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Blooming Bouquets from former White House Chief Florist

Laura Dowling brought magic and majesty through her floral designs to the White House

HOUSTON — After a career in Washington, D.C., as a policy analyst, it was a trip to Paris where Laura Dowling first fell in love with flowers. That inspired her to make a career change into floral design, which eventually landed her the Chief Florist job at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama fell in love with her designs after a nationwide competition.    

Dowling served for six years under the Obama administration and was in charge of flowers for the State Rooms, private residence, East & West Wing offices, Camp David, Blair House, as well as official and private events.

Dowling's new book, "Bouquets", puts focus on the emotional connection of flowers. Each chapter of the book shows an array of bouquets and shares the stories and inspirations for each. The book also includes how-to tutorials for you to create your own arrangements.

To order your copy of "Bouquets" by Laura Dowling, click here

Laura Dowling is appearing at the H-Town Home and Outdoor Living Show Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8, 2020, at Silver Street Studios. You can see her at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day. For tickets and more information, click here