The World’s Preeminent Event Designer

That belongs to MR. PRESTON BAILEY! four thumbs up for him!

do you know who he is? below is his photo..

Mr. Preston Bailey and his creation

Mr. Preston Bailey and his creation

well, let me fill u in with one article abt him in The Jakarta Post..

“Panamanian-born Bailey came to New York City in his youth and, thanks to his tall good looks, modeled and then ran a men’s clothing boutique. He remains toned and handsome in his late 50s.

He also has an easy charm and gracious manner that allowed him to become a florist after the boutique folded. One thing led to another; he met and befriended the comedian Joan Rivers (he has called her his mentor), who nudged him into a career in organizing events for the rich and famous.

Make that very rich and very famous: He is on the speed dial of some of the biggest names in entertainment, having put together Oprah Winfrey’s 50th birthday celebration and arranged the Trumps’ nuptials, among many others. He also has written several books on entertaining with style and luxury.”

Preston Bailey memiliki originalitas dalam berkreasi. Dia sangat amat kreatif! Bunga-bunga yang biasa saja bisa dia rangkai hingga terlihat begitu mempesona.

candle and flowers

candle and flowers

 This candle-flowers thingy was presented for the Biyan’s fashion show months ago. Biyan, a prominent Indonesian designer collaborating with Preston Bailey for the whole decoration. Catwalk nya di design bagaikan sebuah meja panjang besar. Dimana rangkaian bunga dibentuk sehingga mirip dengan kue-kue yang ditempatkan di pinggir catwalk tersebut. Beautiful!

fire-y flowers

fire-y flower

giant peacock

giant peacock

This giant peacock is made of polystyrene, steel, silk, plants and soil, which is on display as part of Spring Renaissance, in Covent Garden on May 13, 2008 in London, England.

exquisite!

exquisite!

this is what u called beautiful

this is what u called beautiful

“this tree is a special native tree found in the Carribean which is hung with Swarovski fine crystal (they are not round balls, but octagons which are narrow from the side and reflect more light), orchids and pot shaped glass votive cups. These fine Swarovski crystal octagons reflect more light and sparkle than any other crystal due to the finest precision cutting known to man.”

wedding venue

wedding venue

Some of you might think that being an event designer is not that hard. yes, decorating things is not hard. But Preston Bailey has been successful in bringing several elements together to form one whole beautiful thing.  Preston Bailey does not just decorate rooms. He gives soul to the whole event with the decoration. That is his value-added and differntiate him from any other event designers. He pays attention to small details, something that some of us might just ignore. Also, he only uses the best quality stuffs! For example, he has purchased his flower materials from Holland for these years. That is because Holland has the best quality of flowers. He also almost always goes over the top with his flowers arragement. That is his signature work. That also makes it almost impossible for people to copy his work. It is simply just too hard! What’s even cooler about him is about how he always remind people that having nice decoration doesnt always mean huge cost. He reminds people to be always creative with tight budget.  

This can be one more example to remind us that being creative is not enough! You also have to do the hard work and keep on studying.

 

PS: Dear Mr. Bailey,
will you do the honor of being event designer for my future wedding day puhleaaaaaaaaaaase? 😀

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