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Weddingstar Presents: Dream Weddings from the 19th Annual Empire State Buildings Valentine's Day Contest styled by Preston Bailey

Dunmore, Alberta – February 21, 2013 – Weddingstar Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of personalised wedding decorations, accessories and favours is pleased to present the winners and weddings of the 19th Annual Empire State Building Valentine’s Day Weddings Contest.

In collaboration with the iconic Empire State Building and celebrity event designer Preston Bailey, Weddingstar had the pleasure of sponsoring the weddings created for the winners of the "Love is in the Air" contest. Styled by Preston Bailey, all three couples had dream weddings that took place on February 14, 2013 at the Empire State Building.

To win the contest each couple had to submit videos to the Empire State Building's Facebook page and were then picked by Preston Bailey's team for their unique and inspiring stories. The three lucky couples who won were: Laurie-Ann & Daniel, Danielle & Michael and Kari & John. Each couples winning video can be found on the event page of the Empire State Building's Facebook listing [http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding/app_119933741511529]. For even more detailed information about the couples, go to Preston Bailey's website under the heading “Bride Ideas” [http://brides.prestonbailey.com]

The “Love is in the Air” contest marked the 19th occasion of the Empire State Building Valentine's Day Weddings Event, which is the only day of the year couples can marry at the iconic building. Each winning couple tied the knot in a season themed ceremony made complete with Weddingstar accessories. Laurie-Ann and Daniel were married in a winter theme wedding, Danielle and Michael in a spring theme and finally Kari and John in a autumn themed event. Along with Weddingstar other premiere vendors included Sunpride Flora, Levy Lighting, Sylvia Weinstock Cakes, Nuage Designs, and Gio Draping Events which contributed to the elegant ceremonies and receptions.

With towering floral displays and tables full of candles and blossoms, the reception and ceremonies were a sight to behold.

“Weddingstar would like to extend our most heartfelt congratulations to the couples and to Preston himself who was married the night before in a star-studded and dazzling affair.”

For all the details and photos see the Empire State Building's Facebook Page photo album “2013 Valentine's Day Weddings at the Empire State Building” [http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.615439778473197.162515.153817204635459&type=1]

Empire State Building Wedding Photo provided by Robert Evans Studios

About Preston Bailey and Preston Bailey Designs
Preston Bailey is recognized as the premier event and wedding designer with more than 30 years of experience under the auspices of his namesake company, Preston Bailey Designs. He is best known for his ability to completely transform generic (sometimes no more than a shell) spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients' fantasies into awe-inspiring reality. In August 2010, Preston partnered with Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute to create the first-of-its-kind online course. As an extension of the existing courses, Preston launched a Floral Design Course series in September 2012. Also recently announced is a new, signature collection of event and wedding reception tabletop accessories to be launched in 2013 with Weddingstar. As an author, Preston has written five bestselling books: Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations, Celebrations and Flowers, which was published by Rizzoli in September 2011 and is already in its fourth printing. His forthcoming book is Dear Preston: Doing Business With Our Hearts (Greenleaf, 2013). Preston Bailey Designs is a privately held company with headquarters in New York City. For more information on Preston Bailey, please visit www.prestonbailey.com or @prestonrbailey.

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favourite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, or @EmpireStateBldg.

About Weddingstar Inc
Weddingstar is one of the world’s leading designers, manufactures and retailers of wedding favours and accessories and is dedicated to providing quality service to brides around the globe - with shipping into over 70 countries and distribution points in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and Russia. With over 3,000 product offerings, Weddingstar’s ever-expanding selection of bridal products includes wedding accessories, wedding centre-pieces, wedding cake toppers and personalised napkins. Eighty percent of their products feature exclusive designs inspired by Weddingstar’s talented design team and design partners. With 30 years of experience in the wedding industry, and having received numerous business awards, Weddingstar has earned a reputation as the source for ‘Putting the Wow into Weddings.’ For more information please visit www.weddingstar.com.

Holly Warman, Marketing and Sales Representative
Weddingstar Inc.

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