The buffet centerpiece. The groom's mother chose a Mexican theme, and she rented burlap tablecloths in a rust color, with red linens. The napkins were tied with raffia, and I used raffia in 5 different colors in all the arrangements, which were made of orange, yellow, red and rust colored flowers. The colorful striped cloth on the table here was also used on the head table. My buffet centerpiece holder is a wrought-iron stand which holds a shallow dish that looks like stone.
The black wrought-iron lanterns were rented by the groom's mother. Ordinarily, they hold a glass vase with an oil burner, but here, they were adapted for flowers. I scattered rose petals on the head table and on the buffet.
On some of the lanterns, I tied a green cymbidium orchid to the top. I also used leaves off my croton plant in the arrangements (they are the striped ones). Croton just screams Mexico to me, since the two times we were there, we saw it growing everywhere! There were nine table centerpieces and the main buffet for this event. I have the wedding tomorrow, but it is not fancy. They will have 12 tables, each holding 3 cylinder vases with floating candles - but no flowers.