Top 50 Event Designers 2019: Colin Cowie

The New York-based Cowie on designing a modern wedding.

“We cheated perspective with an inwards-moving platform and a series of reflective arches that shrank progressively towards the horizon, making guests feel as if they were moving into the sea ahead. The contemporary chuppah was simple and sleek, taking advantage of the gorgeous St. Barth’s scenery by reflecting the beach, and the use of clear chairs kept the ceremony open, airy, and light.' Pictured: Private wedding in St. Barth’s
“We cheated perspective with an inwards-moving platform and a series of reflective arches that shrank progressively towards the horizon, making guests feel as if they were moving into the sea ahead. The contemporary chuppah was simple and sleek, taking advantage of the gorgeous St. Barth’s scenery by reflecting the beach, and the use of clear chairs kept the ceremony open, airy, and light."

Pictured: Private wedding in St. Barth’s
Photo: Colin Miller

Colin Headshot 012 CopyPhoto: Courtesy of Colin Cowie Lifestyle

One of the most recognized designers in the event industry, Cowie (@colincowie) adheres to an experiential approach to his work: What you smell, touch, taste, see, and hear are all brought together to tell a meaningful story. As C.E.O. of his New York-based lifestyle company, Cowie boasts a celeb-filled client roster that includes everyone from Oprah to Kim Kardashian. He also heads up a catering and hospitality company called F.O.O.D. Inc., which stands for Food Of Overwhelming Designation.

Pictured: Private wedding in St. Barth’s: “The head table was serpentine in white lacquer and featured various glass and mirror orbs and ombré hints of blue with the napkins.”Pictured: Private wedding in St. Barth’s: “The head table was serpentine in white lacquer and featured various glass and mirror orbs and ombré hints of blue with the napkins.”Photo: Colin Miller

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