Real Bride Advice: My biggest tip would be to hire a wedding planner, if your budget allows for it. I was lucky enough to work with Cathrin D’Entremont, she was truly amazing. She was able to save us time, money and stress. It’s so important for your planner to understand your vision for the day, what you want your guests to experience from the very moment they receive their invitation to when they leave your wedding. At the beginning I really had no idea what my wedding day was going to be like and found it helpful to take inspiration from weddings that I’d seen on websites. With the help and assistance of Cathrin we were able to create something that was beyond my wildest dreams! It's important to communicate what you do and don’t like no matter what. This way you will ensure your day is one to remember... PS. Don’t forget to plan a moment for you and your partner to be alone to really take it all in on your special day.
What It's Like to Be a Ceci Bride: The entire stationery design process was amazing. We live in Western Australia, so at first I was nervous about not being able to actually be in New York to meet the team at Ceci New York in person. However, through phone conferences, shipping paper samples back and forth, and the detailed designs that Ceci Johnson and her team created, the long distance designing wasn’t a problem at all. The biggest takeaway from Ceci New York was that there is nothing they can’t do. They created exactly what I imagined in a way that I truly believe no one else could have.
Ceci’s team understood the balance between classic and elegance, creating stationery that excited our guests and gave them a prelude of our wedding day. At the end of the night it was clear that many of our guests had taken their ceremony program, menu/placement cards, table and seating numbers home as keep sakes! Ceci Johnson and her team of design professionals created a stationery suite that was unique.
Photography by Natasja Kremers