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The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook: More Than 1,000 Cakes, Centerpieces, Bouquets, Dresses, Decorations, and Ideas for the Perfect Day [Kindle Edition]

Carley Roney , Editors Of The Knot
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $40.00
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Book Description

You want a wedding that will wow your guests, but where do you begin? Carley Roney,  founder of the world’s most popular wedding destination,, has compiled The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook to make the entire wedding-planning experience enjoyable. 
More than 1,000 gorgeous color photographs give couples endless inspiration for their wedding day, and useful tips, time lines, and lists help the lovebirds flawlessly pull off every detail. Each chapter is bursting with creative and classic ideas to make the day as meaningful as it is beautiful:

Stationery: Save-the-date cards do double duty when printed on coasters or delicate handkerchiefs.

Ceremonies: An auspicious bird’s nest adds a beautiful and rustic touch for carrying rings at a farm wedding.

Dressing Up: A retro bride goes glam with a feathered veil and pearl button–accented gloves. A casual groom and his mates add a personality pop with chocolate-brown Keds to match their wedding chinos.

Cocktail Hour: For a low-key affair, mini grilled cheeses dipped in shot glasses of tomato soup satisfy.

Centerpieces: Fruit slices suspended in crystal vases overflowing with Crayola-bright poppies and orchids offer a cheery setting.

Cakes: White lace frosting details that match the bride’s dress and the couple’s monogram turn a pale green cake into a chic masterpiece.

From classic white-on-white palettes to floral themes to fun fantasy ideas, the choices are limitless. Purple, pink, red, robin’s egg blue—find inspiration at every turn in all the colors a bride can dream of! And The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook is loaded with money-saving ideas that don’t sacrifice style. Expert advice and rich images add up to a delicious visual feast and essential resource to help you create an event as special as you are as a couple.

From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

CARLEY RONEY helms the world’s favorite wedding brand, The Knot, as well as the spinoff brands The Nest and The Bump. The author of thirteen books, Carley appears frequently on television shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Today, and The Early Show and on the Style network. She is regularly featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Glamour, Vogue, Elle, and Self. Her advice column, “Ask Carley,” appears in more than seventy newspapers nationwide.

Product Details

  • File Size: 118791 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (March 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KABDV6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,185 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great pictures & advice January 28, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I initially saw this book in a bookstore but it was $40.00 and I thought that was a little too steep for my budget. So I naturally went on Amazon and purchased it for $26! Such a great deal. Not only does it have amazing pictures, but for every part of your wedding, it gives a check list and how long you should give yourself to accomplish a task. Amazing. This will be glued to my side throughout my entire planning process. Great work, The Knot!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource July 25, 2012
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I purchased this book as a gift for a recently engaged friend. She has told me on more than one occasion that it has been the single most useful resource for her wedding planning. She found the advice to be insightful and the suggestions sensible. I got the opportunity to look over the book myself recently, and I agree with her in that the book manages to inspire and encourage creativity while maintaining a level of practicality. A lot of wedding planning books and "look books" are full of gorgeous ideas that are completely out of reach (financially) for most couples. One of our favorite things about this book is that it's a great resource for anyone planning a wedding, no matter the budget.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook February 2, 2012
By ZKarim
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book was well presented. Lots of interesting ideas. Beautiful combination of vibrant colours. Design are practical and refreshing. Would recommend this book to any Would- be- couple.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total eye candy September 26, 2012
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This wedding book is filled with so much eye candy and appeal. Not sure of your wedding colors? No problem. There are so many color combinations to choose from. The pictures are amazing too. I could easily picture what an ideal wedding could look like. Don't have a big wedding budget? No problem. This book shows you simple but elegant decorating ideas. Have a large wedding budget? No problem. This book will show you elaborate ideas for your wedding too. A must have for any bride to be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book June 5, 2013
By Lauren
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Gives TONS of great ideas. Also super helpful because I had no idea how to plan a wedding. It goes through some of the basics as well as the details most people may not know. For example, it tells you how to properly/formally address and word invitations (I had no idea!).

Lots of colors combinations and ideas for your own wedding. Great purchase!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great engagement gift April 12, 2014
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I gave this as a gift to my brother's fiance when they announced their engagement. I was given a lot of instructional type wedding guide gifts when I was getting married, and they were kind of overwhelming and had a lot of advice I didn't have use for, even when planning my own wedding. This book is great because it's all pictures, just tons of inspiring ideas for a wedding; decor, flowers, cake, etc. While a guide detailing traditions, budgeting, and timing is useful, I think this is more fun for a newly engaged bride-to-be to pour over. It allows for a little excitement before the stressful side of planning sets in. The Knot is a well-respected, very tasteful and fun website for wedding planning, so I knew the book would have great photography, and classic as well as current trends. I tried to flip through it as best I could without bending it before gifting and the pictures were all beautiful. The one I received was hard bound. If you're a wedding planner, I'd highly recommend this for the bride and groom to look over, to give you ideas of what they want in their wedding. The same goes for mothers, sisters, bridesmaids to help the bride do her planning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty pictures! January 26, 2012
By reb
This is hands-down the best book for wedding ideas! The reception chapter and flower chapters were really useful too. Beautiful photography, fresh ideas.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book, but... January 24, 2012
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This book is full of beautiful, large, inspiring pictures. My mom was blown away. I, however, was not as impressed. That's probably because I have seen many of these pictures (or very similar ones) on The Knot's website. However, I have spent a lot of time browsing their site. Also, there is more writing in the book than I expected. Regardless, if you're looking for a great source for gorgeous inspiration, this is the book for you. Another bonus is that there are some budget-friendly ideas included, unlike many of the other wedding "picture books." If you have already done a lot of research online, you can skip this one because you'll just see more of the same. If you just enjoy looking at wedding books like I do, this is a great addition to your collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but had higher hopes
A lot of really neat ideas and color schemes. I would have liked to see more individual ideas instead of ideas as a whole in a wedding set up. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mallory Hartbarger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful pictures with some great inspiration!
Published 12 days ago by Racheal L. Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Book
This book was everything that I had envisioned and more. Some many wonderful ideas and color combinations I would have never thought of.
Published 3 months ago by T & P
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase arrived right on time
Looking forward to using this for my wedding planning so informative going to be very helpful.... Great purchase arrived right on time
Published 4 months ago by Megan Bodiford
5.0 out of 5 stars book
Awesome.....gave us some good ideas
Published 7 months ago by Debra
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading....
I received my book several weeks ago and I cannot put it down. I even take it everywhere that I go so I can get even more reading in. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Audrey Ecton-Crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 9 months ago by wenli wu
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
I bought this for my cousn's daughter who is getting married. She loved it and found some good ideas that she's going to use. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Patricia Kadban
2.0 out of 5 stars Very basic...
I bought this in the hope that it would give me some amazing ideas but was disappointed. The ideas on their website is much better and fresher...
Published 12 months ago by artemis
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
love it and useful

excellent quality, still being used like new 2 years later, i would recommened this product

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More About the Author

Carley Roney is at the helm of the world's favorite wedding brand as editor in chief of and its sister sites, (for newlyweds) and (for first-time parents). She appears regularly on national television shows, including Oprah, Today and The View. She is the author of several popular wedding and home decor books from The Knot and The Nest and will be releasing a highly anticipated baby book, "The Baby Bump". "The Baby Bump" will feature expert and real mom advice on everything future moms really want to know.


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