Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics- Health Care Heroes #2

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics- Health Care Heroes #2 150 150 La Fete Weddings

“The mission of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is to provide high quality, affordable, comprehensive healthcare to all people regardless of their ability to pay, especially those uninsured and otherwise underserved, while maintaining a welcoming environment and treating patients with compassion, dignity, and respect. We strive to achieve excellence and to maximize the potential of each employee, volunteer, and board member through a respectful and supportive organization

Over the past year, SBNC was responsible for over 70,000 total patient and health education visits.  Our average cost to deliver a patient’s visit is $154, but the average payment/reimbursement is only $65; we rely on grants and donations to fill this considerable funding gap. Our medical services prioritize preventative strategies and health education, even as we continue to serve 400 new patients each month.”

Last year we were able to help this wonderful charity out by donating the flower arrangements, some of our decor ideas, and providing gorgeous linens and napkins for the guests tables. The event is held again this year at the luxurious La Pacifica Ballroom at Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.  This year we were given full control of the design and budget! It has been such a joy to work with such caring and giving people throughout the planning process and we can not wait to see this event come together! Please enjoy this inspiration board that we put together for this event, and we look forward to sharing more photos afterwards.

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San Ysidro Ranch-Romantic Elegance-

San Ysidro Ranch-Romantic Elegance- 150 150 La Fete Weddings

I met Michelle and her Mother one afternoon last March, and we instantly connected.  They hired me on the spot, and within 5 months we planned this wedding with gorgeous details from start to finish.  What I loved about working with this client is her excitement and trust throughout the process of her planning her big day with us.  Once I saw her gorgeous wedding gown the inspiration began.
We wanted a soft palate that would match the elegance and sophistication of her dress, yet  go with the casual elegance of the San Ysidro Ranch and style of their upper garden. We had 218 guests attend and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  I think the images which Boyd Harris captured for us will give you and idea of why this bride said “It’s Stunning, it’s more than I ever imagined it’s just like a Fairy Tale”.  The upper garden at the San Ysidro Ranch has gorgeous mountain and  beautiful ocean views which were the perfect back drop for this celebration.

Michelle carried a delicate hankercheif  that was also worn by her as a baby bonnet.  This hanky her mother had saved until her wedding day.  In Memory of  her Grandmother she used her cameo pin.

The programs each opened up to reveal the order of the ceremony and the wedding party and family.  On the back was a velum envelope filled with petals for each guest to toss after the ceremony.

The upper garden at the Ranch~ We embellished the trellis’ with fabric and lighting to add elegance to the garden and to compliment the head table canopy.

The escort/boxes were filled with lavender buds…they smelled wonderful!

I rented a golf cart and driving them to the upper garden was such a highlight of my day.  Michelle and Michael were so excited!

The pastry chef at the San Ysidro Ranch did such an amazing job decorating the cake to match the monique linens.  Congratulations’ Michelle and Michael!  xoxo

Real Wedding Featured on Style Unveiled

Real Wedding Featured on Style Unveiled 150 150 La Fete Weddings

When we first met Nadia and Joe we were intrigued by the fact that they were both in the fashion industry and felt it needed to be incorporated into their wedding as much as possible. Both Nadia and Joe were so passionate about their wedding details that it made the planning flawless. The concept of constructing a fashion runway for the ceremony aisle was a great way of getting the wedding party involved and the crowd loved it. We upgraded the Four Seasons Biltmore’s chairs which made a huge difference to the overall design of the room. The white wedding was accented with touches of blush to create depth in the floral arrangements which were provided by Ambient Event Design. A special thank you goes out to BB Photography for capturing such beautiful images. To see the full post, please visit Style Unveiled for more fabulous wedding details!

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

Hot New Color Trend: Lavender, Pewter and Eggplant Purple

Hot New Color Trend: Lavender, Pewter and Eggplant Purple 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We are featuring another beautiful wedding at the Four Seasons Biltmore today.


Lindsay and Brian were a delight to work with.  Lindsay knew exactly what she wanted and we were able to capture her vision.  She loved everything romantic, classic and vintage.  From the linens,programs, escort cards to the table tops filled with crystal candle sticks and mercury glass centerpieces.   The ceremony structure in the garden with the fabric over head was beautiful as the sun was setting on her ceremony last October.  I loved the colors especially against the bridesmaids fawn colored dresses.  The two families joined together and had the best time dining, dancing and enjoying the evening together.
Special thanks to a great team we worked with that day:
Ambient Event Design, lighting and ceremony structure.
Cody Floral Design, flowers and candle decor

Fashion Jewelry Designer’s Wedding at the Four Seasons

Fashion Jewelry Designer’s Wedding at the Four Seasons 150 150 La Fete Weddings
We had the pleasure of working with Nadia and Joe from Adia Kibur jewelry designers last fall.  It was so great to see the elements Nadia desired for their wedding, her rhinestone embellished heels, her own necklace she designed for herself, plus each of her bridesmaids had their own collar style.
For the wedding ceremony they wanted us to build a fashion runway~ The music and entrance of each attendant was very fun and the guests loved it.   The ballroom was classic white with lots of rhinestone elements on the napkins as napkin rings, votives, and table numbers.  They were a pleasure to work with and everyone had the best time at the wedding at the Four Seasons Biltmore
 Photography by BB Photography.
Lighting and florals by Ambient Event Design.

San Ysidro Ranch Wedding~

San Ysidro Ranch Wedding~ 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Beautiful jewel tones were the theme for our flowers by Heartsbloom which looked so pretty in the Hydrangea Cottage for our wedding last Fall.   Photos by La Fete.

Santa Barbara Beach Chic

Santa Barbara Beach Chic 150 150 La Fete Weddings
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!!
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Melinda and John’s Wedding

Melinda and John’s Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We were blessed with the most gorgeous day in Santa Barbara this past weekend to celebrate Melinda and John’s Wedding at the Four Seasons Biltmore. Jerry from SR Hogue did a fabulous job with the decor on this event. The classic neutral’s and ivory’s went beautifully in the La Pacifica Ballroom, which can be a tough room to work with. In order to add variety to the ballroom, we suggest using round and square tables, along with tall and short floral arrangements. This adds depth to the room, and also makes each table feel special in its own way. Once the ballroom was completely set, I got a chance to show the Bride the ballroom that she had been planning and dreaming of for months. She was completely taken back and told me “It was like a dream!!” The reception went flawlessly and I couldn’t have been happier with the end result.  The bride and groom danced all night and even went into overtime with their fabulous band from West Coast Music– Now that is the sign of a great party!!
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YWD Magazine~Features Valerie and Blaine’s Wedding

YWD Magazine~Features Valerie and Blaine’s Wedding 150 150 La Fete Weddings

Thank you to YWD Magazine for featuring this amazing and fun wedding we did for Valerie and Blaine. Please pick up a copy today and check out pages 91-93 for the full article. We had the pleasure of working with this couple on their engagement party, wedding and brunch.
Blaine was always part of my professional team as we did many weddings together on beautiful estates here in Santa Barbara. It is always an honor when another professional asks you to coordinate their wedding for them. I have had this pleasure many times throughout the years. But this one was extremely fun to work on. I think I used every possible rental company out there to create their look. The fabulous Four Seasons Biltmore was the perfect location to create the atmostphere and look for them. BB photography did such a great job capturing all the details.