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Soft Pastel Wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch

We could not imagine a more beautiful color palette for a summertime wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch. Super soft shades of blue, pink, lavender, green and ivory absolutely shine at this lush garden venue. Jessie & Juan celebrated their wedding day amongst 50 of their closest friends & family members. The couple exchanged their vows in the ceremony garden and then dined alfresco on the Hydrangea Patio and danced the night away to their favorite songs.

Each place-setting was carefully curated with layers of mixed white china from Pretty Vintage Rentals and topped with a menu that had each guests name written at the top with soft blue calligraphy. CocoRose Florals finished the look by tying delicate stems of lavender & sweet peas to each of the fresh white napkins with a raw silk ribbon.

This spectacular wedding was held on a warm day in October, and as the sun began to set the San Ysidro Ranch warmed up the guests with bowls of their signature Tortilla Soup. The candlelit dinner continued, followed by an organic baby greens salad & then the choice of Filet of Beef or Pan Roasted King Salmon. Toasts were shared throughout the evening as guests celebrated the newlyweds under the twinkle lights and stars.

One of our favorite moments of the evening is when Jessie surprised her parents by playing their wedding song right after the cake cutting. Her parents were so touched and as the two of them danced together, reminiscing about their own wedding day! There wasn’t a dry eye in the room & each guest could truly feel the love shared within this family.

Weddings like these don’t just magically happen! We could not do our job without the help of an incredible team of professionals. Here is the list of vendors who made this dreamy wedding day come to life:

Wedding Planning & Design: La Fete Weddings  |  Photography: Ashleigh & Erik Photography  |  Videography: Fig & Thread  |  Venue: San Ysidro Ranch  |  Floral Design: CocoRose Florals  |  Rentals: The Tent Merchant  |  Dinnerware & Vintage Glassware Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals  |  Menu + Escort Card Design & Calligraphy: Sophia Loves Letters  |  Ceremony Music: Brandt Jacobus  |  Lighting Design: Ambient Event Design  |  Hair & Makeup: Tomiko Taft & Lucy Salgado  |  Reception DJ: Ian Gotler of RedShoe

 

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Dreamy Sunstone Villa Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Sweet Words from Style Me Pretty: “When my husband and I renew our vows one day, we’ll be calling La Fete Weddings, because this right here is all my wedding dreams come to life. I honestly thought I was looking at a dreamy, Italian destination wedding the first time I scrolled through the beautiful gallery of images by Brumley and Wells and was completely blown away when I realized this gorgeous event took place much closer to home – Sunstone Vineyards and Winery in California! This European-esque celebration came together through the work of some of the industry’s finest vendors – Archive RentalsTEAM Hair and Makeup, and Ambient Event Design just to name a few – and is one of those weddings you won’t be able to stop thinking about for days.”

From Style Me Pretty: “Charmed with old world elegance, masterfully considered design, and the classic romance of stone, hand-hewn beams from Queen Elizabeth’s rose garden, and brooding tones of natural light pouring in to every room, Sunstone Winery provides the perfect setting for a timeless wedding. Brett and Sarah’s day was no exception. The ceremony took place under the live oak, surrounded by the property’s vineyard, and followed by the reception in the back grounds of the estate.”


THE PROFESSIONAL TEAM:

Photography: Brumley & Wells  |  Planning & Design: La Fete Weddings |  Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design  | Lighting: Ambient Event Design |  Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals  |  Vintage Furniture Rentals: Archive Rentals |  Vintage Dinnereware: Otis & Pearl Vintage Rentals |  Menus & Escort Cards: Sophia Loves Letters  |  Hair & Make up: TEAM Hair & Make up |  Videography: Like a Letter  |  Venue: Sunstone Villa  |  DJ: Red Shoe LA  |  Catering: Omni Catering


 

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La Fete Weddings featured in California Wedding Day Magazine

Here at La Fete Weddings we are beyond thrilled to share that one of our weddings is featured in newest issue of California Wedding Day Magazine and it is officially on stands now! Make sure to pick up a copy for tons of gorgeous wedding inspiration.

We wanted to share a few of Alyson Magda’s beautiful images from the wedding feature:

Camellia Floral Design used deep shades of pinks, red, and magenta flowers to beautifully compliment the vintage pews that we placed in front of fountain for their ceremony/champagne blessing. The Bride & Groom recited their vows in this gorgeous terraced garden, and as soon as they had sealed the deal with a kiss, the fountain began to bubble as the guests raised their glasses to toast the newlyweds!

The floating style reception was held in a stunning clear tent with a variety of seating areas throughout the space. Including a mixture of lounge vignettes, dining tables, and indoor wood cabanas draped in flowers and romantic fabric. Various linens in shades of champagne, blush, and deep velvet merlot enhanced the floral centerpieces.

Staying true to their vision of a floating style reception, the couple opted for a sampling of food stations, including the “Cabo Hurricane” and “Football Game Day” among others, named for happenings on their path to the altar.

Inside a stunning glass atrium on the property we featured a dessert lovers dream. A dramatic seven tiered cake trimmed with gold embellishments sat atop a colorful bed of flowers, accompanied by cookies, tarts, macarons, and a custom doughnut wall!

The Professional Team:

 | Photography: Alyson Magda | Planning/Design: La Fete Weddings | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Catering: Good Gracious Events | Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals & Found Vintage Rentals | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Linens: Luxe Linen & La Tavola Fine Linens | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Hair & Make up: Mishay Salon & Spa + Pretty Please Beauty |

 

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A Cheery + Colorful Wedding Celebration at the San Ysidro Ranch

There is nothing like a  colorful wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch to help get you through your Wednesday! We were beyond thrilled to help the FABULOUS Laura of Cody Floral Design plan her own stunning and intimate wedding celebration. As  a local wedding professional, Laura arranges some of the most glamorous floral arrangements that Santa Barbara offers- but we all get a little tired of the traditional wedding colors of whites and soft pinks. That is exactly why her own wedding featured tons of vibrant blooms and touches of color!

Laura & Michael exchanged vows in front of the insanely romantic Stonehouse Terrace fireplace which was dressed in wild greenery and two abundant displays of her flowers! The backdrop was complete once all of the candles were lit & tiny twinkle lights lit up the fireplace & surrounding trees. Throughout the grounds of San Ysidro Ranch you will find tons of petite vintage benches- which we utilized as the seating for their guests during the ceremony.

At dusk, the guests found their way into the Old Adobe where they each took their seats at this deep blue velvet draped table. Each place setting held a perfect magenta peony which held together a silk napkin. And lets just say that the bride knew what she was doing when she put together these centerpieces!

These abundant arrangements featured a stunning color palette of deep fuchsia peonies, garden roses, cafe au let dahlias & dripping clusters of grapes. The table also featured an impressive display of hurricanes and votives which made the space feel warm & inviting!

 

Needless to say it was an incredible honor to be included in helping our dear friend Laura plan her special day! She has gone above and beyond to help design all of the flower arrangements for each of my kid’s weddings & it was about time we were able to return the favor! This magical day would not have been possible without the support of the wonderful professional team that came along side Laura & Michael that day:

| Melissa Musgrove Photography | The San Ysidro Ranch | Dwight Kennedy Music | La Tavola Linens | 805 Make up | Barbra Mousouris | And of Course the Fabulous Team at Cody Floral Design |

 

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Romantic Sunstone Wedding in Spring

With Spring right around the corner, we can’t help but dream about the magical & romantic Sunstone wedding that took place almost  year ago in Santa Ynez. The memorable day began with a full schedule of hair and make up at the Sunstone Villa lead by TEAM. What could possibly be better than to start the day feeling pampered & then each bridesmaid was given a gorgeous blush toned Tory Burch handbag!  The ceremony took place in front of an abundantly decorated arbor dripping in greenery & soft blush toned florals surrounded by 5 crystal chandeliers suspended over the ceremony from the oak trees.

After the emotional vows the guests wandered through the grapevines to arrive in the front courtyard of the Sunstone Villa for cocktails hour. Town & Country provided four custom built cabanas with plush lounge furniture which created a warm & intimate space for the guests to enjoy the delicious passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails from Duo Catering. The guests were invited to through  the front door of the Villa to receive their escort card/favors which were miniature glass bottles filled with Sunstone’s signature Olive Oil.

The guests passed through the Sunstone Villa and entered the reception, where soft blue runners ran down the wood pedestal tables which were topped with lush arrangements of lush pastel spring flowers. Each place-setting featured mixed stacks of Casa De Perrin’s signature collection china & cut crystal stemware.  Heidi of Zenadia Designs created custom menus with the guests names calligraphed on the exterior and then folded open to reveal the dinner menu for the evening. Town & Country custom built wood cabanas which were draped in ivory chiffon & then Camille added vines and flowers to look as if they were organically growing on the structures over the dining tables with crystal chandeliers.

Every moment of this romantic sunstone wedding day was filled with love, laughter, toasts, emotion, tons of dancing and spectacular food & wine. This was a wedding that we both walked away feeling so incredibly overjoyed to do be able to do what we love- To plan & create memories that will last a lifetime for our clients & that is what warms our hearts the most. 

 

Photography: Terri Smith Photo  || Wedding Planners: Colette Lopez & Kaitlin Kolvet of La Fete Weddings|| Caterer: Duo Catering ||Cake: Lele Patisserie || Dress Designer:  Ines di Santo || Event Rentals: Town & Country Rentals || Florist: Camellia Floral Design || Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair & Make up || Invitations: Zenadia Designs || Music:  11H Entertainment || Cocktail Hour Furniture Rentals:  The Tent Merchant || Reception Furniture Rentals: Barn Relic || Videographer: AndHer Visuals ||Dinnerware Rentals:  Casa De Perrin || Lighting:  Images by Lighting || Ceremony Arbor Rental: SPARK || Venue: Sunstone Villa || Tree Rentals: Gazebo Plant Rentals

The Dessert Display of Your Dreams 150 150 La Fete Weddings

The Dessert Display of Your Dreams

With Valentines Day right around the corner, we thought we would share the dessert display of your dreams! And what could possibly be better than a whole room full of fresh flowers, cake and towers of sweets!?!  The inspiration for this dessert house began at the first initial walk through we did with our clients at this stunning estate in Montecito. We fell in love with this glass atrium on the estate that reminded us of a french pastry room & we began dreaming of the fabulous dessert display we could create inside! Then we began brainstorming with  Camellia Floral Design, Vanilla Bake Shop, Images By Lighting & Good Gracious Catering and this fabulous team brought the vision to life!

When the guests first entered the room, they were greeted by the enormous and very intricate cake designed by Vanilla Bake Shop which almost appeared to be floating on top of a sea of fresh flowers! On each side of the cake we placed 8 foot tables covered in lace and topped with a large variety of  mini desserts carefully crafted by Good Gracious Catering.

From pink & white macaron towers, chocolate covered pretzels, miniature fruit pies, heart shaped sugar cookies, and yes… that is a donut wall… This really is the dessert display of your dreams!

Each section of the room was thoughtfully decorated with vibrant & colorful flowers from Camellia Floral Design, including the staircase that led up to the room. Camille decorated the banisters with fresh garlands of flowers and foliage and finished the look with tons of candles to add romance and drama.

Yep, this sweet little girl’s face pretty much sums up how we all felt when we entered the room too!

We would like to send a very special thank you to Allyson Magda Photography for capturing all the details from this beautiful wedding!

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Blush Wedding at The Bacara Resort

Michelle & George wanted their oceanfront wedding with 300 guests to feel fun, loving & memorable! They envisioned a light blush pink, champagne, and beige color palette with lots of candles, mood lighting & romance!

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The fantastic team at The Tent Merchant custom built this ceremony arbor for Michelle & George’s wedding day & then Michael from Louloudi added his stunning florals & greenery draped along the top!

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The interior of the ballroom was filled with romantic draping & uplighting and then tall maple trees added freshness & brought life into the space. We used tall gold bar backs from Revelry Event Design to mark the two main bars in the space. Then we mixed in a combination of round, square and rectangular tables into the ballroom which held varieties of tall and low blush floral centerpieces and tons of candles! Michelle also loved the mixture of chairs that Tent Merchant provided. We used tall upholstered chairs for the head table which really set it apart!

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Here’s a beautiful same-day edit of Michelle & George’s Blush Wedding at the Bacara Resort that Lin & Jirsa put together for them which played during the wedding reception:

THE WEDDING TEAM:

|Planning & Design: La Fete WeddingsTEAM Hair & Make up | Lin & Jirsa Photography | Bacara Resort & Spa | Louloudi Floral Design | The Tent Merchant Event Rentals | La Tavola Linens | Modmix Studio Runners |Gazebo Plant Rentals | Bar/DJ Booth- Revelry Event DesignRed Shoe DJ |Ambient Event Design | Open Air Photobooth |

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Our Santa Barbara Polo Wedding has been featured on Junebug Weddings!

Today the brilliant team over at Junebug Weddings put together an absolutely stunning spread of images from our vibrant and colorful wedding at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and it is live on their site today!! We included a few of our favorite images below, but make sure you stop by to check out their full feature HERE for more images from the talented Yvette Roman Photography! 

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Sending tons of love to our talented group of professionals who made this Santa Barbara polo wedding as beautiful as it was:

Photography: Yvette Roman

Flowers: Louloudi

Catering: Duo Events

Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals

Venue: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Lighting: SPARK Creative Events

Cake: Christine Dahl

Band: West Coast Music

Hair & Make up: Hairbro

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Spanish Inspired Wedding at the Bacara Resort

When we began planning Erica & Dan’s wedding at the Bacara Resort, we knew we wanted to create an atmosphere that not only matched the Spanish architecture of the environment, but also appealed the Bride & Groom’s personal style. We were thrilled when Erica mentioned that not only did she love flowers, she loves color! We immediately directed her to our friend Michael from Louloudi Designs who is extremely talented at bringing a brides floral visions to reality!

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Mi Belle Photography expertly captured all the beautiful little details from this Spanish Inspired wedding at the Bacara Resort, and we just love these incredibly intimate moments she captured of our Bride & Groom as they walked  along the romantic pathways of the property!

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This was our first opportunity to work with Lele Patisserie– a new specialty wedding cake baker in Santa Barbara- and I have to say that this wedding cake was the most delicious tres leches cake I have ever tasted! It even had fresh strawberries inside!

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Sending a special thank you out to our incredible team of professionals who helped this wedding run so smoothly: Mi Belle Photography, Louloudi Designs, BBJ Chargers, Ian at Red Shoe DJ, The Bacara Resort, Artisan Productions, SPARK, Lele Patisserie, Limousine Link, and TEAM Hair & Make up!

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Jenna Reeves + Tim Lopez’s Rehearsal Dinner

 When we are working with our clients on the overall design of their weddings, we are often limited to the color schemes and vision of our brides & grooms.  So when we were given the opportunity to plan something for our own family wedding- we opted for COLOR! Jenna Reeves + Tim Lopez’s Rehearsal Dinner was held at the space that runs along the side of Duo’s catering kitchen- also known as “The Alley.” They chose Duo Catering to create their fantastic dinner menu and they both fell in love with the idea of a long table running down the alley with nothing but the raw concrete walls as a backdrop! We started our design process after meeting Gretchen of Otis & Pearl– an exquisite vintage tableware rental company- and we knew we needed to use her cut crystal stemware and white & gold collection of mismatched vintage plates! From there, we decided to use deep wedgwood blue linens & napkins from La Tavola, and to top it all off with super bright sunset toned flower arrangements from Louloudi Designs. We were also thrilled that we would be able to use taper candles since that is a luxury we typically do not have in Santa Barbara. We teamed up with Town and Country Rentals to section off The Alley with their Edison Slatted Wood Walls and finished the look with their Edison rusty steel chairs! Our dear friend Melissa Musgrove dedicated her Friday evening to taking these stunning photos of the design for us as well as capturing some really beautiful memories of the emotional toasts and overwhelming joy that filled that space!

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The Happy Couple!

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Duo’s food was nothing short of amazing (as usual)- Pictured above is their Seared California Halibut, with a summer gazpacho vinaigrette, with fennel seeds & almonds over brown rice & baby spinach.

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