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 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.

Oceanfront Bliss at the DoubleTree

Oceanfront Bliss at the DoubleTree 150 150 La Fete Weddings
I love it when couples trust us and go with some of the ideas we come up with from the design and colors to the intimate details.  JJ and Joe were so fun to work with~
On this wedding we started with wanting to bring the color of the Pacific Ocean into the plaza at the Fess Parkers Doubletree.  We chose a beautiful teal blue colored linen with two different elegant textures and iridescence. The mocha fabric overhead added the soft romantic feeling and provided some shade for the guests from the Summer sun. After dark the rod iron candle chandeliers were the perfect touch.
JJ and Joe met at a club downtown, and so we decided how fun it would be to put the whole wedding party and their dates/spouses at a bar height table with stools.  The flowers were to be romantic and fluffy with gardenia’s one of JJ’s favorite flowers.  The Church Our Lady of  Mt. Carmel was the perfect setting for their intimate ceremony.
The McCleod tartan is yellow, black with a touch of red~ so with JJ being a school teacher we decided how fun it would be to do escort/favors with the double stick tape, which had exactly their McCleod tartan pattern on it, This design was used on their programs and grooms and groomsmen’s ties and pocket squares.  We also hired a bagpiper to play at the end of the recessional for them.

They danced and had the best night ever on the perfect Summer night in the Plaza in Santa Barbara.

All photography by bb-photography  Thank you Brian and Brady for capturing another beautiful day for our clients~

Congratulations JJ and Joe~

Ocean Views with Copper and Mediterranean Blues~

Ocean Views with Copper and Mediterranean Blues~ 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Nate Thompson, Photography captured the details and cool lighting. Santa Barbara City College Bluff and Chase Palm Park are city areas to rent in Santa Barbara. Who said a park setting cannot be beautiful!! This wedding was designed and coordinated by Kaitlin. Florals were by Cody Floral Design, Ambient Event Design did the lighting. Cake by Christine Dahl.

Bridal Breakfast revisited on Los Angeles Style Unveiled

Bridal Breakfast revisited on Los Angeles Style Unveiled 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We are thrilled to have the Bridal Breakfast we did for a wonderful family posted on this amazing Los Angeles Wedding Blog. Thank you for such a beautiful post!

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.