Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jill and Josh's Santa Barbara Estate Wedding


We met and within 4 months we organized and designed this intimate family style tuscan wedding!
Jill had amazing taste and wanted many items personal and custom.  We found Archive rentals and they made our tables and provided the different china patterns for each of the tables.  Good Gracious provided the delicious food stations and served the guests table side with a gorgeous family style platters.  
Her father helped with the making of her cake, since he had made her birthday cakes for her as a child.  It was the most beautiful Summer day at the estate on the ocean called Terra Bella!  The guests mingled wine tasted and enjoyed the fun music provided by Dwight Kennedy.  Josh is a singer/ songwriter, and instead of dancing with his bride he took the stage and sang the song "All Shook Up" to her, which as you can see she loved!  
Thank you Joe Bussink for the amazing images of this fun event, we did sneak a few in of our own we shot that day too.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

La Fete's Design for The Neighborhood Clinics Fundraiser

The Honored Health Care Heroes from this year Eileen Bunning and Dr. James Tamberello.
The Neighborhood Clinics hosted their 13th Annual Health Care Heroes Fundraiser this year on October 2nd, and we were honored to be asked to create the design for this wonderful cause for the second year in a row. We were thrilled to be given the creative freedom to design this room within their budget. There is no way we could have done this without the immense  help from some of our favorite professionals who volunteered their time and labor to help on this extremely successful benefit. The elegant black menus were designed by Tracy from Lazaro Press. The perfectly coordinated flower arrangements and props were provided by Michael from Louloudi Design. Ambient Event Design was able to drape out the room as well as providing us with gorgeous perimeter uplighting as well as pin-spotting our centerpieces. Stemware and black chargers we found at Town and Country Rentals. The table linens were generously provided through a combination of BBJ, Creative Coverings, La Tavola. Of course we have to thank Melissa Musgrove for capturing these stunning detail shots of our design, she is a dear friend of ours and we were so lucky to have her on board to shoot this. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Chic Contemporary Affair at the Bacara Resort

A beautiful intimate ceremony was held on the Miro Lawn, our weather couldn't have been more perfect for this very special couple.  Steve and Christine celebrated the whole weekend at the luxurious  Barcara Resort and Spa.  Christine in her gorgeous Monique Lhullier was simply stunning!  Camilla Svensson Burns provided the beautiful ceremony table and dressed out the chuppa with a silver grey dupioni fabric.  Her arrangements for our table top were perfect with our color palate.  Christine loved anything Channel.  We chose a tufted white banqettes for 1/2 the guest seating and also designed her cake with that in mind too. She loved the idea of fabric draping which was covered in hanging crystals all the way down the walls.  The custom round silver dance floor was the perfect touch for our design.  Both were provided by Barker Design. For the invitation designed suite we loved working with Lazaro Press,  Our first time working with the fabulous Yvette Roman she was not only a delight, she blew us away with how she captured this event.  The party rocked out with 11H Entertainment.  We had such a fun team on this one!  Thank you all~

Christine sent us the sweetest note after the event that we will keep forever~ 
"We and all of our guests had a fabulous time.  Our family and friends tell us the ceremony was the most beautiful and intimate wedding they have ever experienced, and the reception was one of the best parties they've attended.  We couldn't have done it without you!  Thank you for your patience, dedication, and guidance.  You carried us throughout the entire process, from decor decisions to sensitive family members, and everything in between.  Your talent, expertise, and words of wisdom made our wedding the most joyful and loving experiences of our lives."

Congratulations Christine and Steve, We adore you both!!!