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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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Wedding Favors: Tasty ones at that!

When it comes to wedding favors the options are endless. You want to give your guests something unique, fun and that they will enjoy. Our bride last weekend chose to have a Hershey kiss bar. The station was set up with large glass vessels full of different types of Hershey kisses including classic milk chocolate, […]

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Want an Outdoor wedding? A few things to think about!

As spring and summer are coming, one of the first decisions a bride and groom have to make is whether or not they want to have an indoor or outdoor wedding. You might be thinking- why would anyone want to take a chance at an outdoor wedding or why would anyone not want to have […]

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Wedding Dress Trends from an Expert!

Have you ever seen pictures of wedding dresses from different decades? You know exactly the ones I’m talking about. The dresses that you can almost pinpoint the decade based on its puffy sleeves, hoop skirts or other details. That’s what has made the wedding dress such a great industry. For today’s post, we are going […]

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Tips for Attending a Wedding Show!

Many things can be overwhelming when planning a wedding but it’s also supposed to be fun…right? And what could be more fun than a wedding show with all different types of vendors for every aspect of your wedding that you may not have even known existed? If you haven’t decided to elope yet, I have […]

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The Wedding Affair and North Hills

Here are a few beautiful pics (from Neil Boyd Photography) of our booth at the Wedding Affair at North Hills Renaissance a few weeks ago… Carly and I met so many wonderful new brides!  Thanks to Fresh Affairs for the fab flowers and hanging amaranthus (my fav!).  I love the shades of pink color palette […]

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Lan and Kenny’s Carolina Inn Wedding

This month a wedding designed and planned by La Fete was featured in Cary Magazine’s Bridal Issue.  We had so much fun planning Lan and Kenny’s Carolina Inn Wedding!  I wanted to devote this blog to her design process and inspiration. Lan knew she wanted to use shades of blue in her wedding.  Our first […]

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