It’s not just the wedding dress that guests remember; statement table settings – whether traditional or contemporary – are guaranteed to impress your friends and family too, says wedding stylist Laura Burkitt
The palette: Set the tone for an elegant, traditional wedding with a colour scheme of serene neutrals and fresh greens.
The flowers: Fill tall vases with loose ‘just picked’ flower arrangements of creamy roses and white hydrangeas for an informal touch, then add plenty of foliage, including sprigs of richly scented herbs. Miniature posies tied with ribbon on the back of whitewashed chairs (below) add a personal touch.
The cake: A dainty lace trim and leafy garlands are the easiest way to pretty up the tiers of a simple off-white cake. Find more wedding cake ideas here.
The tableware: Silver-rimmed plates and embellished silver cutlery are effortlessly stylish, while luxurious crystal glassware is perfect for a toast.
The linen: Avoid a stark white table, and instead create texture with a vintage-inspired table runner and chunky glass candleholders at different heights with romantic pillar candles.
The palette: Mix rustic greens and whites with soft pink hues for a glamorous reception look.
The flowers: Fill mismatched glass jars and bottles with pastel-coloured country blooms and pepper your tables with potted succulents for a playful modern twist.
The tableware: Layer a neutral-coloured table with stacked tree slices to create natural texture. Contrast with white place mats, gold-rimmed plates and brushed gold cutlery tied with pretty ribbon.
The cake: Wedding cakes needn’t be formal; have fun with a playful polka dot cake presented on a scallop-edged stand. A small bouquet on top is a cost-effective yet stunning way to tie in your palette perfectly. And to really bring the outdoors in, finish with moss and trailing ivy.
The toast: Indulge guests with delicious rosé champagne and instead of matching glassware serve your bubbles in a mix of grand flutes and vintage-inspired coupes.
Writer: Laura Burkitt (lauraburkitt.com)