Celebrity Event Designer Preston Bailey Partners With Weddingstar To Provide Brides With Signature Tabletop Accessories
MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA, CANADA (March 6, 2012) - Weddingstar, one of the world’s leading designers, manufactures and retailers of wedding accessories, has announced a partnership with Preston Bailey, the international wedding and event design icon. Mr. Bailey will design an exclusive collection of wedding reception tabletop accessories. The Preston Bailey Tabletop Collection is expected to appear worldwide at retail in Fall 2012.
Weddingstar will manufacture and distribute the Preston Bailey Tabletop Collection to national, regional and specialty retailers around the world with particular concentration in the U.S., Canada, UK, Russia and Australia. An anticipated 3,000 retail outlets will offer the Preston Bailey Tabletop Collection. Direct-to-consumer sales will be available at www.weddingstar.com.
The initial three-year agreement is a first for both entities. It marks the first occasion that Weddingstar has invited an internationally-recognized event designer to create a signature line of products, and it is also the first time that Preston Bailey has used his artistic vision to create tabletop accessories for world-wide retail distribution. Together, Weddingstar and Mr. Bailey intend to transform the wedding planning experience for brides around the world.
“Our partnership with Preston Bailey will help brides create a Preston Bailey experience for their reception with tabletop accents that are as distinctive and as memorable as is every bride's wedding,” says Rick Brink, President of Weddingstar. The initial launch will include reception table items such as vases, candleholders, candelabras, place card holders and chair treatments. Not all of the durable materials and production finishes have been chosen at this time. Additional design details, as well as a few select pieces from the collection, will be unveiled prior to the official launch.
Preston Bailey's one-of-a-kind wedding creations are legendary and he is renowned for transforming generic spaces into spectacular, theatrical experiences. Mr. Bailey’s partnership with Weddingstar will be a multi-tiered product introduction and will give brides the incredible opportunity to select decorative wedding items designed by Preston and augmented with instructions. At long last, everyone can add The Preston Touch™ to their wedding decor.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Weddingstar, a company I have long admired for their impressive selection of quality wedding products and accessories,” says Preston Bailey. “This is a wonderful opportunity to inspire couples and offer practical, accessible solutions. Every bride deserves to have her dream wedding, and we want to help.”
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.
About Weddingstar Inc
Weddingstar is one of the world’s leading designers, manufactures and retailers of wedding favors and accessories and is dedicated to providing quality service to brides around the globe - with shipping into over 70 countries and distribution points in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and Russia. With over 3,000 product offerings, Weddingstar’s ever-expanding selection of bridal products includes wedding accessories, wedding centerpieces, wedding cake toppers and personalized napkins. Eighty percent of their products feature exclusive designs inspired by Weddingstar’s talented design team and design partners. With almost 30 years of experience in the wedding industry, and having received numerous business awards, Weddingstar has earned a reputation as the source for ‘Putting the Wow into Weddings.’ For more information please visit www.weddingstar.com.