Celebrity Event Designer Preston Bailey Partners
with the Wedding Planning Institute to Offer
Expert Wedding & Event Design Course to
Accredited Colleges Across the U.S.
June 23, 2010 12:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The world-renowned design icon Preston Bailey has joined forces
with Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute the industry leader in certification and training for wedding and event
professionals. Together, they will create and launch the first event design course of its kind, based on Bailey's 30-
years of experience with celebrities such as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna
Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump and others.
Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design course will allow students to experience the step-by-step
processes and techniques utilized by one of the globe's leading wedding and event experts, industry pioneer Bailey.
This new course is a comprehensive “how-to” for the industry, providing real behind-the-scenes footage,
photographs and documentation, including insights into the wizardry that can make a wedding a one-of-a-kind,
magical event for a couple and their guests.
Starting August 15, 2010, Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design course will be rolling out to nearly
2,000 local academic institutions around the country, including University of Texas in Arlington, Miami-Dade
College, University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and Brooklyn College. Dependent upon each school's
administration, the course will be available to both full-time college students in regular classroom environments and
adults in continuing education programs. It will also be made directly available to students through an online program
hosted by The Wedding Planning Institute.
"Event design has been a life changing experience for me," said Bailey, founder of Preston Bailey Designs. “I am
excited to share my passion for design by working with the experienced team at The Wedding Planning Institute. It's
a privilege to help others harness their talents to create weddings and other events that are truly unforgettable
"It's an extraordinary opportunity for career-oriented individuals with a love for design and events to learn from the
best,” said Cho Phillips, executive director and founder of The Wedding Planning Institute. "In many ways Preston is
making dreams come true by teaching and sharing with others how to be successful in this industry."
The full course tuition, including all four of Preston Bailey’s wedding and event design books, online curriculum and
community access, and certification exam fee will be $1,195.00. The course will be available in English or Spanish.
For students taking Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design course along with the Wedding Planning
Institute’s Certified Wedding and Event Planner certification course, total tuition will be $2,095.00. Payment plan
options will be available for the bundled courses.
Prospective students can begin enrolling today by visiting: www.weddingplanninginstitute.com/prestonbailey.
About Preston Bailey Designs:
Preston Bailey has been lauded as one of the world's premiere event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years
of experience under the auspices of his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs (www.prestonbailey.com), he is
best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments,
translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring reality. His one-of-kind events have attracted such clients as:
Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine
Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump and others. Also an author, he has written four bestselling books entitled Design for
Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations and his newest book, Celebrations was released by Rizzoli in October
'09. Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs maintains international offices in Indonesia and the
About The Wedding Planning Institute:
The Wedding Planning Institute, a division of Lovegevity.com, Inc., is the industry leader in certification and training
for wedding and event professionals. LWPI has established an academic network of nearly 2,000 colleges and
universities in the United States, as well as a network of international colleges offering LWPI’s Wedding & Event
Planning Certification. Established in 1997 by Cho Phillips, LWPI was founded with the sole purpose of providing
an academic career path for aspiring wedding and social event planners. In addition to the online curriculum, students
can attend classes at a local college or university and learn from an established Wedding/Event Planner who has
been in business in the local market for a minimum of five years. Students receive hands-on training, assist at real
weddings/events, meet with guest speakers such as local vendors, and attend site/venue tours. Upon graduation,
LWPI students are positioned to join an existing business, participate in non-paid internships, receive job placement
assistance, or start their own business.
For Preston Bailey Designs
Laura Goldberg, 347-683-1859