Colin Cowie has led the most extraordinary life. He arrived in the U.S. from South Africa in 1985 and it was his smarts, personality and stylish sensibility that led him into the fast-track, glamorous world of planning over-the-top parties for the who’s who of royalty, celebrity and business. Respected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie has been at the forefront of event and wedding planning for the past 25 years, creating trends and raising the bar for the ultimate guest experience. Today the company focuses on creating bespoke luxury experiences.
Colin has created some of the most talked about events, including the multi-million dollar opening of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Palm Island Dubai and Atlantis as well as Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball. In addition to Oprah, his celebrity clients include Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Iovine, Kim Kardashian, Lil Wayne, Nicole Kidman and Demi Moore, Kings, Queens and heads of state to name a few. Colin’s corporate clients include Audemars Piguet, Dom Perignon, Davidoff of Geneva, Warner Bros, CBS, Cash Money Records, The Whitney Museum, Architectural Digest, Kerzner International’s One and Only Hotels, Cosmopolitan Magazine, InStyle Magazine and Graff Jewelers.
Colin Cowie is an authority on living with style; an author of 10 best-selling books that are sold around the world and a celebrated television personality who spent 7 years on the HSN Network. More recently, Colin announced the Colin Cowie wedding and jewelry collection for Blue Nile.
Colin sits at the helm of his digital venture that is revolutionizing the online wedding planning industry. Wilkieblog.com, launched in April 2017, is quickly becoming the most compelling place online to reach the millennial bride. Engaging the engaged with a dynamic fresh look, exclusive original content and a proprietary social network, the venture combines the expertise of Cowie, one of the world’s foremost authorities in wedding planning and lifestyle to assist the modern, digital couple in planning the most stylish day of their lives.
Colin sits on the board of several philanthropic organizations focusing on arts, education, healthcare and mentorship programs in South Africa and is devoted to supporting young people create a better future for themselves. His charities include: Lalela, Ubuntu Pathways, The Phelophepa Train of Hope and Infinite Family.