In this incredible collection of inspirational photos and ideas, floral designer Preston Bailey shares his invaluable experience of more than 20 years in creating the decor for celebrity and high-profile events and tells how to create an unforgettable wedding for brides and grooms-to-be.
With engaging text, Bailey guides the reader through the process of planning engagement parties and receptions, and explains how to bring diverse yet elegant elements together to compose the stunning environment of ones dreams. Beginning with large decisions, such as choosing a theme and transforming a wide array of spaces to fit the vision, he moves on to the details--centerpieces, arches, place mats, lighting, table settings, and more.
Throughout the book are luxe full-color photographs of nine weddings, with chapters that include a Glorious Glasshouse Fantasy, a Tropical Latin Fantasy, a Modern Metropolitan Fantasy, and a New England Waterfront Fantasy. Also included are nine design motifs from the Signatures by Preston Bailey line. Above all, Bailey encourages anyone planning a wedding, whether large or small, to allow creativity to blossom and have fun while designing their dream event.
Date Published 11/9/2004
Rated By: mwest
Comments: Wow... beautiful! 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!!
Rated By: Simona Jovanovski
From: Rochester Hills, MI
Comments: Wedding Ideas for Big $$$$ I got this book as a gift and was just stunned by the beautiful pictures of these "fantasy weddings". If nothing else, it was a fun look into the way a wedding can come together if you have an unlimited budget. It can inspire some decorating ideas, but I wouldn't count on being able to copy these designs if you are on a budget. Just enjoy it for the photos.
Rated By: C. Roy
From: Maine Reader
Comments: Gorgeous! 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!
Rated By: D. Morton
Comments: Preston Bailey's Fantasy Weddings 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.
Rated By: J. C. Orberg "j orberg"
From: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Comments: Congratulations Mr. Bailey! I was really enchanted, when I first saw the book at a decorator's office. Mr. Bailey's good taste and criativity are shown in every project of this book, one completely different from the other. It has good ideas to brides and also to party decorators. The pictures are excellent and the book is very well written. Fantasy Weddings is a must have to anyone interested in flower decoration or anyone who likes to see beauty in life.
Rated By: Ms. A. J. Walker
Comments: Amazing Ideas with flowers! 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.
Rated By: D. Winchester
Comments: outstanding This book is absolutely amazing. The pictures are beautiful. While this book may not be for the "average joe" party, you can definitely take away some great ideas. The scale of the these events is overwhelming and yet every detail is well-planned and executed. Everyone I have shown this book to is blown away.
Rated By: Cas Rae
Comments: Wowie Zowie If you're into over the top...then this is for you. I received it as an engagement gift and I just think that the work is beautiful & well done. I can't afford it, but that doesn't mean that Preston Baily isn't the master : )