Preston Bailey

An enchanted forest themed hall awaits its guests. Bailey included petite candle lit lanterns and petals to conceptualize his incorporation of Mother Nature.

Finding Inspiration in Mother Nature

Throughout the intricate world of event planning, attention to detail is ubiquitous. Stemming from the event planning stage to the event execution stage, each choice of flower, material, and concept is synergistic with the event’s theme and style. What better way is there to become inspired than to immerse ourselves into Mother Nature? Regardless of the event, whether it is a wedding, bar mitzvah, or brit milah, one can ameliorate the atmospheric feel of the event by considering the tones, colors, and lighting that the outside world has to offer.

An illusion of a star filled sky engulfing a candle lit soiree. White linens and chairs depict a feeling of purity and tranquility.
An illusion of a star filled sky engulfing a candle lit soiree. White linens and chairs depict a feeling of purity and tranquility.

One of the most renowned event planning experts, Preston Bailey, has provided insight with regards to the incorporation of nature into an event. Preston Bailey, now a resident of New York, was born in Panama, a country enriched with green forests, crystalline waters, and breathtaking sunsets. He explains how he has incorporated the magic of nature with his event planning experience, in order to set the tone for a magnificent, one of a kind event.

Celebrating a large variety of the colors of nature, this green, brown and white setting offer hints of violet and fuchsia to embellish the canopy.
Celebrating a large variety of the colors of nature, this green, brown and white setting offer hints of violet and fuchsia to embellish the canopy.

“Mother Nature is a magnificent designer and I love to incorporate her wonder into my own work” says the expert. Preston Bailey confirms that growing up engulfed by nature had a positive impact on the way he designs events. Nevertheless, his top priority is to listen to his clients’ dreams and fantasies, and he constantly involves aspects of nature into the themes. His unique style is centered on customization, where each event has its individualistic tones, taken from the client’s personality, taste, and traditions. “Because I am always so inspired by nature, I do love to infuse the spirit of the season in which an event will take place into my designs,” says Bailey. Examples include fall tones of orange and burgundy, and spring color schemes of lavender mixed with touches of light blue. He adds, “I really enjoy working with fabrics, crystals, flowers, and anything created by Mother Nature. I prefer heavy materials that are rich in texture. I am best known for making statements, and I love anything that makes a statement.”

Bailey has added the “wow factor” by his attention to detail. Flooring is adorned with purple and yellow flowers.
Bailey has added the “wow factor” by his attention to detail. Flooring is adorned with purple and yellow flowers.

One of the most renowned event planning experts, Preston Bailey, has provided insight with regards to the incorporation of nature into an event.

One can also take advantage of the outside greenery as part of the decorations. As Preston Bailey has noticed from Mother Nature, one can use green bushes as part of the decoration, aligning dark brown tones and pastel colors into the event theme. These colors, all found in nature, will evoke a sense of tranquility and warmth. For an event taking place outdoors at night, the instilment of lanterns and candles with light colored petals will lead the way towards the canopy. Even on a chilly night, guests will feel they are in a warm atmosphere filled with a wide array of delectable flowers.

In this fall themed event, touches of red and orange stand out from a silver design. Branches create the idea of an outdoor setting even during colder temperatures.
In this fall themed event, touches of red and orange stand out from a silver design. Branches create the idea of an outdoor setting even during colder temperatures.

Preston Bailey’s illustrious experience in event planning and his diversified style of design has allowed the public to learn greatly from him. He had the opportunity to design Joan Rivers’ daughter’s wedding and has engaged in numerous projects throughout his busy schedule. Besides his updated blog, he has taught courses in The Wedding Planning Institute, has written books, hosted TV shows and continues to surprise the public with his original ideas. His key to success is his passion. About this he says, “I love what I do and I am passionate about what I do, and I fall in love with every new possibility. I have also been fortunate to surround myself with a talented staff that can support all of my ventures and adventures.”

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Playing around with the complementary colors of yellow and purple create the center stage for this sit down dinner. Lavender flowers and yellow lighting portray a cozy and original sense of style.

With an extensive list of VIP clients ranging from Oprah Winfrey, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Jennifer Hudson to Ivanka Trump and Joan Rivers, he has grasped what the ultimate meaning of event design is: to translate the client’s dreams into a luscious soiree, as if entering an enchanted forest. He has been known to use a picturesque tree as a statement piece, as the basis of his inspiration. Preston Bailey, upholding Mother Nature’s elegant simplicity, has now partnered with Weddingstar, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and retailers of wedding accessories, including Preston Bailey’s Tabletop Collection.

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So whether it is an intimate dinner party or a luscious wedding, less is more; so why not look to nature to create the perfect event?

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