Elegant Wedding at Crossroads Estate in Los Olivos, California

Elegant Wedding at Crossroads Estate in Los Olivos, California 150 150 La Fete Weddings

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.

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LOVE NOTE FROM OUR CLIENTS: 

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

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THE PROFESSIONAL TEAM:

|  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 |

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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.”


THE PROFESSIONAL TEAM:

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


 

Gorgeous New Video from Like a Letter Videography

Gorgeous New Video from Like a Letter Videography 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We just received this absolutely gorgeous new video from Like a Letter Videography and we couldn’t wait to share it with you all! When we saw the way that this fabulous husband & wife team captured each detail of our design we were over the moon excited! Watching this video takes us right back to that special day and you can truly feel the love shared between Sarah & Brett! This video right here… Is the exact reason why every bride should hire a videographer to capture their day!

Sending a very special thank you to all the fabulous professionals who worked alongside us to make this day so beautiful: 

  |  Like a Letter Videography  |  Sunstone Villa  |  Omni Catering  |  Brumley & Wells Photography  |  Camellia Floral Design  |  Town & Country Event Rentals  |  TEAM Hair & Make up  |  Archive Furniture Rentals  |  Otis & Pearl Vintage Rentals  |  Limousine Link  |  Gold Coast Transportation  |   Brandt Jacobus  |  Ambient Event Design  |  Meraz Luxury Restrooms  |  Lele Patisserie  |  D.A.D. Security  |  HUSH Concerts

 

La Fete Weddings featured in California Wedding Day Magazine

La Fete Weddings featured in California Wedding Day Magazine La Fete Weddings

Here at La Fete Weddings we are beyond thrilled to share that one of our weddings is featured in newest issue of California Wedding Day Magazine and it is officially on stands now! Make sure to pick up a copy for tons of gorgeous wedding inspiration.

We wanted to share a few of Alyson Magda’s beautiful images from the wedding feature:

Camellia Floral Design used deep shades of pinks, red, and magenta flowers to beautifully compliment the vintage pews that we placed in front of fountain for their ceremony/champagne blessing. The Bride & Groom recited their vows in this gorgeous terraced garden, and as soon as they had sealed the deal with a kiss, the fountain began to bubble as the guests raised their glasses to toast the newlyweds!

The floating style reception was held in a stunning clear tent with a variety of seating areas throughout the space. Including a mixture of lounge vignettes, dining tables, and indoor wood cabanas draped in flowers and romantic fabric. Various linens in shades of champagne, blush, and deep velvet merlot enhanced the floral centerpieces.

Staying true to their vision of a floating style reception, the couple opted for a sampling of food stations, including the “Cabo Hurricane” and “Football Game Day” among others, named for happenings on their path to the altar.

Inside a stunning glass atrium on the property we featured a dessert lovers dream. A dramatic seven tiered cake trimmed with gold embellishments sat atop a colorful bed of flowers, accompanied by cookies, tarts, macarons, and a custom doughnut wall!

The Professional Team:

 | Photography: Alyson Magda | Planning/Design: La Fete Weddings | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Catering: Good Gracious Events | Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals & Found Vintage Rentals | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Linens: Luxe Linen & La Tavola Fine Linens | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Hair & Make up: Mishay Salon & Spa + Pretty Please Beauty |

 

Lavender Wedding at Crossroads

Lavender Wedding at Crossroads 150 150 La Fete Weddings

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

Romantic Sunstone Wedding in Spring 150 150 La Fete Weddings

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

The Dessert Display of Your Dreams

The Dessert Display of Your Dreams 150 150 La Fete Weddings

With Valentines Day right around the corner, we thought we would share the dessert display of your dreams! And what could possibly be better than a whole room full of fresh flowers, cake and towers of sweets!?!  The inspiration for this dessert house began at the first initial walk through we did with our clients at this stunning estate in Montecito. We fell in love with this glass atrium on the estate that reminded us of a french pastry room & we began dreaming of the fabulous dessert display we could create inside! Then we began brainstorming with  Camellia Floral Design, Vanilla Bake Shop, Images By Lighting & Good Gracious Catering and this fabulous team brought the vision to life!

When the guests first entered the room, they were greeted by the enormous and very intricate cake designed by Vanilla Bake Shop which almost appeared to be floating on top of a sea of fresh flowers! On each side of the cake we placed 8 foot tables covered in lace and topped with a large variety of  mini desserts carefully crafted by Good Gracious Catering.

From pink & white macaron towers, chocolate covered pretzels, miniature fruit pies, heart shaped sugar cookies, and yes… that is a donut wall… This really is the dessert display of your dreams!

Each section of the room was thoughtfully decorated with vibrant & colorful flowers from Camellia Floral Design, including the staircase that led up to the room. Camille decorated the banisters with fresh garlands of flowers and foliage and finished the look with tons of candles to add romance and drama.

Yep, this sweet little girl’s face pretty much sums up how we all felt when we entered the room too!

We would like to send a very special thank you to Allyson Magda Photography for capturing all the details from this beautiful wedding!

Blush Wedding at Sunstone Villa

Blush Wedding at Sunstone Villa 150 150 La Fete Weddings

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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! 

Real Wedding featured on The Knot

Real Wedding featured on The Knot 150 150 La Fete Weddings

You may recognize this absolute stunner of a wedding from our website titled “A Tuscan Affair” and we are so incredibly happy to announce that it will soon be featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The Knot Southern California Magazine!! Not only have they chosen to feature this wedding in their magazine they also created a gorgeous Real Wedding feature on The Knot’s Blog to share a few sneak peeks of the wedding and all the lovely details.  The entire blog post can bee seen HERE on the Knot’s Blog!

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This private estate, surrounded by the beautiful vineyards in Santa Barbara, California, created an intimate environment for a garden-inspired wedding. “We wanted everything to feel natural, like it would have been freshly picked out of the garden,” Alyssa (25 and in marketing and public relations) says of her marriage to Alex (37 and a film producer). “It was very much a mix of the neutral and natural flowers in and matching the gardens of the estate.” The ceremony took place outside with a beautiful backdrop of the vineyards, where Alyssa and Alex stood at the chuppah draped in white lace and overflowing flower arrangements. Underneath the elegant white tent, iron chandeliers hung above dining tables decorated with even more ivory blooms, arranged inside long boxes that served as centerpieces. Alyssa’s dress inspired the classic four-tier cake accented with white sugar lace on the sides and top. Speaking of which, we absolutely loved Alyssa’s gown—a strapless Anna Meia Couture dress that embodied a classic look, thanks to the Chantilly lace overlay and romantic low back. “The first dress I tried on that day was it. [On the wedding day] Alex lost his breath and my dad got choked up,” Alyssa says. “It felt very classic with a bit of vintage, and I hadn’t seen any other dresses with lace quite like it.”

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 Just wanted to send a huge thank you to The Knot for not one, but two beautiful features, we can’t wait to see the magazine this Spring! Also, a HUGE thank you to our incredible team of professionals who made this dreamy event come to life!

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