Dear Richmond Bride or Groom: This is a picture of a compote arrangement. Compotes are just bowls with a foot on them! They are great for farm tables because the arrangement can go long like the table. Compotes are great to use on round tables too! I think the most interesting reception flowers are ones that don't match. Of course the flowers coordinate, but the containers and the over all designs are different. It makes it much more interesting for the guest!