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La Fete Weddings featured in Bridal Guide Magazine

It is with great pleasure that we announce that one of our favorite weddings from last year is now on stands in the national print magazine Bridal Guide! Working with Meghan & Brian was truly a dream come true. Meghan knew what she liked from the start and that made planning with her so much fun! We worked together to create a wedding day that not only reflected her own personal decorating style, but that embellished & elevated the decor on the private estate where the wedding took place. More photos & details to come from this wedding on our Instagram & in our next blog post coming soon.

 

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Gorgeous New Video from Like a Letter Videography

We just received this absolutely gorgeous new video from Like a Letter Videography and we couldn’t wait to share it with you all! When we saw the way that this fabulous husband & wife team captured each detail of our design we were over the moon excited! Watching this video takes us right back to that special day and you can truly feel the love shared between Sarah & Brett! This video right here… Is the exact reason why every bride should hire a videographer to capture their day!

Sending a very special thank you to all the fabulous professionals who worked alongside us to make this day so beautiful: 

  |  Like a Letter Videography  |  Sunstone Villa  |  Omni Catering  |  Brumley & Wells Photography  |  Camellia Floral Design  |  Town & Country Event Rentals  |  TEAM Hair & Make up  |  Archive Furniture Rentals  |  Otis & Pearl Vintage Rentals  |  Limousine Link  |  Gold Coast Transportation  |   Brandt Jacobus  |  Ambient Event Design  |  Meraz Luxury Restrooms  |  Lele Patisserie  |  D.A.D. Security  |  HUSH Concerts

 

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La Fete Weddings Named one of the top 28 Planners to follow on Instagram

It is a great honor to be recognized amongst some of the top wedding planners around the globe and we couldn’t be happier to share this article from BizBash where La Fete Weddings is listed as one of the Top 28 Planners to follow on Instagram!

From Bizbash Article:

“Instagram has become one of the industry’s greatest free resources for visual inspiration, as wedding planners and designers show off their most creative ideas for romantic floral installations, elegant invitations, show-stopping cakes, sentimental escort cards, over-the-top celebrity weddings, beautiful table settings, and more.

Scroll down to see some of the most awe-inspiring posts from wedding planners around the world, and be sure to follow your favorites. (And don’t forget to follow @BizBash and let us know where you find inspiration.)”

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Sending an extra special thank you to BizBash for including us in this list of fabulous professionals & a big congratulations to everyone listed above! xoxo, Colette & Kaitlin

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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

Martha Stewart Weddings Party NYC Ticket Giveaway!!! 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings Party NYC Ticket Giveaway!!!

This Week we are giving away TWO FREE tickets to The Martha Stewart Weddings Party in New York City. We will select one winner to bring a plus one of their choice to attend this fabulous event on Sunday, January 29th, 2017.  To enter to win these two general admission tickets you can either leave a comment below on this post with your email address so that we can get in touch with you OR leave a comment on the photo about this on our Instagram page   [@lafeteweddings]   and we will reach out to you through Instagram!

The winner will be selected on Monday, January 16th at noon (PST)- Good Luck!!

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Check out this amazing short film showcasing all the wonderful features this party has to offer- Perfect for new brides living in the city!

For more information about this event CLICK HERE! 

While you are there you will be able to check out over 100 of the finest wedding vendors under one roof, plus: raffle prizes, interactive station, and VIP gift bags

Gotham Hall

1356 Broadway (at 36th Street), New York, NY

Sunday, January 29, 2017    |    10:00AM – 4:00PM

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Colorful Santa Barbara Wedding at Maravilla Gardens

This beautifully colorful Santa Barbara wedding has been featured on Santa Barabara Wedding Style and we are so excited to share all of the gorgeous details with you! For the full post on their blog CLICK HERE! 

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When we first met with Natalie & her mother Jill to begin planning the wedding day, she made it clear that she LOVES colorful flowers and wanted a wedding day that was fun, elegant, and memorable. Natalie and Todd had selected the pristine surroundings of Maravilla Gardens, which made the perfect backdrop for their wedding ceremony & reception.

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The bride chose an elegant ball gown with full tulle skirt and paired with a classic cathedral length veil. Michael of Louloudi Design created a lavish and lush coral and orange arbor for ceremony which later became the focal point for the reception. Elegant church pews featured petite floral accents, and overhead, swagged fabric provided shade for guests.

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Laura Hooper Calligraphy made unique and colorful escort card display by adding her famous hand calligraphy to spanish tiles with each of the guests names. Dinner was enjoyed at long and round tables under pepper trees featuring twinkling chandeliers from Ambient Event Design. Bright centerpieces of orange, and sherbert roses featured accents of dusty miler and green hydrangea. Vintage place settings and pressed glasses from Casa de Perrin added a delicate, feminine touch.

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Wedding Photographer: Melissa Musgrove | Wedding Location: Maravilla Gardens | Wedding Planner: La Fete | Catering: Command Performance | Floral Design: Louloudi | Lighting: Ambient Events | Cake: Christine Dahl | Hair and Makeup: Mishay Salon | China: Casa De Perrin | Escort Cards: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | DJ: Bruce Barrios | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: The Tent Merchant

Grey Likes Weddings Feature 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Grey Likes Weddings Feature

What could possibly be better than finding out that Grey Likes Wedding’s is interested in featuring one of your weddings on their beautiful blog?! Let me tell you… We emailed Tierney & Chris to let them know that their wedding had been picked up by Grey Likes, and they were overjoyed to let us know that they had just welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their family this past weekend!

Tierney and Chris chose to hold an intimate wedding at the luxurious San Ysidro Ranch– hidden in the hills of Montecito. They invited 30 of their closest friends and family members and treated them to  a candlelit dinner to celebrate their nuptials. Kelly Kaufman created the picture perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony complete with an abundance of fresh white blooms of hydrangeas which popped off of that gorgeous mountain view setting.

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As the guests found their seats for dinner the soft twinkle lights started to appear in the trees! This magical evening was filled with fantastic dining, laughter, and tons of love to surround the newlyweds! The tables were topped with crisp white linen & Kelly’s beautiful overflowing arrangements of fresh white and green flowers.

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Sending tons of love & a huge congratulations to Tierney & Chris and their growing family, as well as to Grey Likes Weddings for the gorgeous feature on their blog today! We would also like to thank Pat Moyer for capturing all of the beauty from this day, as well as our other professionals who assisted in making this day so memorable: Town & Country Event Rentals, San Ysidro Ranch, Kelly Kaufman, Pretty Please Beauty, La Tavola Linens, Ambient Event Design, and Dwight Kennedy Music! 

Tim + Jenna Lopez’s Wedding Feature in Inside Weddings Magazine 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Tim + Jenna Lopez’s Wedding Feature in Inside Weddings Magazine

We are super excited to share Tim + Jenna Lopez’s Wedding Feature in Inside Weddings Magazine with you on our blog today! This feels exceptionally special as this is my son & daughter-in-law’s wedding and the magazine came out on the stands right before their one year anniversary! We are constantly impressed with the way that Inside Weddings puts together their spreads and was a fabulous anniversary gift to give Tim & Jenna this year! Make sure you pick up the latest issue of the Inside Weddings Magazine on the stands now, there are TONS of beautiful weddings to get you inspired while planning! Summer Cover sm

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Sending a very heartfelt thank you to all of the professionals who helped make this wedding so beautiful and special for our family. All photos shown above were captured by the incredibly talented team at JKoe Photography!

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Bacara Wedding Same Day Edit Video

We had the privilege of working with the extremely talented members of Lin & Jirsa a few weeks ago and were blown away by their skill and  professionalism as they captured Michelle & George’s beautiful Bacara WeddingLin & Jirsa was hired to capture both the photos and video of the wedding day, and after shooting the wedding party getting ready, the first look,  and then the ceremony one of their team members sat down and focused on editing this masterpiece, which was later shown at the wedding reception. We hope you enjoy this teaser of Michelle & George’s Bacara Wedding:

Michelle & George: Same Day Edit from Lin and Jirsa Studios on Vimeo.

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Michael + Bradley’s Wedding Under The Olive Trees

As a follow up to the previous post about Michael and Bradley’s Rehearsal Dinner and Welcome Party/Gifting Lounge, we are excited to share a sampling of Michelle Beller’s photos from the gorgeous wedding day that followed.  When we did our initial meeting with Michael and Bradley we knew it was going to be a very fun experience helping them create a weekend full of celebrations for their guests.  Michael works in his family fashion business, Karen Kane, and has incredible taste & style.  We also loved the fact that they were interested in hosting the wedding at their family home where Michael grew up, this always makes it so much more meaningful to the family and friends that have known them for years.

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As we began to plan Michael & Bradley’s wedding under the olive trees,  we first walked through the property and brainstormed about where the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner and dancing would be held.  We were blown away when we saw that gorgeous ocean view beyond the pool and thought it would make the most stunning backdrop for the classic black and white ceremony structure they desired.  We decided that the cocktail hour could be held in a nearby garden which was the perfect atmosphere to begin the celebration.

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 Then, we invited the guests through the newly renovated home towards their front driveway- and that’s where the magic happened. We wow-ed the guests with the view of a 90 foot long curved dining table running down the olive tree lined driveway.

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Michael & Bradley had expressed that it was their dream to have all of their guests dining together at one long table with string lighting overhead, and thats exactly what we made happen with the help of some incredible creative partners.  Eddie Zaratsian created the amazing runner of flowers which was complimented by the gorgeous table top decor by Casa de Perrin. Then a pocket style menu created by Bliss and Bone was placed on top of each place setting and added the perfect touch to this dining experience.

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Once the band had concluded at the estate around 10:00 pm,  we shuttled the guests to The Narrative Loft in the Funk Zone to continue the dance party! As guests arrived we had food trucks, and a fun photo booth, and a DJ to keep them dancing until 2:00 a.m. Sounds like a pretty great day, right?

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We would like to thank the incredible team of professionals who join us in creating this gorgeous wedding under the olive trees:

MiBelle Photography, Duo Catering, Eddie Zaratsian, Town & Country, Limousine Link,West Coast Music, SPARK, Marborg, Bliss & Bone, Barbra Mousouris, El Encanto, The Narritive Loft, Gown, Sparx, Splendid Studio Booth, Santa Barbara Yacht Club, Rasta Taco & Burger Bus.