Earlier this month, we had the honor of hosting world-renowned event designer Preston Bailey and his exclusive PB Protégé class at The Breakers Palm Beach.
For the first time, the protégés joined Preston outside of his New York studio as they set out to transform our Magnolia Room and learn more about the art of design.
“This is my fifth protégé class and there is no question in my mind that this was the best,” Preston shared after the three-day event. “Mostly because of The Breakers… classrooms overlooking the ocean, gourmet food for breakfast and lunch and great support from the amazing staff. All-in-all, a superb choice.”
Enjoy a peek behind the scenes – courtesy of Senderey Video — and watch the magic unfold…
From Chicago to Mississippi and Russia to Ghana, the attendees traveled from all over the world to join Preston in Palm Beach. This diverse and talented PB Protégé group also included two doctors, an engineer, a nurse and a teacher.
“I was hoping to find the perfect destination for a wedding,” Preston shared on why he selected The Breakers for the first class outside his studio. “I have had the privilege of working in many countries around the world, and I think The Breakers is one of the most unique setting for weddings.”
Preston’s exclusive course also featured three guest speakers: Two of our Blue Book creative partners — event planner Heather Lowenthal of Posh Parties discussed the importance of relationships between wedding planners and designers, and draping expert Tommy Murphy of Swag Décor did an interactive class as his team draped the Magnolia Room. Before the big reveal, The Breakers’ digital marketing manager, Michele Boyet, shared social media insight and advice with the protégés.
Our favorite moment? Preston’s face as he was served our Giant Martini Sundae during the celebration lunch… see it on Instagram.
Congratulations, protégés – truly stunning work!