Elegant Wedding at Crossroads Estate in Los Olivos, California

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Alyson & Matt chose to hold their elegant wedding at Crossroads Estate in Los Olivos. This venue is the perfect location for celebrating your wedding all weekend long. They checked into the house along with a few family members and close friends and enjoyed a full weekend of wine tastings, intimate family dinners, their wedding day & then visited nearby restaurant for Sunday Brunch.

The decorated vintage bicycle was an important detail for the two of them as it tied into their engagement story. One of Alyson & Matt’s favorite things to do in Los Angeles is take long bike rides along the beach. One day after returning from a long trip, Matt suggested they take a nice long ride- despite it being cold & cloudy. After a 12 mile ride down to Manhattan Beach where they stopped for lunch & on the way back Matt suggested they pull over to take a picture and have a little break on a bench. He pulled out his phone and begin playing a slide show that he had put together to one of their favorite songs, with all of the photos of the two of them & the adventures they had been on since they started dating. That is when he got down on one knee & pulled out a ring box from his backpack and asked Alyson to marry him! Right after that, the sun came out and they captured some gorgeous photos taken by at total stranger on the bike path.

Alyson & Matt wanted each and every one of their guests to feel like they were a special part of their wedding ceremony. In order to do this, we displayed a sweet vintage cart filled with white roses & each guest was asked to take a rose and place it at the altar to fill in the circle around the two of them. This was a reminder to Alyson & Matt that they are surrounded by the love & friendship of everyone celebrating them on their special day! We made sure that the circle of roses was “almost” entirely closed and then in the middle of the ceremony the parents of the Bride & Groom were asked to come forward with their roses & close in the circle. It was a beautiful moment & a detail we would love to repeat at future weddings!

Alyson absolutely loves succulents and was excited to incorporate them into every area of her wedding day. We were inspired by the gorgeous variety of colors succulents can range in- from soft silvery greens to faded lavenders and even deep rich purples! She also wanted to add elements that would dress up the Pole Barn, which is where we added in the fabric draping & additional lighting & eucalyptus dressed chandeliers. While also keeping some rustic elements such as the raw vineyard dining tables, wine barrels and vintage wine goblets- keeping everything in theme with the fact that we were on a working vineyard.


It was truly the most spectacular day of our entire lives, and it’s true what they say, it was over way too quickly!  We enjoyed every minute, and the best part was that our guests had an incredible time as well!  The word ‘epic’ has been used on multiple occasions to describe the day 🙂

We could not be more pleased with how everything turned out, and it was obvious that no detail was left untouched.  Everything looked more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.  I was so excited to get Grace’s preview photos, because if felt like the day went by so quickly, I wanted to be able to see everything again through the photos.

We are so lucky to have these amazing memories of our perfect wedding day, and it would not have been possible without you both.

Thank you again!

Alyson & Matt


|  Planning & Design Coordination: La Fete Weddings  |  Photography: Grace Kathryn  |   Floral Design: Anna Le Pley Taylor  |   Lighting: Ambient Event Design  |   Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals  |   Vintage Purple Goblets: Otis & Pearl Vintage Rentals  |   Hair & Make up: Pretty Please Beauty  |   Catering: Duo Events  |   Videography: Like A Letter  |   Band: Stew & The Crew   |   Photo Booth: Fancy Pants Photobooth  |   Venue: Crossroads Estate |

Soft Pastel Wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch

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We could not imagine a more beautiful color palette for a summertime wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch. Super soft shades of blue, pink, lavender, green and ivory absolutely shine at this lush garden venue. Jessie & Juan celebrated their wedding day amongst 50 of their closest friends & family members. The couple exchanged their vows in the ceremony garden and then dined alfresco on the Hydrangea Patio and danced the night away to their favorite songs.

Each place-setting was carefully curated with layers of mixed white china from Pretty Vintage Rentals and topped with a menu that had each guests name written at the top with soft blue calligraphy. CocoRose Florals finished the look by tying delicate stems of lavender & sweet peas to each of the fresh white napkins with a raw silk ribbon.

This spectacular wedding was held on a warm day in October, and as the sun began to set the San Ysidro Ranch warmed up the guests with bowls of their signature Tortilla Soup. The candlelit dinner continued, followed by an organic baby greens salad & then the choice of Filet of Beef or Pan Roasted King Salmon. Toasts were shared throughout the evening as guests celebrated the newlyweds under the twinkle lights and stars.

One of our favorite moments of the evening is when Jessie surprised her parents by playing their wedding song right after the cake cutting. Her parents were so touched and as the two of them danced together, reminiscing about their own wedding day! There wasn’t a dry eye in the room & each guest could truly feel the love shared within this family.

Weddings like these don’t just magically happen! We could not do our job without the help of an incredible team of professionals. Here is the list of vendors who made this dreamy wedding day come to life:

Wedding Planning & Design: La Fete Weddings  |  Photography: Ashleigh & Erik Photography  |  Videography: Fig & Thread  |  Venue: San Ysidro Ranch  |  Floral Design: CocoRose Florals  |  Rentals: The Tent Merchant  |  Dinnerware & Vintage Glassware Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals  |  Menu + Escort Card Design & Calligraphy: Sophia Loves Letters  |  Ceremony Music: Brandt Jacobus  |  Lighting Design: Ambient Event Design  |  Hair & Makeup: Tomiko Taft & Lucy Salgado  |  Reception DJ: Ian Gotler of RedShoe


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


La Fete Weddings has been Featured on Style Me Pretty

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We are thrilled to share that La Fete Weddings has been featured on Style Me Pretty. While it is always an honor to have a website, blog or magazine choose to feature your work, it really feels special when one of our events lands on the home page of Style Me Pretty. Not only are the details from this wedding drop dead gorgeous; Luna De Mare captured each moment with absolute precision and we could not have been more impressed by her work when we received the photos from this event! Here is link to the full press feature! 

Article on Style Me Pretty:

From the Photographer… Nicole & Walker’s chic LA Destination Wedding was full of Southern Romance in the heart of Beverly Hills. The Bride, originally from LA along with the Groom, from Charleston, South Carolina, wanted an LA wedding on a warm balmy day, with family and friends from both the East and West coast in attendance to witness their beautiful day at a Private Venue. The breath taking Ceremony was nestled in between aged Pine trees with an alter created to embrace the nature it was surrounded by, including beautiful mahogany pews for guests to enjoy the intimate vow exchange. Plants were lined against pews to further embrace the natural ambience and it created the most stunning outdoor aesthetic, truly magical to capture. Once the Ceremony concluded, guests were shuttled back to the large wrap around Veranda as dusk fell and the soft glow of lights began to shimmer in the fading light. Cocktails clinked, and appetizers were passed as soft jazz hummed in the background setting the tone for the reception that followed just down the path, under a clear tent with rustic wood tables, hemstitch runners, low centerpiece arrangements and illuminated twinkle lights, all waiting for Guests to enjoy and dine. The palette was very beach inspired, incorporating light gray blue, ivory, neutrals with greenery and pops of peach. After dining, dancing & merriment, guests lined the courtyard and sent off the Newlyweds to the Vintage car awaiting them, with a grand Sparkler exit and a Champagne toast. 


  Planning & Design: La Fete Weddings  |  Photography: Luna De Mare Photography  |  Floral Design: Twig & Twine  |  Cake: Sweet Lady Jane  |  Invitations: Mac & Murphy  |  Band: West Coast Music  |  Car: Classic Limos  |  Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals  |  Videography:  Artisan Productions  |  Gown: Monique Lhuillier  |  Shoes: Jimmy Choo  |  Photo Booth: Flip Booth


Lavender Wedding at Crossroads

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Lauren and Kasey attended a wedding that we had designed for their good friends Missy & Josh (view their wedding here!) and once we got to know them, we knew they were going to be a lot of fun to work with! With spring in the air and fresh wildflowers all around us- we are looking back at this beautiful lavender wedding at Crossroads estate.

Lauren chose a stunning lace embellished gown with a striking low cut back and carried a fresh loose bouquet of garden roses, wispy greenery, and accents of lavender. Her bridesmaids donned long flowing lavender chiffon dresses and carried smaller versions of the brides bouquet!

When designing the ceremony space for their wedding, we did not want to take attention away from the enormous oak tree that stands tall in the background. Laura of Cody Floral Design brought in eight large ferns which we used to line down the aisle, then mixed in some of our large vintage lanterns to add height & variety. Later, we repurposed the ferns & lanterns along the band’s stage to soften the space!

Inside the barn at Crossroads we brought in a combination of round and long dining tables; some with exposed wood which were more Edison Style. Then we introduced a gorgeous embellished white linen overlay which we used for the cake & head table. Each of the wood tables featured lush arrangements of garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and wild greenery which spilled out of the arrangements and over the table’s edges.

We layered stacks of ornate white china at each place setting & finished the look with lovely cut crystal glassware from Town & Country!  We hope you enjoyed this post about Lauren & Kasey’s lavender wedding at Crossroads. We are excited to be working at Crossroads again this September and bringing even more beauty into that space!

Wedding Location: Crossroads Estate // Photographer: Mary Jane Photography // Wedding Planner: La Fete // Caterer: Omni Catering // Floral Design: Cody Floral Design // Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals // Lighting: Ambient Event Design // Ceremony Music: Anthony Ybarra // Transportation: SB Airbus // Hair: Mishay Salon // Makeup: Pretty Please Beauty // Band: Stew and the Crew // Cake: Lele Patisserie // Videographer: Peter Uvalle // Officiant: Barbara Mousouris


Romantic Sunstone Wedding in Spring

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With Spring right around the corner, we can’t help but dream about the magical & romantic Sunstone wedding that took place almost  year ago in Santa Ynez. The memorable day began with a full schedule of hair and make up at the Sunstone Villa lead by TEAM. What could possibly be better than to start the day feeling pampered & then each bridesmaid was given a gorgeous blush toned Tory Burch handbag!  The ceremony took place in front of an abundantly decorated arbor dripping in greenery & soft blush toned florals surrounded by 5 crystal chandeliers suspended over the ceremony from the oak trees.

After the emotional vows the guests wandered through the grapevines to arrive in the front courtyard of the Sunstone Villa for cocktails hour. Town & Country provided four custom built cabanas with plush lounge furniture which created a warm & intimate space for the guests to enjoy the delicious passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails from Duo Catering. The guests were invited to through  the front door of the Villa to receive their escort card/favors which were miniature glass bottles filled with Sunstone’s signature Olive Oil.

The guests passed through the Sunstone Villa and entered the reception, where soft blue runners ran down the wood pedestal tables which were topped with lush arrangements of lush pastel spring flowers. Each place-setting featured mixed stacks of Casa De Perrin’s signature collection china & cut crystal stemware.  Heidi of Zenadia Designs created custom menus with the guests names calligraphed on the exterior and then folded open to reveal the dinner menu for the evening. Town & Country custom built wood cabanas which were draped in ivory chiffon & then Camille added vines and flowers to look as if they were organically growing on the structures over the dining tables with crystal chandeliers.

Every moment of this romantic sunstone wedding day was filled with love, laughter, toasts, emotion, tons of dancing and spectacular food & wine. This was a wedding that we both walked away feeling so incredibly overjoyed to do be able to do what we love- To plan & create memories that will last a lifetime for our clients & that is what warms our hearts the most. 


Photography: Terri Smith Photo  || Wedding Planners: Colette Lopez & Kaitlin Kolvet of La Fete Weddings|| Caterer: Duo Catering ||Cake: Lele Patisserie || Dress Designer:  Ines di Santo || Event Rentals: Town & Country Rentals || Florist: Camellia Floral Design || Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair & Make up || Invitations: Zenadia Designs || Music:  11H Entertainment || Cocktail Hour Furniture Rentals:  The Tent Merchant || Reception Furniture Rentals: Barn Relic || Videographer: AndHer Visuals ||Dinnerware Rentals:  Casa De Perrin || Lighting:  Images by Lighting || Ceremony Arbor Rental: SPARK || Venue: Sunstone Villa || Tree Rentals: Gazebo Plant Rentals

Blush Wedding at The Bacara Resort

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Michelle & George wanted their oceanfront wedding with 300 guests to feel fun, loving & memorable! They envisioned a light blush pink, champagne, and beige color palette with lots of candles, mood lighting & romance!


The fantastic team at The Tent Merchant custom built this ceremony arbor for Michelle & George’s wedding day & then Michael from Louloudi added his stunning florals & greenery draped along the top!



The interior of the ballroom was filled with romantic draping & uplighting and then tall maple trees added freshness & brought life into the space. We used tall gold bar backs from Revelry Event Design to mark the two main bars in the space. Then we mixed in a combination of round, square and rectangular tables into the ballroom which held varieties of tall and low blush floral centerpieces and tons of candles! Michelle also loved the mixture of chairs that Tent Merchant provided. We used tall upholstered chairs for the head table which really set it apart!


Here’s a beautiful same-day edit of Michelle & George’s Blush Wedding at the Bacara Resort that Lin & Jirsa put together for them which played during the wedding reception:


|Planning & Design: La Fete WeddingsTEAM Hair & Make up | Lin & Jirsa Photography | Bacara Resort & Spa | Louloudi Floral Design | The Tent Merchant Event Rentals | La Tavola Linens | Modmix Studio Runners |Gazebo Plant Rentals | Bar/DJ Booth- Revelry Event DesignRed Shoe DJ |Ambient Event Design | Open Air Photobooth |

Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding featured on Junebug Weddings

Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding featured on Junebug Weddings 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We are thrilled to see Sarah & Chase’s elegant Four Seasons Biltmore Wedding featured on Junebug Weddings this week!! We have done a quick highligh from the feature here on our blog, but CLICK HERE to see the full feature on their website!


“Sarah and Chase love any excuse to dress up, so they knew they wanted a black tie wedding from the start. When they took their super laid-back personalities and desire for tropical décor into consideration, they knew they needed a hand planning their dream wedding. Enter La Fete Weddings. The Santa Barbara wedding planning team executed Sarah and Chase’s wedding with style and grace, and even included fun reception details like an ice luge, a classic black and white palette, and tropical fronds as far as the eye can see. Johnny B Films and photographer Courtney Aaron captured every moment of Sarah and Chase’s wedding beautifully, including their regal ceremony on Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore‘s lawn – the same place Sarah’s parents were married 31 years ago!”


“Our colors were white, natural greenery, black and gold. I really wanted the greenery to be the standout feature with lots of white accents. However, I have seen so many all white weddings and didn’t just want to repeat that. Instead, we mixed in black and gold elements to make it feel slightly modern and give it a black tie feel.”


“I wanted a really romantic black tie wedding with a natural/tropic feel. Which when we were first talking about it, sounded so weird. But once we started picking our decor and our amazing florist sent inspiration images, it really started coming together. It was really hard to communicate at first exactly what we wanted, mostly because we had never planned a wedding before. What was most important was that the wedding felt fresh and unique and our amazing wedding planners, Kaitlin and Colette from La Fete Weddings worked with us for months and really nailed the theme in the end.”


“The pastor who married us also married my brother and is a very close family friend. It was so special to me because he has known me almost my entire life and made the ceremony so personal. We also had readings from the grooms sister and one of his childhood best friends. Finally, we chose to do traditional vows as well as write our own. And if you are on the fence about writing your own, I highly suggest doing it. It was so special and our guests loved our vows. We got compliments on them the whole night.”


“I am SUPER laid back. I knew I really wanted a cool vibe to the wedding, without it feeling like another shabby chic and blush wedding. I think one of the first things I told Kaitlin and Colette was that no pink (except the champagne!) would be allowed at the wedding. My family also spends a lot of time in Maui and I wanted to bring elements of that to the wedding as well, hence the tropical greenery. We decided on a black tie wedding mostly because we love dressing up and wanted the wedding to feel like a formal Southern California party. However, we are both super laid back so we knew we wanted it to be a party and not stuffy, and I think we achieved it!”


“I really wanted unique centerpieces, meaning, lots of greenery and mixing a natural esthetic with a black tie theme. I also knew I wanted lots of white and ethereal lighting”


Be patient and trust your wedding planners. If you choose to have one (which I cannot recommend enough- the stress they save on the day of alone is worth it), do your research and pick one with elements of their previous weddings you really love. We were so lucky because Kaitlin and Colette were so communicative and kept us on a timeline so we didn’t feel like we were doing everything at once. And trusting them to be creative when you cannot communicate exactly what you want really worked out for us.”


“The main dining room took my breath away when we walked in before our guests were shown in. It was everything I had dreamed of and more. The ice luge was also such a hit, the station was so elegant and the drinks were amazing.”


“We had a coconut chiffon cake with passion fruit mango creme cake an a dessert bar with lemon meringue tarts, tiramisu, cookies, sables and macaroons, red velvet cupcakes and Swedish creme puffs. Our signature drinks were a grapefruit basil martini, passionfruit jalapeño martini and old fashioned’s.”


“Our photographer was also a family friend (you’re probably seeing a theme here… we really had THE BEST vendors), and so we felt so comfortable with her. She also did our engagement pictures and I cannot say enough good things about her. She captured the evening perfectly and our guests LOVED her.”



Photography – Courtney Aaron, Eden Rose Photography
Event Planning & Design – La Fete Weddings
Venue, Catering, & Cake – Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore
Floral Design – Anna Le Pley Taylor
Officiant – Pastor Dan Warren
DJ – Michael Ober
Videography – Johnny B Films
Invitations – Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Makeup & Hair Artist – Pretty Please Beauty, Hello Darling
Wedding Dress – Lihi Hod
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – David’s Bridal
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rings – Lauren B, Tiffany & Co.
Rentals – The Tent Merchant
Favors – Woods Wholesale Wine

Blush Wedding at Sunstone Villa

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We are thrilled to share this beautiful feature from The Wedding Chicks on our blog today!! For more inspiration and stunning images from Elizabeth Messina, check out the full wedding feature by CLICKING HERE!


Annette and Julian’s beautiful Spring Sunstone Villa wedding full of peonies and a puppy began on a beautiful day in Santa Ynez. Classic and elegant romance is inspired by every element of the day, flawlessly styled by La Fete Weddings. A refreshing color palette of blush and white kept things utterly stunning and easy on the eyes.

They also opted to include their precious puppy and we can’t get over how adorable he is, he even joined in on the father daughter dance! You won’t want to miss a single detail from this wedding, and there’s so much to see in the full gallery, photographed by Elizabeth Messina.


As the bride was finishing her final touches with TEAM Hair & Make Up and the girls finished stepping into their gowns the bride was given her beautiful bouquet. Annette carried a lush hand-tied bouquet comprised of her favorite flower – fresh peony blooms in shades of blush and white. The bouquet was designed in a classic, romantic and elegant style and coordinated perfectly with her Monique Lhuillier gown.

If you can’t get enough of this brides gorgeous gown, we recommend you take a peek at the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016 Bridal Collection.


The guests were shuttled into the estate and greeted with trays of infused water and trays of champagne, before taking their seats under the large oak trees for the ceremony. A large wooden structure draped in romantic cream chiffon fabric, fresh flowers and olive branches framed Annette and Julian as they exchanged their emotion-filled vows in front of 200 of their closest friends and family members.   The party began at cocktail hour in the front of the Sunstone Villa, where guests gathered to enjoy a few Armenian inspired passed hors d’oeuvres such as crisp shishbarak with yogurt dipping sauce and Mediterranean spiced chicken satay skewers.


Then, the guests were invited through the Villa entryway to the backyard where long and round wooden feasting tables awaited. The tables were draped in ivory embroidered linen runners and topped with luxurious floral arrangements in shades of cream, soft blush pink and wispy vines of clematis, fresh mint and olive foliage.  Annette wanted the evening to be full of candlelight and romance and each table featured clusters of pillar and votive candles adding a soft glow around the garden. As the guests found their seats, Duo served Sunstone’s local wines and passed around cheese and charcuterie platters. Annette and Julian were welcomed into the reception and opened the dance floor with their first dance together, then invited all of their guests to join them for a high-energy dance set!


As the sun began to set and the overhead string lighting began to illuminate the evening,  the guests dined and danced the night away until 10pm. But the evening was far from over!  We invited the guest to re-board the shuttles down to the Sunstone Winery Caves for the After Party where Duo served late night snacks including: flatbread pizzas, sliders, doughnuts, and mini chicken chow mein in tiny take-out boxes. Guests departed saying that it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and we can clearly see why!


Kat + PJ’s Montecito Country Club Wedding

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Photography: Michelle Beller Photography       Ceremony Church: Trinity Episcopal                Reception Venue: Montecito Country Club Wedding      Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals       Florals: Camellia Floral Design      Gold Flatware: Ventura Party Rentals                                             Vintage Car: Tours a la Carte              Reception Band: Stew & The Crew                                          Lighting & Draping: Ambient Event Design    Cake: Lele Patisserie