Brining the White House Home with Former White House Chief Florist, Laura Dowling was the theme to a grand event at Allandale Mansion in Kingsport, Tennessee. Laura shared her floral artistry and new book, Floral Diplomacy at the White House with master gardeners, gardening enthusiasts and special friends.
One of my floral mentors and friend is the former White House Chief Florist, Laura Dowling. She recently has published her first book called Floral Diplomacy at the White House. I wanted to share with you her talent and skills as a floral designer as well as my experience working as a volunteer with her at the White House. The following is a recent article that I had written for VIP SEEN Magazine May 2017 issue. All photos posted in this article are courtesy of Stichtung Kunstboek, Publisher of Floral Diplomacy at the White House.
Hosting a hot pink, black & white bridal shower will make your bride-to-be “tickled pink!” Pink & black cupcakes with bows, pink caramel corn and macrons, and a balloon arch that spans the room with hot pink, pink, white polka dot and even orange balloons make this shower pop with color. This party idea could also be for the brides court of honor… her bridesmaids and maid of honor. Everything this dessert table offers is pink,black or white even the desserts!
Cheers to a New Year with glitter, glitz & glam for your party table? Dots of Gold, Mirrors & Crystal set the perfect tone for ringing in a brand new year! Plenty of sparkle mixed with black, gold and white makes this soiree one to remember. Whether hosting a dinner for two or 20 these table scape ideas have got ya covered. If there is ever a time to put on the Glitz and Glam it is a New Year’s Eve party. Time to celebrate!
DIY: Tissue Paper & Card Stock Flowers are beautiful wall accents for dessert tables or any party occasion. Instead of a plain white wall, sassy it up with red, white and black tissue paper and card stock flowers. Here is an easy tutorial that will show you how to create your own blooming beauties.
Welcome Spring ! Create a Spring Flower Arrangement and bring potted blooming bulbs inside for an easy, simple table centerpiece.
As the ground awakens from the wintertime slumber, tulip and daffodil stems push through the soil about to burst open with colorful fresh blooms. Bright yellow forsythia bushes and cherry blossom branches begin to pop open profusely with small breathtaking delicate flowers. The scent of sweet hyacinths and greening new grass alert our senses that spring has arrived.
It’s a S’More Pumpkin Dessert Buffet! Gather everyone outside for an awe-inspiring scene with pumpkins artfully arranged down the center of the table among marshmallows, graham crackers and lots of chocolate. Can you say S’More Pumpkin please? Pumpkins are plentiful this fall season and the inspiration for this pumpkin themed S’more dessert buffet.
Need a Sassy Cake for your next wedding shower or sweet 16 party! This showstopper looks good enough to eat! But don’t because it is all covered hat boxes and paper flowers. I made this faux tired hot pink and black cake for the Bristol Olive Oil Company display window. They were celebrating their first year store opening! Thought you would like to know how to make it for your upcoming celebrations.