A chic Liberty plate provides the perfect backdrop for this unique table-setting idea. Loop a placename written in italic script around each napkin and complete with a creative detail like this dove decoration and pretty peach blossom twig.

Tablecentre, £300, Moyes Flowers. Plate, £11.95, Liberty. Coaster, £12 for six, Brissi. Fork, £8.95; knife, £8.95; napkin, £3.95; wine glass, £2.95; water glass, £2.95, The General Trading Company. Dove decoration, £9.95, VV Rouleaux. Placename, £2, Paul Antonio Scribe. Shot glass, £12, Nicole Fahri.

As seen in the May/June 2007 issue of Brides.