It's not all about colour; interesting textures speak volumes. Laura Burkitt, Brides lifestyle stylist says: "Cakes get a pretty and grown-up touch with textured lace effects and beading".

Tiered cakes: (From left) Broderie anglaise cake, £575 (serves 70), Stand, similar from £29.99, Daisy cake, £770 (serves 90), Stand, similar £10, Beaded lace cake, £750 (serves 130), Stand, similar from £22, Buttercream cake, £525 (serves 100), Stand, similar from £52.90, Small arrangements (including scabiosa, camomile, astrantias, spray roses and craspedia), from £15 each, and tealight holders, £2 each, to hire, Linen tablecloth, £395, Plates, from 95p each; jug, £2.50, and round lace tablecloth, from £1.50, all to hire,