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V243: CECI INSPIRATIONS – HELLO SUNSHINE

HELLO SUNSHINE

Spring is here, and I couldn’t be happier! It’s one of the best things about being in New York City. After a long, hard winter, people come alive again, the streets brighten with the most beautiful flowering trees, and the sunny days rejuvenate us with their touch of warmth. I just love it – this season really puts me in the mood to celebrate.

So this week we’re doing just that with Ceci Bride Erika and her Hamptons wedding, planned by the incredibly talented Lyndsey Hamilton Events. I mean, can we talk about her bridesmaid dresses? I love how Erika changed it up and embraced being unique, and how Carrie Sartor, events director at Lyndsey Hamilton Events, added even more memorable moments throughout the night. The pops of wine-colored flowers, the welcoming tufted bar, and the chandeliers placed in the trees are totally drool-worthy (and let’s not forget Erika’s eight-ply letterpress and foil-stamped invitations with a fabulous gilded edge). My entire team and I are truly obsessed!

For something a little extra special this week, and to help get us in the mood, we’re welcoming spring with a cool collaboration – the two portraits you see below – featuring the hand lettering of Debi Sementelli. In my world, she is a major celeb (Debi has designed a handful of popular fonts that my team and I use daily in our work), and she shared her special talent with us to help mark the new season. Using images captured by Thisbe Grace, we wanted to kick off the revelry with a sweet statement. We had so much fun on this project that when it came down to picking one image, I just couldn’t. I’d love to know what you think, so head on over to Instagram and let us know your favorite! I hope these pieces inspire everyone to celebrate to the fullest.

Here’s to warmer days ahead. Live life in full bloom. Happy spring!

Ceci

P.S. Special thanks to Christian Oth Studio for the beautiful muse photos.

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Thisbe Grace Photography Hand Lettering: Debi Sementelli Hair: Damali NYC Makeup: Color My Face Fashion: Reiss at Bloomingdale’s Jewelry: Baublebar Venue: Nüage Designs

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V243: GET THE LOOK – HELLO SUNSHINE

CeciStyle Magazine v243: Get The Look - Hello Sunshine - Lighten up for spring with these soft, feminine pieces - Luxury Wedding Invitations by Ceci New York - ceci new york, luxury, gift idea, home goods, spring, jo malone, baublebar, jennifer behr, reiss 1971, alexis bittar, alice + olivia, kate spade, deborah lippmann, bulle glass, handbag, jewelry, accessories

  1. FLORAL FINESSE:Throwing a wedding that highlights your venue’s gorgeous surroundings? Hint at what’s to come like Erika and Ed did – their custom Ceci New York invitation featured refined floral (and windmill!) details throughout.

  2. GREAT LENGTHS:Work the tassel trend into your evening look, starting with these fabulous Chanterelle Tassel Drops from Baublebar.

  3. PONY UP:Give your ponytail a glam makeover with Jennifer Behr’s sparkling Swarovski Encrusted Ponywrap.

  4. SPRING FORWARD:For a delicate scent blending apricot and leather notes, try Jo Malone’s Osmanthus Blossom Cologne.

  5. SHORT AND SWEET:The perfect elegant frock for early spring? Surely it must be this Reiss 1971 Rosalin Sheer Sleeve Lace Dress.

  6. ARM CANDY:Bring soft color and shine to bare arms with Alexis Bittar’s Lucite Jardin Mystère Bracelet.

  7. LACE EFFECT:Looking for neutral heels that still have plenty of pretty embellishment? Look no further than Alice + Olivia’s Dina Rose Laser-Cut Leather Pumps.

  8. CAN DO:Play up your love of spring gardens carrying this tongue-in-cheek Watering Can Top-Handle Bag from Kate Spade New York.

  9. SUBTLE SHADE:Go for the pale nail that’s currently in vogue using Deborah Lippmann’s Misty Morning nail polish.

  10. BEST BUDS:Create a striking, airy centerpiece at your spring holiday table with these Bulle Glass Tapered Vases.

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V243: OUR MUSE – ETHEREAL HAMPTONS WEDDING: ERIKA & ED, PART 1

Our Muse

Be inspired by Erika & Ed’s ethereal wedding in the Hamptons

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V243: CECI CREATIVE TIPS – FLORAL WEDDING INVITATIONS BY CECI NEW YORK

Ceci Creative Tips
INVITES IN BLOOM - Play up flowrs in your Ceci New York invitation with any of these four techniques. 1. Floral border and crest 2. Watercolor liner 3. Two-tone flowers 4. Cascading blooms from the envelope to the invite

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V243: OUR MUSE – ETHEREAL HAMPTONS WEDDING: ERIKA & ED, PART 2

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V243: SAVVY STYLE ADVICE – ERIKA, REAL BRIDE

Savvy Style Advice
Ceci New York Bride - Erika

ERIKA
Your save-the-dates and invitations set the tone for the wedding weekend. Make sure they match the vibe of your event!

What It’s Like to Be a Ceci New York Bride:
It was a truly bespoke experience. Working with the team was a dream, and instead of going through binders of samples, I was able to just talk through what I wanted. And importantly, the team executed the designs perfectly.

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V243: OUR MUSE – ETHEREAL HAMPTONS WEDDING: ERIKA & ED, PART 3

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V243: EXPERT STYLE TIPS – 5 WAYS TO EMBRACE SPRING IN YOUR WEDDING OR EVENT

Expert Style Tips

Five Ways to Embrace Spring in Your Wedding or Event by Carrie Sartor of Lyndsey Hamilton Events

  1. Location, Location, Location: Rent an estate or garden property for the wedding weekend. Hold your ceremony in the garden or a grove of trees and your reception under a tent, situated in a spot with a view. Your guests will experience the season firsthand in a natural and unique setting that you can make your own with flowers, lighting and furniture.

  2. Play Together: For a destination weekend, arrange outdoor activities for your guests: a group hike or a scavenger hunt for those who like to get up and go; an outdoor movie night or guided meditation in the park for those who prefer to relax. Either way, be sure to have a rain plan!

  3. Seasonal Food: A simple and practical way to incorporate spring into your wedding is through your menu. Embrace the fresh produce of the season and let those bright and crisp flavors shine through in the cuisine. Whether it’s a specialty cocktail with fresh mint or local honey, a chilled spring pea soup appetizer, or a strawberry rhubarb cobbler for dessert, your guests are sure to savor the best colors and flavors that spring has to offer.

  4. Seasonal Flowers: Embrace the best of spring for your wedding by selecting the flowers of the moment. Tulips, lisianthus, lilac, iris and peony are at their peak, and bring a range of whites, pinks, purples, blues.

  5. Color Palette: Springtime brides can take their color cues from the blooming gardens around them. Pastels abound, from blooming cherry trees and lilac bushes. But don’t be afraid of a little intensity either, echoed in the season’s irises, tulips, and bright green mosses and grasses.

Carrie Sartor, Lyndsey Hamilton Events

LYNDSEY HAMILTON EVENTS
As the Director of the East Coast event planning team for Lyndsey Hamilton Events, Carrie Sartor is the driving force behind the production of all New York and destination events. Carrie specializes in producing multi-day celebrations and destination events that reflect the unique needs of the client and specific characteristics of the location. She emphasizes the importance of fostering a distinct and personal relationship with each client, promoting an environment of trust and creativity.

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V243: OUR MUSE – ETHEREAL HAMPTONS WEDDING: ERIKA & ED, PART 4

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ERIKA & ED’S DREAM TEAM: Invitations: Ceci New York Photographer: Glen Allsop at Christian Oth Studio Venue: The Inn at Windmill Lane Planner: Carrie Sartor at Lyndsey Hamilton Events Florist: Fleurs NYC Catering: Marcey Brownstein Events Cake: Nine Cakes Music: Hank Lane Music Furniture & Lighting: rEvolve Furniture Co. Hair & Makeup: Damali NYC Dress: Vera Wang Shoes: Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG, Lanvin, Temperley London, and Adrianna Papell Jewelry: Vintage

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V243: CECI COLOR STORIES – PEWTER & OLIVE WEDDING COLOR SWATCHES

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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V243: GREAT ESCAPES – THE INN AT WINDMILL LANE, AMAGANSETT, NEW YORK

Great Escapes

The Inn at Windmill Lane, Amagansett, New York

The Inn at Windmill Lane is a luxury inn located in The Hamptons, New York. Our mission is to provide a peaceful and relaxed environment for all guests. To this end, our staff is committed to being responsive in helping ensure our quests quiet enjoyment for a memorable stay.

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The Inn at Windmill Lane, Amagansett, New York
The Inn at Windmill Lane, Amagansett, New York
The Inn at Windmill Lane, Amagansett, New York
The Inn at Windmill Lane, Amagansett, New York
The Inn at Windmill Lane, Amagansett, New York

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V243: DON’T MISS – ERIKA & ED’S WEDDING IS FEATURED IN WELLWED HAMPTONS

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Hamptons Delight - Ceci Bride Erika's wedding – as well as her custom Ceci New York stationery – is featured in WellWed Hamptons magazine

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V243: NEXT WEEK’S ISSUE – SPRING IN BLOOM

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Spring in Bloom - With Easeter upon us, we're in the mood for sweet, floral pastels

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