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Rustic Barn Rehearsal Dinner 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Rustic Barn Rehearsal Dinner

When we began planning the wedding for our clients Alex and Alyssa, we started by touring their property and listening to their vision. Then we ventured down into the barn… It was truly love at first site, and we knew we needed to throw Alex and Alyssa a rustic barn themed rehearsal dinner. Some spaces just speak to you, and this was one of them. Complete with 3 giant wrought iron chandeliers running down the center of the barn and stunning corrals & fixtures- we were dying to dress this place up! We introduced the clients to these darling distressed farm tables at Town & Country then chose a fun “bandana” patterned table runner from La Tavola. And to top it all off- Mindy Rice added so much cheer to the tables with her eclectic mix of sunflowers & rusty lanterns.

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Each place setting was finished with a mini cowbell tied around the napkin (which the guests could ring throughout the evening) and these fabulous copper handled flatware from Town & Country Event Rentals!

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This rustic barn rehearsal dinner was filled with toasts, laughter & tears and once the party had ended we shuttled these lucky guests down to The Wine Cask for a delightful welcome party with the rest of the invited wedding guests! A special thank your to our incredible team who made this night possible: Duo Catering, Images by Lighting, Town & Country Event Rentals, Mindy Rice, La Tavola Fine Linens, and photos by the talented Yvette Roman Photography.

Montecito Country Club Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Montecito Country Club Wedding

When we received these stunning images from Amy and Stuart Photography we were completely blown away! They captured this wedding with such creativity and a fabulous attention to detail. I seriously couldn’t choose my favorites, hence why this blog post is a little longer than usual! This Montecito Country Club wedding took place on a stunning September day, the sun was shining and the ocean views were spectacular! When we met with Laura from Cody Floral Design we came up with the design, stunning blush pink and ivory flowers surrounded by tons of candlelight, which added a romantic ambiance to the whole space. It is so fun to look through these images and see all of the love and joy on the bride and grooms faces. We wish Laura and Rick a lifetime of happiness and a love that continues to shine this bright!

Contact us if you are looking to design your own gorgeous Montecito Country Club wedding.

He Proposed… and I said YES! 150 150 La Fete Weddings

He Proposed… and I said YES!

We have our own wedding to plan here at La Fete! Over Easter weekend Andrew proposed and I could not be more excited to begin planning our wedding. It is honestly strange to be picking out everything for myself. After seven years of helping other brides plan and design their events, I am overwhelmed by the amount of choices I have.  From linens to flowers, band vs. DJ, locations, caterers, guest list etc… I finally understand how a bride can feel overwhelmed! But, I am blessed to have incredible friends who are professionals in this industry, and of course a mother who is a wedding expert.

So here is where our journey began…

On Saturday March 30th, Andrew decided we were going skydiving… Yes. Skydiving. I was a little bit nervous when he brought it up about a week before, and then when he said he had booked the tickets I tried to avoid thinking about it. So when Saturday morning arrived we drove up to Lompoc and jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet… No big deal right? It was incredible! I still can’t believe we did it, but I would do a 100 more times!

When we got back to Santa Barbara Andrew suggested that we go grab drinks somewhere. He said he wanted some alone time since our families were are both in town and we would be with them for the rest of the weekend. He had been wanting to go to the new El Encanto because he had heard my mom and I talking about how beautiful it was. So we went to grab a drink and walk around the property. Then I suggested we go upstairs to my favorite spot… The Channel Islands Terrace where I was completely taken by surprise! I saw my FAVORITE linen set up on a gorgeous table and that is when Andrew got down on one knee.

We spent about 2 hours on that terrace enjoying the incredible view, sipping champagne and of course eating cheese- my favorite thing. He told me we had plans with our family for dinner around 6:30 and we we needed to meet at my parents house. When we got there I was surprised again by about 60 of our closest friends! He even flew in one of my best friends from New York to be there! I have to say this was the most incredible day of my life, to have all of our friends from LA and Santa Barbara in one room celebrating together was the perfect way to end such a spectacular day.

The photos below are some of my personal favorites taken by the extremely talented Jason Koenig of JKoe Photography. Jason is one of Andrew’s best friends who flew down from Seattle to be a part of this special day for us. Also this day would not have been possible without my mothers creative design, the help of my dear friend Chloe with Town & Country Event Rentals, and that gorgeous linen from La Tavola!