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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!

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!

Kally - August 14, 2016 - 8:12 am

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.

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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?

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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.

[…] see more gorgeous details from Michael & Bradley’s Wedding- CLICK HERE and for more information on the Gifting Lounge & how to create your own- CLICK […]

Michael and Bradley’s El Encanto Rehearsal Dinner + Gifting Lounge

This week we wanted to highlight the exquisite events that surrounded this wonderful couple’s wedding last year. It all began with an intimate Rehearsal Dinner in the Main Dining Room of the El Encanto, where approximately 50 guests enjoyed a fantastic meal and toasted the happy couple. When we designed this event with Laura of Cody Floral Design, we wanted to punch up the color on the dining tables with deep navy blue and white containers overflowing with bright coral charm peonies. The end result was a beautiful and cheery first impression for the guests arriving in Santa Barbara for a weekend full of wedding celebrations.

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After the Rehearsal Dinner the guests walked up to Lily Pond at the El Encanto Resort to join the rest of their guests for a Welcome Party & Gifting Lounge! This is the second time we have helped put together a gifting lounge here in Santa Barbara and both times it has been a huge success. For this event the guests checked in at a table and each guest was able to fill their personalized tote with the items of their choice. We stocked the gifting lounge with local Santa Barbara Popcorn, fresh fruit, Boxed Water, Santa Barbara Pistachios, chips, bottles of red & white wine, adorable fedoras & other sun hats from Karen Kane (Michael’s mothers company) and so much more!

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Not only does the Gifting Lounge create an unforgettable first impression for your guests, it takes a lot of pressure off of the couple getting married! Ordering all of the items, unpacking it all, assembling the bags, and then delivering them all to your hotels can be very exhausting and expensive on the days JUST before your wedding. Not to mention you will never know if the guests received them or even enjoyed them! The gifting lounge is an excellent solution to this and creates a fantastic conversation started as your guests mingle at the welcome party!

At the end of the evening, our La Fete staff puts the gift bags into alphabetical order and works alongside the valet to give the guests their bags as they departed the El Encanto. This enables the guests to enjoy the welcome party without lugging a heavy gift bag around!

Sending tons of love to MiBelle Photography for capturing this event so beautifully & to Laura of Cody Floral Design for the fantastic flower arrangements she put together on this special day!

Our Santa Barbara Polo Wedding has been featured on Junebug Weddings!

Today the brilliant team over at Junebug Weddings put together an absolutely stunning spread of images from our vibrant and colorful wedding at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club and it is live on their site today!! We included a few of our favorite images below, but make sure you stop by to check out their full feature HERE for more images from the talented Yvette Roman Photography! 

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Sending tons of love to our talented group of professionals who made this Santa Barbara polo wedding as beautiful as it was:

Photography: Yvette Roman

Flowers: Louloudi

Catering: Duo Events

Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals

Venue: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Lighting: SPARK Creative Events

Cake: Christine Dahl

Band: West Coast Music

Hair & Make up: Hairbro

Victoria Christophe - March 5, 2016 - 8:21 pm

Freaking incredible and very inspiring.