Dreamy Sunstone Villa Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Dreamy Sunstone Villa Wedding on Style Me Pretty 150 150 La Fete Weddings
Sweet Words from Style Me Pretty: “When my husband and I renew our vows one day, we’ll be calling La Fete Weddings, because this right here is all my wedding dreams come to life. I honestly thought I was looking at a dreamy, Italian destination wedding the first time I scrolled through the beautiful gallery of images by Brumley and Wells and was completely blown away when I realized this gorgeous event took place much closer to home – Sunstone Vineyards and Winery in California! This European-esque celebration came together through the work of some of the industry’s finest vendors – Archive RentalsTEAM Hair and Makeup, and Ambient Event Design just to name a few – and is one of those weddings you won’t be able to stop thinking about for days.”

From Style Me Pretty: “Charmed with old world elegance, masterfully considered design, and the classic romance of stone, hand-hewn beams from Queen Elizabeth’s rose garden, and brooding tones of natural light pouring in to every room, Sunstone Winery provides the perfect setting for a timeless wedding. Brett and Sarah’s day was no exception. The ceremony took place under the live oak, surrounded by the property’s vineyard, and followed by the reception in the back grounds of the estate.”


Photography: Brumley & Wells  |  Planning & Design: La Fete Weddings |  Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design  | Lighting: Ambient Event Design |  Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals  |  Vintage Furniture Rentals: Archive Rentals |  Vintage Dinnereware: Otis & Pearl Vintage Rentals |  Menus & Escort Cards: Sophia Loves Letters  |  Hair & Make up: TEAM Hair & Make up |  Videography: Like a Letter  |  Venue: Sunstone Villa  |  DJ: Red Shoe LA  |  Catering: Omni Catering


A Cheery + Colorful Wedding Celebration at the San Ysidro Ranch

A Cheery + Colorful Wedding Celebration at the San Ysidro Ranch 150 150 La Fete Weddings

There is nothing like a  colorful wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch to help get you through your Wednesday! We were beyond thrilled to help the FABULOUS Laura of Cody Floral Design plan her own stunning and intimate wedding celebration. As  a local wedding professional, Laura arranges some of the most glamorous floral arrangements that Santa Barbara offers- but we all get a little tired of the traditional wedding colors of whites and soft pinks. That is exactly why her own wedding featured tons of vibrant blooms and touches of color!

Laura & Michael exchanged vows in front of the insanely romantic Stonehouse Terrace fireplace which was dressed in wild greenery and two abundant displays of her flowers! The backdrop was complete once all of the candles were lit & tiny twinkle lights lit up the fireplace & surrounding trees. Throughout the grounds of San Ysidro Ranch you will find tons of petite vintage benches- which we utilized as the seating for their guests during the ceremony.

At dusk, the guests found their way into the Old Adobe where they each took their seats at this deep blue velvet draped table. Each place setting held a perfect magenta peony which held together a silk napkin. And lets just say that the bride knew what she was doing when she put together these centerpieces!

These abundant arrangements featured a stunning color palette of deep fuchsia peonies, garden roses, cafe au let dahlias & dripping clusters of grapes. The table also featured an impressive display of hurricanes and votives which made the space feel warm & inviting!


Needless to say it was an incredible honor to be included in helping our dear friend Laura plan her special day! She has gone above and beyond to help design all of the flower arrangements for each of my kid’s weddings & it was about time we were able to return the favor! This magical day would not have been possible without the support of the wonderful professional team that came along side Laura & Michael that day:

| Melissa Musgrove Photography | The San Ysidro Ranch | Dwight Kennedy Music | La Tavola Linens | 805 Make up | Barbra Mousouris | And of Course the Fabulous Team at Cody Floral Design |


Santa Barbara Wedding featured in Pacific Weddings Magazine and Pacific Weddings Blog

Santa Barbara Wedding featured in Pacific Weddings Magazine and Pacific Weddings Blog 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We are thrilled to announce that this stunning Santa Barbara Wedding has not only been featured with a six page spread in the latest issue of Pacific Weddings, but it has also been featured on Pacific Weddings Blog! Here is a peak at the blog post from Pacific Weddings- Enjoy!

To see the full post CLICK HERE!

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The Perfect Post Wedding Brunch

The Perfect Post Wedding Brunch 150 150 La Fete Weddings

The Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club is the perfect post wedding brunch location. The majority of our clients are choosing to host multiple events for their wedding throughout the weekend. Typically we begin with a welcome party, then the rehearsal dinner, the wedding day, followed by a Sunday brunch to send off the bride and groom. When our clients decide to host a full weekend of wedding activities we encourage them to show their guests the different areas that Santa Barbara has to offer. We love doing a rehearsal dinner at a local down town restaurant near historic State Street, and a welcome party at a hotel or somewhere with an ocean view! When it comes to the post wedding brunch, we like to suggest doing something unique…  and a polo brunch is so much fun for all ages! Hosting a brunch or private party here offers a new experience for your guests and is something most people have never done before. By creating a beautiful atmosphere and bringing in some delicious catered food (for this event we used Roomforty Catering) your guests are free to relax, drink a mimosa and enjoy the polo match. A special thank you to Willa Kveta for the gorgeous images of this event and to Jackson Durham for creating the stunning flower arrangements!

Black, White and Coral Wedding

Black, White and Coral Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings

This stunning black, white and coral wedding took place at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. A very special thank you to BB photography for capturing such incredibly beautiful pictures! All flowers designed by the fabulous Mindy Rice!

Room Forty Tasting at Vibiana

Room Forty Tasting at Vibiana 150 150 La Fete Weddings
Last week we were honored to be invited to a spectacular edible auditing luncheon with one of LA’s hottest new culinary operations. The event was hosted by Room Forty, a catering company without walls… And that is exactly what they are. We were so impressed with each of 9 courses we were served. The flavors, the presentation and the service was impeccable. We look forward to finding an opportunity to work together with these culinary masterminds.
The location for this event was The Vibiana, a historic Los Angeles cathedral that has been transformed into an wedding, event, and preforming arts venue. It is so rich with history and the detailing in the architecture made it incredibly unique. Our minds were overloaded with ideas for a future wedding here.
Bibb lettuces, pickled market vegetables, chèvre, house candied nuts, and a blonde raisin vinaigrette.
Heirloom tomatoes, house smoked burrata, balsamic caviar, with an opal basil vinaigrette.
Jidori chicken confit, brussel spouts, fingerling potato, and a white bean cassoulet.
Covina seabass, smoked soba noodle nest, dashi broth, and pho salad.
“Smokey Bobby Burns” bowmore legend whisky, carpano antica, beef jerky, benedictine.
Served with Prime braised beef short ribs, parsley root puree, baby vegetable, and braising jus.

YWD Magazine~Features Valerie and Blaine’s Wedding

YWD Magazine~Features Valerie and Blaine’s Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Thank you to YWD Magazine for featuring this amazing and fun wedding we did for Valerie and Blaine. Please pick up a copy today and check out pages 91-93 for the full article. We had the pleasure of working with this couple on their engagement party, wedding and brunch.
Blaine was always part of my professional team as we did many weddings together on beautiful estates here in Santa Barbara. It is always an honor when another professional asks you to coordinate their wedding for them. I have had this pleasure many times throughout the years. But this one was extremely fun to work on. I think I used every possible rental company out there to create their look. The fabulous Four Seasons Biltmore was the perfect location to create the atmostphere and look for them. BB photography did such a great job capturing all the details. 

Santa Barbara Wedding Couture~Vintage Chic

Santa Barbara Wedding Couture~Vintage Chic 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We were given the Library in the University Club to use to design our look. Here is what the room looked like.Here is the final product…we created a warm soft romantic room.

Geoff from Ambient did a fabulous job matching our colors with the beautiful fabric draping, lighting and our name in lights!

Melissa Musgrove Photography captured the details for us! We love you Melissa!!!

This beautifully created cake with a gorgeous stenciled design was designed by Christine Dahl. We cut and served the cake later in the day for everyone to enjoy. The cake was a delicious chocolate cake with to die for chocolate mousse filling.

Dominque from Images in Ice did the 3 ice scultptured vases that were stunning and perfect for our space.

La Fond Pampered Palate served italian spritzers for all to enjoy!

Cody Floral Design did it again! Laura worked so closely with us throughout the process and I love what she created. Spring, soft tones, Oh so romantic!

Tracy from Lazaro Press~I just cannot say enough about. She and I have so much fun working together. She really out did herself again. The invitation style just branded our look so well.

Our rentals were from Town and Country Rentals, and a new Vintage Rental Company in Los Angeles called Found. The chairs, trunk and tables were the perfect touch needed to complete our look. La Tavola provided the gorgeous linens for us!

Hanky favors~

Goat Cheese with truffle honey! Yum! La Fond Pampered Palate

Enjoy Cupcakes provided some lovely delicate mini cupcakes for the guests to enjoy.

Beautiful Invitation samples done by Lazaro Press.

Colette and Kaitlin Lopez of La Fete would like to thank all those that worked so hard to help us create our Vintage Elegant Design. These are the wonderful vendors who particiated and did such a fantastic job for us. melissamusgrove.com, Ambient Event Design, Christine Dahl Pastries, Cody Floral Design, Enjoy Cupcakes, Found Vintage Rentals, Images In Ice, La Fond Pampered Palate, La Tavola Linen, Lazaro Press, Town and Country Event Rentals.