For this fresh, playful look, soft, feminine pastels are interspersed with pops of summery coral and yellow. ‘Using only pastels is lovely, but the bursts of colour take this look from romantic to fun,’ says Heike. ‘They add joy and excitement to the table!’ If you choose to go a little OTT on the flowers, keep your linen, chairs and crockery subtle. Tone down a too-busy outside environment with some white draping – it instantly gives you a softer backdrop and lets the flowers really take centre stage. Chairs (R110 each to hire), tablecloth (R120 each to hire), draping (R650 to hire), cut glassware (about R6,50 per glass to hire) all from Something Different. Crockery Country Road.