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The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook: More Than 1,000 Cakes, Centerpieces, Bouquets, Dresses, Decorations, And Ideas For The Perfect Day

You want a wedding that will wow your guests, but where do you begin? Carley Roney,  founder of the world’s most popular wedding destination,, has compiled The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook to make the entire wedding-planning experience enjoyable.    More than 1,000 gorgeous color photographs give couples endless inspiration for their wedding day, and useful tips, time lines, and lists help the lovebirds flawlessly pull off every detail. Each chapter is bursting with creative and classic ideas to make the day as meaningful as it is beautiful: Stationery: Save-the-date cards do double duty when printed on coasters or delicate handkerchiefs.Ceremonies: An auspicious bird’s nest adds a beautiful and rustic touch for carrying rings at a farm wedding.Dressing Up: A retro bride goes glam with a feathered veil and pearl button–accented gloves. A casual groom and his mates add a personality pop with chocolate-brown Keds to match their wedding chinos.Cocktail Hour: For a low-key affair, mini grilled cheeses dipped in shot glasses of tomato soup satisfy.Centerpieces: Fruit slices suspended in crystal vases overflowing with Crayola-bright poppies and orchids offer a cheery setting.Cakes: White lace frosting details that match the bride’s dress and the couple’s monogram turn a pale green cake into a chic masterpiece.From classic white-on-white palettes to floral themes to fun fantasy ideas, the choices are limitless. Purple, pink, red, robin’s egg blue—find inspiration at every turn in all the colors a bride can dream of! And The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook is loaded with money-saving ideas that don’t sacrifice style. Expert advice and rich images add up to a delicious visual feast and essential resource to help you create an event as special as you are as a couple.

Hardcover: 288 pages

Publisher: Potter Style; 1St Edition edition (December 21, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0307462900

ISBN-13: 978-0307462909

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.9 x 10.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #56,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Weddings > Gown #15974 in Books > Reference

I purchased this book as a gift for a recently engaged friend. She has told me on more than one occasion that it has been the single most useful resource for her wedding planning. She found the advice to be insightful and the suggestions sensible. I got the opportunity to look over the book myself recently, and I agree with her in that the book manages to inspire and encourage creativity while maintaining a level of practicality. A lot of wedding planning books and "look books" are full of gorgeous ideas that are completely out of reach (financially) for most couples. One of our favorite things about this book is that it's a great resource for anyone planning a wedding, no matter the budget.

I initially saw this book in a bookstore but it was $40.00 and I thought that was a little too steep for my budget. So I naturally went on and purchased it for $26! Such a great deal. Not only does it have amazing pictures, but for every part of your wedding, it gives a check list and how long you should give yourself to accomplish a task. Amazing. This will be glued to my side throughout my entire planning process. Great work, The Knot!

I gave this as a gift to my brother's fiance when they announced their engagement. I was given a lot of instructional type wedding guide gifts when I was getting married, and they were kind of overwhelming and had a lot of advice I didn't have use for, even when planning my own wedding. This book is great because it's all pictures, just tons of inspiring ideas for a wedding; decor, flowers, cake, etc. While a guide detailing traditions, budgeting, and timing is useful, I think this is more fun for a newly engaged bride-to-be to pour over. It allows for a little excitement before the stressful side of planning sets in. The Knot is a well-respected, very tasteful and fun website for wedding planning, so I knew the book would have great photography, and classic as well as current trends. I tried to flip through it as best I could without bending it before gifting and the pictures were all beautiful. The one I received was hard bound. If you're a wedding planner, I'd highly recommend this for the bride and groom to look over, to give you ideas of what they want in their wedding. The same goes for mothers, sisters, bridesmaids to help the bride do her planning.

Book was well presented. Lots of interesting ideas. Beautiful combination of vibrant colours. Design are practical and refreshing. Would recommend this book to any Would- be- couple.

This book is full of beautiful, large, inspiring pictures. My mom was blown away. I, however, was not as impressed. That's probably because I have seen many of these pictures (or very similar ones) on The Knot's website. However, I have spent a lot of time browsing their site. Also, there is more writing in the book than I expected. Regardless, if you're looking for a great source for gorgeous inspiration, this is the book for you. Another bonus is that there are some budget-friendly ideas included, unlike many of the other wedding "picture books." If you have already done a lot of research online, you can skip this one because you'll just see more of the same. If you just enjoy looking at wedding books like I do, this is a great addition to your collection.

The Best Wedding Lookbook was the hit gift that my wife gave to the daugher of her best friend. Mothers and daughers alike passed it around and made notes to buy one for themselves when their daughters got married.

I thought this book was going to be more helpful but I found it to be completely useless. With the internet, why would you even need this book that included everything that is online. I ended up returning this for something more useful.

Great book to get couples looking & deciding on ideas for their big day before they get inundated by industry questions & ideas from others. This book helps them think of themselves & make their day unique to them.

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