our tall center pieces dominated the Shangri-La ballroom during Tatler's 21st Anniversary Ball last weekend. we let the lush gatherings of multicolored hydrangeas erupt from black-lacquered urns that we adorned with mirror tiles. we filled the middle of the dining tables with more hydrangeas in mirror boxes placed cousin-close to tall candle stands set in threes and glass cylinders filled with block candles. in whatever gaps left, we filled them with loose hydrangeas dipped in drinking glasses and tea lights in votive cups. the dancing flames from the candles glowed like volcanic fallout and reflected off the sequined table overlays in soft comforting shimmers. the crowd loved the ambience and our team savored yet another task well executed.