We all need inspiration and we all get it from different places. Here at the Wedding Boot Camp there are many planners we admire and aspire to and we’ve shared our favourites with you here, so you too can also be inspired by some of these industry greats:
Colin Cowie – party planner to the stars and author of Wedding Chic. He has experience designing lavish events for rich and famous clients such as Hugh Hefner, Kelsey Grammer and Lisa Kudrow. But his popularity lies in the fact that he takes an egalitarian approach to lifestyle and events. He offers ideas and guidelines for creating the perfect event or look, but doesn’t issue edicts. He keeps in mind that not everyone has a celebrity-level budget, and encourages people to do what’s right for them, above all else.
Preston Bailey – is an internationally celebrated event designer and wedding planner with clients that include Donald Trump, Middle East Royalty and Oprah Winfrey. He is known for his flamboyant style and eye for colour which he brings to every event. He began his career as a floral couturier. After several years of building his reputation not only as a brilliant designer, but also for delivering exceptional service to his well-heeled clientele, Preston had the good fortune of meeting Joan Rivers, who has been his mentor & angel ever since. Joan asked him to design and produce her daughter Melissa’s wedding. This extravaganza exploded Preston onto the press circuit and celebrity event designer world.
David Tutera – has been awarded titles such as ‘Best Celebrity Wedding Planner’ and Top 25 Trendsetters of the Year. His clients include Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey,the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites. He is is hailed as an artistic visionary whose inspiration, imagination, and innovation creates the latest trends in weddings.
Mindi Weiss – is one of the most sought after event planners & lifestyle experts in the United States. Mindy began her career in party planning by creating custom invitations for social events. Her clients recognized her creativity and at their urging, she officially opened Mindy Weiss Party Consultants in 1992. Today, Mindy is best known for her creative and unusual ideas, her unexpected decor accents and her exquisite attention to every last detail. She is well-known for creating weddings and parties for clients including: Ellen Degeneres & Portia Rossi, Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz; Eva Longoria & Tony Parker; Heidi Klum & Seal; Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale; Shaunie & Shaquille O’Neal; Jackie & Adam Sandler; Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley; Kate Beckinsale & Len Weisman; Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey; and Trista & Ryan of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” televised wedding.
Sasha Souza – is an expert wedding coordinator and event planner in several magazines including Modern Bride, InStyle Weddings, Elegant Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Wedding Style. She is considered to be among the top event designers and wedding coordination companies in the nation and is recognized for creating unique, fun and amazing event experiences whether they be extraordinary destination weddings or exclusive celebrity events. She creates experiences that are filled with emotion and a lingering sense of awe. Clients are encouraged to take inspiration from dreams, movies, novels or far away lands. Every detail and desire is brought to life.
Marcy Blum – is a world-renowned event planner and entertaining expert who crafts every event with her own unique brand of elegance, talent and an almost-preternatural ability to visualize space. With attention to detail and a flair for the unimaginable, Marcy creates events that stimulate the senses and awe guests. She has orchestrated lavish functions for Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Carl Icahn, Salmon Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi, Billy Joel and Katie Lee, the Rockefeller family and Regis and Joy Philbin. In 1986, Marcy launched her eponymous company, Marcy Blum Associates, beginning with corporate events and evolving into social events and particularly weddings.