Dear Preston: Doing Business With Our Hearts: A Practical and Friendly Guide to Running Your Own Creative Service Business
When you run a creative service business, you face a unique set of challenges. Typically you're passionate about what you do, but you probably struggle with problems common to many creative professionals: How do I balance my talent and ideas with the demands of the client? How do I make a living with my art? What can I do to keep clients from going with my dirt-cheap competitor? Preston Bailey, one of the country's top event designers and a leading figure in his industry, answers these and many more in Dear Preston.
Preston Bailey Flowers: Centerpieces, Place Setting, Ceremonies, and Parties
Preston Bailey, one of the world’s preeminent floral and event designers, presents dozens of his most memorable arrangements. From one of the most renowned floral couturiers and event planners working today comes a rich presentation on the art of flower arranging perfect for home decoration and inspiration and of interest to professionals. In his first single-topic book, Preston Bailey shares his philosophy about flower design, walking the reader through the creation of his highly original floral centerpieces and other arrangements with advice on how to achieve the same results.
Preston Bailey Celebrations: Lush Flowers, Opulent Tables, Dramatic Spaces, and Other Inspirations for Entertaining
Celebration. A time when friends and family come together in a breathtakingly beautiful setting to rejoice in one of life’s milestones: a wedding, a birthday, an anniversary. Collected in this book are dozens of the most recent, most extraordinary celebrations created by the unparalleled event planner Preston Bailey. These are events shaped by Bailey’s use of myriad elements, especially his extraordinary work with flowers, but also including architecture, set design, furniture making, lighting and art installations, and even tableware and textile design.
Preston Bailey's Design for Entertaining: Inspiration for Creating the Party of Your Dreams
This ultimate sourcebook guides the reader through the event planning process--from picking a theme, setting the mood, and transforming the space to details such as flowers, lighting, and table settings. 150 full-color photos.
Preston Bailey's book, Fantasy Weddings, is a collection of his favorite weddings and ideas for creating your own fairy tale!
Weddings are the only time that people allow themselves to be something from a fairey tale; the only time that people want to go (and, in fact, give themselves permission to go) where they've never been before. It doesn't have to be an over-the-top elaborate vision – it could be anything. In this book, Preston shares his experience from designing celebrity and high-profile weddings to show brides and grooms-to-be how to create an unforgettable event.
Preston Bailey's book, Design For Entertaining, is your go-to guide for creating awe-inspiring events your guests will never forget!
Whether an event is a birthday, anniversary, a party held by a business firm to honor clients, a fashion show or a wedding every one is a special occasion and cause for celebration. Because parties mark some of life's most important and intimate moments, ensuring the success of such events is a priority for everyone. Sometimes, though, because it matters so much and because there is so much to do, it's hard to know where to begin. In this book, Preston shares his experience and ideas to show how to plan unforgettable events.