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Becky and Bryce’s Wedding Featured on Style Unveiled 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Becky and Bryce’s Wedding Featured on Style Unveiled

We are super excited to share that one of our weddings has been featured today on Style Unveiled! This gorgeous wedding took place in Becky’s parents backyard which made the wedding so personal and intimate. The quote below from Becky really warmed our hearts, it is so reassuring to hear such kind words from our clients and truly makes us LOVE what we do! To see the full featured post on Style Unveiled: Click Here

We always like to recognize the vendors that made this event so spectacular:

Photos: Willa Kveta

Flowers: Camilla Svensson Burns

Video: Artisan Productions

Catering: Omni Fresco

Event Rentals: Town and Country

Lighting: Ambient Event Design

DJ: RedShoe LA

Photobooth: Thoughtbox

A La Fete Tradition: The Annual Christmas Tea 150 150 La Fete Weddings

A La Fete Tradition: The Annual Christmas Tea

As we approach the holiday season it inspires us to think outside the box and design our next Christmas Tea. Colette began the annual Christmas Tea tradition many years ago and has always enjoyed hosting a gathering of friends in her home . Each year we take the time to relax and reflect on the joys this past year has brought to us. From a young age I remember serving the women tea, passing trays of food around the table and sneaking a few scones to my dad from the kitchen. Three years ago we decided to mix things up. As wedding planners we are asked often to design photo shoots, which can be costly and we often find them to be a waste of a beautiful table… So we began beautifully designing our Christmas Tea so that we could do a photo shoot and then invite all of our close friends in the industry over to enjoy it! We figure if you are going to set a stunning table you might as well throw a party right? We are now busy finalizing all the details for this year and thought we should share some of our favorite photos from 2010, 2011, and 2012, Enjoy!

2010 Christmas Tea

Photo’s By Melissa Musgrove Photography & Flowers Provided By Cody Floral Design

Colette’s Grandmothers China & Linens from La Tavola

2011 Christmas Tea

Photos By Stephanie Hogue Photography & Flowers By La Fete

Rentals From Town & Country and Linens from La Tavola

2012 Christmas Tea

Photos By Melissa Musgrove Photography & Flowers by La Fete

Rentals from Town & Country and Linens from La Tavola

How to plan a romantic beach proposal and ensure she says YES! 150 150 La Fete Weddings

How to plan a romantic beach proposal and ensure she says YES!

A few weeks ago I helped a friend plan the most romantic proposal for his new fiancé. It was an honor to be included in a day that they will both remember for the rest of their lives. So if you have recently been in the market for buying a ring and popping the question, here is how to plan a romantic beach proposal and ensure she says YES!

Rick, the future groom, called me to discuss his vision for the perfect proposal and I immediately jumped on board. His ideas were flawless and I knew it was certain to be one of the most elegant proposals. He explained that his future bride, Rachel, had always dreamed of riding horses on the beach… So we created a completely spontaneous experience for her… A wrangler from Los Padres Outfitters guided 3 beautiful horses down the beach and approached Rick and Rachel. They were simply enjoying a casual day at the beach- lounging on their towels at Rincon Point in Carpinteria.

As the horses approached, Rachel urged Rick to get up and pet the horses-which he knew she would do! The wrangler explained that “Her riders for the day had just cancelled last minute, and offered to take Rick and Rachel for a long ride down the beach.” Excitedly, Rick ran up to the car and grabbed Rachel a pair of jeans and t-shirt to enjoy the ride!

 The unsuspecting couple rode off into the distance and the design team took over! I was accompanied by my fiancé and the grooms nephew and his wife, and thank goodness because I could not have done this without their help. We transformed their casual day at the beach into a  romantic proposal site . Red rose petals draped along the edge of a comfortable blanket, loaded with tons of pillows, flowers, and candles and Rachel’s favorite- chocolate dipped strawberries.  A dear friend of mine who is an extremely talented photographer, Yvonne Goll hid behind some foliage to capture each second of the proposal. Yvonne is really making a name for herself in the destination wedding world and I was blown away by how beautifully she captured this proposal. To see more of her work visit her website here!

As the sun began to set, Rachel changed into and adorable black romper and Yvonne was able to capture some of the most adorable portraits I have ever seen. You can literally feel the love through the images.

Rick and Rachel, I wish you a lifetime of happiness and everlasting romance that its clearly so prevalent in your relationship. It was truly an honor and a blessing to be a part of such a joyous occasion. I want to extend a giant thank you to everyone who helped make this day so special for these two: Yvonne Goll Photography, my darling fiancé Andrew, Rick’s nephew Dillon and his wife Christine.