I love New York this time of year when the hot, humid weather fades away. With the change of seasons there’s always a resurgence of new style and palpable energy on the city streets. You can almost hear Alicia Keys singing, “Concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh there’s nothing you can’t do!” It’s a feeling I often try to capture in my work and share with fellow dreamers like you.
Enter this week’s muse, Dory, who embodies this exact vibe. The invitations we created for her New York wedding matched her sleek sensibility, and we’re here to guide you down a similar path by showing you a range of our modern designs in this week’s Creative Tips. For more Big Apple inspiration, you won’t want to miss Team Ceci’s guide to its favorite neighborhood gems (think unique spots you won’t necessarily find in a guide book). Plus, I’ve picked some chic gray and hot pink pieces in Get the Look to put you in a New York state of mind wherever you may be. Join me in my love for the city – and if you don’t live here, drop by soon!
P.S. A big thank you to Danny Weiss for this week’s cover shot as well as the Our Muse photos!
THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Danny Weiss Dress: Halston Heritage Jacket: BCBG Max Azria Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Earrings: Yewn Rings: Yewn, SRW Bracelet: Alexis Bittar Shoes: Cole Haan
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Be inspired by Dory & Alex’s sleek, modern wedding in iconic New York City
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I recommend making a dedicated Gmail account for wedding-related items that both you and your significant other can access. It’s easy to keep things organized that way. I also think it’s worth it to splurge on amazing invitations. It’s the first impression of your big day.
What It’s Like to Be a Ceci New York Bride:
Working with Ceci Johnson is like working with a designer that’s making you a gown for the Oscars! The couture designs make you feel luxurious, and they’re experts at giving you exactly what you want, down to the letter.
View Dory and Alex’s wedding invitations and photos in Our Muse
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.
A GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY’S LOCAL GEMS BY TEAM CECI
Team Ceci shares its favorite down-the-street spots – everything from restaurants and bars to parks and museums – all across New York City.
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Mandarin Oriental, New York, New York
Soaring above the city, Mandarin Oriental, New York enjoys an unbeatable setting in the midst of the action. Stunning floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the Hudson River, Central Park and Manhattan’s glittering skyline, while our sumptuous rooms and spacious suites offer the ultimate blend of style, comfort and luxury.
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