Fiancées who dream of fantastic flower displays spilling over their engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions will want to peek at the nine floral-packed weddings Bailey features in this book. Lavish color photographs are the main appeal here, with Baileys bland text doing little or nothing to add or detract from his over-the-top creations. Each chapter presents a specific wedding theme, including a "Hamptons Countryside Fantasy" with five-foot tall centerpieces, a "Tropical Latin Fantasy" with gigantic red rose sculptures that seem to have been borrowed from the Rose Bowl Parade, and an "American Royalty Fantasy" in gold and white, which actually took place in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. Baileys fantastic designs recall the grandiose MGM studio productions of yesteryear, and he appears to delight in using flowers to construct architectural, decorative and religious objects: lamps, chandeliers, cornucopias, chuppahs, pillars, ribbons, place mats, paintings. In a final chapter, Bailey presents a few suggestions for creating some of these elaborate, time-consuming objects on your own. But those longing to be princess for a day (and who have the considerable funds it would take to realize one of Baileys fantasy weddings) may find it easier just to hire him. Photos.
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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.
Absolutely Breathtaking, The concepts, execution, the photography. Amazing book!Published 4 months ago by Antonio Miami
I love flowers and work in the floral industry. This book is one of my tools for ideas and color coordination. I recommend to all. The shipper send it on time. No damage. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Virginia Garcia
I love Mr. Bailey so I had no doubt I would at least like his book. I was wrong I LOVE this book! Every page is filled with beautiful vibrant colors. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cheree Savage
Some over the top ideals for those who can afford it! You can take his ideals and scale it down to fit some of your own wedding plans.Published on July 27, 2013 by Debi Vincent
Unfortunately this book does not give the average individual ideas they can use.
It was just like looking at a standard magazine.
setting not only a well chosen cover but inside a great wonderful eye captivating look, i would recommend to everyone !Published on July 6, 2013 by .....
If I could just see him in person and watch him work would make my day I love the pineapple creation I am searching for a Styrofoam shape so I can recreate it for my friends... Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by henrietta foster
This book helped me visualize ideas for my wedding. I found it very helpful with the big photos and elaborate ideas by Preston Bailey.Published on February 21, 2013 by C. Rossi
Great and amazing book. Preston bailey is indeed a master. This book will guide through any event you are planning!Published on November 17, 2012 by Bois d'ébène