
Small urns, from £30 each, large urns, from £65 each (Secret Garden, Quicksand and O'Hara rose, Bombastic and Lady Bombastic spray rose, hydrangea, dill, dahlia, viburnum berry and senecio), floral garland from £20 for 0.3m (hydrangea), bud vases, from £10 each and tea-light holders, from £1 each to hire, scarletandviolet.co.uk; turquoise tablecloth, £12.21 and round table, £6.05 to hire, joneshire.co.uk; place cards 30p each, paperchase.co.uk; calligraphy, £1.50 per place card, calligraphycompany.com
As seen in the November/December 2012 issue of Brides