Metallics, opulence and damask are just a few of my favorite things. So it's no wonder that #CeciBride Amanda's wedding has such a hold on my heart. It’s a quintessential Ceci affair, as our commissioned couture designs – featuring ornate laser cutting and fashionable foil stamping with a hint of letterpress – set the tone for her luxe, not-so-beachy event at The Breakers Palm Beach.

The Breakers happens to be one of my favorite spots with its oceanfront locale and glam, serene vibe. It’s clear to see why many brides flock here as soon as the question has been popped! And as I’m all about making a bold, creative statement to help you stand out, we wanted to call on Amanda’s planner, Sara Lowell of Sara Renee Events, to share her tips on how to transform and maximize the true beauty of The Breakers into a personalized, unique event that doesn’t feel like anyone’s but your own.

Not planning a fabulous party anytime soon, but ready to hit the town this season? Check out the many ways to kick your holidays up a notch with my chic picks, inspired by Amanda's color palette. Mix it up with divine details like the stunning Sutra three-stone diamond ring and go for an edgy, sophisticated look with Rosantica’s Petardi gold-tone pearl fringe necklace.

Here’s to celebrating the enchanting holiday season in style!


P.S. Extra-special thanks to Braedon Flynn for capturing this week’s cover and helping some glam come through while I'm nine months pregnant!

Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - GLAM IT UP -  Ceci Johnson embraces a dramatic black and gold look this week, as inspired by our fabulous #CeciBride Amanda. Photography: Braedon Flynn. Dress: Tadashi Shoji. Earrings: Sutra Jewels. Hair and Makeup: Damali NYC.

Photography by Braedon Flynn

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Braedon Flynn Dress: Tadashi Shoji Ring, Bracelet and Earrings: Sutra Jewels Hair and Makeup: Damali NYC