Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings
We were honored to help Samantha and Brooks plan their lovely wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. They were surrounded by so much love coming from their closest friends and family! We would like to extend a huge thank you and to the photographer: Ashleigh Taylor. She captured every detail and emotion perfectly! We would also like to share that we worked with an incredible new local company, Simply Bouquets. They are perfect for the DIY bride who would like to create her own centerpieces, and then Jennifer & Claudia create the incredible bouquets, and boutonnières! Such a genius idea and the bride was so thrilled with their work!  Pure Joy Catering did a wonderful job working with the spanish themed menu and their displays were simply perfect.

The Ideal Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Weekend!

The Ideal Santa Barbara Destination Wedding Weekend! 150 150 La Fete Weddings
When planning a destination wedding in Santa Barbara, we encourage hosting multiple events in order for your guests to really develop new friendships and to fully experience this beautiful city. This past weekend we were able to plan a series of three events for our Bride and Groom.

 In February of this year Kayla and I met only the weekend she came into town.  She and her fiance David live in Barcelona Spain.  She told me she loved great food, wine and color~she then informed me that she would not be back in Santa Barbara until five days before her wedding.  We picked out her linens together, and the rest we planned via the internet.  They were thrilled with the weekend of events we planned for them. 

 On Friday, we held a barefoot rehearsal on the beach, then transported all the guests up through wine country to Sunstone Winery for a wine tasting, and rehearsal dinner soiree.
On Saturday the guests gathered on the beach for an intimate wedding ceremony right on the water. Then walked across Cabrillo Blvd to the reception which was held at the DoubleTree. 
Then on Sunday we held a farewell brunch for the happy couple in the Plaza of Chase Palm Park. The guests gathered between 10 and 11 am and were welcomed to an omelet station, pancake station, and fruit and yogurt along with a large selection of home made danishes. 
 Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s were served and they relaxed in the beautiful setting.
We cannot wait to see the images of the wedding that Brian from BB Photography captured. 
We will share more then! 
Congratulations to Kayla and David!  

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

Hawaii Fusion Santa Barbara Estate Wedding

Hawaii Fusion Santa Barbara Estate Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings

 This table we used as our pre~ceremony cocktail table as the guests arrived off the shuttles.  During cocktail hour it then was perfect for our sushi station.

Besides serving Lemon Grass Soup with Lobster Potstickers as our first course. We also passed warm malasades to the guests~ Duo Catering was amazing!

I loved the flower arrangements designed by cody floral design~so tropical and went beautifully on the twitter pattern from la tavola linens  The two shades of blue tuscano linen runners and linens, chair pads and napkins were perfect with the bright orange flowers.

Barnaby Draper was so much fun to work with~he and his team of photographers really captured this event for us.  He also photographed the Brunch we did for this client the next day.

The pool decor by Cody Floral looked so gorgeous both in the daylight and then again at night with the lighting provided by Ambient Event Design

This was such a fun hawaii fusion Santa Barbara estate wedding with a fantastic local family.

What better place for an intimate, personal and casually chic wedding for this Santa Barabara couple than in the bride’s parents’ backyard? With help from Colette Lopez of La Fete Weddings and a team of talented professionals that the couple rave about, Katie and Wakefield’s wedding was everything they had envisioned and more! Tropical touches honored Wakey’s Hawaiian background, great food and wine honored Katie’s profession as a person chef, family members were involved every step of the way and guest had tons of fun from beginning to end!

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Wedding planner: Colette Lopez of La Fete Weddings
Ceremony/Reception site: Private Residence
Flowers: Cody Floral
Invitations: Lazaro Press
Live music: Dwight Kennedy Band
Shuttles: Limousine Link
Wedding dress designer: Monique Lhullier

Wedding dress shop: Bridal Galleria
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid
Hair & makeup: Mishay Salon
Groom’s apparel & accessories: suit fromSaks Fifth Avenue, shirt from Banana Republic with tie by Thomas Pink
Groomsmen apparel: Banana Republic
Rings: RP Diamond & Gold Imports
Favors: MMM… Cake
For more on this Real Wedding, please see our blog
What Junebug Loves!

Thanksgiving~a time to be thankful!

Thanksgiving~a time to be thankful! 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We hope you are inspired by our inspiration for Thanksgiving.  We are feeling so grateful for an amazing year, and look forward to many excitng things happening in 2011.  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

xo,
Colette and Kaitlin

Photos: Left to Right
Elizabeth Millay Photography, Pham Fatale, Martha Stewart, Allyson Magda
Jose Villa, Martha Stewart, Lia’s Bridal Lounge
D. Jones Photography, The Wedding Vendors, La Tavola, One Dress One Day Blog

Rehearsal Dinner at the San Ysidro Ranch

Rehearsal Dinner at the San Ysidro Ranch 150 150 La Fete Weddings
We are featured on Santa Barbara Wedding guide again today!
See the link and the feature below:

http://santabarbarawedding.com/blog/?p=4682

Inspiration for our August Bride in 2011

Inspiration for our August Bride in 2011 150 150 La Fete Weddings
Photos Found Using Cooliris
Just wanted to show a sneak peak of an inspiration board we are working on for our bride in August of next year. She came to us with a color theme of turquoise, chocolate brown, and orange. We are introducing the theme of the lovebirds along with accents of Paris- which is where they will be honeymooning! I just showed this to the bride and she loved it! Getting excited to start pulling the professional team together on this!

La Fete Time~lapse video of our Sept.2010~Santa Barbara Tropical Wedding

La Fete Time~lapse video of our Sept.2010~Santa Barbara Tropical Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings
When I brought this idea to the attention of Barnaby Draper, from Barnaby Draper Photography  who did the photography for the wedding weekend he got so excited!  He hadn’t shot a timelapse for a wedding before, and I thought this might be a fun way to show both my professionals, but also our clients/potential clients what goes on behind the scenes of an event.  We set the camera up for 3 days, and it ends with guests diving and falling into the pool.  You must watch it more than once to appreciate the fun these guests had.  
 It literally takes a huge team to put on an event like this and they did it flawlessly in this beautiful backyard in Montecito.  We had 238 guests seated comfortably.  Served french service including a yummy course of Lemongrass Soup!  Duo Catering did such an incredible job on the food and kept the guests dining all night long, as did~Cody Floral Design and Ambient Event Design were so great at helping to create the design vision we had for this very fun wedding celebration for Katie and Wakey!  His family and friends were from Hawaii, and so they wanted a classic/elegant tropical feeling for their wedding day.  We rented from 3 rental companies to achieve the look.  Classic Party Rentals, Town and Country rentals as well as Rrivreworks to enhance the final touches of wooden bars and a beautiful bamboo sushi table.  Tracy Lazaro from Lazaro Press helped with the invitations, menus, and escorts of boxed macroons. She even created the beautiful grass cloth table numbers held with bamboo stands.  The blues and orange color was classic and very vibrant and fun!  Sweet and Saucy did an incredible dessert station and small wedding cake.  Congratulations to Katie and Wakey~ Your wedding will always be one of our favorites.  Click the link below to view the time lapse, and you might want to wait until it fully loads~before you click play~ Enjoy!!!  More photos to come soon!
Song: It’s You, It’s Me   by Kaskade

http://test.jerrypbonhomme.com/Wedding%20Timelapse%20with%20music.mp4

Viva la Fiesta!!!

Viva la Fiesta!!! 150 150 La Fete Weddings


What better timing than this weekend to have Lily & John’s Spanish-Style rehearsal dinner featured today on the famous Wedding Chicks Blog! With the spirit of Fiesta around us, these pictures make us want to do it all over again! To see more great images from Melissa Musgrove Photography and the full blog post Click Here

La Fete Inspiration for our September Clients~

La Fete Inspiration for our September Clients~ 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We are so excited about this wedding we are working on. The inspiration will be carried through the lighting, florals, music and decor. We cannot wait to serve the coconut lemon grass soup with lobster potsickers, and crispy ginger provided by Duo Catering for our first course. At the tasting it was so wonderful and unique.

photos: 1st row:”I love you Man, @latavolalinen.com, @dexknows.com
2nd row: @stylemepretty, @sweetpeaflowers.com, @littlegrassshop.com
3rd row:@flowersbyorie, @brilliantsculptures.com, @projectwedding.com
4th row: @rivreworks.com, @latavolalinen.com, @kahalaresort.com