Upon a decadent rose tree, hang escort cards on pale satin ribbon for guests to pick off and find their seat. After dinner, why not turn it into a wishing tree or use as a modern guestbook?

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For ultimate opulence, mirror the look with indivudual roses below in complimentary shades of pink.

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Name tags, £1.90 each, www.ruthkayedesign.co.uk. Grosgrain ribbon, £1.55 per metre, and satin ribbon, 65p per metre, www.vvrouleaux.com. Rose tree (Secret Garden and Sweet Avalanche roses), from £1,000; medium arrangements (flowers as before), from £120; individual roses in glass vases (flowers as before), from £5 a stem, www.philippacraddock.com. Candlesticks (holding roses), £1.50 each to hire, helenemillot.com. Votives, £1.14 each, to hire, www.elizabethscakeemporium.com. Gold mirror, similar from £200, www.johnlewis.com