As a wedding photographer, I absolutely couldn’t pass up the chance to attend the Preston Bailey Live 2020 Event (PB Live)  in January at a beautiful New Jersey wedding venue. I constantly try to learn as much as I can about opportunities to further my business and I knew with Preston Bailey as the host I surely wouldn’t leave disappointed. Well The Preston Bailey Live 2020 will be back again in August and I can’t wait! This year the event will be in New York at an a new location. For more details visit www.prestonbailey.com and see more about my experience below.


For those who don’t know, Preston Bailey is a renowned celebrity wedding and event decorator whose decor has been featured all around the world with a number of notable celebrities. You may have seen his work featured for the weddings of LeBron James & Savannah Brinson, the Trump family, royal families from the middle eastern region and many more high profile clients. He has a wealth of knowledge to share about the industry and it was such a rewarding experience. I can’t compliment him enough for hosting such an elegant and informative workshop. 

Preston Bailey Live 2020

The Preston Bailey Live 2020 Event was held at the Legacy Castle, located in New Jersey. This luxury wedding venue was an absolutely beautiful location for the workshop. The New Jersey wedding venue features white glove personalized service, an amazing menu of 5-Star cuisine, and the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful. Aside from selecting the perfect location, I gained a tremendous amount of insight and tips on the ins and outs of wedding and event planning. The speakers were incredible as well as their presentations; one that I thoroughly enjoyed was the lighting presentation given by Dennis Jaigobin. 

Though I was there as a photography sponsor, I was fortunate to learn tips for success from other wedding and event industry providers. There was a hands-on experience for decor planning, which was very engaging and also information on pricing, and how to communicate with the youth who are nearing adulthood shortly and will be thinking about their views on marriage and weddings. Fresh views and perspectives on connecting with the up and coming generation of young adults was a great idea and I was able to gain insight in that area as well. 

It was exciting to meet someone like Preston Bailey who has done so many celebrity weddings because you know he knows his stuff. I love celebrity weddings and I hope to be in attendance for one soon, hopefully as their photographer! I also hope to have the opportunity to work with many of the service providers that I had the pleasure of meeting at the conference. Remember to swing by the luxury wedding venue Legacy Castle if you’re in need of an elegant and beautiful location for your event. They really rise to the occasion. My experience at the Preston Bailey Live Event was nothing short of amazing.



Lavishly Lux Studio was a photo sponsor for the  January Preston Bailey Live 2020 hosted at Legacy Castle. The Legacy Castle is a New jersey Wedding Venue located in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Not only was this an amazing event, the venue set the perfect background for a luxury wedding/ event workshop and showcase.

The Legacy Castle

The Legacy Castle focus is to  provide a story book setting for a wedding of your dreams.  This place truly feels like royalty.  The wrought iron embellished doors greet you as you enter a more  than grand lobby. The lobby boasts  winding stair cases, exquisite chandeliers, marble floors and lavish decorations, all leading to an elegant ballroom.  Originally purchased in 1998, this project has been in process for quite some time.  The castle has a unique, yet romantic feel. It’s classic, yet  grand and reminds you of a royal palace. Think late 19th century.

The Legacy Castle has 5 event room, 3 cocktail areas, 10 bars and has a grand ballroom of over 14,000 square feet. With 4 bridal suites, this fantasy venues has more than enough room with a total occupancy of 3,055 people. If this wasn’t enough to impress you, there is also a 2,300 square foot rooftop event space with elegant lighting, fire pits and views of both lakes

For those who like to get fancy, if this isn’t fancy enough, there is a helicopter landing area, firework display area and 2 majestic lakes.

More about Preston Bailey Live 2020

I was more than impressed with the Preston Bailey Live 2020 Event and the Legacy Castle. I’m so excited for the next event. The audience was filled with over 100 planners and decor entrepreneurs from all over the world. Topics included; Marketing to Generation Z, Facebook Marketing, Budgeting, Cake Design, Customer Management, Diversity in Weddings and much more. Each guest had a hands on experience with creating 3 full floral event designs, which was the backdrop of our party on Thursday night. Speakers included Marcy Bloom, Jaqueline Nwobu, Heather Connelly, Sonal Shah, Darcy Miller, Ed Libby and more.


Preston Bailey Live 2020