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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!

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

The Dessert Display of Your Dreams

With Valentines Day right around the corner, we thought we would share the dessert display of your dreams! And what could possibly be better than a whole room full of fresh flowers, cake and towers of sweets!?!  The inspiration for this dessert house began at the first initial walk through we did with our clients at this stunning estate in Montecito. We fell in love with this glass atrium on the estate that reminded us of a french pastry room & we began dreaming of the fabulous dessert display we could create inside! Then we began brainstorming with  Camellia Floral Design, Vanilla Bake Shop, Images By Lighting & Good Gracious Catering and this fabulous team brought the vision to life!

When the guests first entered the room, they were greeted by the enormous and very intricate cake designed by Vanilla Bake Shop which almost appeared to be floating on top of a sea of fresh flowers! On each side of the cake we placed 8 foot tables covered in lace and topped with a large variety of  mini desserts carefully crafted by Good Gracious Catering.

From pink & white macaron towers, chocolate covered pretzels, miniature fruit pies, heart shaped sugar cookies, and yes… that is a donut wall… This really is the dessert display of your dreams!

Each section of the room was thoughtfully decorated with vibrant & colorful flowers from Camellia Floral Design, including the staircase that led up to the room. Camille decorated the banisters with fresh garlands of flowers and foliage and finished the look with tons of candles to add romance and drama.

Yep, this sweet little girl’s face pretty much sums up how we all felt when we entered the room too!

We would like to send a very special thank you to Allyson Magda Photography for capturing all the details from this beautiful wedding!

The 14 Best Groomsmen Gifts

There are many websites that claim they have the best groomsmen gifts… But I can promise you that we have actually found THE BEST website for all of your groomsmen gift needs! To prove it, we’ve pulled a selection of what we feel are the 14 Best Groomsmen gifts out there and they are all from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts! Not only is this website well organized, they offer high quality gifts at low prices and almost everything on the site is customizable – which will add that perfect “personal touch”!


(1) The Travel Marvel- Personalized Travel Bag – Lets face it, if your groomsmen are old enough to be standing next to you in your wedding, than they are old enough to outgrow that large Ziplock bag they’re using to transport their personal items with when they travel. Upgrade their travel game with these monogrammed sturdy leather travel bags that look both masculine & organized.

(2) The Combat Duffel– In a world filled with standard suitcases, break the mold with this heavyweight & water-repellant canvas travel bag that is sure to make each groomsmen feel more confident on their weekend trips. This bag also comes in three colors black, brown & green shown below.


 (3) Whether you have a group of guys who all love the same team or this may be the opportunity to be original with each guy, it’s a fun way to bond your groomsmen or get their competitive juices flowing with these Personalized NFL Flasks:


(4) This Custom Engraved Decanter will add just the right touch to any stylish man bar and will make the perfect gift for those classic groomsman in your wedding party.

(5) These Personalized Whisky Cubes are a great gift for the groomsmen who have everything. And in today’s world of fine scotches + whiskeys on the rocks, these are the perfect solution to prevent you from diluting that great scotch you plan on sipping before & after the vows.

(6) Alright, so if you cannot make up your mind between those two… Why not opt for both?! This personalized wooden set comes with a whiskey glass, an etched glass decanter and 6 stainless steel ice-cubes. Check out all of the great reviews on this Moonshine Medly Groomsmen Set: 


(7) The Hand Stamped Money Clip is made of lightweight aluminum and hand-stamped with each groomsmen’s initials. This simple/streamlined approach to everyday essentials steps up each groomsmen’s style with one simple gift they’re guaranteed to love. 

(8) Hand Stamped Tie Bar:  This simple, yet stand out tie bar is lightweight & measures approximately 2.5″ once formed and comes in 3 different colors: Silver, Gold, and Copper. Your groomsmen will appreciate the personalized touch & will add that finished look to their wedding day attire. It will arrive in custom gift packaging ready for giving.

(9) Now, if you want to take it up a notch, check out the To The 9’s Tri Pack. This groomsmen gift set comes with custom cufflinks, a money clip and a tie clip and it is  all perfectly packaged in personalized wooden box (eliminating the need to gift wrap each one!)


(10) Sir Mixalot– More than just a great name, these sleek & clean cocktail shakers will impress each of your groomsmen and will add a the perfect touch to each well-stocked home bar.

(11) The Shake it Up Kit – With this great gift, you have one comprehensive bar kit to provide any man the needed arsenal to mix, stir and shake any cocktail his heart desires! This 5 piece stainless steel cocktail set comes with a wood storage box. All pieces, including the wood box, are able to be monogrammed/engraved with anything you want.


(12) The Bottle Bullet   allows you to make each groomsmen feel like a tough guy, all while supporting your country- as this gift is 100% hand made in the USA. You can order this bottle opener in Black, Polished Brass, or Olive Drab.  (The prices are slightly different depending on which color you buy) The coolest part… Each Bottle Breaker is made from a once fired .50 caliber bullet. Boom.

(13) The Sommelier Suitcase  is a 5-piece wine set that includes a top notch corkscrew, a wine bottle stopper, a wine poorer, and drip ring all in a beautifully engraved wooden box. All accessories are made of stainless steel and for only $34.99- I’d say this gift is the deal of a lifetime!

(14) Get your groomsmen organized with The Dock & Roll, a night stand that will keep all of their daily essentials stationed & easily accessible. This well designed docking station will keep it all in one place while also making it visually appealing- Pretty sure my husband could use one of these!

We hope you enjoyed our selections of The Top 14 Best Groomsmen Gifts-

Which can all be found on GroovyGroomsmenGifts.com!

Intimate Blush Pink Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch

There is something so wonderful & charming about being able to host a romantic wedding for 13 of your family members, and that is exactly what Amy & Rick wanted for their intimate blush pink wedding at San Ysidro Ranch. We left no detail unfinished for this event and it all shows so beautifully through Michelle Beller’s Photography. We are thrilled to share that this wedding was recently posted on Style Me Pretty– To view their full gallery of images CLICK HERE!


From the Bride… “We envisioned our wedding to be modern, traditional and elegant. We chose the San Ysidro Ranch for it’s storied history, privacy, romantic, intimate and scenic location. Because only our immediate families were in attendance, we opted for a formal and elegant affair serenaded by an acoustic duo under the stars. We enjoyed a caviar and champagne cocktail hour, followed by a fine wine pairing and a five course dinner with accompaniment of amuse bouche and an intermezzo.”


It was truly an affair to remember from the exchanging of our vows on the lower lawn, to the decadent sit-down dinner, chandeliers hanging from the branches above us creating a whimsical setting. The enchanting glow of the candles, lavish table settings, aromatic fragrance from the lush floral arraignments complimenting the aroma of the fine cuisine.”


“Laughter coupled with the cheers and speeches and background music creating a magical evening to remember. We are exceedingly happy and pleased that our dreams were executed so flawlessly.”



Photography: Michelle Beller | Event Design: La Fete | Floral Design: Cody Floral Design | Invitations: East Six | Catering: San Ysidro Ranch | Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Lighting: Ambient Event Design | Ceremony Music: Dwight Kennedy | Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Town And Country | Tabletop: Casa de Perrin

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!!


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