Cram your day with pretty details, but keep the overall look loose and unstructured. This is what we call 'relaxed regal'...

RECEPTION THEMES YOU WILL LOVE

Urn flower arrangements, from £150; white vase arrangement, £40; pewter jug arrangement, £15; floral headdresses (Majolica and Little Silver roses, delphiniums, senecio), £35, all including vase hire, scarletandviolet.com. Chairs, £4.51; seat pads, £1.93; side plates, £1.50; napkins, 90p; damask tablecloth, £13.10, all joneshire.co.uk. Sheer curtains (over tablecloth), £5 per pair, ikea.com. Cupcake wraps (used as napkin rings), £6.50 for 10, talkingtables.co.uk. Wine glasses, £8, brissi.com. Hand mirrors (on plates as place names), £6, lisaangel.co.uk. Paper horseshoes (hung from chairs), £100 for five, hattienewman.co.uk.

BE INSPIRED BY REAL-LIFE WEDDINGS

As seen in the July/August 2013 issue of Brides