Bonjour mes amis,
2014 has been great to me, Georgette. I have a wonderful team of vendors who work extremely hard to make every wedding unforgettable. As I wrapped up my last wedding of the season, I wanted to share a wonderful miracle that happened this year.
Sometimes in life things happen, not because you made it happen, but because you have faith and stayed positive to the universe. Meeting Preston Bailey has been one of these cases.
ABOUT PRESTON BAILEY
Globally-celebrated for his unique ability to transform ordinary spaces into lush, theatrical environments, Preston Bailey is known as the premier event designer for a client roster that includes celebrities, royal families, CEO’s and athletes. Read More about Preston.
HOW I MET PRESTON BAILEY
When I started to follow his work I was still in a Medical School mindset, and to tell you the truth I did not even know his name, but I remember his work. When I started to think of leaving the science world, I started googling “over the top floral arrangements” and there he was. I followed his blog, like an obsessed stalker since then. One day this year, it was announced through his website that he was offering a one-on-one mentor-ship program to a lucky professional in the Miami area. Well, Since I travel back and forth between Miami and Tampa, and I was going to be in Miami for that particular weekend anyways I wrote a letter, and through several interviews I was the chosen ONE!!!
Now, I have never won anything really, so having been the lucky winner I was beyond excited, till now writing this I am still excited.
I was not sure of what to expect when meeting him, because he is a high profile person in the industry. But when I finally got to meet him I was impressed, and had even more respect for what he does and who he is in the community. He is the most caring, understanding, hard-working person, with an amazing sense of humor! I laughed so much I couldn’t even believe it.
In my culture if someone is coming to your house, you better cook a feast. Well I did not cook a feast, but my mother made some Haitian dishes for the crew, and Preston loved it, and took some with him (which made me so thankful he even tasted our food, even more thankful that he was seating in my own world) . I always love other cultures to taste a bit of mine, and through food is the most effective way.
We chatted, laughed, created and finally I was invited to work an event with him at Acqualina Resort and Spa On The Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, FL.
The Event itself was Spectacular! Acqualina is a very luxurious resort, and I love every second of it. From the lavish flowers, to the 20 piece band, to meeting the guru himself (running on 2 hrs of sleep, and still so energetic), I had an amazing time, and I will forever be grateful for this experience. He is truly talented and I am thankful for the wonderful advice and for now being considered one of his mentee. WooHOO!
About Georgette of From a Pea to a Tree Events:
Georgette helps brides and grooms realize their wedding day vision by offering customized wedding planning and wedding day coordination services. If you need more tips, and help planning/designing any aspect of your event please contact us for a free consultation.