No matter what the event is I’m doing, I like to make sure the food table can be seen by all the guests. I like to use different elevation points.
Unlike when your eating at your own table you wouldn’t want the centerpiece or pieces to block your view of the guests seated across from you. Doing a wedding reception, I prefer to set the table off to one side, making sure nothing takes the attention away from the bride and groom.
At the request of the bride and groom, I had a set budget but they allowed me to do whatever I wanted. I needed to make sure it was spectacular. I always use food as the centerpiece whenever I’m doing a table, and for soft light, votive candles hid throughout.
The only disappointment was the lighting in the church. The wedding photographer sent me this picture of my Wedding Buffet Table.