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The East Room at the White House in Washington, DC is ready for the State Dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon on May 19, 2010 . AFP PHOTO / Tim Sloan (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Dinner Settings and Arrangements
Guests will sit at a combination of rectangular and round tables set for ten. The two presidents and two first ladies will sit at a head table of twenty. Tables will be covered in boldly striped linens made in three hues of Mayan blue. The colors resemble ripples of water.
Floral Arrangements and Centerpieces
The colorful centerpieces are arranged in handmade woven baskets that have been gilded. Bouquets of fuchsia flowers, including seasonal Yve Piaget garden roses, Amnesia Roses (grey-purple in color) and Fuchsia Cattleya orchids, are mixed with scented geranium foliage and prickly pear cactus.
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