She's worked with Elle, Marie Claire, and the Times and Telegraph magazines, and now stylist extraordinaire Marianne Cotterill has taken to the pages of Brides via the Big Day Lookbook in the July/August 2013 issue.

We caught up to discuss her reception look: "I wanted to create beauty through atmosphere, nostalgia and individuality," she explained. "A wedding is made individual by personal touches, some unexpected, but also beautiful and sensual."

To help you capture some of her wonderful aesthetic, we asked Marianne for her top five tips style tips on how to best bring together a beautiful wedding…

1. Think of your venue. "If it's really large, you could go for gorgeous blooms such as peonies. The most impact is to be had by huge, generous bunches, but not too arranged. I always find that uniform arrangements are too strict and look very corporate. No lilies, even though they smell great. Also don't be worried about mismatching vases of different sizes. Beautiful vintage ones add personality and can be found cheaply and the different scale lends itself to all sorts of different flowers. You can always burn some good quality perfumed candles near the entrance."

2. Lights, Maestro! "If the wedding is going into the evening, sparkly and twinkly lights are pretty and romantic. If it's outdoors decorate the trees with lights and use lots of outdoor candles."

3. Add a personal touch. "Have a beautiful handmade book for guests to sign, you could make an interesting and fun board if you ask your guests to send pictures of family weddings - old black and white pictures are always charming. You could always print and enlarge to make a dramatic wall - a great backdrop for the guestbook."

4. Tag it. "For a cute and personal alternative to escort cards on the table, place white luggage tags tied with ribbons and flowers to the back of their chairs. You could write the names by hand for a personal touch or use rubber stamps for an old-school effect."

5. Talking Tables. "A beautiful object or sculpture on the table is always memorable and a talking point. It could be decorated with flowers as an alternative to the usual flower display. Be creative, it's always the personal touches that are memorable."

To see Marianne's Big Day Lookbook in full, turn to page 69 of the July/August 2013 issue of Brides - out now!