Preston Bailey Weddings
Preston Bailey Weddings are best described as extravaganzas. This Valentine’s Day will be no exception as the brilliant design team will shine atop the Empire State Building.
Preston Bailey is recognized as the premiere wedding and event design icon. On February 14th Preston Bailey Designs will create the spectacular decor for the Annual Empire State Building Wedding Sweepstakes. Three lucky couples will win their dream wedding held at the top of the Empire State Building. And what makes this year’s event the most spectacular in its 19-year history is Preston Bailey will wed his partner Theo Bleckman. To add a special flair to the wedding, their dear friend Joan Rivers will officiate the ceremony.
This year’s event is particularly special to SerafinoSays since the team at Preston Bailey selected little ol’ me to create the memorable hairstyles for each of the four wedding parties. (All hairstyles below were styled by me…Hee-Hee!)
For those of you that don’t know, I have assembled an exciting and unprecedented portfolio in bridal hair. I have styled the bridal hair for over 15 covers of Brides magazine, the world’s leading wedding publication. One of my most memorable covers of Brides was the prestigious 75th Anniversary edition, which is Brides magazine most successful issue worldwide and widely considered the iconic bridal image. I was even shocked, then thrilled at the sight of the image on a billboard while traveling in Thailand on a photo shoot.
My most recent celebrity wedding came this summer when I was honored to style the hair for Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, which was featured on the cover of People magazine.
I have been fortunate to style hair for nearly every imaginable situation, but I admit to having a special place in my heart for bridal hair. Being so intimately involved with a bride’s family and friends on a woman’s most memorable day has become some of the highlights of my career.
And if all this excitement was not enough, Preston Bailey’s team selected Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Cosenza for the Empire State Building Wedding Sweepstakes. You have probably all seen Lauren applying makeup to VS Angels in numerous videos for Victoria’s Secret, or while flipping through the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine you caught a glimpse of her makeup tips, or enjoyed reading one of her “Beauty Dares” on Makeup.com. But my guess is you know her from her notorious beauty blog Divaliscousblog.com
To round out the glam squad, Lauren has brought on the super talented Christina Amador, an award winning bridal beauty makeup artist!
How lucky am I to work with these incredibly talented super stars!
About Preston Bailey and Preston Bailey Designs
Preston Bailey is recognized as the premiere event designer and taste maker and has more than 30 years of wedding and event experience under the auspices of his namesake company, Preston Bailey Designs. He is best known for his ability to completely transform generic (sometimes no more than a shell) spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring reality. His one-of-kind events have attracted such notable individual clients as Donna Karan, Jennifer Hudson, Matt Lauer, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Uma Thurman, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Catherine Zeta-Jones as well as members of several royal families. In August 2010, Preston partnered with Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute to create the first-of-its-kind online course, which was later adopted by over 2,000 academic institutions. Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design certification program offers students the opportunity to learn the step-by-step process and techniques utilized by this industry pioneer. As a follow-up, Preston launched a Floral Design Course series in February 2012.
As an author, Preston has written five bestselling books: Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations, Celebrations and Flowers, which was published by Rizzoli in September 2011 and is already in its second printing. Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs is a privately-held company and maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.