For the dinner, which took place in the East Room of the White House, guests sat at a combination of rectangular and round tables set for 10, while the two presidents and first ladies sat at a head table of 20. Tables were covered in boldly striped linens made in three hues of Mayan blue.
Floral Arrangements and Centerpieces:
The centerpieces were arranged in handmade woven baskets that had been gilded. Bouquets of fuchsia flowers, including seasonal Yve Piaget garden roses, amnesia roses and Cattleya orchids, were mixed with scented geranium foliage and prickly pear cactus.
Performance Decor and Arrangements:
The performances took place inside a tent on the South Lawn of the White House. The tables were decorated in natural shades of oranges and greens. The focal point of each table was a bouquet of marzipan and chocolate flowers. The flowers are made into roses, the national flower of America, and dahlias, the national flower of Mexico.
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