- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Gotham; First Edition edition (January 7, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1592402542
- ISBN-13: 978-1592402540
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,377,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Signature Weddings: Creating a Day Uniquely Your Own Hardcover – December 28, 2006
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About the Author
Michell e RagoÂs wedding and event design company has served some of ManhattanÂs most prestigious couples and wowed the readers of magazines including Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Weddings, Town & Country, and Modern Bride. Rago has worked in creative services at New York magazine and CondÃ© Nast Traveler. She is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School.
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Rago is one of the top event planners in NYC, and she knows her stuff. I especially liked that the first two chapters are devoted to explaining her method of event planning, step-by-step. She chooses a theme, four colors, and four to six "Elements" for each wedding, and it's fascinating to watch her weave all of the details together in unexpected ways. In the beginning of the book, Michelle also walks you through the process of discovering your point of view and creating your vision, along with tips on how to handle common wedding-planning challenges.
Then she presents, in painstaking detail, ten weddings that she's designed. There are TONS of photgraphs of each wedding to illustrate her methods. For each event, she walks you through the "Four Cornerstones of Wedding Design": The Checklist, The Three S's, The Elements, and the Colors, so you really get a feel for how its done. Her experience in planning and designing hundreds of weddings means that she's able to impart a lot of valuable advice...I learned a lot about wedding planning in general from this book. I also really enjoyed the fact that Michelle has a strong point of view, and she's not afraid to speak her mind regarding what is and is not appropriate for weddings.
By the time I reached the middle of this book, my confidence had increased 100%, and I really began to feel empowered to design my own wedding and have it look like the pages of a bridal magazine. Michelle's writing style is warm and engaging, and although she's a master designer, she never talks down to her readers. The best part of the book for me was the amazing photographs of the bouquets and floral centerpieces. I am in awe of Michelle's floral design talents, and I picked up more than a few ideas to pass on to my own florist!
Run, do not walk - well, type, do not dally - and grab yourself a copy if you are a newly engaged gal!