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Beautiful Bouquets

I’ve always been a fan of simple bridal bouquets.  Your bouquet is meant to accent you and your dress, not outshine you. One of my most beloved bouquets is classic Lily of the Valley.  It is simple, yet elegant and traditional.  Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton (pictured below) among others, carried Lily of the Valley on their wedding […]

Mix it Up

When was the last time you really loved—I mean loved—the cocktails coming your way at a wedding? Guests at a recent Fete wedding can honestly say they imbibed in high style. A treat for all drinking connoisseurs in attendance, we brought in a professional mixologist from one of the city’s most acclaimed cocktail spots. These […]

Paper Lanterns

People love paper lanterns.  They make a space feel festive, intimate and fun.   However, how you use them properly is the tricky part.   Here is my advice for using them for your own event. 1) Paper Lanterns create an “outdoor” feel. They don’t make sense in a refined ballroom/ space. I tend to use them […]

Surfer Party, Brazilian-Style

We had a lot of fun creating this fantastic beach party.    We played off the host’s Brazilian heritage and love of surfing.   Bartenders made fresh caipirinhas and caipiroskas (made with vodka instead of cachaca) all night.   Samba, capoeira dancers and this fire-dancer pictured below were incredible.  At one point, I thought her arms were going […]

Design Fantasy – Drippy Nickly Chain!

One of my fantasies is to install a giant version of this over a dance floor in a room that is basically a black lacquered box.  I love the silver drippy nickel chain!  It is designed by Barlas Baylar for Hudson Furntiure. http://www.hudsonfurnitureinc.com/2007/

Russian Service

Food service alone is one area that often feels so expected. A standard plated first course and entree can make your event feel like any other. At Fete, we use service to set a distinct tone. For the first course at this wedding (see menu listing below), waiters walked around with 3 different types of […]

We Love Paper Products!

A lot of people don’t know that we custom design invitations and paper products.  These rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch letterpress invites work as stand-alone pieces and more interestingly, together as a single unit.  To see more of our recent invitations, check our portfolio: http://feteny.com/services/fete-paper/

More Photos from Maine

A few photos were recently placed on the Organic Photography blog. Click through to see more….

My Latest Wedding

I wanted to share a photo from a recent tented wedding. After an incredible outdoor cermony and cocktail reception, guests were invited into the tent for dinner and dancing. The tables were anchored by pear branch arrangements while the dance floor was covered by hundreds of paper lanterns. More photos to come.