Dramatic arrangements of cherry blossoms and orchids will grace tables at Tuesday evening’s black-tie state dinner honoring Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan.
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No replacement has been named, even though many White House watchers had thought a high-profile event like the state dinner might be a perfect time to debut a new blossom-artiste-in-chief. As per usual, the first lady helped come up with the original idea for the flowers, theme, and decor. But this time, instead of handing the execution off to the head florist, the job was handled by the small floral team.
Because even when it comes to table decor, it takes a village.