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Jo Gartin's Weddings: An Inspiring Guide for the Stylish Bride [Hardcover]

by Jo Gartin
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)


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December 27, 2005 1594862613 978-1594862618
Plan a wedding celebration that has every guest saying "Wow!"--with these creative, surprisingly affordable flourishes from one of the most sought-after wedding planners coordinators in the country

The secrets of Vogue's preferred wedding planner are now available to brides everywhere. Celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Molly Shannon and Taye Diggs have turned to Love Luck and Angels, Jo Gartin's events planning company, for twists on traditional invitations, unique celebrations and weddings that are anything but stuffy. Now, this lifestyle planner to the stars has compiled the ultimate wedding guide, designed to help any bride make her fairytale come true.

Dozens of lush color photographs capture Gartin's signature style as she shows readers how to create beautiful bouquets, breathtaking tabletops and thoughtful take-home treats.

In Jo Gartin's Weddings, readers will:
*Be invited into Jo's custom stationery portfolio as she presents an array of her most-requested invitations
*Accompany Jo as she joins with renown designer, Monique Lhuillier to present sought after styling tips
*Learn how to transform bargain wedding dresses into one-of-a-kind gowns that would stop Vera Wang in her tracks - for under $500!
*Discover fun ways to present and serve cocktails, hors d'oeurves, and sweet treats
*Be seduced by to-die-for ideas for cake decoration that won't break the bank.

This must-have guide for every bride treats readers to a smorgasbord of personal touches and insider secrets for a tiny fraction of Gartin's regular fee.







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About the Author

JO GARTIN founded Love Luck and Angels, in 2002 after discovering her talents while planning her own wedding. Her work as been featured in many magazines, including Self, Lucky, and Women's Wear Daily. She is a regular contributor to InStyle and InStyle Weddings. A former model, this Australian style maven has blessed brides with a fresh and much needed twist to the traditional wedding celebration. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (December 27, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594862613
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594862618
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I want more! January 18, 2006
By E.M.
Format:Hardcover
The new InStyle has excerpts from this book - beautiful photos of bouquets that caught my eye - so I decided to check it out. My sister-in-law has asked for help with her wedding and this book is chock full of simple, elegant, modern ideas. Fresh and fun - like it's being planned by a cool friend and not your mom! We are totally using Gartin's ideas for gift baskets - the coolest I've seen so far and invites: hers are elegant, never stuffy. My only issue with the book: why isn't it bigger?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great find January 6, 2006
Format:Hardcover
My friend just got engaged, I wanted to find the perfect book.There are so many out there that are all the same, boring and not very helpful unless you have a million dollars. I was so excited to come across this book. Wow, it's gorgeous! Not only is it stylish, but there are so many amazing ideas ,that you feel you can really plan your wedding without having to spend alot of money. The author seems to have so many tricks up her sleeve, I hope she puts out another book so I can learn even more. It's young, sophisticated and really unique.
My only qusetion is why is it on sale ? I loved it and so did my friend. I will recommend it to everyone. Thank you for putting out a great book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The very best in a competitive field. January 3, 2006
Format:Hardcover
Reluctantly, I read some of the litany of literature my fiance (now- wife) picked up for our nuptials. This was the only book that was not only useful, practical and informative, but beautifully laid out and laden with gorgeous pictures and illustrations. Needless to say, I still get grief from both my literary and hunting buddies for reading it cover to cover, but it is the book I'm buying for ALL my friends who are marching down the aisle anytime soon. I feel kind of cool for having read it early on, as I'm absolutely certain it will become the book of choice for all engaged couples.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh and fun March 23, 2006
Format:Hardcover
I'm nearing the end of my wedding planning experience, and I'm getting pretty burnt out on wedding planning books. But I loved this book, and found it a truly helpful breath of fresh air. It is written in a familiar style that makes you feel like you are talking to Jo.

She provides many helpful tips on how to create simple, elegant touches to your wedding with (seemingly) easy-to-do changes (adding a sash to your wedding dress, mini milkshakes in shot glasses). I found quite a few ideas that I would like to incorporate into my wedding. And what's nice is that Jo mentions where she got things (in an unobtrusive way) and seemed to be cost-conscious in her recommendations.

My favorite ideas are all of the gift basket ideas, attaching family photos to the bride's bouquet, unique drink ideas, and little offerings at the ceremony (parasols, shawls, and mini bottles of water).

Plenty of helpful ideas that are within reach of any bride.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars photographer finds inspiration January 4, 2006
Format:Hardcover
i am a wedding photographer, and thought that this was an amazing resource for my clients. a wedding is the average person's photo opportunity of a lifetime. it is the making and photographing of major life history. this book can really help any bride (and bride and groom!) come up with and execute the kind of fairytale images you see in the magazines. fabulous...makes my job a cakewalk, too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK AND AMAZING AUTHOR January 3, 2006
By MELSA
Format:Hardcover
Jo Gartin's Weddings Book is a MUST HAVE for any couple out there as well as anyone who is planning any sort of party. The book has creative, realistic and most of all affordable ideas to enhance your event. From ideas of welcoming out of town guests, wishing trees and a simple flower for your tray pass.... It is definitely my BRIDAL BIBLE and points you in the right direction when planning a wedding. Jo is an excellent author and planner. I highly suggest to ORDER THIS BOOK NOW!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ruby's and diamonds January 3, 2006
Format:Hardcover
this is the new go-to book for planning your wedding. So many fantastic ideas for your special wedding day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only book to have to plan a wedding ! January 3, 2006
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is amazing. My daughter recently got engaged & I purchased this book for her. She hasn't stop thanking me. It is filled with so many creative & unique ideas. Most of all affordable ! This book has everything you need to plan & have the perfect wedding. A great gift for all brides to be !
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The best bridal book ever!
A bride really doesn't need any other resource to plan the perfect wedding. This book may not be the latest, but it certainly is head and shoulders above the rest. Read more
Published on July 9, 2011 by Katherine Owen
4.0 out of 5 stars The book is Ok doesn't do her work justice
The book is an Ok reference doesn't showcase a lot of her work. Just a few snapshots in each section. I am a visual person and I enjoy DIY books this is not one of them. Read more
Published on November 2, 2010 by Jacqueline Aguilera
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration
Jo Gartin's book is all about the personal, welcoming details that make your wedding special and unique. Read more
Published on February 3, 2010 by cjoats
5.0 out of 5 stars great ideas
Jo is a great person with wonderful ideas, now they are availble to us all. If your doing it yourself or just want some ideas, this is a elegant and crative place to start.
Published on August 25, 2007 by E-VE
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative, inspiring, modern...
Jo Gartin's Weddings is a small book, compared to books by other event planners, such as Colin Cowie or Martha Stewart, but it packs a big punch in its pint size. Read more
Published on July 12, 2007 by Allison Merrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy, Simple, Stylish
As an event planner I am always searching for new and interesting ideas. Well, Jo Garton's book provides just that. Read more
Published on July 6, 2007 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern and unique
This book really helped in planning my wedding,it was fun and inspirational. There's alot of information on doing things more interesting and unique versus traditional. Read more
Published on January 15, 2007 by K8
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
This book had so many great ideas for making my wedding unique. They are simple and feasible to create, but be prepared to be crafty or have someone you know who is crafty help... Read more
Published on January 15, 2007 by A. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Guide for Brides
I love this book! If you're planning your wedding and your vision is both tasteful, stylish, & classy - I highly recommend this book! Read more
Published on January 9, 2007 by Alexandra
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with customizing tips brides will relish
If you haven't heard of Jo Gartin, you should know her name: she was listed by Vogue Magazine as 'best wedding coordinator and has contributed her wedding plans and tips to many... Read more
Published on May 23, 2006 by Midwest Book Review
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