James and I just got some exciting news! We were honored to have our wedding featured in the nationally distributed magazine publication, Couture Flowers! Our spread is included in the Winter ’17 issue that hit stands on November 1st (available online and at select Barnes & Noble stores across the country.)
Couture Flowers is a magazine that focuses on all aspects of floral design – including fashion, interior design, gardening, fine art and special events. Unlike other floral magazines, this publication will also grant you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the White House and its history in floral decor (thanks to Ruth’s esteemed experience working at the national landmark!) The Winter ’17 Issue highlights stunning Christmas decor in the White House over the past few decades.
Ruth Loiseau, Master Floral Designer the publisher of Couture Flowers magazine is a nationally renowned expert in the art of floral and interior design. Most notably, she has been designing magnificent floral designs for the White House since the Reagan Administration. Ruth also owns multiple businesses covering all things botanical – including RuthL, a wedding and special events company. We were lucky to have Ruth as the florist for our winter wedding, which took place February 6, 2015.
Ruth helped to make our wedding dreams come true by creating the most romantic setting for our reception. We got married in the middle of winter, so we stuck to a hearty floral choice – roses (I had originally ordered peonies to mix in, but they actually froze on their way to CT!) We used a variety of roses in all different shapes and sizes. Per Ruth’s suggestion, each of my bridesmaids held a bouquet featuring a different type of rose. My bouquet encompassed all four varieties. The focus on our tables was candles, candles, candles! Each table was lined with dozens of white votives and pillars. We wanted to take advantage of the sun setting early to create a romantic candlelit atmosphere. Our centerpieces were large pilsner vases filled with flowering branches and hanging votives. The small white blossoms on the branches mimicked light snowflakes, while the suspended votives cast flickering light above the tables. It looked magical. A huge thank you to Ruth for creating such a beautiful setting for us celebrate with our friends and family. You can read moe about our wedding here.
If you love flowers and would enjoy a semi-annual dose of floral design inspiration, I would highly recommend a subscription to Couture Flowers magazine. Expect to be wowed with the best in current trends, floral creation, designs for the home and floral inspired couture and weddings.
Here’s a sneak peak of our feature in Couture Flowers magazine. To see the full spread as well as a stunning segment on “Chrismas in the White House,”, you can purchase the Winter ’17 issue or a full year subscription here.