How we’re set­ting our table for our big day

Red - - Contents - Pho­tog­ra­phy KRISTIN PERERS Styling FRANKIE UNSWORTH


• Frankie Unsworth, au­thor of The New Art Of Cook­ing

(Blooms­bury), swears by ‘good­time en­ablers’ guar­an­teed to get guests into a cel­e­bra­tory spirit. ‘Cosy can­dle­light, a crack­ing playlist and a sim­ple ta­ble set­ting are sure-fire short­cuts to a spe­cial oc­ca­sion,’ she says. Back­ground mu­sic is com­ing (iron­i­cally) to the fore right now. For an evening do, think bliss­ful Balearic for he­do­nis­tic vibes.

• Use cen­tre­pieces of dif­fer­ing heights for a charm­ingly ca­sual ta­ble. And don’t set them in a straight line down the mid­dle – the more jum­bled they are, the more invit­ing they seem.

• Keep­ing with the dis­or­derly theme, ta­bles look looser when the linen doesn’t match, but go for sets with a uni­fy­ing theme, like an ac­cent colour or mo­tif.

Carafe, £5, gar­den trad­ Faux pe­ony, £6.95, Brissi Can­dle­stick, £30, coxand­

Faux dahlia, £10, Oka

Plat­ter, £32, es­capol­o­gy­

Can­dle holder, £32, Heal’s

Coupe, £32, so­ho­home. com Cake forks, £3.50 each, cre­ Tealight holder, £1.99, gin­ger­ Can­dle­sticks, from £22, al­so­

Nap­kin, £19.99 for 4, Zara Home Can­dles, £5.50 for 16, Paper­chase Table­cloth, £65, al­so­ Can­dle ex­tin­guisher, £24, Heal’s

Glass, £20 for 4, gar­den trad­

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