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Preston Bailey Celebrations: Lush Flowers, Opulent Tables, Dramatic Spaces, and Other Inspirations for Entertaining

Written by Preston Bailey

  • October 6, 2009
  • Hardcover
  • House & Home - Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 10 x 13
  • $60.00
  • $73.00
  • 978-0-8478-3194-4

About This Book

Celebration. A time when friends and family come together in a breathtakingly beautiful setting to rejoice in one of life’s milestones: a wedding, a birthday, an anniversary. Collected in this book are dozens of the most recent, most extraordinary celebrations created by the unparalleled event planner Preston Bailey. These are events shaped by Bailey’s use of myriad elements, especially his extraordinary work with flowers, but also including architecture, set design, furniture making, lighting and art installations, and even tableware and textile design. In the first half of this visually spectacular book, arranged thematically to give hundreds of design possibilities to the reader, Bailey lays out the key elements to successful celebrations, including the importance of making a single dramatic statement, the elements of table settings, the impact of the ceremony space, the magic of tents, and the power of details. In the second half of the book, Bailey presents the best of his most recent work, exceptional parties shown in their entirety. The reader will find innumerable inspirations for planning a breathtaking, unforgettable event.

About the Author

Preston Bailey is one of the world’s premier event planners. Born and raised in Panama, he brought his flamboyant tastes and natural flair for color and design to his floral business in New York in the 1980s and has been sharing his innate taste-making talents with the fashionable and the famous ever since, including Oprah Winfrey.

Reviews

  • "Prepare to be awed by towering centerpieces bursting with exotic blooms and reception spaces fit for royalty in Preston Bailey's latest book, Celebrations." ~InStyle Weddings

    "...shows what a six-figure wedding budget can do." ~Brides Magazine

    "...a lush...tome you'd be proud to display on your coffee table..." ~Star Magazine

    "Rizzoli will release "Preston Bailey Celebrations: Lush Flowers, Opulent Tables, Dramatic Spaces and Other Inspirations for Entertaining," a visual feast of extravagant events...." ~The New York Times

    "...a visually spectacular book filled with inspiration and breathtaking photography..." ~AllTheBestBlog.com
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