Having now spoken to the 'Bride to Be' (BTB) regarding the theme for the decorations I am now firmly on the hunt for design ideas for the table settings. A mutual friend has given BTB some gorgeous place card holders in the shape of tiny, white topiary balls, which is perfect as that's the theme she had in mind all along - who knew? Fate does work in mysterious ways.
The attached photo is an advertisement from milliner Bridget Bailey of BaileyTomlin and the tea cup on the left is my inspiration for the most perfect centre pieces! It's a great combination of Aussie verve and English style of BTB and her UH (ultimate hero) and the bonus is she loves the idea - yay!
I won't be able to get a squint at the venue until next March, so am not sure what else I can come up with just yet - will keep you posted (once it's passed BTB's approval that is).