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Sunflower Pineapples Flower Sculptures By Preston Bailey (So Cool!)

Sunflower PineapplePhoto: From <i> Inspirations</i>, by Preston Bailey

Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, so Preston Bailey invited guests into this wedding with these larger-than-life faux fruits made out of bright sunflower blooms. "[Together] two ordinary things become fun, conversational pieces that enhance a breezy and warm event," says Preston. An over-the-top installation like this makes the perfect dramatic entrance...

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20+ Creative Ways To Design A Ceremony Arch

Photo: John Labbe // Design: Preston BaileyPhoto: John Labbe
Think of your ceremony as a painting and your wedding arch as the frame. The arch is there to draw attention to the focal point (the vows!) and complement the art. There are so many ways to make your wedding arch unique with flowers, draping, even branches. For this wedding arch, Preston Bailey used... read more

Create Serious Wow With Ribbon!

Photo: John Labbe // Design: Preston BaileyPhoto: John Labbe
My mouth literally dropped when I saw this photo. With a color blocking design and a bold color combo of pink and purple in mind, celebrity event planner, Preston Bailey transformed an otherwise simple ingredients (like a long table and chairs) into a bright unforgettable tablescape. Delicately woven ribbon chairs and a ribbon table runner... read more

A Flower Covered Escort Card Display

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Look for built-in decor around your wedding venue, then highlight it. That's what celebrity event designer Preston Bailey did here. With dozens of lush peonies, hydrangeas, and roses literally transformed this stone garden fountain into a lush floral escort card display. Seriously breathtaking! > Follow Preston read more

Dramatic Red Draping

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I've seen a lot of beautiful reception rooms draped in gauzy white fabric, but swap the fabric color to something darker like red, and you get an incredibly intimate and dramatic effect. Celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey took it a few steps further with flower-accented lanterns, soft lighting and textured red table linens. > Follow... read more

A Water Garden Centerpiece

Water Garden CenterpiecePhoto: John Labbe
"A tablescape that highlights fresh blooms in a water garden, is not only elegant, but a lovely way to bring layers to an intimate setting," says celebrity event planner Preston Bailey. A low rectangular plexiglass container filled with water, flowers, and candles add an element of surprise to an otherwise simple and... read more

A Tissue Paper Flower Centerpiece

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Remember those oversized fabric rosettes we featured a few weeks ago? Well, Preston Bailey -- the king of dramatic focal points -- does it again with this stunning centerpiece entirely out of tissue paper and yarn. The oversized flowers add an Alice in Wonderland vibe to a bright and vibrant reception. This centerpiece pairs perfectly with an over-the-top,... read more

Inspiration of the Day: Wine Glass Chandeliers

Wine Glass ChandelierPhoto: John Labbe
Everyday items can be transformed into extraordinary decor elements. In search of a unique focal point over the dance floor, Preston Bailey custom-created these massive chandeliers entirely out of wine glasses. The result? A sparkling and layered design that glimmered in the candlelight. The blue color wash just added to the surreal and glamourous vibe.... read more

Preston Bailey Got Married On Valentine’s Day!

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Love is in the air! Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey and his long time partner, Theo Bleckmann, wed at The Empire State Building shortly after midnight on Valentine's Day. Bailey is not one for subtlety, so the couple celebrated with a lavish King Kong-themed affair complete with flower-covered Kong statues, backdrops... read more

A Ribboned Ceiling

Ribboned CeilingPhoto: John Labee
This chic lounge by Preston Bailey makes us green with envy! "We wanted to create a glamourous and textured design that would have guests enjoying a luxurious-yet-intimate space," says Preston Bailey. So Bailey and his team took decor to the next-level (literally!) by hanging sea-green ribbon overhead for a show-stopping floor... read more