La Fete’s Annual Christmas Tea 2013

La Fete’s Annual Christmas Tea 2013 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Over the past few years our annual Christmas Tea has evolved. What once began as a much larger party with around 12-15 women, has downsized into designing an elegant table top for a photo shoot, then we are able to sit down with about 6 of our dearest friends in the industry to reflect on what the year has brought us. The theme for this year’s tea was God’s goodness. We each shared how God has blessed us this past year and laughed over some of our favorite Christmas memories. The christmas tea has become an event that each of us look forward to each year. It is a place where we can share our hearts and be blessed by each others company. This year we designed our table around this fabulous blue linen by La Tavola. We fell in love with the color and thought we could really dress it up with TONS of textured candles. We also found the perfect chargers from BBJ Linens to complete the look! We added in the sleek and stylish ghost chairs from Town & Country, which accented all of the glass candlesticks and glassware and created a more modern look. Thank you so much to our dear friend Stephanie Hogue for taking these beautiful pictures for us this year!


We made homemade fresh fruit tarts for each guest, along with our signature heart shaped scones we make every year!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and successful 2014,

With love from Colette & Kaitlin at La Fete Weddings!

Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding in the Loggia Ballroom

Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding in the Loggia Ballroom 150 150 La Fete Weddings

This week we are happy to share an exclusive look back at one of our previous Four Seasons Biltmore Weddings in the Loggia Ballroom! Nothing compares to their stunning oceanfront location, exquisite ballrooms and impecable service. Their wide open Monte Vista Lawn is the perfect setting for an intimate ceremony.

Mindy Rice never fails to create a stunning ceremony design, and her table top flower arrangements were out of this world. This was such a unique color palette for a wedding that looked absolutely remarkable in the Loggia Ballroom.

Ambient Event Design dressed the cieling with a soft and romantic criss-crossing fabric & transformed the space with lighting. 

This is one of my all time favorite pictures captured by BB Photography. A huge thank you to them for capturing each beautiful moment of this day.

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!

Santa Barbara Style Wedding at The Fess Parker Resort

Santa Barbara Style Wedding at The Fess Parker Resort 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Kristine and Corey loved everything about historic Santa Barbara. The red tile roofs, palm trees, the ocean views, the spanish architecture, and lots of succulents! And thats exactly how we knew they would LOVE the Fess Parker Resort for their wedding venue. We based our design around her favorite colors such as the different shades of sea foam green and terra-cotta. We were blown away by how beautiful everything came together. The flowers by Cody Floral Design were spectacular! BB Photography blew me away with these incredible photos (hence why this blog post is so long) We would also love to thank the following professionals for helping to create such a memorable day for Kristine and Corey:

Wedding Bliss at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

Wedding Bliss at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa 150 150 La Fete Weddings
    
I adore this photo of our bride and groom right after their ceremony! There is so much happiness, excitement, and joy on her face and as a planner that is what we hope for with every client. This couple chose to hire us for our finishing touch package, so she hired her own vendors and then we made sure that everything went smoothly on her wedding day! Working at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa was fabulous, the grounds are spectacular and make amazing backdrops for photos. Ojai Valley Inn is the perfect getaway for your destination wedding.
 Wedding Photos by: BB Photography

Style Unveiled Features our Beach Front Wedding~

Style Unveiled Features our Beach Front Wedding~ 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Thank you to Style Unveiled Wedding Blog for featuring our beautiful ceremony at the Four Seasons Biltmore for Ashley and Andrew~ See the feature here:

Spring Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks!

Spring Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks! 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Today we have been featured on WeddingChicks.com under the “Real Weddings” Section for this gorgeous spring time wedding for Jennifer and Jeremy! Please Click this link to view the full post: http://www.weddingchicks.com/real-weddings/48387/spring-time-wedding-at-the-four-seasons-biltmore/

La Pacifica- New Ballroom at Four Seasons Biltmore

La Pacifica- New Ballroom at Four Seasons Biltmore 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We would like to thank Melissa Musgrove for providing us with these amazing images of Ashley and Andrew’s Wedding. The very talented Mindy Rice used an abundance of florals to create a spectacular ceremony structure. While Ambient draped the flowing fabric over the ceremony terrace. Ashley’s theme colors were green and blue, and we were able to bring those colors into the ballroom and terrace through the beautiful aisle runner, chair cushions and linens. It literally brought the ocean into the ballroom. We came up with a fun area for their wedding party and closest friends by doing lounge type seating with magnolia trees as the focal points throughout the room, each dripping with candles! The seating, blue suede benches with huge throw pillows for the guests to lounge and dine, was provided by Classic Party Rentals. Lazaro Designs created a theme of the double “A” which was incorporated throughout the invites, menus, dance floor and even the ice sculpture which was provided by Images in Ice. It was a very memorable day for all.

Stunning Wedding at the Hahn Estate

Stunning Wedding at the Hahn Estate 150 150 La Fete Weddings

This gorgeous wedding took place in the heart of Montecito at a private estate. We would like to thank BB Photography for providing us with these beautiful photos. The Velvet Garden created amazingly abundent florals. The trees were decorated by Bella Vista Designs with twinkle lights and uplighting to make the garden feel magical. Montecito Confections created the three tiered elegant cake.