The stunning frescoes at Burghley House – full of gods and goddesses, angels and cherubs, all brought to life in a deep palette of red, green, blue and gold – set the scene for the most opulent of big days. Elaborate, textured floral arrangements spill across table tops, hand-drawn animal prints add a touch of the exotic, while gilded details create the most luxurious of settings. The finishing touch? A little fun – think mini pineapples and angel wings for your mini ones.
The table: Large arrangements (Caramel Antike, Naomi and Piano roses, crabapples, vanda orchids ‘himba gold’, berried eucalyptus, parrot tulips, mini pineapples, pumpkin rosehips, carnations, garrya elliptica, chrysanthemums, pistache, asparagus foliage and chocolate cosmos), from £200 each; small arrangements (cosmos, Naomi and Piano roses, carnations, pumpkin rosehips and garrya elliptica foliage), from £10 each; silver vessels, £5 each, to hire, and feather (under menu), £20, pollen-designs.co.uk. Candelabra, venue’s own, similar from £19.50, to hire, rvhprophire.com. Frame, £7, and menu scroll, £165 for 50, dottiecreations.com. Cutlery, venue’s own, similar from £11.50 per piece, arthurprice.com. Charger plate, £10; side plate, £10, and soup bowl, £12, Biba at houseoffraser.co.uk. Wine glass, £6; cocktail coupe, £6, and tumbler, £6, johnlewis.com. Napkin, similar 69p, to hire, joneshire.co.uk. Napkin ring, similar from £12 for four, houseoffraser.co.uk.
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