The Essential Summer Vacation Moon Shape Clothes You Need Smartertravel

Cut a large crescent moon shape (approx 7ft high and 5ft wide) from plywood and nail it to a wooden plinth, wide enough to seat two. Paint gold and hang silver-painted polystyrene stars from the top with clear wire. Place in front of a black fabric backdrop – and pose.Plywood, from £9.18 a sheet, and Plasti-kote silver spray paint, £6.98, diy.com. Polyvine gold paint, £26.70, jacksonsart.com. Polystyrene stars, £2 for six, and clear wire, £3.79, hobby craft.co.uk. Fabric, £12.99 a metre, terrysfabrics.co.uk BRIDE: French silk-tulle dress, £1,341, catherine deane.com. Headpiece, made by stylist, see page 112. Gold charm, £150; gold chain, £75, and rose-gold bracelet, £395, astleyclarke.com. Shoes, £595, jimmychoo.com. Bouquet (lisianthus, dill, waxflowers, Majolica roses, bloom chrysanthemums and viburnum berries), £85, graceandthorn.com. GROOM: Cotton suit, £450, hackett.com. Shirt, £80, ctshirts.co.uk. Silk tie, £69, paulsmith.co.uk. Shoes, £279, oliversweeney.comTry this now!

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MARSHMALLOWS

With a cookie cutter, cut out star shapes from marshmallows and skewer them on to cake pop sticks. Carefully sprinkle cocoa powder over the hot chocolate using a star stencil.Kraft Jumbo Marshmallows, £4.75, tesco.com. Cake pop sticks, as before. Star cookie cutter, £2.99 for five, lakeland.co.uk. Star stencil, £2.99, libertycoffee.co.uk. Star confetti, £1.99, confetti.co.uk.

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Platinum-rim mug, £10, johnlewis.com. Rectangular plate, 80p, to hire, joneshire.com

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NAPKIN HOLDER

Cut out a star shape from glitter card and make a slit halfway across the centre. Slot in the napkin.Gold glitter card, as before. Napkin, 90p; charger plate, £1.32; beaded plate, £1.20, and cutlery, £1.05 each, to hire, joneshire.com. Liqueur glass, £28 for four, and wine glass, £36 for four, lsa-international.com. Gold pattern votives, £2.50, and mercury glass votives, £6, houseoffraser.co.uk.

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Small glass votives, £4 each, and large votive, £12.50, The Wedding of My Dreams at notonthehighstreet.com.

AISLE RUNNER

Create a sparkling aisle runner with different shaped stars cut from assorted glitter card. Secure with Blu-Tack or Spray Mount.Glitter card, £6 for 24 sheets, hobbycraft.co.uk. Blu-Tack, 95p, and Spray Mount, £10.90, londongraphics.co.uk. French silk dress and shoes, see page.

BISCUIT GARLAND

Use a straw to punch holes into star-shaped biscuits before baking. Once the biscuits are iced, thread gold ribbon through the holes and hang. For the full recipe, visit bridesmagazine.co.ukIced biscuits, from £2.95 each, biscuiteers.com.

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