This is my favorite time of year – when the days never seem to end and that inviting tropical air settles in and surrounds you day and night. With Labor Day fast approaching, I am holding onto summer as long as I can. To help elongate and celebrate our favorite season, we’re escaping to the tropics this week. Getting away, even in the warmer months, is always a good idea!

Ready to pack up your bags for one last summer hurrah? Take a cue from this week's Ceci Bride Valerie. She planned her sun-soaked Mexican nuptials at the Villa Balam-Ha in Playa Mujeres. Not giving too much away, her dramatic letterpress Ceci Couture Commissioned letterpress invitations featured wine and berry hues on a warm ecru paper stock. I love that the invitations incorporated the couple instead of solely focusing on the venue (even their chihuahua made a subtle appearance in the custom-designed crest my team and I created).

Here's to celebrating summer (near and far) in all its glory!


THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Julian Ribinik Photography Makeup: Sharon Becker Hair: Lauren DeCosimo of Pinned and Proper Dress: Milly at Bloomingdale's Bracelet: Elizabeth and James at Bloomingdale's and Aqua at Bloomingdale's Necklaces: BCBG Max Azria at Bloomingdale's