Nationally Acclaimed Event Designer Joins Award-Winning Writer For First-Ever South Asian-Inspired Wedding Design & Decor Book

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Partyland Flowers & Event Décor, a recognized 2010 “Platinum Wedding” vendor, is proud to announce the teaming of nationally acclaimed South Asian wedding designer Sachi Sood with former USA Today editor and award-winning writer Kelly Ann Collins for the first edition of “Indian Weddings: Innovative Décor & Creative Design.” The book, which is the first-ever Indian wedding décor and design tutorial on the market, will be informational, yet stunning in its visual impact. It will include photos by talented celebrity wedding photographer Keith Cephus—one of the leading wedding photographers in the United States—who was recently named "2010's Top Wedding Photographer" in the Washington, D.C.-area by The Knot. It will also feature comprehensive overviews of design and décor options available for South Asian weddings.

Partyland Flowers & Event Decor, a recognized 2010 “Platinum Wedding” vendor, is proud to announce the teaming of nationally acclaimed South Asian wedding designer Sachi Sood with former USA Today editor and award-winning writer Kelly Ann Collins for the first edition of “Indian Weddings: Innovative Decor & Creative Design.”

The book, which is the first-ever Indian wedding decor and design tutorial on the market, will be informational, yet stunning in its visual impact. It will include photos by talented celebrity wedding photographer Keith Cephus—one of the leading wedding photographers in the United States—who was recently named "2010's Top Wedding Photographer" in the Washington, D.C.-area by The Knot. It will also feature comprehensive overviews of design and decor options available for South Asian weddings.

“Indian Weddings: Innovative Décor & Creative Design” will be available purchase in January 2011 through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

About the author
Sachi Sood is one of America’s top Indian wedding designers. An innovative thinker who strives to create each event from the ideas and desires of her clients, her company has directed the design and style for more than 4,000 weddings through an approach that she says goes beyond the standard boundaries of design. Since 2005, she has been successfully running the design portion of the Washington, D.C.-area’s premiere destination for South Asian-inspired weddings and events, Partyland Flowers & Event Decor. Featured in The Washington Post, Indian Abroad and I Do Magazine, Ms. Sood integrates the unique skills she acquired as a former television executive and qualified graphic designer with Indian-style wedding decor techniques. She says she loves bringing happiness to every individual who trusts her with their important day. “As originators who set trends patented by Partyland Flowers & Event Decor, we approach each event with the unique design set by our clients’ sense of style.”

Synopsis
A new title from one of America's top Indian wedding design experts, Sachi Sood, “Indian Weddings: Innovative Décor & Creative Design” is a beautifully illustrated and informational book in hardcover format, which provides comprehensive and up-to-date detailed design and decor options for South Asian-inspired weddings. From lighting style, color schemes and ambiance to aisle, entrance and stage decor, the book offers special advice and helpful tips for anyone interested in Indian wedding design and decor.

About Partyland Flowers & Event Decor
Specializing in innovative design and creative decor with a chic sense of style, Partyland Flowers and Event Decor (PF&ED) is a complete couture event production company, which has been in business since 1986. Considered one of the most revolutionary design firms in the United States, PF&ED is a recognized "Platinum Wedding" vendor (2009 and 2010). It has also been featured in The Knot, Brides Magazine, The Washington Post, India Abroad, I Do Magazine, Wedding Style Magazine, South Asian Brides Magazine, Bride Cafe, Maharani Weddings, WeddingSutra.com, MarthaStewart.com, India Express, Engaged, Washingtonian Brides & Grooms Magazine. For more information, please visit http://www.partylandflowers.com.

About the writer
An award-winning writer and former USA Today editor, Kelly Ann Collins is a well-known media consultant and blogger in the Washington, D.C.-area. She has more than 15 years of experience ghostwriting and working in different media realms—including television, newspapers, radio and the web—and has published more than 10,000 articles. In addition to private corporations, Ms. Collins’ experience includes work with Lifetime Television, O, The Oprah Magazine, Prevention, Fast Company, People, Cosmopolitan, The Associated Press, The Washington Times and American Idol. Miss Collins’ work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, several news associations and Media Bistro.

About the cover photographer
Keith Cephus is one of the leading wedding photographers in the United States. His work includes destination weddings—from St. Lucia and Miami to the Bahamas and Hawaii—and, recently, The Knot named him "2010's Top Wedding Photographer" in the Washington, D.C.-area. It is said that Keith's previous experience as a photojournalist has given him the skills needed to document weddings in an unobtrusive style. His clients include singer Toni Braxton; supermodel Iman; NFL couple Darryl and Tiffany Tapp; radio personality Donnie Simpson; and singer-songwriter Ted Riley.

Title: Indian Weddings: Innovative Decor & Creative Design

Author: Sachi Sood

Cover photographer: Keith Cephus

Writer: Kelly Ann Collins

Format: Hardcover, 200pp

Pub Date: January 2011

CONTACT

Sachi Sood                                                 Kelly Ann Collins

Partyland Flowers & Event Decor             KALI, Inc.

sachiksood(at)gmail(dot)com                            kelly(at)kaliinc(dot)com

Tel: (240) 506-0334                                     Tel: (202) 591-9408

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