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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Packed with gorgeous, full-page and double-spread photographs taken at ten different entertaining occasions, this oversized book presents Preston Bailey's floral creations in all their outrageous and beautiful glory. 150 color photos.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 2nd 2006 by Bulfinch
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Betty loves  Books
I own all bar possibly two of Preston Baileys titles. This book is filled with the most amazing, beautiful floral designs and elegant place settings in glorious colour. However my big issue with this book, Preston gives nothing away; No instructions, no how to do and no floral design terminology just pictures and the thoughts from the male diva himself. Don't get me wrong I love his work but with the high price tag for a single book being taken out of my purse I feel I've been robbed. The NY Flo...more
Here is my low-brow review of a book that documents high class weddings and events...

First of all, the title should be Perspirations as the reader will most likely experience an elevated heart rate and high blood pressure while calculating the amount of time, physical exertion, flowers, and money it would take to pull off these events.

Preston Bailey is considered "The" event planner for the elite. This book is a collection of various events that Bailey fashioned. Each chapter chronicles a partic...more
Gina Bégin
Over the top creations, but beautiful beyond words. I can't imagine how breath-taking actually being in the midst of one of his creations would be. Not realistic for home entertaining (obviously!) but with some creativity, the ideas can be adapted to home use.
an inspiration, indeed! page after page of gorgeous floral artistry.
I learned that I have a long way to go.
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