What should be one of the happiest days of one’s life can also be one of the most nerve-racking experiences. Planning one’s wedding brings up all kinds of questions. Which dress? Which ring? Which location? Which food should be served? Who should sit next to whom? What can be easily organized and what calls for professional support? And most of all: how can an enjoyable yet sophisticated celebration be created that does away with kitschy clichés and tacky locations and fits perfectly to the bride and groom’s personalities and budget?
Stylist, designer, and celebrity wedding planner Fiona Leahy has established herself as one of the best resources for planning a stylish wedding. In Just Married, Leahy now reveals her own particular, yet universally applicable inspirations, tips, and tricks for not only putting together an incomparable ceremony best-suited to your wants and needs, but also throwing one hell of a party that everyone will enjoy.
With her captivating examples and proven organizational talent, Leahy brings a relaxed and freshly unconventional perspective to wedding planning. The atmospheres of the events featured in the book range from the glamorous staging of gothic and bohemian chic to effortless understatement and contemporary naturalness. For every step along the way to a successful wedding and reception, Just Married offers concrete advice, instructions, and inspiration. The book contains suggestions for a wide range of locations, handmade letterpress invitations and decorations, delectable wedding cakes and buffets, wedding dresses, bouquets, and, of course, wedding rings and other paraphernalia that might be a bit different from what is expected, but are always tasteful. They will embolden anyone to make their own unique visions for their wedding day a reality.
Just Married is a book for everyone who wants to thoroughly enjoy their wedding day and not be hemmed in by the supposed rules of the wedding industry—because even the bride and groom should have only happy memories of their big day.
When Fiona Leahy was chosen to design the wedding of Dita von Teese and Marilyn Manson, she found her true calling—planning and implementing uniquely creative events and parties for celebrities and others. She previously worked as a stylist for Terry Richardson, i-D, and David LaChapelle and created jewelry for Jade Jagger and Louis Vuitton.
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