Preston Bailey's Fantasy Weddings

Preston Bailey's Fantasy Weddings

By Preston Bailey; John Labbe (Photographer); Beth Decker

Bulfinch Press, Hardcover, 9780821228692, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 2004

In this incredible collection of inspiration, images, and ideas, Preston Bailey shares his experience from more than twenty years of designing celebrity and high-profile weddings to show brides- and grooms-to-be how to create an unforgettable event. Each chapter portrays one of nine breath-taking weddings designed by Bailey. The themed wedding events - including a Glorious Glasshouse Fantasy, a Tropical Latin Fantasy, and a Modern Metropolitan Fantasy - are illustrated with luxe, full-color photographs. Bailey's engaging text guides the reader through the entire process of planning the decor for a wedding and explains how to bring diverse elements together to create a stunning, yet personal, environment. Beginning with large decisions, such as choosing a color theme and transforming a space to fit the couple's vision, he moves on to the details - flowers, centerpieces, arches, napkin rings, lighting, table settings, and more. Bailey also presents nine design motifs from his Signature line. Above all, Preston Bailey's Fantasy Weddings encourages those planning a wedding to have fun and allow their creativity to blossom while designing their dream event.

About the Author
Preston Bailey is regularly covered in major media outlets like the New York Times, In Style, Martha Stewart Living, CBS's Early Show, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has headed Preston Bailey Set & Entertainment Design in New York City for over 23 years. Bailey has a quarterly column in Elle Decor magazine, and is a much sought-after guest speaker. He was recently inducted into the BizBash Event Style Hall of Fame.

John Labbe grew up in Augusta, Maine in a family that has produced several fine teachers across the generations. He earned his M.S. Ed. in 1974 and has been working as a teacher, trainer, and speaker ever since. A resident of Arlington Heights, IL, John provides speech and presentations coaching for entrepreneurs and business owners. John is a long-time member of Toastmasters International and has earned its highest level of achievement: Distinguished Toastmaster. He has served the Chicago Toastmasters community for many years as an in-demand speaker, trainer, and mentor.