La Fete Weddings in The Knot Magazine

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We are beyond excited to share our latest press feature in the national issue of The Knot Magazine!!! This gorgeous Winter 2016 issue is on stands now and trust us, you do not want to miss it! Check out the full feature of La Fete Weddings in The Knot Magazine here first:

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To see more gorgeous details from Michael & Bradley’s Wedding- CLICK HERE and for more information on the Gifting Lounge & how to create your own- CLICK HERE! 

All Photos beautifully captured by Michelle Beller Photography! 

Blush and Grey Estate Wedding in Santa Barbara

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Sending a very special THANK YOU to all of the incredible professionals that helped to make this day the most beautiful and memorable day of our lives!! We are forever grateful for the hard work and love that went into making this wedding so insanely gorgeous! Also, thank you to Inspired By This Blog for putting together such a lovely post!

2nd Photographer: JKoe Weddings
Location: Villa Sevillano
Event Planner/Designer: La Fete Weddings
Floral Designer: Cody Floral Design
Reception Linens: La Tavola
Cocktail Hour Linens: Creative Coverings
Stationary: Lazaro Press
Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina
Wedding Gown: Lazaro- Purchased at JLM Couture
 To see more images from this wedding you can visit our We Did section of our Website HERE!

Winter White Wedding featured on Inspired by This

Winter White Wedding featured on Inspired by This 150 150 La Fete Weddings

In case you missed our winter white wedding featured on Inspired by This last week, we posted all the pretty pictures + even more on our blog today! To see the full post on Inspired by This Click Here! 


After completing their first day of orientation at USC a large group of classmates decided to go out to happy hour and this is when Brian had the pleasure of sitting across from Courtney. The two quickly became good friends, and after a year of Brian trying to win Courtney over, the perfect opportunity fell into his lap! Their group of friends had all planned to go to a John Butler Trio concert, although someone had mistakenly purchased two tickets to the wrong night. As fate would have it, both Courtney & Brian ended up sacrificing their tickets for the other friends to go to the concert. That led to their pseudo first date and then two days later their official first date- and the rest is history!


When we began planning the wedding with Courtney & her mother we started by searching for wedding venues. They knew we had found the right place when we walked onto the grounds of the spectacular Villa Sevillano. With magnificently manicured grounds and formal terraced gardens, this impressive 6-bedroom Italian Villa was the perfect place to transform into their dream wedding.

The wedding ceremony was held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church in the heart of Montecito at 2:00 in the afternoon. After the full Catholic mass the guests arrived at the Villa for an intentionally “long-cocktail-hour!” We created a plush environment around the pool with charcoal grey lounge furniture groupings, tall communal dining tables & multiple bars and food stations! Good Gracious! catered a “Meat Lovers” station for the groom and a “New Orleans” food station for the bride- complete with frozen hurricanes and gumbo!  Guests mingled and enjoyed the music of the New Orleans style Dixie band.

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We designed a tailored fabric draped tent with ivory petal covered panels in the center of the ceiling. We filled in the tent withRevelry Event Designer’s stunning mirror & chandelier glass top tables, which were accented with their linen upholstered chairs.Eddie Zaratsian added a decadent mix of all white modern flowers in mirrored vessels along with a selection of rosebud-embellished votive candles.

The Band from West Coast Music blew the guests away with their incredible talents and at the end of the night we surprised the guests by passing out LED sunglasses, necklaces, bracelets & other fun props to keep their party on the dance floor all night long!


Coordinator: La Fete Weddings

Venue: Villa Sevillano
Caterer: Good Gracious!
Videographer: Taylor Films
Photographer: Melissa Musgrove
Florist: Eddie Zaratsian/ TicTock Florals
Rentals: Town & Country
Rentals & Fabric Draping: Revelry Event Design
Cocktail Hour Band: Dwight Kennedy
Reception Band: West Coast Music
Lighting: Images by Lighting
Cake: The Butter End
Officiant: Mt. Carmel Church
Classic Car: Tom Reed
Transportation: Blue Star Parking
Invitations, Menu’s, Leather Place Cards: Bliss & Bone


Backyard Bridal Shower

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There is nothing better than throwing a party in your backyard, especially when it is your own daughters bridal shower! A few weeks ago 22 close friends gathered together to celebrate Kaitlin’s upcoming wedding and it was such a lovely and memorable occasion!

The absolutely stunning table linens and napkins were provided by La Tavola Fine Linens and Cody Floral Design created the fabulous flower arrangements that added the perfect pop of color to each table top! All of the guests were told to wear a summer white dress which made the photos by Stephanie Hogue turn out gorgeous!

We munched on this incredible spread of unique cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit and hummus (some of Kaitlin’s favorite items) and sipped on a fresh lemonade cocktail. For dessert, Colette & Melissa made the most beautiful variety of fresh fruit tarts from scratch, they were absolutely delicious!

Kaitlin’s soon to be husband stopped by the backyard bridal shower to say hello to everyone!

Very special thank you to these lovely women who helped to make this day so perfect! You are each so incredibly talented and truly are the best friends to get any job done! Love you all so so much!

La Fete has the #1 MOST POPULAR WEDDING on Style Me Pretty

La Fete has the #1 MOST POPULAR WEDDING on Style Me Pretty 150 150 La Fete Weddings

~We Have the Most Popular Wedding on Style Me Pretty~


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Perfectly Purple Wedding

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When we met with Kelsey and Sterling we felt an instant connection to their hopes, dreams  and vision for their wedding day! Purple weddings have been a big hit this year and we can completely understand why… Look how incredible these purple flower arrangements are by Cody Floral Design. When we brought Kelsey, her mother and her new husband into the room to show them the final creation of the design, they all teared up and said “This is so much better than we could have ever imagined”… and that moment right there is exactly what makes this job so incredible and rewarding! A special thank you to Melissa Musgrove Photography for always capturing every single detail so beautifully. We would also like to thank the following professionals for helping us create such a stunning wedding:

We Have Been Featured on Style Me Pretty Today!!!

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There may not be a uniform in sight, but the Military Groom is present in this Santa Barbara fete. Soon to be sent over seas, this couple set out to plan a gorgeous wedding full of LOVE and worthy of every single last squeal heard around the office today. Bliss Photography captured all the monochromatic flower gorgeousness crafted by NLC Productions, not to mention the overall design perfection by La Fete. There’s really nothing not to love in this modern and drop dead gorgeous day.  Click here for more.
From La FeteWhen Ashley first met with me, she told me she wanted her wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. She had wonderful taste from the start and always held on to her vision from start to finish. She wanted an open-air canopy with flowing white fabric overhead, with the works! Crystal chandeliers, candlelight, a big white dance floor, along with abundant yet simple white flowers. As the designer and planner I had a fabulous time working with Ashley, she knew exactly what she wanted which made decision making and the planning process a dream. But don’t get me wrong we definitely ran into a few hiccups. Due to a high profile event, her wedding was FORCED to change locations, and as if that wasn’t enough, she found this out on the day her fiancé was being sent overseas in the military!
So it was up to me and the old location to work something out for my poor bride and that is when the sun comes out in this story. We were able to get her the most INCREDIBLE location. Honestly a dream location with a huge private polo field and an extraordinary compound off in the distance. We are talking 360 degree views of mountains, mansions, and the Pacific Ocean. I knew she would love it and the second she walked on that property she knew she had really lucked out! We went with a simple color palette of slate grey, and white but added all the glamour with the overhead fabric and chandeliers. We were working with a tight budget on this event, and I would say she really got a BANG for her buck. These images were provided by Mishelle Lamarand from Bliss Photography, and honestly she is insanely amazing. She calls herself one of the only “natural light photographer” and its really incredible to see how she works with lighting and I’m sure you can tell. I really hope you enjoy this event!

A Chic Contemporary Affair at the Bacara Resort

A Chic Contemporary Affair at the Bacara Resort 150 150 La Fete Weddings
A beautiful intimate ceremony was held on the Miro Lawn, our weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this very special couple.  Steve and Christine celebrated the whole weekend at the luxurious  Barcara Resort and Spa.  Christine in her gorgeous Monique Lhullier was simply stunning!  Camilla Svensson Burns provided the beautiful ceremony table and dressed out the chuppa with a silver grey dupioni fabric.  Her arrangements for our table top were perfect with our color palate.  Christine loved anything Channel.  We chose a tufted white banqettes for 1/2 the guest seating and also designed her cake with that in mind too. She loved the idea of fabric draping which was covered in hanging crystals all the way down the walls.  The custom round silver dance floor was the perfect touch for our design.  Both were provided by Barker Design. For the invitation designed suite we loved working with Lazaro Press,  Our first time working with the fabulous Yvette Roman she was not only a delight, she blew us away with how she captured this event.  The party rocked out with 11H Entertainment.  We had such a fun team on this one!  Thank you all~
Christine sent us the sweetest note after the event that we will keep forever~
“We and all of our guests had a fabulous time.  Our family and friends tell us the ceremony was the most beautiful and intimate wedding they have ever experienced, and the reception was one of the best parties they’ve attended.  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Thank you for your patience, dedication, and guidance.  You carried us throughout the entire process, from decor decisions to sensitive family members, and everything in between.  Your talent, expertise, and words of wisdom made our wedding the most joyful and loving experiences of our lives.”
Congratulations Christine and Steve, We adore you both!!!

Santa Barbara Beach Chic

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As a wedding planner, these are the kinds of clients that we live for. Carolyn and Dan were a dream to work with and their pictures say it all! They were the most adorable couple and they had SO MUCH FUN on their wedding day! Carolyn wanted her wedding day to reflect the beach feel of Santa Barbara but not to have a cheesy stereotypical “beachy flare” She chose a fabulous oceanfront location of the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, and allowed me to take control of the decor! I worked alongside with Camilla Svensson Burns who provided the fabulous floral arrangements to achieve this light and airy look in the La Pacifica Ballroom. BB Photography always does an amazing job capturing our clients and their joy really shows throughout all of his images.

West Coast Music packed the dance floor all night- and when the father of the bride couldn’t find space to dance there, he made his own dance floor between the tables!!
La Fete Weddings

Two Wedding Blog Posts in One Day We are Thrilled!

Two Wedding Blog Posts in One Day We are Thrilled! 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Gigi and Billy’s Wedding featured on the Santa Barbara Wedding Guides Blog!

check out the full feature here and the beautiful images by Melissa Musgrove Photography!

Ryan and Trish’s wedding featured today on Junebug weddings Blog and Real Weddings Section!

Photography by the very talented Melissa Musgrove and Tim Halberg.
Check it out here~