Many people in our industry publish books, hard bound, paper back, ebooks and magazines. Want to know a secret: I don’t buy any nor do I subscribe to wedding magazines anymore (shhhh, don’t tell them or they will stop publishing my work!).
For 2012, my only recommendation so far is Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas. I’ve enjoyed her work for quite some time. I dabbled in a candy bar scenario once for a wedding, then I saw one of her setups somewhere and thought, WOW. For any bride, baker or party planner of any type of party, you must take a look at this book. I love it for two main reasons. First – recipes! I love trying out new recipes. Second, the set ups. You just can’t argue with the beauty of an Amy Atlas dessert display.
Order it now:Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It
Here is a tiny sneak peak of the magic she works with desserts:
You’re newly engaged. You read yesterday’s post about making a guest list. Now let’s just jump into some fun stuff – what is it going to look like!? Some of you have been planning a wedding in your mind for years and some have not given it any thought. I have the perfect book for you: Weddings by Sasha Souza. Sasha is an incredible wedding planner who is also a fantastic designer / producer. I’ve found a lot of inspiration from her personally and from this book which is just lovely. There are color sections, menus and actual weddings, not stage photo shoots which have invaded our industry and many blogs. (I love a nice photo shoot, but it’s not always an achievable wedding look.)
I own this book, times three! One is my personal reference and I loan out the other two to current clients. This is a great coffee table book and you can reference it in the future for many design aspects. I have attached a picture of my autographed copy below. Probably my favorite autograph ever. Thanks Sasha!
Surprised I didn’t recommend a planning book? Are you kidding, we want you to hire us! Click here to order the book from Amazon: