Preston Bailey has been considered one of the world's premier event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years of experience with his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs, he is best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ fantasies into awe-inspiring realities. His one-of-kind events have attracted clients as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump, and others.
An author, he has written four bestselling books entitled Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations, and his newest book, Celebrations, which was released by Rizzoli in October 2009. Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.
Cho Phillips is the founder and CEO of Lovegevity, Inc. and the author of the textbook, Professional Wedding and Event Planning, How to Start a Wedding Planning Business and resource manual. She is also co-author of Preston Bailey's Signature Wedding and Event Design course, co-author of Dina Manzo's, It's My Party And I'll Plan If I Want To and co-author of SMART Corporate Event Planning.
Cho has helped thousands of brides around the country plan their special event, and is a consultant and trainer to numerous corporations that service the bridal market. As founder of The Wedding Planning Institute and curriculum provider to over 2000 accredited colleges and universities, Cho provides an opportunity for subject matter experts to contribute to the standardization and education for wedding professionals.
Cho is frequently featured in the media as an expert on wedding industry trends, professional certification, and wedding planning. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Las Vegas Sun, and has appeared as a guest on NBC, UPN, WB and many other local television and radio stations across the country.