Girls just want to have fun…and we sure did! Those who know me know that I can’t pass up an opportunity to play dress-up, especially when it involves glitz and glam. Well, this week we not only got all dolled up, but we did it Texas-style – where the bigger the hair, the better, and more is more! I’m also incredibly excited to introduce my partner in crime, the fabulous Jordan Payne of Jordan Payne Events (based in none other than Dallas, Texas). She and I, two crazy, creative ladies, came together to celebrate the ultra-luxe and opulent Midland, Texas, wedding of Ceci Bride Cameron (which Jordan and her team masterfully orchestrated). Inspired by the over-the-top details and design – coupled with the sheer amount of metallics – we just went for it with our cover (thank you, Thisbe Grace, for capturing the fun party that was this shoot!). Go big or go home, right?

And that's exactly what Cameron did for her stunning summer nuptials. Starting with our commissioned Ceci Couture invitation mounted inside a beautiful bifold card featuring intricate opal-shimmer laser cutting over gold foil – topped off with even more gold in the form of a metal emblem highlighting the bride and groom’s monogram – all the way through to the dance floor emblazoned with a custom design we created for the invitations, this wedding is eye candy galore and certainly representative of Jordan’s amazing talent.

Are you ready to declare your obsession for all things shiny? If so, your first stop needs be my picks to add some shine to your life. Timothy Dunn’s candle is the perfect home accent. Then you don’t want to miss our roundup of glamorous invitations featuring unique ways to incorporate gold!

Here’s to making your own (metallic) statement!


Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - Gilded Glamour

Photography: Thisbe Grace

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Thisbe Grace Makeup & Hair: Rashida Bolden, Eva Moshourisand Jezz Hill Venue: Nuage Designs Dress: Badgley Mischka at Bloomingdales Necklace: Nardos Imam Earrings: Baublebar Rings: Kristin Hayes Jewelry and SRW On Jordan: Skirt: Nardos Imam Blouse: Halston Heritage Necklace: Nardos Imam