Preston Bailey is a Panamanian floral designer and party planner with over 30 years of experience in the floral art sector. He currently lives in New York, though that doesn’t stop him from working all over the world.
In this article, experts from Verdissimo, the leading producer of preserved plants and flowers, will tell you all about Preston Bailey: how he started working in this sector, which celebrities he’s worked with and what his work focuses on.
How did Preston Bailey start working as a floral designer?
Floral artist Preston Bailey started working in the sector at age 19, when he was going through tough economic times. His friend, the designer Vicente Wolf, helped him by offering him a position where he would create floral compositions for his clients.
At this moment, designer Bailey discovered his great talent for handling flowers and creating figures. During these years, he met the actress and presenter Joan Rivers, who made sure he met Oprah Winfrey, one of the celebrities responsible for promoting his career.
Preston Bailey, event guru
The designer specializes in decorating large events. He can create a unique atmosphere, full of magic. His creative abilities are so great that he’s reached the point where he only charges for his ideas, so they’re not stolen, something that the media tells us has already happened to him.
He holds great prestige nationally and internationally, which is why he currently does more than “in situ” decoration. Bailey offers decoration and event planning courses. Also, the designer has written several books that talk about event decoration, as well as his inspiration, something key to this sector.
Which celebrities have used Preston Bailey’s services?
On Preston Bailey’s client list, we find everyone from politicians, fashion designers and even well-known actors… Some of the most notable are the following: Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump, Jennifer Hudson, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liza Minelli, and the previously mentioned Joan Rivers and Oprah Winfrey, among others.
If you want to learn more about other great designers on the national and international scene, we recommend reading the following articles: “Fernando Oriol, an artist of steel”, “Karen Tran, an internationally-acclaimed floral designer”, “Azuma Makoto, a pioneer in floral design” and “Nicolai Bergmann, one of the best floral artists in Japan”.
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