January 1, 1970


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September 25, 2012 (New York) – International event and wedding designer Preston Bailey announces the launch of his first ever, floral design courses.

Preston Bailey’s “Fundamentals of Flower Design” and “Designing for the Table” are now accepting students from all over the world for online instruction and college classroom instruction across the United States and Canada.

These new courses provide continuing education credits and a career path for anyone looking to excel in the event planning industry, including beginners with no floral experience, to working professionals, looking to take their career to the
next level.

Preston Bailey’s Floral Design Courses integrate the latest online learning technologies to reach beyond the traditional classroom environment to bring the curriculum to individuals around the world. Students learn the step-by-step process and techniques utilized by one of the world's leading wedding and event designers.

Tuition for the online program is $1,190 US for Preston Bailey’s “Fundamentals of Flower Design” (PBFD1) and $1,490 US for “Designing for the Table” (PBFD2).  Tuition includes lab fees, flowers, one-on-one time with an instructor, a copy of Preston’s most recent book Flowers, and online access to the student center, library, and the curriculum. Students can enroll at www.WeddingPlanningInstitute.com.

Tuition for college classroom instruction across the United States and Canada will vary depending on the host educational institution. For a list of participating schools please visit www.WeddingPlanningInstitute.com.

For the first time, students and professionals can benefit from Preston Bailey’s 30-plus year career.  "Flowers are one of the most breathtaking and versatile elements I use in creating memorable events," says Preston. “It's exciting to share my experience with industry newcomers and seasoned florists.”

Students will learn the skills and techniques used by Preston to create his awe- inspiring floral designs and installations.  Preston's one-of-a-kind events have attracted such notable individual clients as Donna Karan, Jennifer Hudson, Matt Lauer, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Uma Thurman, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Catherine Zeta-Jones as well as members of several royal families.
“Fundamentals of Flower Design”
Preston Bailey Floral Design Course 1 (PBFD1)
Online Tuition is $1,190 US
Floral design is an integral part of every Preston Bailey event.  PBFD1 offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals to being a florist.  This course is designed for beginners who have no experience with flowers, flower arranging,
or floral design.  Students learn the skills of being a good professional floral designer. They gain a strong foundation in the basics, which prepares them for learning the more complex techniques of Preston's unique floral designs.
“Designing for the Table”
Preston Bailey Floral Design Course 2 (PBFD2)
Online Tuition is $1,490 US
As a designer, Preston Bailey is a pioneer of innovative floral art design. He has created this advanced curriculum for students with an intermediary understanding of working as a florist who want to take their skills to a new level. From designing tabletop displays to creating floral sculptures, Preston guides students through his design techniques and process. Guided by step-by-step instruction, students learn the intricacies of creating Preston's awe-inspiring floral creations.

Preston Bailey and Preston Bailey Designs
Preston Bailey is recognized as the premiere event and wedding designer with more than 30 years of experience under the auspices of his namesake company, Preston Bailey Designs, Inc. He is best known for his ability to completely transform generic (sometimes no more than a shell) spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring reality.

In August 2010, Preston partnered with Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute to create the first-of-its-kind online course. Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design certificate training program offers students the opportunity to learn
the step-by-step process and techniques utilized by this industry pioneer.  As an extension of the exiting courses, Preston now launches a Floral Design Course series.

Also recently announced is a new, signature collection of event and wedding reception tabletop accessories to be launched in 2013 with Weddingstar.

As an author, Preston has written five bestselling books: Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations, Celebrations and Flowers, which was published by Rizzoli in September 2011 and is already in its second printing. His forthcoming book is Dear Preston: Doing Business With Our Hearts (Greenleaf, 2013). Preston Bailey Designs is a privately held company with headquarters in New York City and international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.

For more information please visit www.prestonbailey.com.  Follow Preston Bailey on Facebook and on Twitter  @prestonrbailey.

The Wedding Planning Institute
Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI), a division of Lovegevity.com, Inc., is the industry leader in certification and training for wedding and event professionals. LWPI has established an academic network of nearly 2,000 colleges and universities in the United States, as well as a network of international colleges offering LWPI’s Wedding & Event Planning Certification. Established in 2004 by Cho Phillips, LWPI was founded with the sole purpose of providing an academic career path for aspiring wedding and social event planners.   LWPI graduates are positioned to join an existing business, participate in internships, receive job placement assistance, or start their own business.

Lovegevity.com, Inc., is a privately held company founded in 1997 and headquartered in Roseville, California. For more information please visit www.lovegevity.com. Follow LWPI on Facebook @LWPIEvents and on Twitter @LWPI.

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