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Colin Cowie Wedding Chic: 1,001 Ideas for Every Moment of Your Celebration

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When you imagine your wedding, what do you see?

Maybe you dream of exchanging vows before an intimate gathering of family and friends at sunset, followed by a chic and elegant dinner under the stars in balmy weather. You can practically see yourself at the altar, taste the cuisine, smell the gardenias, and feel the music playing when you join your guests to party at the rec
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 23rd 2008 by Potter Style
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Lana.
Jun 30, 2011 Lana. rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Someone just starting their wedding planning and want to see just how glamourous it can be
Shelves: fashion, wedding
Beautiful photos of some of the chic-est and most coordinated weddings I've seen, with upbeat text from (celebrity?) wedding/event planner Colin Cowie.

While the photos were beautiful, I realised quite quickly the book's main vision didn't match what I had already had in mind for my wedding. The focus is definitely toward larger, grander weddings, that drip with luxury (which I guess would match the "Chic" in the title). Separate sections for flowers, stationary and other paper, linens & oth
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Myridian
Jan 05, 2010 Myridian rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction, marriage
This book presents Colin Cowie's recommendations for how to design and put on the production that he considers a wedding to be. I wasn't sold on the whole idea. In fact, there were a number of statements that I read that I just thought must be a joke. Cowie kept referring to "your wedding vision." Now, I'm all for a fun and meaningful wedding, but that idea that every detail must be designed and spent money on just strikes me as the marketing that women (largely, though some men too) buy into ab ...more
Mazzou B
Sep 21, 2015 Mazzou B rated it really liked it
Shelves: want-to-own
This is an amazing book. In winter 2008 my sisters and I helped host a wedding shower and enjoyed studying all the details about weddings! Since this year I was fondly reminiscing on those times and wished to duplicate the delightful feeling of weddings, I checked out several new books from our library. This one is packed with incredible, unbelievable wedding ideas! You certainly get your money's worth with this book. Although most of the ideas are a little too expensive and elabourate for the a ...more
Gretchen
May 11, 2010 Gretchen rated it liked it
Well, I guess if you have money to spare Colin Cowie has some great ideas, such as a silver champagne bucket filled with a dozen bottles of Cristal. Some of the pictures were bad as well, not what you would expect from a high end wedding. All in all, it is good inspiration that can translate in to realistic events.
Ruhegeist
Mar 16, 2010 Ruhegeist rated it it was ok
Recommended to Ruhegeist by: Lisa Burgess
skimmed it in 2 minutes, was horrified, will completely disregard and do my own thing. sure its a perfectly helpful book for those who want the over the top wedding and it has pretty pictures but not for me who wants a tiny family/close friends party with a quick 'i do' tossed in at some point.
Tina
Nov 28, 2012 Tina rated it it was ok

Wonderful photos, but every idea in this book is crazy-lavish and expensive, expensive, EXPENSIVE ! Not what I had in mind for my wedding. Custom dyed silk ribbons? Sterling silver champagne buckets? Full orchestra? Firework displays? Live acrobat performers? I don't think so.
Lauren
Nov 16, 2009 Lauren rated it it was ok
Bleh, not my decorating taste at all. Too expensive and too... over-the-top cable wedding show. This will definitely be a great book for some people, it just wasn't for me.
Mandy
Jul 17, 2010 Mandy rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, wedding
Should be renamed "how to be gaudy and show little taste"
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