Let a delicate doily mark your guests' seat.

Polly Wreford

MORE RECEPTION THEMES

Surround yourself with all that is white by mixing lots of lace and loose floral displays with the warmth of cream.

Use fresh greens and an understated neutral backdrop, before adding vintage touches, antique tableware and mismatched cut glass.

Accent this with flashes of silver for a look that is delicate, elegant and unmistakably British.

MORE FLORAL INSPIRATION

Pewter places, £5.40, and cutlery from 43p to hire, joneshire.co.uk. Glass plates, 80p, ikea.com. Doily, £4.99 for 120, Lakeland.co.uk. Calligraphy, from 90p, calligraphycompany.co.uk. Vase arrangements (dahlias, Parrot tulips, lily of the valley, delphiniums, astilbe, eucalyptus and Astrantia major ' Million Stars', from £9, philippacraddock.com

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As seen in the July/August 2013 issue of  Brides