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 stop was save the dates and invitations.  While we were looking at invitations, we found a graphic design that she really wanted to use.   With the help of Maria Scheel Invitations we created these custom invitations with the graphic and were able to use the same graphic throughout the rest of the wedding design!   The pool blue color Lan decided to use for the invitations was carried throughout the rest of the reception decor as well.

When planning the aesthetic of the room, we wanted to keep the tone formal and include the shades of blue Lan was so drawn to.  We decided a basic navy blue linen (from CE rental) was sophisticated and would be the perfect building block for the rest of the design, not to mention the darker linen really made the light blue flowers pop!  Fresh Affairs created beautiful arrangements in the light blue and white families and added just the right amount of height needed in Old Well Ballroom.  To tie in the details, we found a beautiful light blue fabric that favored the design on the invitation, so we used this to create custom table numbers and matching chair caps for the Bride and Groom!  The groom, who just happened to be great with graphic design, made menu cards that were a perfect replica of the invitation.  Amber uplighting was also incorporated to give the room a soft candlelit glow.

Events by La Fete

Finally, when we met with Swank Cake, we brought an image of the invitation and they used that as the inspiration for the cake design making it truly one of a kind!


Beautiful images provided by Luster Studios!