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Published: Ed Libby: The King of Design

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Editorial shoot published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Fall / Winter 2011

“You need air, water and someone to love you; everything else is an option,” concedes designer Ed Libby. Yet, this master of combining diverse and complex elements to create stunning installations is quick to insist that celebrations should be fully loaded. “Life is such a struggle on every level for everyone,” Libby says. Times of intense emotion, of togetherness, of rapturous joy “are far too brief” and infrequent. Celebrating these moments
“on a grand and spectacular level is incredibly important,” he contends. So, when his event designs leave guests agog and asking, “Why?” he invariably responds: “Why not?”

It’s the answer family members might have heard had they asked Libby why, as a child, he’d “make something out of the box,” and ignore the amazing present inside. “I was creating things from a young age. I was definitely born to do this,” Libby says. He wasn’t introduced to the events industry, however, until he took a job as a flower shop driver, while studying art and business. Now, 27 years after establishing his own floral design firm, Libby credits clients with catapulting his career. “Each client entrusted…

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Cheers to you good friend,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. This photo was taken at Ed Libby’s home in Hollywood Hills. It was only after a couple of martinis did we get the shot. What a fun afternoon!

Published with Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

So…today was rather exciting!

I did my normal routine of going to a coffee shop (today was Panera Bread) to work. After I had a delicious sandwich and a bowl of soup for lunch, I just remembered that Grace Ormonde’s new Spring / Summer magazine issue should be in the newsstands.

I did know that my hilarious ad (page 166) was going to be in there, so I decided to visit Borders to see if the magazine has arrived on the shelf.

Upon first glance, I did not expect my photos to be the opening spread to the tabletop section!!! I knew that I will get a copy of the magazine in the mail since I have her subscription, but I JUST HAD TO BUY IT right then and there.

2011 wedding style magazine cover

Page 18 (table of contents)

Tabletop by Golf of Tantawan Bloom taken at The Plaza New York

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Page 86

Food design and catering by Harriette Rose Katz taken at The Plaza New York

Pages 120-121

Tabletop by Ed Libby & Company, Inc. and Roberta Karsch-Resource One, Inc. taken at The Plaza New York

Page 122

Tabletop by Golf of Tantawan Bloom taken at The Plaza New York

I’m humbled beyond words. I’ve been published a number of times before but first time by Grace Ormonde.

Thanks Grace and Yanni,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. Hope you two are having a wonderful time in Cap Juluca, Anguilla! I am going to shoot a wedding there one day and will be sure to submit it!

The Plaza New York and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

“If this goes through, Lawrence, I guess they’ll have to shave a few hours from afternoon tea,” giggled Grace.

The air was filled with romance drawn from scenes of The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and other Greats walking through the same opulent lobby. The Plaza Hotel is the quintessence of elegance, which was the perfect pairing for Wedding Style Magazine’s New York party on October 15, 2010.

Ed Libby tweeted, “The who’s who of what’s what in NYC are here!!” I couldn’t agree more – I did a lot of gawking, stalking, and paparazzi-style shooting. Overall, I am humbled and honored that I had the opportunity to partake on this memorable event at such a landmark location.

“I have never seen the Palm Court look so sexy,” was Grace’s opening line. And it was welcomed with unanimous laughter.

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This beautiful table set was put together by Ed Libby (recently worked on Lala’s wedding) and Roberta Karsch!

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the plaza hotel wedding

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The following table was produced by Golf from Tantawan Bloom.

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This wonderful centerpiece was also by Ed Libby.

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the plaza hotel wedding

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the plaza hotel wedding

the plaza hotel wedding

“Say Yes to the Dress” Star Randy Fenoli and publisher Grace Ormonde!

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Pablo from Nuage Designs, Roberta Karsh and Ed Libby!

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Here is one of my paparazzi shots of Sylvia Weinstock – the queen of cakes!

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Mike Colon and Yanni Tzoumas were chatting it up with the Wedding Style Magazine team.

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Others who attended included Colin Cowie, Reem Acra, Ines Di Santo… I was a little star-struck to say the least. Unfortunately, I did not get photos of everyone. It was probably because I was eating…yummy!

The evening proceeded with lots of wine and wonderful conversations. The next morning, I decided to do a little pigeon feeding and HDR fun. Since the Apple store was not too far from The Plaza, I couldn’t resist.

the plaza hotel wedding

Afterward, Yanni, Grace, Tracy, Mike and I went to a few fashion shows for Bridal Market. That was fun!

Yours truly,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. I have been to New York over a dozen times now and I keep FORGETTING to eat a street vendor hot dog!! Until next time…