When you imagine your wedding, what do you see? Maybe you dream of exchanging vows before an intimate gathering of family and friends at sunset, followed by a chic and elegant dinner under the stars in balmy weather. You can practically see yourself at the altar, taste the cuisine, smell the gardenias, and feel the music playing when you join your guests to party at the reception. But before your wedding comes together with all the romance and glamour you ve imagined, you ll need to make decisions about the details. Is your color scheme bold and rich or soft and ethereal? Will you be married in your mother's garden at the end of a serpentine path or on an exotic beach with the ocean crashing in the background? Do you desire an elegant sit-down dinner or a fabulous cocktail party with a great DJ who keeps the party going late into the night? With so many choices, it can be hard to decide where to begin. Now there's no reason to get overwhelmed, because wedding designer extraordinaire Colin Cowie is by your side every step of the way. In "Colin Cowie Wedding Chic," he shows how to weave a thread of style throughout your celebration, from determining the overall feeling and mood to the smallest and most personal details of the event. Following inspirational introductions from Colin about every part of your celebration, each detail is captured with magnificent photographs: bouquets; ceremony decor; centerpieces; reception decor; food and drink; cakes; invitations, favors, and gifts; appearance for the bride, groom, and attendants; ritual and ceremony; and music and after-party. Brimming with the kind of style that has made Colin the number one wedding planner in the world for celebrities, heads of state, and even royals, "Wedding Chic" finally gathers all of the options in one dazzling, easy-to-reference place. With photographs of more than 1,001 gorgeous details, it is simply the most comprehensive, varied, and beautiful resource a bride-to-be could ever wish for one that is certain to make the wedding a celebration to remember forever.
About the Author
COLIN COWIE's renowned parties have made him a favorite of Oprah Winfrey, countless celebrities, heads of state, and royalty--and secured his place as one of the most sought-after event planners in the world. He appears regularly on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The Early Show" and is a frequent contributor to "O, the Oprah Magazine," He has been featured frequently on "Entertainment Tonight," and in "USA Today," the "New York Times," "Brides," and "People" on etiquette, home design, entertaining, and other aspects of living well. Born in Zambia and raised in South Africa, Colin now resides in New York.