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  • When Colette Lopez founded La Fete Weddings, it seemed the natural evolution of the things she truly loved: design, entertaining and love. Years later, her daughter has joined her and their chemistry sings of a match made in heaven. The mother-daughter team laugh together, shop together, work together and seem so closely connected that they finish each other's sentences- jumping in excitedly when talk turns to design and inspiration. It is, after all, their specialty.

    Their blog is to inspire and show you what they have created for their clients, and also what they can do for you. La Fete believes that each wedding should be as unique as the people getting married. They desire to create events that reflect each couples personalities and taste. La Fete has access to some amazing venues available in Southern California. Please check out the location section of the blog... Enjoy!

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

THE BLACK TUX – A Groom’s Best Friend

We are excited to have learned more about The Black Tux this week and share a little bit about their company! Here’s how it works: 1) You begin by choosing the perfect look- whether it is a custom look or you can also choose from one of their professionally-styled wedding tuxedos and suits. 2) Add your Groomsmen- Choose which styles to pay for & then they will email everyone else with an outfit that’s ready to rent. Once you’ve paid for at least one look, they’ll reserve all the suits- So you can rest easy knowing your work is done! 3) Track your wedding party- use their online event manager to see who is ready to go, long before the big day! Whether your wedding day will be Elegant, Rustic or Whimsical – Check out some of their style suggestions below!

 

REAL WEDDING:

Our adorable clients Sarah & Chase rented their formalwear from The Black Tux & as you can see- it looked very handsome! For more images of Sarah & Chase’s wedding CLICK HERE:

(Photos by Courtney Aaron Photography)

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.

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


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  |