When Kaitlin and Colette of La Fete Weddings began working with Christian and Amanda on the plans for their fiesta wedding, they started by showing them their Save the Date. Christian had found the most stunning cartouche that he used to border the card. They loved the design and began brainstorming about the different ways they could use that to brand their event. The cartouche was used throughout the invitations, programs, favors, menus, and table numbers. The spanish colonial inspired wedding was held in Christian’s parents backyard located in the heart of Montecito. The stunning villa is surrounded by the most impressive oak tree grove we have ever seen and really makes a fun backdrop for any themed party!
Over the course of four days they built a hardwood subfloor (deck) along with a canopy that completely transformed the space. They illuminated the dance floor with amber colored bulbs mixed in with ivory papel picados which gently swayed in the breeze. They were actually the first planners to use Town & Country‘s new Wrought Iron Chandeliers, which perfectly fit the fiesta wedding theme! Roomforty customized a menu of spanish paella, short ribs, and a generous amount of beautifully presented hors d’oeuvres. Their attention to detail and innovative displays are what set them apart from all of the other caterers! At the end of cocktail hour the guests were lead down to the reception tent by a duo of spanish guitars followed by two beautiful spanish dancers. Once the guests found their seats the dancers preformed a short dance set to open up the dance floor!
Laura Sangas of Cody Floral Design never disappoints… She created vibrant colored and abundant flowers and mixed in some unique wrought iron pieces to indulge the Spanish theme. Ambient Event Design helped to keep the party alive at night with stunning amber uplighting and dramatic fabric draping, and the band- Stew and the Crew kept the guests dancing all night!
Wedding Planner/Designer: Colette & Kaitlin of La Fete Weddings
Florist: Cody Floral Design
Photography: Mi Belle Photography
Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals
Lighting/Fabric Draping: Ambient Event Design
Band: Stew and the Crew
Catering: Roomforty Catering
Ceremony Location: Mt. Carmel Church
Reception Location: Grooms Parents Residence
Invitations: Scribbles, ink-
Favors: Handmade Soaps by La Ferme
Linens: La Tavola
Papel Picado: Ay Mujer!
Spanish Guitar and Dancers: Anthony Ybarra