Book Review: William Yeoward on Entertaining
I recently received a very lovely and unexpected gift from my mother in law who thought this was a perfect book for me and she was right. Although the book is intended for home entertaining, I see it as a perfect inspiration book for clients weddings which have more scope (and budget) for decadent theming than my own little home soirées.
Each theme takes 6 full colour pages to showcase a theme with particular attention to the very precise table setting, incorporating some beautiful linens (I wish we could get such unusual linens in the UK), crystal-wear, cutlery and unique finishing touches. There are even menu suggestions for every theme. My favourite is City Dining which uses the ever-popular white and fresh green combo to exude lots of contemporary style; I just want to be at that party! The section on ‘Entertaining at the Pool’ is also really lovely but probably a little ambitious for the UK; we can dream!
I’m really keen to get myself down to William Yeoward’s store on the Kings Road soon and take a look at some of the beautiful pieces in person!
Published by Cico Books, 2008
Kelly Chandler is the UKAWP’s Marketing and Finance Director and also owns The Bespoke Wedding Company, operating throughout the South East of England
I also have this book and its fabulous – full of beautiful ideas – lots of inspiration. A definite must for all planners – looks great on the coffee table at home too!