Nov 03, 2010

Behind the Scenes – Grace Ormonde Book Launch + Book Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Swag

With Grace Ormonde

We’re off to site visits with clients today, but since I know you all enjoy behind the scenes, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into the Grace Ormonde book launch.  Anyone in the wedding industry knows Grace Ormonde because she produces the beautiful magazine called Wedding Style.  When I was a bride over 8 years ago, I back-ordered every single one of her magazines.  Yes, they are that gorgeous.  Grace finally decided to take her favorite weddings from the magazine and put them into a giant sized coffee table book.  And what a book this is!  Packed with 375 color photos of gorgeous weddings, this is the ultimate eye candy for weddings.  The book has already found a permanent home on my living room ottoman.  Grace’s book launch was as high style as her book itself.  The Plaza was decorated by some of the most talented floral designers, including Ed Libby {see some of his work below}.  Lots of fabulous peeps were there like Colin Cowie {see pic below}.  I’m sure you’re all excited to see the book now. Well guess what?  One of you gets to win a copy.  Just comment in the comment area below and we’ll randomly pick a winner by next Wednesday!   Ready. set. go!

PS – The winner of the Halloween giveaway is Debbie T.  There were 164 candy bars in the jar.  Thanks everyone for playing – it was fun!  Debbie – we’ll be in touch with you so you can get your package!

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  • I as well, couldn’t wait to see the latest edition of the Ormonde collected when we planned our wedding 5 years ago. I STILL look forward to going into just the right newstands to find her latest eye candy! I’d LOVE to receive this book!!! BTW, Amy, the dress you’re wearing is ADORable! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • ~Carolyn Miller

    Wow, what fantasic events you get to attend!!! And such a cozy pic with Colin Cowie too…{sigh}. Lucky girl. I’m trying not to be jealous, but it’s not working. Would love to win Grace’s new “coffee table” book to cheer me up! 😉

  • Stunning pictures!! xx

  • Rach

    Colin and Amy together – my life is now complete and all’s right with the universe! *sigh*

  • Lilly

    The Plaza looks stunning! Thanks for the pics.

  • Melissa

    Oh WOW!!! Wish I was there at the book launch! The coffee table book will be the next best thing! I’d love to win!

  • Rachel Barrett

    Just gorgeous!!! I am in love…..

  • Sharnel

    Wow that book must be amazing. I love Colin Cowrie. I spotted him at Bergdorfs while I was in NY!

  • Janelle

    This is lovely. The pictures and details are amazing.

  • I fell in love with the book the moment I saw a preview of it and have been dying to get my hands on it since!! I hope to meet Grace Ormonde one day very soon, to tell her in person, just how inspiring she is!!

    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win her fabulous book!!

    Mariana | Kismis Ink Photography

  • Those photos are stylishly beautiful! Thanks for sharing Amy!

  • Jen P

    love her magazines…they are to die for!

  • Janelle

    Awesome. I love er magazines!

  • Rosanna

    Oh my goodness! Those floral arrangements are stunning!

  • Angela


  • Kristy Stites

    I recently discovered Grace Ormonde’s talents and even though I am long since married, I have a passion for party planning and decorating and I love the inspiration, amazing colors & scale of her work. Would love to own this fabulously stylish book! ~ 🙂 Many Thanks!

  • Rebecca

    What a great giveaway! Gorgeous venue. Stunning weddings – this will make someone very happy!

  • I need a beautiful coffee table book…fingers crossed!

  • Rebecca D’Amato

    WOW! The party looks beautiful! I can only imagine how gorgeous this book is! Grace’s magazine is so amazing I love it and it inspires me!

  • Wow what a party but look at your SUPER cute outfit Amy!!! Love IT!:)

  • Those flower and table arrangements are gorgeous!

  • Sam

    These events all look so stunning!

  • Sandra

    What beautiful pictures. The magazine is gorgeous too!

  • Gorgeous! What a fantastic display of textures and colors.

  • Julie Fabian

    I am such a fan of your work and all of your beautiful colleagues in the event business. All that you do brings even more joy to the event because of it’s beauty. I often wonder why I’m almost driven to tears when I see some of these gorgeous things and places. Am I the only one?

  • gorgeous photos! and who is dreamier than Colin Cowie? Adore him!

  • shelley knight

    I would LOVE this book. It wold occupy me for hours. I can’t get enough of looking at all things WEDDING!

  • The book sounds awesome! I’d love to win!

  • Michelle

    I absolutely LOVE WEDDINGS!!! Grace’s beautiful book makes me want to remarry my husband!! Or at least help plan a friend’s wedding!

  • Jo-Ann

    Wow, amazing centerpieces – I love the deep purple. I can’t imagine what the book looks like. Super cute dress Amy – I love it!

  • Leika

    Oh, what gorgeous details! If only my floral arranging skills were that amazing!

  • Shelby

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this giveaway! I have a wedding planning book collection and this would be a perfect addition! I have wanted to be an event planner since as long as I could remember, Grace Ormonde’s work is just incredible!

  • chi

    i browse her magazines over and over all the time! can’t wait to see the book…or win it! 🙂

  • Oh my gosh-beautiful pictures!! I would totally love to win that book too. I’m sure it’s full of eye candy goodness.

  • Jessica D.

    I loooove Grace Ormonde! I have pages of her magazine posted all around my house for inspiration for my wedding and life! I would love to be able to browse her book while waiting for the next edition! (And I’m considering backordering some issues, now that you mentioned it!) Thanks for a fab giveaway and all your inspirations as well!

  • i’ve died and gone to visual heaven! so gorgeous!!

  • Stephanie

    The pictures are inspiring, thanks Amy!

  • Alison

    Love the way the light just glows in these pictures. Very beautiful setting.

  • Sarah

    Ooooh, my head table was featured in an issue of Grace Ormonde! What a gorgeous book! I’d be honored to have a copy! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! 🙂

  • Absolutely gorgeous! Wish I were there with you! Grace Ormonde’s magazines are such an inspiration, her book must be fabulous Btw, love your DVF skirt 😉

  • I’m a little big of a wedding addict, and the only way to make the shaking and drooling stop is to stare at pretty wedding pictures. I. Must. Have. That. Book.

  • Love the magazines and I am dying for the book!!!

  • I can’t get enough of wedding photography. LoVe everything about it!!! What a fun event!

  • lareina

    That book would be a welcomed addition to my coffee table that’s for sure!

  • Linda

    Ahhhh…a picture is worth a thousand words…enough said 🙂

  • Brooke Young

    Looks like a fablous event. So exciting to meet Colin Cowie!

  • wow how gorgeous and fun!

  • Rena

    Beautiful pictures Amy!! Would love a coffee table book to display in my new house 🙂

  • Lindy

    Divine styling. What a beautiful and luxurious event!

  • Kelly

    The book looks fabulous…and the party looked amazing!

  • Allison

    Love the skirt you were wearing! I’d love to win the book 🙂

  • Dying to see the book…!!

  • Danielle Esparza

    I would LOVE to give this to my friend who got engaged just this past weekend. So gorgeous!

  • I would love to check out her book. Great inspiration as a designer! Thanks!

  • What a lovely event! The color combinations were so eye catchingly gorgeous!

    We would love to add the new book to our living room ottoman also.

  • Judy Tallant

    Stunningly beautiful, which I had been there. Grace Ormonde is a standard bearer.

  • Judy Tallant

    WISH I had been there. I hope you correct my typo. 8^)

  • Fiona

    Oh my goodness! That rose table setting is delightful! Very beautiful and classy!

  • Rossana

    Crossing my fingers to win the book!!!!

  • Stephanie

    Very beautiful and elgegant! I would love a copy of the book!

  • Wow this would be the crowning jewel in my wedding magazine collection.

  • jessica

    The pictures are amazing! Love it!

  • Aubrey

    Mmmm…I can just imagine how dreamy this book is. My mother was the first one to introduce me to Grace Ormonde’s magazines, she’s a florist, and she always got her best ideas from it. I would love to see it on my coffee table 🙂

  • Kari V.

    Oooo! How exciting to meet Colin Cowie and see all those beautiful arrangements. Lucky!
    I’d love to win a copy of Grace Ormonde’s book!!

  • What wonderful styling
    It would be fantastic to have a copy of this.

  • Felicity

    Amazing pictures!

  • Not only did I immerse myself into Grace Ormonde’s extremely chic magazines while I was planning my wedding (7 years ago!), but one issue actually made it into my wedding photos! My photographer took a photo of my shoes placed on top of my magazine that happened to be laying on the coffee table in my suite.

  • kelly

    amy, i love your skirt.

  • I miss wedding planning!!

  • Jaime

    Amy and Colin together…can we call you the dream team??!!! Can you both plan my next party? Beautiful designs! I would love to sit at any one of those tables! Just gorgeous!

  • What an amazing book launch! Wish I were there! Can’t wait to have Grace’s book along with yours in my collection!

  • I love her magazines! Definite eye candy!

  • I would love to have this book in my own collection! Thank you for sharing.

  • Maribel

    Wow! I can’t wait to get my hands on that book! Hope I win!

  • Monica P.

    What a great giveaway! My brother and his fiancee need all the help they can get with their wedding planning and this book will definetly be a great source for inspiration. So I would love to win a copy for them.

  • Wow! Those displays are incredible! I love seeing innovative ideas like these.

  • yVETTE F.

    so gorgeous…love the purple room!

  • I love that table setting it is gorgeous!

  • Melissa

    Would love that book, beautiful!

  • sarah reagan

    I am a bride! And that looks amazing!

  • Aaron Elizabeth

    Can’t wait to see the book! I have the perfect spot on my coffee table for it. Pick me 🙂

  • Stephanie

    this would be awesome to own !!!! especially since several of my daughters’s friends are in the midst of wedding planning— who knows maybe cupid might shoot his arrow towards our house?????

  • Sarah

    What a fabulous idea! Grace is a true lady of style. xx

  • Amy…I just love visiting your website filled with wonderful photos and ideas!! I would love to win Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Book. She has amazing talent and my coffee table has requested it’s presence:) I hope to win!!!

  • Diane Learned

    Congratulations! When my daughter asked for my help in planning her June 2011 wedding, the first thing I did was pick up the latest issue of Wedding Style Magazine. Can’t wait to see your new book. Mahalo for sharing your talents with the world.

  • Would love this book! I adore Grace and all of her work is sooooooo fabulous!

  • OMG.. I can’t wait to see the book.. hope I win.. ::fingers crossed::

  • Love the magazines and I am dying for the book!!!