Category Archives: LAVENDAR & PURPLES

Lavender Wedding at Crossroads

Lauren and Kasey attended a wedding that we had designed for their good friends Missy & Josh (view their wedding here!) and once we got to know them, we knew they were going to be a lot of fun to work with! With spring in the air and fresh wildflowers all around us- we are looking back at this beautiful lavender wedding at Crossroads estate.

Lauren chose a stunning lace embellished gown with a striking low cut back and carried a fresh loose bouquet of garden roses, wispy greenery, and accents of lavender. Her bridesmaids donned long flowing lavender chiffon dresses and carried smaller versions of the brides bouquet!

When designing the ceremony space for their wedding, we did not want to take attention away from the enormous oak tree that stands tall in the background. Laura of Cody Floral Design brought in eight large ferns which we used to line down the aisle, then mixed in some of our large vintage lanterns to add height & variety. Later, we repurposed the ferns & lanterns along the band’s stage to soften the space!

Inside the barn at Crossroads we brought in a combination of round and long dining tables; some with exposed wood which were more Edison Style. Then we introduced a gorgeous embellished white linen overlay which we used for the cake & head table. Each of the wood tables featured lush arrangements of garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and wild greenery which spilled out of the arrangements and over the table’s edges.

We layered stacks of ornate white china at each place setting & finished the look with lovely cut crystal glassware from Town & Country!  We hope you enjoyed this post about Lauren & Kasey’s lavender wedding at Crossroads. We are excited to be working at Crossroads again this September and bringing even more beauty into that space!

Wedding Location: Crossroads Estate // Photographer: Mary Jane Photography // Wedding Planner: La Fete // Caterer: Omni Catering // Floral Design: Cody Floral Design // Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals // Lighting: Ambient Event Design // Ceremony Music: Anthony Ybarra // Transportation: SB Airbus // Hair: Mishay Salon // Makeup: Pretty Please Beauty // Band: Stew and the Crew // Cake: Lele Patisserie // Videographer: Peter Uvalle // Officiant: Barbara Mousouris

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Modern Wedding at The El Encanto

The El Encanto is one of the most breathtaking locations to hold a wedding. With their incredibly unique ceremony garden which surrounds the lily pond, the photo opportunities are endless, and the views of Santa Barbara are spectacular. Its no wonder our bride Kimberly fell in love with it when we first toured the property (with hard hats) before the hotel had officially re-opened!

Kimberly and Paul planned their modern wedding at the El Encanto all the way from Korea! We actually only met with Paul once & Kimberly twice. They had simple and sophisticated taste, and really wanted to incorporate  lots of water elements along with the texture of fish scales. All of the paper products and invitations were custom designed and each one was handmade by the Groom (aside from the lazer cutting which was done in Korea). The textures of the linens brought in the fish-scale patterns and textures and the unique floral arrangements from NLC Productions tied everything together perfectly. We also had a lot of fun creating the water table filled with gold fish for the escort card display! The day was beautifully captured by the talented Ashleigh Taylor Photography who never disappoints!

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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

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Fuchsia and Purple Wedding at the Montecito Country Club


Beautiful flowers by Cody Floral Design

Zenadia Designs created fun and innovative designs for the programs, menus, table numbers and escort cards

Kiley and Cody were absolutely perfect for each other, and a dream for me to work with. They both had the sweetest and most genuine personalities that made working with them feel like spending time with friends. Every time we met with Kiley we would dream about the color tones, theme and decor, and after each meeting Kiley was more & more excited! We finally settled on a fuchsia and purple wedding and it turned out stunning! When it was time to sneak Kiley into the reception to get a peak of what we had created, she cried… She was completely overwhelmed with how beautiful it looked and told us it was better than she ever could have imagined! The wedding was an incredible success and I am so thankful that Melissa Musgrove Photography was on the team to capture all of these gorgeous details!

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Daddy’s Little Girl

When I saw these beautiful images captured by Stephanie Hogue they brought tears to my eyes.  I couldn’t wait to post about it.  What a special time for a bride and her father on her wedding day.  To have time to relax once she is dressed and ready, then have the photographer capture the two of you alone and just be in the moment.  A flood of emotion will be felt and it is such a special time for both.  For the Dads who aren’t as involved in the planning as the Moms are, it’s a precious and very intimate time to share a few minutes alone with his daughter before the big walk down the aisle.
I would really encourage every bride to do this as it will mean so much to your Dad!
These photos tell the story of a love between a Father and his daughter, and the moments that are so very tender on her wedding day.

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