The state dinner that honored Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire, marked the public debut of the new White House florist, Hedieh Ghaffarian. Her theme for the March event reflected the coming of spring.
Hedieh chose an elegant presentation of orchids, Amaranthus, Hydrangeas and roses in hues of white, green and pale yellow. In a press briefing before the state dinner, she said, “I wanted to give you the feeling of walking through a garden when all the flowers start to bloom,” The Washington Post reports.
The flowers decorated the main floor of the White House as well as the East Room, where the 200 guests dined. To read more about Hedieh’s design inspiration for the event and to see photos, click here.