Welcome to your own secret garden wedding, where whimsical lanterns hang from trees and nymph-like flower girls run through petal-scattered woodland.


This al fresco dinner beneath a wooded canopy, filling a long table with glowing votives and gold tableware fits the midsummer theme perfectly.


To recreate this look, use dusky pastels tinged with pops of bright berry shades, and swathes of mixed roses, hydrangeas and tall delphiniums among trailing foliage. Magical!

Small arrangement (peonies, dill, clematis, delphiniums, stocks, sweetpeas, astilbes, jasmine, snapdragons, asparagus ferns, passionflower vines, hydrangeas, garden roses and cotinus), from £55 each; medium arrangements (flowers as before), from £175 each; large arrangements (flowers as before), from £350 each; chairbacks (Coral Charm peonies, scabious and passionflower vines), £95 each; large hanging lanterns, £15 each, to hire, and gold candleholder with candle, from £12.50, to hire, www.byappointmentonlydesign.com. Gold-rimmed wine glass, from 91p; gold-rimmed flute, from 85p; napkin, 90p; chairs, from £4.52 each, and chair pads, £1.45 each; table, £59.80, and tablecloth, £10.01, all to hire, www.joneshire.co.uk. Gold votive, 50p; mercury votive, £1, and small hanging lanterns, 50p each, all to hire, www.inspire-hire.co.uk. Printable feather place cards, 25p each, www.dottiecreations.com.