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Charlie’s Bar Mitzvah

I love planning weddings but I also love the opportunity to do something fun and different!  Charlie turned 13 this May and his mother hired La Fete to plan his Bar Mitzvah at the Umstead Hotel.  Charlie, a fun loving sports enthusiast, was also a huge NCSU fan.  His only request was that we didn’t […]

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Kaitlin and Michael’s Carolina Inn Wedding

Katilin and Michael were married this December at the Carolina Inn.  They were living in DC when they hired us to help plan and design their wedding and were also making a major move to Florida during the course of the planning process.  I was only able to meet Kaitlin and Michael once before the […]

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The “Naked” Cake

A fun trend…Wedding Cakes in Their Birthday Suits   Recently brides and grooms have been forgoing traditional wedding elements in exchange for fun and creative ideas that add an extra touch of personality to their weddings, especially when it comes to the wedding cake. One of the most popular alternatives to a tiered cake with […]

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Carla & Justin’s Southern Governor’s Club Wedding

Carla and Justin were married on Saturday March 8th, 2014 at the Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill, NC. Carla chose a color palette of mint, gold and ivory with a touch of pink. There were plenty of unique touches in this wedding! Carla and Justin are both ECU alum, but chose the Governor’s Club for […]

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10 Alternatives To Traditional Wedding Cake!

  Let them eat cake…. or not! If you are looking for a delicious way to break the mold on traditional wedding cakes, here are 10 ideas that might just satisfy your sweet tooth… Enjoy!     Cake Pops Cupcakes Donuts Candy Bar Mini Pies Cookies Ice-Cream Bar Smores Bar Mini Layered Desserts Fondue

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Unique Ceremony Altars

You and your fiance are going to be the center of attention during your wedding ceremony, so you want a beautiful backdrop to be right behind you the whole time right? Here are some of our favorite ideas for a gorgeous altar! Using a vintage credenza with flowers & vases is a great way to […]

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McKenzie and Matt’s Engagement

McKenzie and Matt’s Chapel of the Cross/Carolina Inn wedding is 2 months from today, so I thought it was the perfect time to share their engagement photos and cute engagement story! Matt proposed to McKenzie on UNC’s campus – but that wasn’t his only surprise. He had arranged for two of McKenzie’s best friends to […]

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A Traditional Japanese Wedding Celebration

A few months ago I had the opportunity to attend a traditional Shinto Japanese wedding in Nagoya, Japan.  Being able to experience the customs of such a unique country was absolutely amazing.  I have to share some of my faves! The ceremony began with the calling of the Gods.  There was a Shinto Priest (shown […]

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Meet the Interns

This spring, Allie and McLain will be helping us on site at your wedding!  We look forward to having them onboard… Allie:   “I am a junior at North Carolina State University studying Fashion and Textile Management and Business Administration. I have four years retail experience at Raleigh’s Quintessentials, a top choice for bridal registries. […]

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WeddingWire’s Predictions for 2014 Wedding Trends!

So these are the 2014 trends according to Kim Forrest. “She manages content creation on both WeddingWire and EventWire. Kim has been writing about weddings for nearly a decade, and has been quoted as a weddings expert in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and more.” http://problog.weddingwire.com/index.php/weddingwire/get-ready-for-the-new-year-the-hottest-2014-wedding-trends/ Metallic Color Schemes From wedding dresses to stationery, linens to cakes, […]

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Katrina and Brent’s Bay 7 Wedding

Bay 7 is such a fun venue!  For this wedding, we decided to do long tables upstairs for dinner service and move downstairs for dancing.  Loved this set up so much.  The upstairs space is absolutely perfect for this type of intimate dinner set up.  Check out the images from Jagg Photography and let us […]

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Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year….

Love this color and already have a few brides planning to use it!  

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Southern Bride & Groom

So excited that the Winter/Spring 2014 Edition of Southern Bride & Groom is out and about.  So many wonderful weddings and vendors to check out.  We were beyond honored that the photo shoot we styled made the cover!  If you haven’t seen it, definitely pick up a copy!  You can check out the cover and […]

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Happy New Year

Wow, 2013 was an insanely amazing year and not to mention the busiest year to date for the ladies of La Fete!  As we continue to grow, we want all of our vendors and clients to know how much your business and support means to us.  We are so grateful to work with the best […]

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Rainy and Dave’s Carolina Inn Wedding

I truly dislike blogging, however I absolutely love when I get to revisit pictures from past events!  Makes me miss the couples so much (yes, planners become attached too!).  Rainy and Dave were an awesome Brooklyn dwelling couple who hired us to design and coordinate their June wedding.  They had such a unique sense of […]

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Addressing Etiquette Q&A

I recently had a bride who was sending out bridesmaid luncheon invitations, and she was curious as to what age you start addressing a married woman by her husbands first name.  i.e, Mrs. John Smith vs. Ms. Mary Smith.  I thought this was a great question and wanted to share the answer with you as […]

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Linden and David’s Carolina Inn Wedding

Jewels, cowgirl boots, Vans and colors inspired from peacock feathers framed the fabulous Carolina Inn wedding of Linden and David, back in September. Linden’s bridesmaids wore peacock feathers on the waist of their dresses, and jeweled silver feathers on their necklaces. After the ceremony the girls all changed in to cowgirl boots, and the boys […]

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Signage for a Southern Wedding

Love this sign we are going to use at this weekend’s wedding at the Carolina Inn.  It will be perfect above the biscuit bar!  

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Escort Cards and Place Cards!

La Fete recently had the pleasure of planning a wedding at one of our favorite venues – The Carolina Inn! Our bride and groom, Rainy and Dave, chose very classic décor with tones of peach, black and gold, beautiful candelabra centerpieces for each table, and my favorite detail: place cards held by wine corks. Escort […]

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Shout out for Rebecca!

Rebecca just received this super sweet email from a 2012 bride…   Its so great to know you made a difference, we love to hear from past brides and grooms!   From: “Harrison J. Kelly” <hjkelly@gmail.com> Date: June 21, 2013, 7:38:26 PM EDT To: Rebecca Dunn <rebecca@eventsbylafete.com> Subject: Long time, no chat! Hey Rebecca, It’s […]

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