Modern Bride has selected Gordon ”Butch” Stewart, founder and chairman of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, as a 2006 Trendsetters of the Year. He joins the ranks of top wedding influencers, such as Sylvia Weinstock and Vera Wang. Past trendsetter and event designer to the stars, Preston Bailey, presented Jaime Stewart, daughter of Gordon “Butch” Stewart and managing director of Royal Plantation, with this award. Other leaders in the bridal industry included Monique Lhuillier and Kate Spade.
Celebrities including All My Children’s’ Susan Lucci, actress Bo Derek and actor turned musician John Corbett attended the annual awards reception in New York City.
Photo L-R: Modern Bride’s Editor-in-Chief, Antonia Van Der Meer, Jaime Stewart and event designer to the stars, Preston Bailey. Photo courtesy Sandals Resorts