Plan the Italian-inspired celebration of your dreams and evoke a languid day in Venice, from quirky paper gondolas to golden glassware.

Debi Treloar

A lemon twist on tables and take is simple luscious. Olive and eucalyptus branches add to the Mediterranean feel, while frothy gypsophila, astilbe and lace add a delicate touch. Bellissimo!

MORE RECEPTION THEMES

Place card, £1.50, and menu, £3, romeoandjulesstationery.com. Paper gondola, £10, hattienewman.co.uk. Stripy straws, £4.95, rigbyandmac.com. Place setting posy (waxflowers and olives), £8, katebrewer.co.uk. Dessert plate, £4; napkin, £1.05; cutlery, 48p per piece and wine glass, £2, to hire, joneshire.co.uk. Table garland, candelabra bouquet, candles and lace tablecloth.

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As seen in the March/April 2014 issue of Brides