Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving~a time to be thankful!

We hope you are inspired by our inspiration for Thanksgiving.  We are feeling so grateful for an amazing year, and look forward to many excitng things happening in 2011.  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Colette and Kaitlin

Photos: Left to Right
Elizabeth Millay Photography, Pham Fatale, Martha Stewart, Allyson Magda
Jose Villa, Martha Stewart, Lia's Bridal Lounge
D. Jones Photography, The Wedding Vendors, La Tavola, One Dress One Day Blog

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rehearsal Dinner at the San Ysidro Ranch

We are featured on Santa Barbara Wedding guide again today!
See the link and the feature below:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Neighborhood Clinics Fundraiser

On this event we did the design, linens, lanterns and florals for the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics annual fundraiser. Dr. Jeffrey Kupperman was being honored as the Healthcare Hero.  His family meant so much to us as past clients.  I wanted to make it so very special for all and give back something this year to the community.
 It was a delight to work with their committee.  We ended up with 220 guests, and they said it was the most beautiful event they had experienced so far.

The linens were four beautiful shimmer colors from La Tavola, The fresh white florals and fall accents I enjoyed doing with my dear friend Laura Sangas from Cody Floral Design she was a huge help the few days before.  I provided the vintage lanterns and candles for added warmth on the tables and the mantle.  Fusion Event Rentals donated the chavari chairs, and Ambient donated the lighting for us. Special Thank you to Shannon Jayne Photography for the pretty images.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Inspiration for our August Bride in 2011

Photos Found Using Cooliris
Just wanted to show a sneak peak of an inspiration board we are working on for our bride in August of next year. She came to us with a color theme of turquoise, chocolate brown, and orange. We are introducing the theme of the lovebirds along with accents of Paris- which is where they will be honeymooning! I just showed this to the bride and she loved it! Getting excited to start pulling the professional team together on this!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

La Fete Time~lapse video of our Sept.2010~Santa Barbara Tropical Wedding

When I brought this idea to the attention of Barnaby Draper, from Barnaby Draper Photography  who did the photography for the wedding weekend he got so excited!  He hadn't shot a timelapse for a wedding before, and I thought this might be a fun way to show both my professionals, but also our clients/potential clients what goes on behind the scenes of an event.  We set the camera up for 3 days, and it ends with guests diving and falling into the pool.  You must watch it more than once to appreciate the fun these guests had.  
 It literally takes a huge team to put on an event like this and they did it flawlessly in this beautiful backyard in Montecito.  We had 238 guests seated comfortably.  Served french service including a yummy course of Lemongrass Soup!  Duo Catering did such an incredible job on the food and kept the guests dining all night long, as did~Cody Floral Design and Ambient Event Design were so great at helping to create the design vision we had for this very fun wedding celebration for Katie and Wakey!  His family and friends were from Hawaii, and so they wanted a classic/elegant tropical feeling for their wedding day.  We rented from 3 rental companies to achieve the look.  Classic Party Rentals, Town and Country rentals as well as Rrivreworks to enhance the final touches of wooden bars and a beautiful bamboo sushi table.  Tracy Lazaro from Lazaro Press helped with the invitations, menus, and escorts of boxed macroons. She even created the beautiful grass cloth table numbers held with bamboo stands.  The blues and orange color was classic and very vibrant and fun!  Sweet and Saucy did an incredible dessert station and small wedding cake.  Congratulations to Katie and Wakey~ Your wedding will always be one of our favorites.  Click the link below to view the time lapse, and you might want to wait until it fully loads~before you click play~ Enjoy!!!  More photos to come soon!
Song: It's You, It's Me   by Kaskade