Fri, 6 January 2006
Since I started shooting weddings in the late 80's I have always been fascinated by how floral designers were able to create such beautiful flower arrangements. Then I had the pleasure of working with Preston Bailey who brought my appreciation to a whole new level. To say that Preston Bailey is a floral designer is like saying Pavarotti is a just a singer. Preston Bailey's work in my opinion is magical. I have been lucky enough to work with Preston Bailey on many weddings over the years and I am always amazed at his talent. No one I know can create floral master pieces the way he can. His work truly takes your breath away. When Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones wanted to celebrate the magical moments in their lives, Preston was their first call. I had the chance to interview Preston Bailey in his studio loft in New York City for this podcast. Preston shared with me his philosophy about wedding planning and design. He gives great advice on flower choices, color and texture. Preston describes his choices for particular flowers for many styles of wedding.