Designer Profile: Preston Bailey


Preston Bailey actively engages with his audience on a variety of party, wedding, and design topics through his daily blog. He is a published author of several event planning books, offering even more resources for his audience.

Transform the Ordinary to Extraordinary

Nearly any commonplace room or space has the potential to be transformed into a breathtaking atmosphere. Preston Bailey is known around the world for such transformations, where the “before and after” settings of an environment are so different from each other, you could almost believe Bailey’s work is nothing short of magic. Preston Bailey has nearly 35 years of wisdom and skill in the art of event planning and design, and has planned events to the tastes of various celebrities, royal families, CEOs, and of course, anyone who desires an unforgettable party experience for the host and their guests.


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Mother’s Day Picture Frame Centerpiece

Simple Table setup

Have you gotten your Mother’s day gifts yet? Mother’s Day is right around the corner and before you know it the day will be here and you will still be left with no gift. This happens many times because one may not know what gift to get. Luckily for you we put together an easy DIY gift. This picture frame centerpiece is the perfect gift because it is personalized and made with love for the one you care about. You can choose whether you want to use quotes like we did or photos for a more personalized look.

Watch how we set up this simple beautiful table here!


  • 4 Picture Frames
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Pictures or quotes
  • Vase preferably the size of the picture frames
  • Flowers


Step 1:

Outline your photo or quote to the size of the the frames and cut them out.



Step 2:

Put all photos or quotes in the picture frames.



Step 3:

Glue the edges of the frames to each other to create a box.



Step 4:

Place vase inside the frame box and place flowers in the vase right after. If the flowers are real add water so they last longer. We chose fake ones so they last even longer.




“A mother is like a flower, each one beautiful and unique.”

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Rosette Linen

Many people have really been into rosette linen because of it’s unique look and texture. When using rosette linen you do not need too much for decoration since the linen alone has a lot going on. It’ll transform any basic event into a beautiful elegant one.

Rosette linen can be rented at American Event Rentals as a custom order which only comes in select colors. It can be ordered as runners, toppers, or table cloth.

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Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to get things planned out. Valentine’s Day lands on a perfect date this year so why not get together with those you truly care about. Gather a group of great friends and dine on this lovely Valentines Day themed table.


How to get this look:
White Polyester Linen
Allure Premium Wine or Water Goblet
Allure Premium Flute Champagne
Dinner Plate 10″ Square White
Salad/Dessert Plate 7.5″ Square White
Red Polyester Napkins
White & Black Damask Runner
Red Damask Runner
Silver Chiavari Chairs

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Funfetti Popcorn


It’s December and what better way to celebrate than with a holiday recipe! Funfetti popcorn is an easy and fun recipe to do with the kids or make for an event. We came across this recipe on Cooking Classy‘s website.


  • Popcorn Machine or microwave
  • 1/2 cup popping popcorn kernels, or 2 bags tender white popcorn
  • 1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts (such as Wilton Candy Melts)
  • 1/3 cup of broken pretzel pieces
  • 1 (12 oz) bag green and red Milk Chocolate or Mint M&Ms
  • Red, white, & green sprinkles


  1. Pop popcorn in popcorn machine or microwave if it is packaged in microwave bags
  2. Put popped popcorn, M&Ms, and broken pretzels in a bowl and mix
  3. Melt vanilla candy melts in microwave in 30 seconds stirring after each interval until melted and smooth
  4. Pour half of the candy melts over the popcorn mix and stir
  5. Sprinkle the red, white, and green sprinkles over the mix and stir
  6. Add the rest of the candy melts to the mix and stir and add more sprinkles right after so they stick on before the candy melt hardens
  7. Snap a picture & enjoy!


Popcorn machine can be rented at American Event Rentals.

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Great Advice For Any Bride

If you’re not familiar with Colin Cowie, now might be the time. Recently we found an article of his giving some great tips on how to get an elegant wedding on any budget. This is a great resource for any bride to have on hand when planning a wedding!

The article (click here) gives great tips on what to do without sacrificing the things you really want. His website is also a great place for ideas, tips and products to help brides from every walk of life.

Whether it’s a destination wedding on a tropical island, the opening of the Palm Island Dubai, the gathering of friends at a cathedral in the heart of Florence, the opening of Oprah’s school in South Africa, or an intimate celebration at a private home on the Island of Capri; what sets Colin apart is his experiential approach to design; what you smell, touch, taste, feel and hear are carefully orchestrated to create the ultimate experience for Colin’s clients.

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Event Portfolio: Ace Train Event

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A warehouse may not appear like the ideal place for a business get-together, but with a touch of love and class, an ordinary warehouse can change to a remarkable festive occasion. The Ace Train event is the perfect marriage of industry and elegance. The magnitude of the venue was perfect for not only entertaining a large amount of guests, but for displaying the driving force of their company; the mighty train.

Black, Amethyst, and Regal Purple  round linens (120″) cover the  round tables (120″), and  standing cocktail tables (36″). The purple colors work harmoniously with the red-yellow glow of the lighting fixtures, as well as the orange columns and golden trains. Black resin chairs ring the tables allowing guests to chat and comfortably mingle with each other, and take in the grandeur of the event.

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