Top 50 Event Designers 2019: Preston Bailey

The New York-based Bailey on creating never-seen-before designs.

“Our goal was to transform Jio Garden into an enchanted garden using floral art installations. Rather than arranging flowers, we sculpted larger-than-life installations with individual flowers.” Pictured: Wedding reception in India
“Our goal was to transform Jio Garden into an enchanted garden using floral art installations. Rather than arranging flowers, we sculpted larger-than-life installations with individual flowers.”

Pictured: Wedding reception in India

Dsc 8564Photo: Courtesy of Preston BaileySince opening his studio in 1980, Bailey (@prestonrbailey) has become a stalwart within the event industry, continuing to execute lush settings with an emphasis on bold floral installations for a client roster that includes royal families, celebrities, and big-name brands. The New York-based designer also runs the PB Protégé program where students can learn and network. Bailey says that his "hope is always to continue to create designs and services never seen before. Not easy in this market. All our work is beginning to look the same."

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