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Lisa "Ceci" Johnson

Lisa “Ceci” Johnson will be in our Invitation Studio on January 30th to meet with Brides .  She will discuss tips and trends , offer advice and will share what is unique about her White Label Collection that we carry in our Studio.

We are beyond thrilled to be hosting this exclusive event for our Brides.  More details will follow soon, but you may call us anytime to learn more now : 203.354.9791  or email : events@traciromano.com

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Forest Fairy Tale

Forest Fairy Tale

Romance on the Ranch

Romance on the Ranch
Modern Elegance

Modern Elegance

Modern Elegance

Modern Elegance

Modern Elegance

Modern Elegance

This is the time of year our 2010 clients begin to think about their invitation suites – and there is no better place to begin than with a gorgeous save-the-date that will set the tone for their wedding.

We asked Rachelle from Wiley Valentine to share with you her favorite designs .  She selected the ones above and here is why:

Modern Elegance

“I adore the printed backer and the mixture of modern fonts with a vintage monogram. So great!”

Romance on the Ranch

“I love the overall vibe of this letterpress save the date with calender. I think its the perfect blend of classic and vintage”

Forest Fairy Tale

“I love the little tree and the simple white space that creates such  a sophisticated look in this letterpress save the date”

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It’s easy to see why our clients love Wiley Valentine – Thanks Rachelle!!

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We worked with Twig and Fig to custom design a great paper suite for Stephanie and Jay’s Wedding in Italy.  We love the way it turned out!

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One of the great designers we carry in our paper studio is Real Card Studio. Their designs have always been a client favorite at TRE. This month one of their more whimsical designs, Bellini, is featured in Brides Connecticut.

Want to see them in person? Please schedule an appointment with one of our stylists today | 203.354.9791 We can show you these and many more!

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For those of you who like to put the perfect touch on everything, take a look at this great find! Felix Dolittle has the cutest return-address labels that I have seen so far. Add a Label to your At Home Cards for the perfect touch. Whatever your style or interest, they have the perfect label to match; there is something for beach lovers, city dwellers, gardners, equestrians, dog lovers, and more…!!
($42 for 100 Labels)

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photography by Karen Mordechai

At Traci Romano Events, we have been fans of Lisa Hoffman from Ceci New York for years. She is truly a visionary and leader in the Wedding/Event Industry. We are thrilled that she shared a bit of herself with us today… enjoy!

When and Why did you decide to start Ceci New York?
I started Ceci about 5 years ago. But the real catalyst was when I was working at a design firm in San Diego (my home town) and I was hired to design the Bridal Registry Kit for Macy’s and Bloomingdales and all the Federated department stores. It was the first time I started conceptualizing weddings and my coworker who was engaged loved what I was doing and asked that I design her wedding invitations. I approached it as a design challenge rather than a pre-templated invitation card and created my first Ceci Luxe book invitation, it was an instant hit! – I was then offered a job in New York in the web design world designing brands and websites for Fortune 500 companies (Major League Baseball, Hotwire, Eluxury, Tylenol, etc.) but I missed paper and the tactile qualities of print design so much I started designing invitations on the side. Applying the thinking I put into corporate brand design and ‘branded’ each of my events. My clients loved the concept of having me create their “brand” and/or imagery for their event… it seems to have created a trend! My name was passed around and soon the demand became a full time job!

Where does your design inspiration come from ?
Vintage architecture and glamorous mid-century interiors, intricate tile patterns, and ornate fabrics, but above all turn of the century couture fashion designers have always fascinated me… Every couture gown was completely fabricated and designed specifically for each customer. I love the artistry, craftsmanship, patterns and fine quality that these designers embodied and I strive to offer that level of service. Yet living in New York I just can’t help but be influenced by the raw energy and creative edge that the City puts out…as a result my concept for Ceci has always been “downtown style meets classic elegance”.

Do you have a favorite color combination ?
Orange will be important and I love the bright cobalt blue. Purple is a huge trend right now but I see that being replaced by stronger color pops mixed with soft grays. Spring is a time for rebirth and typically brings brighter palettes. However, the metallics will continue to carry over from 2008. I think with weddings, champagnes, golds and silver metallics will always be in fashion (desirable).

Is there a design tool that you could not live without? my creative mind and my eyes – if I lost one of those, I would be nothing.

Out of the four White Label Collection Concepts and which resonates with you most? – I love them all but the Destination Collection does at the moment stand out to me. Maybe it’s because I am personally planning my own destination wedding. The collection is inspired by travel, culture and sophistication – all elements that are important in life.

Favorite vacation spot?
any where where there is a gorgeous beach, warm sunshine and peace and quiet. But if I had to name one – I had an amazing experience at the One&Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They take care of every detail for you. Their tag line states “Where heaven embraces the Earth” – I couldn’t agree more!

Favorite restaurant in the City?
Right now I’m loving ALTA . It’s this little cozy gem of a place in the West Village. It’s great to go with friends because the entreés are small, tapas style- perfect for sharing! I personally LOVE to eat and love it even more when I get to share and sample a variety of delightful new flavors through out the meal. Plus ALTA has incredible sangrias – perfect compliment.

Thank you for sharing Lisa!!

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We are thrilled to introduce our brides to the luxurious White Label Collection from Ceci New York. High fashion and exquisite craftsmanship are now available at a ready-to-order price. As the only Connecticut studio to carry this collection we invite you to call us today for a preview that includes: Save-The-Dates, Invitations, Thank you Notes, Menus, Programs and so much more!

Take a peek at some of the designs below. Each invitation suite is fully customizable, and the options are endless from formal black tie to botanical and destination themed as well as chic classic designs.




Contact a Wedding Stylist today to schedule your personal preview of this collection:

Ring | 203.354.9791
Email | events@traciromano.com

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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