New York Study Trip – Part 2

Continuing our review of the New York study trip………

Thursday, 11th October

Following our meeting with Ceci New York we went on to see Preston Bailey which of course was incredibly exciting for us. His studio was a visual delight and we took time to admire the welcome plaque before having our meeting with him. I have lots of his books here at Dream Occasions and love browsing through the abundance of floral delights.

Preston was as interested in learning about us, the UKAWP and the UK wedding industry as we were learning about his clients, wedding design and business acumen. It was fascinating hearing about the trends in New York and how he viewed the wedding industry. I wish you could fully appreciate how gorgeous his boardroom table was, a glass top filled with silk flowers, beautiful.

We picked up some insightful business tips and I know it encouraged us all in the path we are taking – especially our view on how unethical taking commission is.

He showed us a book he has written to be published in January called “Dear Preston”, this book was amazingly helpful and I hope to include with course literature for the UKAWP in 2013.

If you ever needed proof you can be NICE and SUCCESSFUL,Preston is it.

To be continued……………….

Photo CreditAndri Benson


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