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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!

No such thing as Day of Planner!

I am so proud and honored to have my beautiful daughter Kaitlin be in my company! She is beyond a mother’s dream of a daughter…I have experienced so many amazing compliments about her joy, kindness, and talent at being a wedding planner. We have a blast doing this together, and alone she is amazing!

We want to let our clients know that there is no such thing as a “day of” wedding coordination. Not sure where that term came from. We offer both full service and the finishing touch package. For those who have planned their events and need to have help a few months or a few weeks out, then you need someone like Kaitlin so you can enjoy your day. We promise to let it all just flow perfectly. I am ecstatic to have her work along side me for our larger events. If you need a full service planner and you’re on a budget Kaitlin is the one to have…she is terrific with detail and decor. It is wonderful to hear your own daughter say, ” I have learned from the best!” It is an honor and a thrill to have her on our team with La Fete!

Creative inspiration for Gigi and Billy’s wedding~

Gigi has amazing taste…the Loggia Ballroom at the Four Seasons with added fabric draped ceiling, candle walls around the edges and cozy vignettes are sure to wow her guests attending this wedding next month. The white dance floor bordered in black and their names in lights for just the added touch. We cannot wait to see this event come together!

The Grand Del Mar in San Diego

I had the most incredible time last month at the Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego. I was one of two planners from the Santa Barbara area invited to The Wedding Experience. Forty~five planners attended from Southern California. They really showered us with everything a bride would experience at the venue. The pictures below will show you just a few highlights of my time there. The photos were given to us by the very talented Boyd Harris who captured the experience very well and I wanted to share them with you.
The fashion show was care of M Bride.

 

 

One night they had us have a “Top Chef” style Cook Off. Here is my team…while we didn’t win we had fun with the competition.
Brunch terrace ~ chairs by Chameleon Chair Company and linens from Wildflower Linenstwo companies I love working with. Isari Flower Studio did the flowers.

One of the ceremony locations all decorated at night! It was magical….Isari Flower Studio did the florals ~ lighting by PSAV.

The doors entering The Capella, the chapel on the Resort. 

The reflection lawn, another location for ceremonies on the property.
Dinner for us in one of the ballrooms, which includes two fireplaces. Florals were absolutely stunning by Kathy Wright and Co. 

Another view of the Chapel
Personalized silk wrapped menus, and place cards~
The Epicurean Umbrella set the most amazing candy bar I have ever seen~ The bars and furniture were provided by Rrivre Works. 

If you are interested in more information about this amazing venue please give us a call.