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V195: CECI INSPIRATIONS – GARDEN GLAMOUR

GARDEN GLAMOUR

Sunshine, flowers, bright colors…. These are the things spring is made of, and, as a SoCal girl at heart, I could not be happier about them! Winter was especially brutal this year for us on the East Coast (thanks, Mother Nature), so now it’s like a complete rebirth with vivid blooms, warmer breezes and beautiful fashion popping up everywhere. It’s one of my favorite times of year in New York.

This week, I’m fully embracing the uplifting power of flowers. It starts with the watercolor painting in shades of blue and green I created for Ceci Bride Liz. You’ll find her lush Rumson Country Club wedding below, captured by Christian Oth Studio.

As you probably know by now, when I get inspired I always want to push the creative limits and imagine what else is possible. So for the cover shoot I took our floral theme from 2D to 3D with a giant handmade paper flower and a little help from my fabulous creative team. I think it’s safe to say this is the largest flower I’ve ever received. It’s all about embracing the creative spirit and pushing the limits of what’s possible, and in this case bigger was better!

Want to get a little piece of the floral fun for yourself? Check out my picks from fun brand Plum Pretty Sugar, whose line of luxurious silk robes and gifts comes in a host of irresistible feminine patterns.

Bring on the blooms!

Ceci

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Sofia Negron Photography Hair: Gloria Espinoza Makeup: Sharon Becker Dress: Diane von Furstenberg Paper Flower: Bohemian Bloom Studio: Nüage Designs

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V195: GET THE LOOK – GARDEN GLAMOUR

CeciStyle Magazine v195: Get The Look - Garden Glamour - Get gorgeous with the help of these oh-so-alluring blues - Luxury Wedding Invitations by Ceci New York - neimanmarcus.com, home goods, store.metmuseum.org, jewelry, toms, shourouk, jewelry, dvf.com, fashion, aerin, reed krakoff, handbags, kohls.com, miu miu, shoes

  1. IN FULL BLOOM: Charm your guests by sending them an invitation bursting with hand-drawn flowers like this custom set from Ceci New York (various prices, cecinewyork.com).

  2. PILLOW TALK: Add a sweet vibe to your living room with the help of this Sabira Floral Lace Pillow in feminine light blue ($225, neimanmarcus.com).

  3. LOVELY TIME: Swap your workaday timepiece in favor of this Ottoman Floral Watch – it’s as pretty as a bracelet ($70, metmuseum.org).

  4. DAZZLING DESIGN: Transform a favorite top with Shourouk’s bright and glittering Theresa Necklace ($864, farfetch.com).

  5. EYES ON THE PRIZE: Update your weekend style wearing these flowery Yvette Sunglasses from Toms ($179, nordstrom.com).

  6. LACED UP: Welcome spring’s sunniest days in this Diane von Furstenberg Hippolyte Flower Lace Dress ($495, dvf.com).

  7. GREEN DAY: Channel a glamorous green goddess in these sparkling AERIN Erickson Beamon Teardrop Earrings ($225, bloomingdales.com).

  8. FLOWER DELIVERY: Put an artistic spin on your flower devotion with Reed Krakoff’s Mini Atlantique Floral-Printed Satchel ($1,690, saksfifthavenue.com).

  9. FULL PLATE: Bring spring to the table with this Blue Field place setting from Tabletops Gallery ($99.99 for 16-piece set, kohls.com).

  10. SPRING IN YOUR STEP: Capture spring’s flower-filled mood in Miu Miu’s Floral-Print Canvas Pumps ($675, net-a-porter.com).

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V195: OUR MUSE – ROMANTIC TRADITIONAL WEDDING: LIZ & CHRIS, PART 1

Our Muse

Be inspired by Liz & Chris’ romantic, traditional New Jersey wedding

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V195: CECI CREATIVE TIPS – HOW TO CREATE A BLUE FLORAL WEDDING INVITATION BY CECI JOHNSON

Ceci Creative Tips

HOW TO CREATE A BLUE FLORAL WEDDING INVITATION

People often ask me where my creative process starts. First and foremost, it begins with my clients. There’s a reason I call them my “muses” in CeciStyle! Their personalities, style and wishes are a springboard for my creativity. This week’s Ceci Bride loved paisley and floral designs in shades of blue and green, which also was perfectly suited to her romantic reception at Rumson Country Club in New Jersey. I took these inspirations and sketched, then painted a custom watercolor that appeared on the envelope liner of her beautiful letterpress invitation suite. What fun for guests to open and get a pop of flowers! As far as I’m concerned, flowers – on paper or otherwise – are always a welcome treat.

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Say It with Flowers - Ceci Johnson shows how to create an artistic, floral-inspired invitation

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V195: OUR MUSE – ROMANTIC TRADITIONAL WEDDING: LIZ & CHRIS, PART 2

Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, plum pretty sugar, christos, floral, inspiration,  christian oth

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V195: SAVVY STYLE ADVICE – LIZ, REAL BRIDE

Savvy Style Advice
Ceci New York Bride - Liz

LIZ
Always remember this is a celebration of your love! Live in the moment – your family and friends won’t sweat the small stuff, so neither should you.

What It’s Like to Be a Ceci New York Bride:

Ceci Johnson and her team are the fairy godmothers of wedding paper design! They brought our vision to life and made the process a wonderful experience for us. The hand-painted envelope liner Ceci Johnson created was one of our favorite parts of our design, a true work of art! Overall, everything turned out exactly as we had hoped – beautiful, timeless, and a true representation of us.

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V195: OUR MUSE – ROMANTIC TRADITIONAL WEDDING: LIZ & CHRIS, PART 3

Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, programs, ceremony programs, ceci new york, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, programs, ceremony programs, ceci new york, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, programs, ceremony programs, ceci new york, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, programs, ceremony programs, ceci new york, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, programs, ceremony programs, ceci new york, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, programs, ceremony programs, ceci new york, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, programs, ceremony programs, ceci new york, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth

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V195: DON’T MISS – FLORAL ROBES, MAKEUP BAGS AND EYE MASKS FROM PLUM PRETTY SUGAR

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FLORAL ROBES, MAKEUP BAGS AND EYE MASKS FROM PLUM PRETTY SUGAR

While we’re getting in the spirit of spring florals, I wanted to share with you this fun brand I recently discovered called Plum Pretty Sugar. I personally have one of their silk robes at home, and, if you look carefully, this week’s Ceci Bride Liz also is a fan – she gave them to her bridesmaids as gifts. Go ahead, add a little feminine glam to your bathroom routine with a new robe, cosmetic bag or eye mask this spring. Or, snatch up a few as girly gifts for any of the fabulous women in your life.

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Ceci's Finds: Plum Pretty Sugar - Brighten your spring (or a friend's) with these feminine floral styles

Top Row: Knee Length Kimono Style Robe in Pink Love Poppy ($65), BHLDN Print Eye Masks ($12 each), Knee Length Kimono Style Robe in Love and Yonderflies ($65), Cosmetic Bag in Pink Love Poppy ($24). Bottom Row: Cosmetic Bag ($24), Knee Length Kimono Style Robe in Darling Jardin Bleu ($65), Cotton Voile Eye Masks ($12 each), Knee Length Kimono Style Robe in Beckoning Creatures ($65).

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V195: OUR MUSE – ROMANTIC TRADITIONAL WEDDING: LIZ & CHRIS, PART 4

Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
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Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos
Our Muse - Romantic Traditional Wedding - Be inspired by Liz & Chris' romantic traditional country club wedding in New Jersey - wedding, napkins, monogram, menus, table signs, custom, navy, floral, inspiration, christian oth, rountree floral, brilliant event planning, new jersey, rumson country club, christos


LIZ & CHRIS’ DREAM TEAM: Invitations: Ceci New York Photography: Guy Calaf and Shawn Connell, Christian Oth Studio Event Planner: Sarah Pease, Brilliant Event Planning Ceremony Venue: St. George’s by the River Ceremony Florist: Guaranteed Plants Reception Venue: Rumson Country Club Reception Florist: Rountree Flowers Linens: La Tavola Linen Cake: Ye Olde Pie Shoppe Black and White Cookies: L’Oven Band: Total Entertainment, Soul Connection Cigar Bar: Cortez Cigars Hair: Hannah Burdy Makeup: Luis Rodriguez Dress: Christos

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V195: CECI COLOR STORIES – NAVY & TEAL WEDDING COLORS

Ceci Color Stories

Use this palette as a stepping stone toward creating your own dream event. Click on the color swatches to see how the colors come to life at a real event or discover more inspiring color stories now.

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V195: GREAT ESCAPES – RUMSON COUNTRY CLUB, RUMSON, NEW JERSEY

Great Escapes

Rumson Country Club, Rumson, New Jersey

Rumson Country Club is the preeminent, private, well-maintained, family-oriented club on the Jersey Shore dedicated to golf, sporting activities and the leisure enjoyment of the membership, their families and guests. Founded in 1908, it is an oasis away from the stress of the outside world, a place where members can set aside tensions and enjoy the companionship of good friends. Rumson Country Club is not simply an outstanding 18-hole golf club, it is an all-around four season club with a range of sports, dining and other offerings to meet the interests of all its members.

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Rumson Country Club, Rumson, New Jersey
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V195: DON’T MISS – CECI NEW YORK IS FEATURED IN DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS MAGAZINE

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CECI NEW YORK IS FEATURED IN DESTINATION WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS MAGAZINE

Dreaming of Hawaii? We were too when we designed these custom invitations and save-the-dates for our friends at Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine. Get plenty more destination wedding eye candy at destinationweddingmag.com.

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Paradise, On Paper - Ceci New York is featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine

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V195: NEXT WEEK’S ISSUE – PROPER FUN

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Proper Fun - Who says guests should have all the fun? Join Ceci Johnson and Jes Gordon to see how to work hard and have a good time doing it...

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