Colin Cowie is king when it comes to the world of weddings and events. For those vitally important gatherings where one is as obsessed with the aesthetic and appetizers as they are with the bride and groom, Cowie is the man called upon to create perfection. A regular contributor to NBC’s Today Show, Cowie creates a kind of magic in the room at any event, and manages to perfect every element from the back to the front of the house – a concept we can get on board with. We sat down with this tastemaker for a chat before wedding season, giving you plenty of time to take his comments and tips into account when planning yours. Whether you’re designing your dream wedding, or just feeling long overdue for a real birthday party – look no further.