Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$19.17
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Pages are smooth and clear, with minimal folds or creases. Free of any markings or labels. Minor to moderate wear to dust jacket. *** Fast Amazon shipping, delivery tracking number, no-hassle return policy - your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Preston Bailey's Fantasy Weddings Hardcover – November 9, 2004

4.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$35.00 $0.35

Art of Coloring: Disney Animals: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation by Disney Book Group
"Art of Coloring" by Disney Book Group
Coloring books with a sumptuous Disney twist. Learn more | See related books
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

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 Bailey’s 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. Bailey’s 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 Bailey’s fantasy weddings) may find it easier just to hire him. Photos.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Bulfinch; 1st Ed. edition (November 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821228692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821228692
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.8 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Wow! What an incredibly beautiful book!!! While the decor and events pictures are way out of reach for "normal" people, the photography is absolutely stunning. It's also great for getting ideas for your own events, even if you can't afford the over-the-top stuff that's pictured. Overall, a gorgeous book that's going to be on my coffee table to enjoy for a LONG TIME!!
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fantastic pictures - great visual stimulation

Not much how to infomation, but a good to help generate ideas.Preston Bailey's Design for Entertaining: Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams is recommended for a more information on how to achieve the look.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By C. Roy on April 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Preston Bailey never fails to astonish me with his imaginative, over the top work! The first time I saw another of his books, my jaw dropped. I'm a florist, and I look at many sources for inspiration. His work stands head and shoulders above any I have ever seen. This is a beautiful coffee table book for anyone who likes flowers or weddings or a book for someone always reaching for more in their floral profession. Of course he designs for clients with unlimited budgets, but I can dream!
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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. I am known to be a very creative person but he has done some things I have not even considered. I guess that why he's writing books and am buying them. LOL This is a wonderful purchase and I am happy to add this book to my collection.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I knew when I ordered this book that it would be extravagant, over-the-top, lush, exotic, and all those similar adjectives that people use to mean "costs lots and lots of money." I in no way expected anything in it to be remotely affordable for my wedding, nor was I really looking for inspiration. I just wanted to enjoy the pretty pictures. I'm a big fan of Preston Bailey's blog, and I looked forward to seeing larger pictures and a broader range of whole scenes.

I got that. I love the fairy-tale quality of his work. If what you want is huge, gorgeous pictures of extravagant scenes, this is the right book. But... I have to say, I was disappointed in how much repetition of theme I saw. Preston Bailey seems to have chosen many of these designs to contrast them, but some features cropped up over and over again. Maybe it's the nature of the photographs, which tend to focus on the same elements every time. Perhaps if I saw them in person they'd seem less similar, but from a designer who works with such high budgets, I expected to see more things that stunned me. Flower quantity alone doesn't do it.

If I see one more towering centerpiece that looks virtually identical to all the other towering centerpieces I've seen on TV and on wedding blogs--I'm going to yawn.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Again this book is a little dated. I was under the impressions it was some of his newer designs. But I enjoyed reading it. The book came in excellent condition and it even had an invitation to a Preston Bailey event stuck in the book. I assume the previous owner forgot and left it in there. Oh yeah, the book was even signed by Preston himself.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This book really shows some fantastic ideas for your wedding day.

It has a vast amount of projects represented by beautiful colour photographs.

It has given me a few ideas although I would say the weddings in the book cost a fortune and so you need to take the essence of the ideas and bring them down to an affordable level.

Also it really is a floral decoration book and although there is good use of lighting and candles ninety percent of the book is about flower decoration be it in a ''never seen before way''.

However it is very inspiring and beautiful and would also make a great coffee table book or present for a designer/florist.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
absolutely overjoyed with this beautiful book!....applied suggested crystal tree for our vow renewal..everyone was in awe of its beauty...we believe mr. preston would have been proud!....and would also buy from sellers again..quick shipment.great condition!.wow again!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews