Monday, June 15, 2009

Have a Celeb-Style Wedding for Less in Newport R.I.

Have a Celeb-Style Wedding for Less
The Planner: Preston Bailey
If high drama is your style, take a peek at the wedding reception of Donald and Melania Trump, at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. (Trump actually had a ballroom built especially for the occasion!) But you don't have to be a real estate mogul to go for dramatic effect, says event designer Preston Bailey, who worked closely with Trump's bride to create the impression of “old- world elegance with a streak of the dramatic.” Bailey describes the reception's crowning glory as the 12-foot-high table candelabra, layered with roses and hydrangeas and topped with tapers adorned with lush rose-petal garlands. “They beautifully complemented the table arrangements of white roses and gold-rimmed place settings,” says Bailey.
You can go tall and spectacular without breaking the bank, Bailey asserts. “Sleek glass vases, or even tiered dessert stands, can offer the same height and effect at a more affordable cost,” he says. As for cutting costs on the flowers, Bailey recommends choosing a variety of blooms, like roses, daisies and tulips, in the same tones, perhaps in shades of yellow or white. “And there is always the even less-expensive option of using silk versions of roses, orchids, hydrangeas, lisianthus, dahlias and peonies,” he adds.

This bouquet was the inspiration for my last brides flowers!

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