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V261: CECI INSPIRATIONS – COUTURE CULTURE

COUTURE CULTURE

My love affair with New York City continues this week (particularly with the ever-romantic Brooklyn Bridge), and we’re celebrating so much more. I always say that inspiration comes in many forms and I find that the truest stems from what surrounds you in your life on a daily basis – your culture and background, the cities we inhabit and visit as well as our love for each other.

Our Ceci Bride Katie’s Santa Fe, New Mexico, wedding is a gorgeous mash-up of all that and beyond. Starting with her Ceci Couture letterpress invitations featuring a metallic gold foil-stamped monogram on a lavender folder wrap, we were inspired by the romance and history of Parisian design and details. Set against the idyllic, lush desert backdrop of the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, Katie’s wedding is a celebration of love, tradition and all things beautiful.

While I was completely taken with the “locks of love” bridge in Paris, which was part of Katie’s engagement story, I ventured to the next best here in my own backyard for this week’s cover shoot. The Brooklyn Bridge is a melting pot of people, cultures and fashion. And there is nothing more fulfilling than being able to travel to new places, experience local customs, meet unique people and simply enjoy this world we live in. I know my team feels this way, too, as they’re all seasoned, passionate travelers, so I asked them to share their top inspiring cultural cities. Doesn’t this list have you full of wanderlust?

Here’s to love of all kinds, everywhere!

Ceci

P.S. Thank you to Kellie Walsh of 4 Eyes Photography for capturing these great images!

Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - Couture Culture

Photography by 4 Eyes Photography. View the Creative Team in Behind the Scenes.

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: 4 Eyes Photography Makeup and Hair: MG Hair & Makeup Dress: Alice + Olivia at Bloomingdale’s Jewelry: Minetani, Kate Spade, Aqua Pumps: Delman

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V261: GET THE LOOK – COUTURE CULTURE

CeciStyle Magazine v261: Get The Look - Couture Culture - Parisian ornateness meets city chic. - Luxury Wedding Invitations by Ceci New York - ceci new york, fashion, style, luxury wedding invitations, couture, custom wedding invitations, ceci johnson, mor, baublebar, laduree, alice + olivia, gown, guerlain, miu miu, delman, elodie rambaud

  1. LAVENDER LOVE:Not sure how to incorporate a cultural theme into your wedding? Let Ceci Johnson show you how, just like she did for Katie and Nick, whose invitation for their Santa Fe wedding embraced Parisian chic.

  2. SWEET LIPS:Dab on MOR’s Lip Macaron in Peach Nectar to keep lips soft, shiny and redolent of summer fruit.

  3. SHINE ON:Bring a touch of big-city glamour to your look with Baublebar’s Fringe Fir Tassel Drops.

  4. SOFT GLOW:Light both of these mini Ladurée candles at the same time to interweave the irresistible scents of powdered rose and sweet pastry.

  5. NEW LIGHT:You’ll feel like a modern-day princess in Alice + Olivia’s Mai leather handkerchief gown.

  6. MAGICAL TIME:Apply Guerlain’s soft floral fragrance Le Plus Beau Jour de Ma Vie to your skin and you’re well on your way towards the most beautiful day of your life.

  7. HOLD IT:Add ladylike appeal carrying Miu Miu’s madras textured-leather shoulder bag.

  8. THOUGHT SO:Remind yourself of your dream to visit Paris every day with Ben’s Garden ‘Paris is Always’ French crystal paperweight.

  9. FIT TO BE TIED:Put an elegant spin on the lace-up trend wearing Delman’s Darci high heel lace up sandals.

  10. SOPHISTICATED STAY:Insider Elodie Rambaud guides you to Paris’s best shops, flea markets, food markets and cafes in her new book, The Paris Style Guide: Shop, Eat, Sleep.

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V261: OUR MUSE – CULTURALLY- MIXED WEDDING IN NEW MEXICO: KATIE AND NICK, PART 1

Our Muse

Be inspired by Katie and Nick’s culturally-mixed wedding in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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V261: SAVVY STYLE ADVICE – KATIE, REAL BRIDE

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Ceci New York Bride - After all of the hard work that goes into planning a wedding, the actual weekend goes by so quickly.

KATIE
After all of the hard work that goes into planning a wedding, the actual weekend goes by so quickly. Definitely make sure you find a moment to sneak away as a couple during the event to take in the experience together. As our guests were being seated for dinner, we were able to spend a few minutes alone to take in the gorgeous courtyard, sneak a peek at our happy guests from behind the curtain and get in a practice twirl or two before making our grand entrance and first dance as newlyweds. Also, organizing some additional festivities such as a rehearsal dinner for all our guests, a send-off brunch and pre-weekend cocktails helped us to make sure we spent quality time with our family and friends.

What It’s Like to Be a Ceci New York Bride:
Working with Ceci Johnson and her exceptional team was such a pleasure as they have a passion for design and service that made our vision come to life! The customized design experience is definitely worth it as the final product was truly unique and set the tone for an elegant and personal celebration. Ceci incorporated personal elements like the Pont des Arts lock from our engagement in Paris story and Mother’s watercolor map of Santa Fe. We received so many calls from our excited guests who loved the gorgeous invitations and found the personal touches to set the stage for the warm and welcoming festivities.

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V261: OUR MUSE – CULTURALLY-MIXED WEDDING IN NEW MEXICO: KATIE AND NICK, PART 2

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V261: CECI COLOR STORIES – LAVENDAR & CELERY WEDDING COLOR SWATCHES

Ceci Color Stories

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V261: OUR MUSE – CULTURALLY- MIXED WEDDING IN NEW MEXICO: KATIE AND NICK, PART 3

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V261- GREAT ESCAPES – FOUR SEASONS RESORT RANCHO ENCANTADO SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

Great Escapes

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pinon woodsmoke scents fill the air. Each sunset is a painter’s dream. Reawaken all of your senses at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantando Santa Fe, where you can be uplifted by our spa’s kiva spirit, delight in Santa Fe’s finest cuisine, and spoil yourself for choice: art, opera, native culture and the thrill of white water are all nearby. Perfectly positioned amid the breathtaking and pristine beauty of Santa Fe, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado overlooks the Rio Grande River Valley, the peaks of the Jemez Mountains and the wilds of New Mexico in all directions.

Discover more on Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, New Mexico

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V261: OUR MUSE – CULTURALLY-MIXED WEDDING IN NEW MEXICO: KATIE AND NICK, PART 4

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KATIE AND NICK’S DREAM TEAM: Invitations: Ceci New York Photographer: Kerry Sherck Venue: Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, New Mexico Rehearsal Dinner: Rio Chama Steakhouse Florist: Andrea Soorikian Catering: Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe Music: Rockslide Band Mariachis: Mariachis Tenampa DJ: Daniel Dawes Makeup: Monica Stark Dress: Amsale Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. Guest Favors: Chocolatesmith

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V261: DON’T MISS – TEAM CECI’S FAVORITE CULTURAL CITIES AND REGIONS

Don't Miss

What is your favorite cultural city and why? Team Ceci Shares their top picks around the world.

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V261: NEXT WEEK’S ISSUE – DECO DESIRE

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