The Chelsea Clinton Wedding Flowers: A $250,000 Floral Budget and a Top Floral Designer

Jeff Leatham
Chelsea Clinton's wedding to Marc Mezvinsky at Astor Courts (the rumored locale anyway) is just a few days away. With a $250,000 budget for flowers and award-winning floral designer, Jeff Leatham, in charge, one thing is for sure. She's going to have some pretty dreamy wedding flowers.


A few things we know about Chelsea Clinton's flowers:

Flowers at Eva Longoria's Wedding
Flowers at Eva Longoria's Wedding
Jeff Leatham, the rumored floral designer, is the star of the recent TLC show, Flowers Uncut, and has worked with many big name celebrities from Madonna to Tina Turner to Oprah Winfrey. In addition, he did the flowers for Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's beautiful wedding.

Leatham has some definite style preferences. Long stems, barely tucked in flowers or flowers that simply lay across the top of a tall clear vase, and bouquets simply placed on tabletops in an artistic fashion are some of his trademark design elements. Will we see the same for Chelsea's wedding?

In an interview with The Knot, Leatham stressed the importance of having plenty of flowers at the entrance way and even in the bathrooms. He mentioned that the boutonnieres he often selects for the groom are flowers that have a strong scent -- Gardenias or Lily of the Valley for Marc and his groomsmen, perhaps?

Jeff Leatham floral

Leatham usually tends to work with flowers of the same color or hue, and Chelsea seems like the type who may opt for a classic white look similar to the flowers Leatham designed for Eva Longoria. But who knows? Maybe Chelsea prefers summery, seasonal flowers instead. After all, I heard that Farmers' Market calendars will be among the wedding favors.

Astor Courts is 90 miles away from Manhattan, so floral arrangements will have to travel a distance. Delicate flowers might not be the best choice, especially during the summer heat.

Winston Flowers of Boston
Winston Flowers of Boston
While most sources name Leatham as the floral designer, I've also read that Boston's Winston Flowers might be involved with the floral arrangements as well. I like the orchids and candlelight combo, I must say.

What kind of flowers do you think Chelsea Clinton will have at her wedding?


Images (top to bottom) via TLC, Jeff Leatham, TLC, Winston Flowers

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