Colin Cowie's Wedding Planner & Keepsake Organizer: The Essential Guide To Planning The Ultimate Wedding

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Colin Cowie has a roster of A-list celebrity clients--but now every modern bride can benefit from his incomparable style, aesthetic, and experience. Designed to work in conjunction with his website, ColinCowieWeddings.com, this beautiful, new three-ring binder--with illustrations by fashion designer Rebecca Moses--will become the prospective bride's go-to planning resource. With Colin's guidance, every bride will succeed in discovering what her own special idea of a dream wedding is and how to make it come true …...
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Overview

Colin Cowie has a roster of A-list celebrity clients--but now every modern bride can benefit from his incomparable style, aesthetic, and experience. Designed to work in conjunction with his website, ColinCowieWeddings.com, this beautiful, new three-ring binder--with illustrations by fashion designer Rebecca Moses--will become the prospective bride's go-to planning resource. With Colin's guidance, every bride will succeed in discovering what her own special idea of a dream wedding is and how to make it come true … within budget. In addition to covering all the logistics, from creating the guest list to booking a fantasy honeymoon, Colin provides his signature design tips and time-tested advice for both bride AND groom. And the book--which brides can customize with their very own cover photo--makes organization simple and stress-free, thanks to two sturdy storage envelopes, a one-year calendar, a business-card holder, seating-chart and guest-list templates, and vendor fill-in lists!
 
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From its sturdy, beautiful three-ring binder to its numerous useful accessories, Colin Cowie's Wedding Planner & Keepsake Organizer manifests the attention to detail for which its creator is so well known. Designed to be used in conjunction with his popular ColinCowieWeddings.com, this multi-purpose resource covers every aspect of wedding planning—including sensible budgeting, spicing the mix with Colin's signature tips and creative ideas. This package (which can personalized with its own cover) also contains a one-year planning calendar, two storage envelopes, a business card holder, vendor lists, and seating-chart and guest list templates. Easy to recommend.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402789984
  • Publisher: Sterling Signature
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 241,369
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Cowie

Colin Cowie is a lifestyle guru, interior designer, and event planner widely known for throwing the most spectacular weddings and events across the globe for A-list celebrities and high society. His enterprise is comprised of three divisions: Colin Cowie Weddings, Colin Cowie Life & Style, and Colin Cowie Hospitality. His event philosophy focus on clients being able to fully smell, touch, taste, feel, and hear his planned party event, “whether it's a destination wedding on a tropical island, the opening of the Palm Island Dubai, a 50th birthday celebration on the top of a mountain overlooking snow-covered peaks, the gathering of friends at a cathedral in the heart of Florence, the opening of Oprah's school in South Africa, or an intimate celebration at a private home on the island of Capri.” Colin's new wedding website, ColinCowieWeddings.com, launched in December 2011. He regularly appears on the Today show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and The Nate Berkus Show, and was a contributor to the CBS Early Show for eight years. Cowie currently hosts the daily wedding planning show Get Married on Lifetime TV. He has been profiled and quoted extensively in many periodicals, including the New York Times, People, Architectural Digest, In Style, Town & Country, Us Weekly, Reader's Digest, USA Today, TV Guide, the Los Angeles Times, Modern Bride, and the Chicago Daily Herald. Colin has written eight books, including five wedding books, two entertaining cookbooks, and a book on living with style.

Biography

Most readers know Colin Cowie from television. His show, Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie, airs on the Women's Entertainment network, where he offers tips on themes based around entertaining, home decorating, and style. He's also regularly in the media as a style icon, appearing on shows including Oprah Winfrey and Good Morning America, and in magazines such as InStyle.

Cowie is a party- and wedding planner with experience designing lavish gigs for rich and famous clients such as Hugh Hefner, Kelsey Grammer and Lisa Kudrow. But his popularity lies in the fact that he takes an egalitarian approach to lifestyle and events. He offers ideas and guidelines for creating the perfect event or look, but doesn't issue edicts. He keeps in mind that not everyone has a celebrity-level budget, and encourages people to do what's right for them, above all else.

His best known works revolve around weddings: Colin Cowie Weddings, For the Groom, and For the Bride cover all aspects of the planning, offering specific rundowns of occasions he has orchestrated. He's a full-service planner, too: For the Bride offers tips on the "marital arts," while his tome for grooms offers similar tips on keeping the romance alive and other elements of post-nuptial care.

Cowie's general books on entertaining, such as Effortless Elegance and Dinner After Dark, inspire readers to go beyond the routine even for traditionally casual meals. In addition to menus (surprisingly simple breakfast recipes for chicken and fennel sausage and almond pancakes, for example), Cowie offers ideas on timing, setting the mood, and decorating the table. He might offer a recipe for an endive salad, but not without a mini-primer on endive and a recommendation on kitchen equipment. It's true that not all of Cowie's ideas are "effortless," or "everyday" -- but for those who are willing to put in a little extra time, isn't that the point?

Good To Know

One of Cowie's greatest moments, he says, was designing and producing Hugh Hefner's wedding. "I had only been living in the U.S. for 18 months and this was a deep-end lesson in American Celebrity. I had no idea how famous the world's most famous bachelor really was! To this day it was probably one of my best produced events. It also labeled me ‘Mr Wedding."'

Cowie is one of Oprah Winfrey's many beneficiaries: His appearance on her show to discuss weddings sparked sales for his book on the subject. Colin Cowie Weddings is now in its fifth printing.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Colin Andrew Wilkie Cowie (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 3, 1962
    2. Place of Birth:
      Kitwe, Zambia

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