DANA, REAL BRIDE
The Pierre | New York, New York
Real Bride Advice: Go with your first instinct, it always is exactly how you envision your wedding to be. The wedding should be everything that you and your husband picture as your fairy tale wedding. If you start listening to outside opinions you will start to question yourself and it will only lead to un-wanted stress. Everyone has different ideas, opinions and preferences for their “perfect” wedding but at the end of the day it should be what you want. Having some thought starters and concepts are certainly recommended before opening dialogue with wedding vendors, but keep an open mind as they are the professionals!
Face to face meetings with your vendors rather than phone is highly recommended. It truly is the best way to convey what you really want and will eliminate wasted time.
The smallest details do matter! Never in my wildest dreams did I expect the amount of calls, texts and emails I received from my guests referring to the most minor of things and how much they loved it. Every small detail and accessory matched perfectly back to my wedding invitation to bring together the whole design. My escort cards, personalized napkins, wedding programs, photo booth backdrop, drink stirrers, flowers, velvet table cloths all worked together to create my fairy tale wedding.
What It's Like to Be a Ceci Bride: My experience with Ceci Johnson and her team was the most magical and beautiful process. Ceci’s creative ideas and accessories were exactly what I wanted and completed the full design of my wedding. When I went to meet her for the first time I immediately felt as though she knew exactly what I wanted and that we were both on the same page. She tied in everything I described my wedding décor to look like and even brought the venue feeling into the design. The process of working with Ceci and her team was so seamless and stress-free from start to finish and I really feel it can be credited to the team being exactly on target in what I had envisioned from the first time we met. I was so lucky to work with such a talented and creative team!
Photography by Christian Oth Studio