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Bouquet A (Vuvuzela and Avalanche roses and Super Bubbles spray roses, crocosmia, solidaster, scabious, freesias and waxflowers), £90, wildabout.co.uk. Peach ribbon, £2.20 per m, and French braid, £2.25 per m, macculloch-wallis.co.uk. Bouquet B (peonies, Sandstorm, Juliet Garden, sedum, and Vuvuzela roses and Bombastic spray roses), £120, absoluteflowersandhome.com. Velvet ribbon, £5.99 per m, and braid, £3.95 per m, vvrouleaux.com. Bouquet C (Romantic Antique, English, Augusta Luise and Colombian O’Hara roses, nerines, astrantia, senecio, eucalyptus and peonies), £80, rebelrebel.co.uk. Satin ribbon, £1.40 per m, macculloch-wallis.co.uk

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2 CHAIRBACK Put two thick ribbons together and place over the top of your chair and pull the ends through the gaps. Secure with a bold bow.

BOUQUETS Wrap gaffer tape around the stems of your bouquet. Cover with a wide ribbon, secured with pins, to provide a base. Bouquet A and B: Decorate with mini bows or textured ribbon. Bouquet C: For a plait effect, place the bouquet in the centre of a long length of ribbon. Pull each end towards you, then cross the lengths over one another. Reverse direction (1), passing round behind the stem (2) and back to the front. Repeat.

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Green ribbon, £1.85 per m, Lyndons Stitch & Beads, 020 7727 4357. Cream ribbon, £6.95 per m, vvrouleaux.com. Chair, £4.51, and seat cover, £1.93, to hire, joneshire.co.uk

RING CUSHION Cut two fabric squares approx 16cm x 16cm (1). Take a strip of ribbon and pin or tack a 4cm section at the top centre of one of the squares. Fold it back the other way and pin. Repeat (2). Sew up the centre of the pattern to secure. Remove the pins or tacking. Stitch a thin ribbon (to hold the rings in place) at the centre of the cushion. Place the decorated square face down on the blank square and sew together on three sides (3). Turn the right way out. Stuff with soft-toy filling (4). Sew up the remaining side.

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Peach satin ribbon, £1 per m; thin peach ribbon, 42p per m; and thread, from £1.33, macculloch-wallis.co.uk. Fabric, similar from £6 per m, johnlewis.com. Soft-toy filling, £4.49 per 250g, hobbycraft.co.uk. Gold wedding bands, from £149.51, hsamuel.co.uk

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