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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!

Sarah + Chase’s Wedding Video

This year, on September 17th, we had the privilege of working with Johnny B. Films for the first time! Johnny is an incredible videographer who is relatively new to the Los Angeles area and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to capture their special day. Not only was Johnny an absolute joy to work with, his calm & friendly presence made working with him a breeze- but he also delivered this highlight video within 3 weeks after the wedding!! We can’t wait to get the photos back from this gorgeous wedding & relive the wonderful memories of Sarah & Chase’s wedding day!

Sarah + Chase’s Fabulous Professional Team:

Planning & Design: La Fete Weddings   ~   Videography: Johnny B. Films   ~   Photography: Courtney Aaron Photography   ~   Floral Design: Anna Le Pley Taylor   ~   Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara   ~   Event Rentals: Tent Merchant   ~   Lighting & Drapery: Ambient Event Design   ~   Ice Sculpture: Images in Ice   ~   Photobooth: AmuseBooth   ~   Hair & Make-up: Pretty Please Beauty   ~   DJ: Micheal Ober

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.


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.


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

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! 

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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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The wedding magazine is looking fabulous. thanks for sharing. Wish you happy wedding life.

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.

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.



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?


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.

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