Five Minutes with Colin Cowie
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Something old, something new” you know…. the borrowed and the blue? While classic, the phrase is a little outdated.
It’s all about “something seductive” according to innovative celebrity wedding planner, Colin Cowie. We Spoke to the renowned planner about the art of wedding planning.
When planning a wedding, Colin Cowie advises that you take these few pointers in to account.
The Art of Seduction
What does he mean by seduction? It’s quite simple really. It’s all about the look, the feel, the taste, the touch…. you want to feel drawn in to the planning of a wedding, just as you would want to be drawn in to the wedding itself. In talking about this approach, he explains that seduction is the art of the industry. “You have to seduce your clients, from before they even meet you. This industry is all about the art of seduction.” Hence he has seduced his way to creating masterpieces for high-end clients such as Oprah Winfrey, who is a client very close to his heart.
Planners are the key
With the surge of self-planning and DIY platforms, Cowie cannot stress enough how worth it it is to get a wedding planner. With the expertise a planner has, they’ll know how to spend your money effectively, without unnecessarily compromising on what you love. “When you’re sick, you go to the doctor, you don’t decide to cure yourself,” he explains, “I don’t see why wedding planning should be any different.”
The class of culture
Having traveled to over 100 countries all over the world, Cowie believes there’s nothing better than embracing culture in your wedding. It’s who you are and it’s something you’ll always remember. “Now more than ever, it’s important to incorporate different cultures.” He says, he also explains that wedding planners should always embrace the cultures of the client. Never shy away from your culture, while seen as elegant, western weddings lack the colour that cultural weddings do.
“Never plan a the biggest day of your life by yourself if you are not in the business of planning big days.” – Colin Cowie.