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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!

Engagement Photos in New York City

We posted earlier about Gigi and Billy’s wedding which will be happening this weekend at the Four Season’s Biltmore. Melissa Musgrove will be photographing this amazing wedding we have been working on since March of this year. Gigi and Billy flew Melissa back to New York to do their engagement shots, since that is the city they live in, and where they fell in love! We cannot wait to post all the details for you soon.

Amazing Rehearsal Dinner at the San Ysidro Ranch

I had the pleasure of helping my client plan four events in 24 hours~ we began a month ago, and the results were amazing at each event. This client was thrilled! I helped design the rehearsal dinner which was the fourth event at the beautiful San Ysidro Ranch. The colors we did looked stunning in the wine room and garden. Rentals were from Classic Party Rentals, Laura of Cody Floral Design did the florals for me. They included thistles, artichokes, fresh peaches and stunning roses! Dwight Kennedy provided the musical entertainment with wonderful flute and guitar. Lazaro Designs Tracy worked with me and we did both the invites, and the beautiful placecard menus for this event.

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!