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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!

Los Angeles Wedding Videographer- Artisan Productions

As a coordinator- so much thought, time and energy is put into planning & designing our weddings and the day itself goes by so quickly. We turn all of our hope & trust over to the photographers & videographers on the day of & pray that they capture the magic that transpires… and then, we wait. We wait for the day that the photographers sends us the photos and spend half a day sorting through our favorites. We also wait for the day when the videographer sends us their final edit of the wedding film and we smile & laugh as we re-live the happiest day of our clients lives. Well this wedding film was no exception & Artisan Productions NEVER disappoints!

Open this video in full screen, turn the volume up & enjoy this beautiful work of art that Aaron captured of Nicole & Walker’s Wedding Day:

https://vimeo.com/197860131

Ringing in the New Year with a Stunning Beach Engagement Session at Bacara Resort

Happy New Year!! We are starting 2017 out right… with two adorable puppies & a bottle of Dom Perignon! We can’t wait to share this gorgeous couple’s wedding day with you- which will soon be featured on Style Me Pretty! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this stunning beach engagement session at Bacara that Michelle Beller captured for our clients Amy & Rick.

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Sending a special thank you to Michelle Beller Photography for capturing their love so beautifully!

Blush Wedding at The Bacara Resort

Michelle & George wanted their oceanfront wedding with 300 guests to feel fun, loving & memorable! They envisioned a light blush pink, champagne, and beige color palette with lots of candles, mood lighting & romance!

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The fantastic team at The Tent Merchant custom built this ceremony arbor for Michelle & George’s wedding day & then Michael from Louloudi added his stunning florals & greenery draped along the top!

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The interior of the ballroom was filled with romantic draping & uplighting and then tall maple trees added freshness & brought life into the space. We used tall gold bar backs from Revelry Event Design to mark the two main bars in the space. Then we mixed in a combination of round, square and rectangular tables into the ballroom which held varieties of tall and low blush floral centerpieces and tons of candles! Michelle also loved the mixture of chairs that Tent Merchant provided. We used tall upholstered chairs for the head table which really set it apart!

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Here’s a beautiful same-day edit of Michelle & George’s Blush Wedding at the Bacara Resort that Lin & Jirsa put together for them which played during the wedding reception:

THE WEDDING TEAM:

|Planning & Design: La Fete WeddingsTEAM Hair & Make up | Lin & Jirsa Photography | Bacara Resort & Spa | Louloudi Floral Design | The Tent Merchant Event Rentals | La Tavola Linens | Modmix Studio Runners |Gazebo Plant Rentals | Bar/DJ Booth- Revelry Event DesignRed Shoe DJ |Ambient Event Design | Open Air Photobooth |

Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding featured on Junebug Weddings

We are thrilled to see Sarah & Chase’s elegant Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding featured on Junebug Weddings this week!! We have done a quick highligh from the feature here on our blog, but CLICK HERE to see the full feature on their website!

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“Sarah and Chase love any excuse to dress up, so they knew they wanted a black tie wedding from the start. When they took their super laid-back personalities and desire for tropical décor into consideration, they knew they needed a hand planning their dream wedding. Enter La Fete Weddings. The Santa Barbara wedding planning team executed Sarah and Chase’s wedding with style and grace, and even included fun reception details like an ice luge, a classic black and white palette, and tropical fronds as far as the eye can see. Johnny B Films and photographer Courtney Aaron captured every moment of Sarah and Chase’s wedding beautifully, including their regal ceremony on Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore‘s lawn – the same place Sarah’s parents were married 31 years ago!”

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“Our colors were white, natural greenery, black and gold. I really wanted the greenery to be the standout feature with lots of white accents. However, I have seen so many all white weddings and didn’t just want to repeat that. Instead, we mixed in black and gold elements to make it feel slightly modern and give it a black tie feel.”

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“I wanted a really romantic black tie wedding with a natural/tropic feel. Which when we were first talking about it, sounded so weird. But once we started picking our decor and our amazing florist sent inspiration images, it really started coming together. It was really hard to communicate at first exactly what we wanted, mostly because we had never planned a wedding before. What was most important was that the wedding felt fresh and unique and our amazing wedding planners, Kaitlin and Colette from La Fete Weddings worked with us for months and really nailed the theme in the end.”

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“The pastor who married us also married my brother and is a very close family friend. It was so special to me because he has known me almost my entire life and made the ceremony so personal. We also had readings from the grooms sister and one of his childhood best friends. Finally, we chose to do traditional vows as well as write our own. And if you are on the fence about writing your own, I highly suggest doing it. It was so special and our guests loved our vows. We got compliments on them the whole night.”

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“I am SUPER laid back. I knew I really wanted a cool vibe to the wedding, without it feeling like another shabby chic and blush wedding. I think one of the first things I told Kaitlin and Colette was that no pink (except the champagne!) would be allowed at the wedding. My family also spends a lot of time in Maui and I wanted to bring elements of that to the wedding as well, hence the tropical greenery. We decided on a black tie wedding mostly because we love dressing up and wanted the wedding to feel like a formal Southern California party. However, we are both super laid back so we knew we wanted it to be a party and not stuffy, and I think we achieved it!”

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“I really wanted unique centerpieces, meaning, lots of greenery and mixing a natural esthetic with a black tie theme. I also knew I wanted lots of white and ethereal lighting”

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Be patient and trust your wedding planners. If you choose to have one (which I cannot recommend enough- the stress they save on the day of alone is worth it), do your research and pick one with elements of their previous weddings you really love. We were so lucky because Kaitlin and Colette were so communicative and kept us on a timeline so we didn’t feel like we were doing everything at once. And trusting them to be creative when you cannot communicate exactly what you want really worked out for us.”

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“The main dining room took my breath away when we walked in before our guests were shown in. It was everything I had dreamed of and more. The ice luge was also such a hit, the station was so elegant and the drinks were amazing.”

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“We had a coconut chiffon cake with passion fruit mango creme cake an a dessert bar with lemon meringue tarts, tiramisu, cookies, sables and macaroons, red velvet cupcakes and Swedish creme puffs. Our signature drinks were a grapefruit basil martini, passionfruit jalapeño martini and old fashioned’s.”

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“Our photographer was also a family friend (you’re probably seeing a theme here… we really had THE BEST vendors), and so we felt so comfortable with her. She also did our engagement pictures and I cannot say enough good things about her. She captured the evening perfectly and our guests LOVED her.”

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THE WEDDING TEAM:

Photography – Courtney Aaron, Eden Rose Photography
Event Planning & Design – La Fete Weddings
Venue, Catering, & Cake – Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore
Floral Design – Anna Le Pley Taylor
Officiant – Pastor Dan Warren
DJ – Michael Ober
Videography – Johnny B Films
Invitations – Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Makeup & Hair Artist – Pretty Please Beauty, Hello Darling
Wedding Dress – Lihi Hod
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – David’s Bridal
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – Lauren B, Tiffany & Co.
Rentals – The Tent Merchant
Favors – Woods Wholesale Wine

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