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V25: CECI INSPIRATIONS – DESIGN IN THE TROPICS

DESIGN IN THE TROPICS

Right about now – as we approach the chilly heart of winter – is when most of us start to think about planning a warm getaway. If you’re looking for ideas, then let me suggest amazing Costa Rica.

A while ago I received a unique opportunity to collaborate with some wonderful talents in the luxury events industry. The best part? The meeting was held on a property belonging to Costa Rican Rentals, a company offering full-service villas on the country’s Pacific coast. Amid this lush setting, three planners and a team of pros were given the challenge of designing five separate dinner party looks using anything they could find on-site. I, of course, was put in charge of the invitations (brought those with me!), which ranged from a beach-themed set that included seashells drawn in vivid sea hues to another one bursting with colorful flora and fauna. As you can see below, it’s hard to say what was more beautiful: the finished tables or the blue-green nature surrounding us.

To get you in a Costa Rican mood, this week’s Get the Look is chock full of tropically-themed fashions and accessories that could easily double as a visual packing list. As usual, there’s also an abundance of tips from the pros, including Ivy Robinson Weddings and Events, Daughter of Design and Destination Bride with Lisa Light. Can’t you feel the balmy weather already?

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Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - THE BIG BLUE: Ceci and her husband, Alan, are surrounded by the endless beauty of the Pacific at Villa Puesta del Sol, one of the many spectacular villas owned by Costa Rican Rentals. Shot by Corbin Gurkin Photography.

Photography by Corbin Gurkin Photography

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V25: GET THE LOOK – COSTA RICA DESIGN

CeciStyle Magazine v25: Get The Look - Costa Rica Design - Relax your style! Combine natural accessories with splashes of green in this homage to verdant Costa Rica

  1. SEA WORLD
    When I design invitations for weddings held at resorts – like this custom invitation (price upon request, cecinewyork.com) for a couple that got married in Montego Bay – I enjoy adding local elements and details. In this case, a card dressed in woven bamboo opened to reveal a hand-drawn watercolor, meant to evoke a sunset over Caribbean waters.

  2. STRAW POLL
    This Tory Burch Crescent Tote ($350, nordstrom.com) is chic enough for hot days at the beach and cool evenings with a more formal vibe.

  3. WATER QUALITY
    Made of light-as-air silk, Bottega Veneta’s Lagoon Assenzio Water Spot Silk Print Dress ($1,500, bottegaveneta.com) is an easy outfit you can slip on without too much planning.

  4. GREEN PARTY
    The green-and-gold embellishment on this New Arcadia Studio Fern Highball Set ($75, newarcadiastudio.com) adds a celebratory touch to lunch, cocktails or dinner.

  5. OFF THE VINE
    I love a great chip-and-dip bowl! This one ($49, williams-sonoma.com) has a wonderfully natural vibe that’s ideal for an outdoorsy party.

  6. TEAM TURQUOISE
    Kendra Scott’s sea-blue I Do Yessenia Earrings ($190, maxandchloe.com) are the kind of vacation accessories I’d pull out for a special dinner.

  7. NATURAL HIGH
    For a high-heel look without the formality, Stuart Weitzman’s Alex Crochet Espadrilles ($365, saks.com) get first prize.

  8. BRILLIANT READ
    Rich with amazing photography, Costa Rica: A Journey through Nature ($29, amazon.com) will have you itching to book that next flight to this gorgeous Central American country.

  9. KNOCK ON WOOD
    Incorporate a touch of natural style with this bracelet made of Costa Rican wood ($12, costaricanmarket.com).

  10. FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
    A blend of warm-weather florals like orange flower, hyacinth and jasmine, Estee Lauder’s Beyond Paradise ($45, esteelauder.com) works as a great tropical-getaway scent.

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V25: CECI CREATIVE TIPS – THE POWER OF INSPIRATION BOARDS

Ceci Creative Tips
Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York

THE POWER OF INSPIRATION BOARDS

One of the very first steps in my design process is to create an inspiration board for my clients. It begins by getting to know my clients’ personalities, their event desires, and tastes. I then collect images from all around that I believe capture their spirit. I love to gather pictures of the venue, the location, the dress, the theme – anything from fashion to decor to a pattern that communicates the party’s vibe. I must admit, it’s true what they say: a picture speaks louder than words. An inspiration board is a wonderful tool that helps me understand the overall mood of your event and ensures we are visually on the same page.

Before meeting with any of your vendors, I recommend that you, too, spend some time on research. Go online or buy some magazines and collect pictures of everything that excites you and speaks to you. Then, organize it in a binder, or if you’re feeling very artsy, make your own inspiration board! This will be very helpful in your meetings so everyone you speak with will grasp the ambiance. Below is an example of what I’ve created for Merrill and Chris. From our first meeting, we knew the focus of the invite design would be the feeling of a tropical sunset. Plus, we loved the intricate embroidery on Merrill’s dress and incorporated those leafy details into the pattern on the hand-painted watercolor. See how it all came together, from inspiration to reality, below.

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This is my inspiration board. Note how I included sketches of my ideas. If you have any of your own, make sure to jot them down on paper so you can easily remember them down the line.

Inspiration Board

The final invitation suite. Note how the watercolor incorporated both the dress pattern and the colors of a tropical sunset. Beautiful, right?

Final Invitation Design

Tip: If your rehearsal dinner theme is very different than your main wedding event then I encourage you to make two different inspiration boards. One for each. Trust me, when you have these at your fingertips, your wedding will come together much easier! If you’re lucky enough to work with talents that will create them for you, then use those special boards to take with you to all your meetings. Your cake designer and florist will thank you!

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V25: EXPERT STYLE TIPS – FIVE TIPS TO TYING YOUR TABLE DECOR TO YOUR INVITATIONS

Expert Style Tips

Ivy Robinson of Ivy Robinson Weddings and Events

IVY ROBINSON WEDDINGS AND EVENTS
Ivy Robinson, owner of Ivy Robinson Weddings and Events, is known for her chic and innovative approach to wedding design. She is recognized as an industry leader for infusing her clients’ personalities into their weddings. Ivy has been featured on Style Network as well as in regional and national publications.

The minute I met Ivy Robinson, I knew she had what it takes to succeed. She is smart, dedicated to her talent, passionate about style and unique creativity, and one of the funniest ladies on this planet. Her sense of humor makes working together so enjoyable, you forget you are actually working! Plus, her down-to-earth personality, partnered with her desire for excellence, makes her one of the best. Turn yourself over to her talented hands and your event will be one of the hippest around. - CECI JOHNSON

Five tips to tying your table decor to your invitations by Ivy Robinson Weddings and Events:

  1. First Impression: The invitation is an introduction to the tone and feel of your wedding. It sets the color scheme, mood, and foundation of the event; it teases the guests’ imaginations and is a glimpse of what is to come on your big day. It’s like a preview of a movie. Don’t skimp in this area—you don’t want a bad preview of your wedding. Give your guests something to look forward to. Ignite their excitement through your invitations and all further correspondence.

  2. The Inspiration: The inspiration for this tabletop design was the invitation suite itself—the colors, the laser-cut birdcage, the birds, and the tropical feel that isn’t your typical shells and palm trees. The information card had a tree with a birdcage hanging from it. The trees infuse a natural wood element, which is how the inspiration to use a wooden table and benches evolved. The birdcage hanging from the tree gave me the idea to hang driftwood over the table. The laser-cut leaves on the bellyband inspired the oversize leaf chargers that are under the plates. My advice in seeking inspiration: don’t try so hard. Look past the obvious and your inspiration is typically right in front of your eyes—sometimes you just have to stop looking for it.

  3. The Colors: Ceci introduced a monochromatic purple palette throughout the invitations. When designing the table, I decided to add a pop of color that would coordinate with the purple. This is how the orange was introduced. When working with your wedding colors, you can add that pop (an unexpected element) at the reception. Start training your brain to think of all items in that particular color. I had mango daiquiris made as the signature drink and found the mini birds of paradise that served as stirrers.

  4. The Unexpected: To make a wedding interesting, an element of the unexpected should be brought into the decor and design of the event. With this particular Ceci invitation suite, the unexpected element was the laser-cut invitation sleeve with the bird and birdcage. I reintroduced this in the laser-cut napkin rings. To take it one step further I introduced the peacock feather, which added that pop of color and flair to the overall design. The floral chandelier was created from a piece of driftwood that I found in a local florist shop. Everyone scratched their heads and thought, “What is she going to do with THAT?” I hung it upside down over the table, put some oasis in it, and picked flowers and leaves from the yard. Voila—the end result was a floral chandelier!

  5. The Final Look: The only thing I had with me for inspiration for this design challenge was the invitation suite. While others shipped over suitcases of props for their table, I brought nothing but my imagination. Everything used in this editorial shoot was local and unexpected – items that I found on the property and in the villa. Be confident in your style, trust your taste and ideas, and challenge yourself to step outside of the box and look around.

Ceci New York inspired me to think differently for this shoot – and when planning your wedding, you should do the same.

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V25: OUR MUSE – CECI-INSPIRED BOTANICAL STYLE TABLESCAPE BY IVY ROBINSON WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

Our Muse

Costa Rican tablescape inspired by Ceci Couture Botanical Style
by Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events

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V25: CECI COLOR STORIES – PURPLE & GOLD WEDDING COLORS

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V25: OUR MUSE – CECI-INSPIRED DESTINATION STYLE TABLESCAPE BY FÊTE PERFECTION

Our Muse

Costa Rican tablescape inspired by Ceci Couture Destination Style
by Fête Perfection

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V25: CECI COLOR STORIES – BLUE & SILVER WEDDING COLORS

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V25: EXPERT STYLE TIPS – EVENT PLANNING TIPS BY ANNIE LEE OF DAUGHTER OF DESIGN

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Annie Lee of Daughter of Design

DAUGHTER OF DESIGN
Keen on creativity, Daughter of Design is recognized for its fresh thinking and positive, “can-do” approach to planning and producing events. As principal planner, Annie Lee’s fluency in weddings helps to translate and articulate a bride’s vision from idea to life for a truly stylish and distinctive occasion. Recent weddings can be seen in Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, InStyle Weddings and People Magazine. Daughter of Design is based out of New York and Los Angeles but plans events worldwide.

I’ve always admired people who appreciate the importance of presentation, style and great design. Annie Lee is someone who always delivers on those principles—and not just in her events. She embodies them daily. Her unique, creative style shows through in her work as well as in her individual style. Any client of Annie’s is lucky to be working with such a great mind. - CECI JOHNSON

Event Planning Tips by Daughter of Design:

  1. Keep color subtle: If brevity is the soul of wit, then subtle use of color is the soul of fine decor. Every item in the room doesn’t have to be pink to get across the color palette. Little accents of color can be more potent and often go more noticed, especially against a neutral canvas. Working with a pink-and-purple invitation set from Ceci, we only needed to supplement with hints of pink the otherwise very tan and caramel toned tablescape. A small seating card or menu can have an enormous visual impact and be the perfect spot to add a little pop. When the design and color of the paperie are strong, creating a more serene environment allows it to sing.

  2. Use unexpected items: Don’t use obvious items to create a theme or mood. You can convey the tone by using the unexpected. You don’t need pumpkins and cornucopias to create a fall-themed wedding; try alternatives like cranberries and quail feathers. In Costa Rica we shied away from the obvious tropical-flowers-and-beach theme and instead conjured the local history and culture of the country. A burlap tablecloth with coffee beans poured directly around the center of the table represented the local agriculture while the prayer candles and lace represented Catholicism, the primary religion of the region. Finishing off the table were local bougainvillea flowers trailing off the side into a puddle of petals as if naturally overgrown; the table teemed with soft, romantic Costa Rica.

  3. Find your inspiration: Start your design process with an item of inspiration. Your inspiration can come from anywhere. Perhaps it’s the design on a family heirloom, the logo from your favorite restaurant, a pretty perfume bottle, the print on your favorite shoe (that’s where my logo came from!). Sometimes I have clients start by looking at wallpaper prints to see what kind of motifs, colors and patterns they are attracted to. That wallpaper can even become the envelope liner!

  4. Have your invitation handy: When you meet with the florist – and absolutely before you meet with the cake designer – it’s a good idea to have your invitation on hand as it can be the springboard and nucleus of your entire event. It truly sets the tone and expectations for the event before it has even begun. Chances are the invitation set will inspire the escort cards, menus, programs and the entire suite of stationery that will be as much a part of your decor as the centerpieces. Just be warned: the nicer the invitation, the higher the rsvp rate!

  5. Plan your breakdown: Breakdown is as important as set-up. Make sure to go over with your planner what you would like to save and who it should go back to at the end of the night. If you wanted to save your first “Mr. & Mrs.” escort card, or return your great grandmother’s hankie to your mother, be sure to add that to the list of wedding items to get packed and returned. It’s upsetting after a glorious event for keepsakes to go missing or get tossed!

  6. Be photo-minded: When selecting your seat at the dinner table, choose the one with the best backdrop. Check to see if there is a glaring red emergency exit sign above your head in every shot. Documentary photo is very in vogue, but I believe in scripted reality photography that feels natural and uninterrupted but requires considerable forethought. Likewise, as you design the event, imagine how the blue pashminas will match the blue font of the invitations when all the photos are laid out side by side in the album. The continuity and relationship between these items will really become apparent and “picture”-esque.

  7. Start your day with music: Have an iPod that plays “getting ready” music as the ladies have their hair and make up done. I cannot emphasize how important it is to the start off the day with the right energy and tunes in the room.

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V25: OUR MUSE – CECI-INSPIRED ORNATE STYLE TABLESCAPE BY DAUGHTER OF DESIGN

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Costa Rican tablescape inspired by Ceci Couture Ornate Style
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V25: CECI COLOR STORIES – FUCHSIA & DARK PURPLE WEDDING COLORS

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V25: OUR MUSE – CECI-INSPIRED DESTINATION STYLE TABLESCAPE BY ASHLEY BABER WEDDINGS

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V25: CECI COLOR STORIES – SAND & CREAM WEDDING COLORS

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V25: EXPERT STYLE TIPS – WEDDING DESIGN TIPS BY LISA LIGHT OF DESTINATION BRIDE

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Lisa Light of Destination Events

DESTINATION BRIDE WITH LISA LIGHT
With 21 years of planning signature weddings worldwide, Lisa Light has become an authority on destination weddings. She is the author of Destination Bride: How to Plan A Wedding Anywhere in the World, and one of a select few who assist Forbestraveler.com in choosing the Forbes 400 Top Hotels in the world. In addition to planning couture destination weddings, Lisa’s passion is connecting destination brides with the the most amazing wedding locations and the most passionate service providers anywhere in the world.

Passion, loyalty and dedication – Lisa has it all. She is one of the most hard-working women in this business. Just look at all the stamps in her passport! She is always the first person to jump on a plane and travel anywhere in the world. That’s what has made her the authority on destination weddings. Wherever you’re looking to get married in the world, Lisa surely has planned an event there and can help. Read her book so you, too, can be an expert on what it takes to plan a destination wedding. - CECI JOHNSON

Wedding Design Tips by Destination Bride with Lisa Light:

  1. Let the location be your inspiration: When designing your wedding, you first need to figure out where in the world you want to celebrate and make it official! The setting establishes the tone, the style, and the level of elegance. It should be a springboard for your design. As a destination wedding planner with a degree in anthropology, I am most inspired by the natural and cultural elements in the destination itself. I think that if you are inspired to have a destination wedding, you should draw from local beauty, art, textiles and natural elements.

  2. Announce to the world your news on paper: Once you know where you will be married, you can choose an appropriate dress, color palette, and bridesmaids gowns to go with your chosen location. Then you can announce it to world with your wedding stationery! The save-the-dates and invitations announce the upcoming nuptials like a marquee announcing an upcoming extravaganza, so you really need to think through much of your overall wedding design before you put ink to paper. For example, with this Costa Rican tablescape I created at Villa Preciosa, I was naturally inspired by the lush mountains, tropical foliage, and blue Pacific Ocean. Ceci’s invitations reflected the yellow of the sun, the brown of the wood, and the blueness of the sea and the sky. She then folded it all up in a fabulous rattan paper that encapsulated the tropical elegance perfectly!

  3. Plan a Best Of Destination Wedding: When planning the wedding weekend, try to offer your guests the best and most unique experiences the region has to offer. For example, if you are having a wedding in the Caribbean, you should consider including a water activity like a sunset cruise or a snorkeling trip. Also think about beach activities such as a BBQ, a campfire with s’mores, or a beach party complete with a bride’s side vs groom’s side volleyball game. I usually suggest that you at least plan some sort of a welcoming event, one activity, the wedding and a farewell brunch if your budget allows.

  4. Food & Entertainment: This is a huge part of painting the perfect destination wedding experience for yourselves and your guests. Try not to go abroad with comfort food ideas from back home for your menu. Ask the chef about local traditional wedding foods. Also ask about the cake—they may not have a wedding cake like we have, but theirs may be even more exciting. In France they celebrate with a pyramid of profiteroles and in the Caribbean they eat fruit cake. The entertainment is probably the most significant. You want to make your wedding exciting and memorable. Research the local music and musicians and bring it on! Fire dancers, Junkanoo parades, gospel choirs, sword swallowers, trapeze artists, traditional musicians, stilt walkers, stallion dances, mariachi—the world has so much to offer. Have fun with it. If you are afraid your guests will not dance to the local rhythm, hire the local music for the welcome party and/or the cocktail reception and then play it safe with a DJ or a Western dance band for the dancing.

  5. Local Resources: Resist the temptation to plan an American wedding abroad. You chose to have a destination wedding for a reason and you fell in love with the location enough to want to be married there. So research your destination and let yourself be inspired. Everything I used to design my table in Costa Rica was local except the runner. The hollowed-out wooden bowl was an artifact at the villa, the table was also something that belonged to the house, and all of the flowers and foliage were found in the gardens and the natural environment around the property. I have found over the years that even small islands can have state-of-the-art items and fabulous locally-inspired linens, baskets, artifacts, ribbon, buttons, and beads. Straw markets are a great source for welcome-gift containers such as banana-leaf baskets, gourds, wooden bowls, or colorful bags. Some of your greatest finds may be sold on the streets. Once I showed an interest in some pottery a young boy was selling in the street and the next thing I knew, I was in his pottery-lined home hand-picking my 40 favorites to give as favors at my client’s wedding. Not only did we have a unique gift, but it came with a memorable experience and a great story. Rarely do I ever bring anything more with me than my personal luggage when I produce a destination wedding. Why pay for the extra luggage or for shipping when you can save money buying locally?

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V25: OUR MUSE – CECI-INSPIRED DESTINATION STYLE TABLESCAPE BY DESTINATION BRIDE WITH LISA LIGHT

Our Muse

Costa Rican tablescape inspired by Ceci Couture Destination Style
by Destination Bride with Lisa Light

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V25: CECI COLOR STORIES – SKY BLUE & CHOCOLATE WEDDING COLORS

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V25: OUR MUSE – CECI-INSPIRED DESTINATION STYLE TABLESCAPE BY ARTFLOWER

Our Muse

Costa Rican tablescape inspired by Specialty Blend of
Ceci New York Ready-to-Order Palma and Pacifica Collections
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V25: CECI COLOR STORIES – HONEYDEW & CHOCOLATE WEDDING COLORS

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V25: GREAT ESCAPES – COSTA RICAN RENTALS, COSTA RICA

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Costa Rican Rentals, Costa Rica

At Costa Rican Rentals you will find the perfect luxury vacation rental villa. They offer non-inclusive properties for guests looking to create their own vacation experience, specializing in two distinct regions of Costa Rica: The Northwest Pacific (specifically Playa Ocotal) and the South Pacific (Playa Dominical). All of their villas provide stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful surroundings, and unparalleled service and attention to your needs.

Activities are nearly limitless. There is something for everyone: deep sea fishing that many consider the best in the World, scuba diving excursions that depart within walking distance of the properties, and two championship golf courses just a short drive away. Also enjoy whitewater rafting, horseback riding, volcano tours, a sunset cruise, or choose among countless other options. And don’t forget guests most favorite activity – simply sitting poolside and sipping on a cool refreshing beverage.

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