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La Fete Weddings featured in California Wedding Day Magazine

Here at La Fete Weddings we are beyond thrilled to share that one of our weddings is featured in newest issue of California Wedding Day Magazine and it is officially on stands now! Make sure to pick up a copy for tons of gorgeous wedding inspiration.

We wanted to share a few of Alyson Magda’s beautiful images from the wedding feature:

Camellia Floral Design used deep shades of pinks, red, and magenta flowers to beautifully compliment the vintage pews that we placed in front of fountain for their ceremony/champagne blessing. The Bride & Groom recited their vows in this gorgeous terraced garden, and as soon as they had sealed the deal with a kiss, the fountain began to bubble as the guests raised their glasses to toast the newlyweds!

The floating style reception was held in a stunning clear tent with a variety of seating areas throughout the space. Including a mixture of lounge vignettes, dining tables, and indoor wood cabanas draped in flowers and romantic fabric. Various linens in shades of champagne, blush, and deep velvet merlot enhanced the floral centerpieces.

Staying true to their vision of a floating style reception, the couple opted for a sampling of food stations, including the “Cabo Hurricane” and “Football Game Day” among others, named for happenings on their path to the altar.

Inside a stunning glass atrium on the property we featured a dessert lovers dream. A dramatic seven tiered cake trimmed with gold embellishments sat atop a colorful bed of flowers, accompanied by cookies, tarts, macarons, and a custom doughnut wall!

The Professional Team:

 | Photography: Alyson Magda | Planning/Design: La Fete Weddings | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Catering: Good Gracious Events | Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals & Found Vintage Rentals | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Linens: Luxe Linen & La Tavola Fine Linens | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Hair & Make up: Mishay Salon & Spa + Pretty Please Beauty |




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Beautiful Santa Barbara Wedding Portraits featured on Pacific Weddings Blog

Our beautiful newlyweds Brittany & Ryan decided to hire  Chelsea Mitchell to capture their romantic Santa Barbara wedding portraits & she did a remarkable job. She truly caught the essence of this beautiful place, with the bliss of the beach and the captivating nature scenery, it is clear to see why Santa Barbara is one of the top wedding destinations. To view the full gallery of images make sure you stop by Pacific Weddings Blog for more eye candy!

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New Years Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch

We are excited to share our first wedding from 2014! Here at La Fete Weddings we LOVE doing the large, beautiful and luxurious events, but we also get just as excited about the small & intimate weddings too! This couple from Texas was so wonderful to work with. Misti loved our designs online and said to us “Here are my colors, and I completely trust that you will make our wedding classic and beautiful for me!”  It was a New Years Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch, and the weather could not have been more perfect. It was a gorgeous sunny day for a wedding which took place in the Wine Cellar and the ceremony was held in the garden in front of the fireplace. This location is so warm and inviting, especially during this time of year.  Misti loved the combination of romantic red mixed with a touch of sparkle in the linens for the New Years wedding.

Misti’s daughters were a delight; it was such a precious moment to watch them walk her down the aisle to her groom, Michael. The gorgeous blooms were arranged by Amy of Ambient Event Design. Misti loved them so much she filled her cottage with them and enjoyed the arrangements for the rest of the week at the Ranch. Colette provided her own dishes and red glassware that were passed down by her grandmother to add a special and unique touch to the table top. We designed custom menus for each place setting with Barbara from Let’s Party.
Melissa Musgrove was the perfect photographer. She captured their love, joy, and all of the details that made that day so special for them. Thank you Melissa!
Shortly after the wedding we received a very nice email from the groom:
” I must admit I was a bit reluctant to hire you because the wedding was small in relation to head count. What I figured out through what you did with our wedding is that no matter how big or small. there is still a lot to pulling them off problem free. You did a wonderful job and it greatly helped with Misti’s stress load.”

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3 Tips on How To Choose The Perfect Color for Your Bridesmaids Dresses

Choosing colors for your wedding can be overwhelming these days. With endless options from hundreds of dress lines, and then Pinterest is showing you every style you could ever dream of and more… our brides often come to us in a panic! Well today I am going to share how to choose the perfect color for your bridesmaids dresses. The first thing we recommend is looking through photos of yourself (the bride) and figuring out what color looks best on you. That color should be what your bridesmaids are wearing. It’s that simple! All the time we hear, “Well, shouldn’t my girls be wearing colors that match my table linens and decor?” the answer is- Not necessarily. When was the last time you saw a picture of a bridesmaid standing next to the dining tables? It doesn’t happen. Your bridesmaids are always going to be photographed next to you and that is pretty much it. Check out some of our beautiful La Fete Brides & Bridesmaids for some examples of how to choose the perfect color for your bridesmaids dresses and see what works:

When deciding on colors and length you should consider the time of year that you are getting married. If you plan on having an outdoor wedding in the middle of summer, you should consider a shorter length dress and perhaps a fun pop of color. If you are getting married in the fall or winter and you plan on having a more formal attire wedding, I would opt for a longer dresses and colors that work with your skin tone.

Another tip is to think about your ceremony backdrop. Are you getting married in a very ornate church? Or in a garden? The color of your bridesmaids dresses should compliment the background, not fight it!

Since bridesmaid dresses are often not “One Size Fits All” I would recommend taking a few of your friends shopping for dresses with you. That way you will know what they feel most comfortable in and it makes for a very fun day with your girlfriends! Once you have picked up your bridesmaids dresses and your girls are all having them fitted and altered, we recommend asking them to have their seamstress hold on to the scraps of fabric. (Your florist will love you for this) These scraps will help your florist to design your  flowers in the right color scheme and can also be used to wrap the stems of their bouquets.

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Alfresco Wedding at Villa Sevillano

Working with Meghan and Stan was such a joy!  She had a very distinct vision for her wedding day, and completely trusted us to make that dream come to life. After a few meetings with her we had her  wedding completely dialed in and she just needed to sit back and enjoy the process! When you hold a wedding at Villa Sevillano, the estate is so incredibly gorgeous already, you just have to work with the style of the home . Meghan LOVED burlap and white, and we had so much fun putting together all of the little details!

We brought in Tricia Fountaine to design the flower arrangements and she blew us away! Each arrangement was abundant and exactly the way we had envisioned them! Below is a shot of her stunning bouquet:

The worlds most adorable ring bearer assisted us by passing out fans to the guests before they sat down for the ceremony.

When it comes to food, Duo Catering knows what’s best. From signature drinks, to tray passed hors d’oeuvres, each bite is always delicious!

Absolutely gorgeous cake design made by Christine Dahl to match the invitations that were sent out.

These beautiful photos were taken by the talented Stephanie Hogue. Thank you for always capturing every little detail for us and making our brides and grooms look so stunning! LBPS created custom fabric draped cabanas for the lounges on either side of the dance floor which added so much drama to the space. We could not have done this event without the gorgeous rentals from Town and Country, your team is always so helpful and make each event so unique and beautiful!  And a big thank you to Stellar Groove and Dwight Kennedy Productions for keeping that dance floor packed all night!

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