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Christmas Tea 2011 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Christmas Tea 2011

It has been a tradition for many years to gather a few friends around the table for afternoon Christmas Tea, and this year wasn’t any different.  It is a time to reflect, share our hearts together as busy women, relax and enjoy each other’s company.  We laugh, cry, eat, drink champagne, and enjoy a few hours of refreshment together.   Preparing the tea, sandwiches, scones, cookies as well as setting the table has made such fond memories for Kaitlin and I.  This year we had fun finding all the flowers and putting the centerpiece together,  buying the ornaments, glassware and designing the table with the eggplant lamour linen and napkin from Creative Coverings , and the pretty topper by La Tavola called Paloma in Platinum.
 It is a special time to say thank you to a few friends that we work so closely with.
It has become the highlight of the Christmas Season for us both.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Healthy and Happy New Year!
See you in 2012~
xoxo
Colette & Kaitlin

We Have Been Featured on Style Me Pretty Today!!! 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We Have Been Featured on Style Me Pretty Today!!!

There may not be a uniform in sight, but the Military Groom is present in this Santa Barbara fete. Soon to be sent over seas, this couple set out to plan a gorgeous wedding full of LOVE and worthy of every single last squeal heard around the office today. Bliss Photography captured all the monochromatic flower gorgeousness crafted by NLC Productions, not to mention the overall design perfection by La Fete. There’s really nothing not to love in this modern and drop dead gorgeous day.  Click here for more.
From La FeteWhen Ashley first met with me, she told me she wanted her wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. She had wonderful taste from the start and always held on to her vision from start to finish. She wanted an open-air canopy with flowing white fabric overhead, with the works! Crystal chandeliers, candlelight, a big white dance floor, along with abundant yet simple white flowers. As the designer and planner I had a fabulous time working with Ashley, she knew exactly what she wanted which made decision making and the planning process a dream. But don’t get me wrong we definitely ran into a few hiccups. Due to a high profile event, her wedding was FORCED to change locations, and as if that wasn’t enough, she found this out on the day her fiancé was being sent overseas in the military!
So it was up to me and the old location to work something out for my poor bride and that is when the sun comes out in this story. We were able to get her the most INCREDIBLE location. Honestly a dream location with a huge private polo field and an extraordinary compound off in the distance. We are talking 360 degree views of mountains, mansions, and the Pacific Ocean. I knew she would love it and the second she walked on that property she knew she had really lucked out! We went with a simple color palette of slate grey, and white but added all the glamour with the overhead fabric and chandeliers. We were working with a tight budget on this event, and I would say she really got a BANG for her buck. These images were provided by Mishelle Lamarand from Bliss Photography, and honestly she is insanely amazing. She calls herself one of the only “natural light photographer” and its really incredible to see how she works with lighting and I’m sure you can tell. I really hope you enjoy this event!

A Chic Contemporary Affair at the Bacara Resort 150 150 La Fete Weddings

A Chic Contemporary Affair at the Bacara Resort

A beautiful intimate ceremony was held on the Miro Lawn, our weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this very special couple.  Steve and Christine celebrated the whole weekend at the luxurious  Barcara Resort and Spa.  Christine in her gorgeous Monique Lhullier was simply stunning!  Camilla Svensson Burns provided the beautiful ceremony table and dressed out the chuppa with a silver grey dupioni fabric.  Her arrangements for our table top were perfect with our color palate.  Christine loved anything Channel.  We chose a tufted white banqettes for 1/2 the guest seating and also designed her cake with that in mind too. She loved the idea of fabric draping which was covered in hanging crystals all the way down the walls.  The custom round silver dance floor was the perfect touch for our design.  Both were provided by Barker Design. For the invitation designed suite we loved working with Lazaro Press,  Our first time working with the fabulous Yvette Roman she was not only a delight, she blew us away with how she captured this event.  The party rocked out with 11H Entertainment.  We had such a fun team on this one!  Thank you all~
Christine sent us the sweetest note after the event that we will keep forever~
“We and all of our guests had a fabulous time.  Our family and friends tell us the ceremony was the most beautiful and intimate wedding they have ever experienced, and the reception was one of the best parties they’ve attended.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Thank you for your patience, dedication, and guidance.  You carried us throughout the entire process, from decor decisions to sensitive family members, and everything in between.  Your talent, expertise, and words of wisdom made our wedding the most joyful and loving experiences of our lives.”
Congratulations Christine and Steve, We adore you both!!!