• Welcome to the blog of Luxe Fête. We are a full service international event planning and design studio based in Miami, Florida. Global clients seek our services to plan, design, and produce their events. We have executed events around the world, with much of our work featured in national publications. Before channeling my creative energy into this field, I was an attorney at top law firms and clerked for a Federal Judge. It did not take long to realize I’d rather be telling stories by transforming spaces and creating beautiful atmospheres. Stay awhile - we would love to hear from you! Nous aimerions entendre parler de vous! Nos encantaría saber de usted! Gostaríamos muito de ouvir de você! Be sure to also visit our website: www.luxefete.com

In Love In Africa

Pinch me. Did we really go to Africa to plan a wedding? Did we really not have the most amazing time of our lives on this journey? While we are at it, and completely unrelated, is Barack Obama really the first man of color to serve his second term as our President and Commander-In-Chief? Pinch me. Here is the inspiration board for our Africa Wedding. Can’t wait to return.

January 31, 2013 - 8:37 PM

Love in Africa – The Couple » Miami Wedding Planner Blog - […] The Lobola was followed a few days later by an American-style wedding, which was inspired by this inspiration board. […]

My Baby Just Cares for Me: Succulents

Succulents are amazing plants. They are beautiful, carefree and strong. Marlena was drawn to them from the very beginning of our design process. Thankfully we fell upon the sweet Paloma Teppa of Plant the Future. Plant the Future is an art and design gallery where terrariums, desert gardens, orchid arrangements and airplants are the stars. We loved the idea of a “green” alternative to traditional floral arrangements. The results were stunning and also left a wedding carbon footprint. These very same arrangements, including Marlena’s driftwood bouquet, will live for years.

Planning and Design: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio; Venue: Fisher Island Club, Miami Beach; Photographer: Clayton Austin; Flowers and Plants: Plant the Future by Paloma Teppa; Cake: Couture Cakes by Dominique; Make-Up: Natasha Gross; Hair: Liz’s Hair Design; Masquerade Dancers: Ti Chapo Entertainment Group ; Invitations and Paper Suite: Ten Lines Pica; Custom Vintage Headpiece: Gracy Luxe by Tristian Skidmore; Wedding favors: The Rum Cake Fairy

My Baby Just Cares For Me. Custom Vintage Headpiece.

The strong and graceful women in this family share such an incredible bond. Marlena decided to honor this in her wedding by commissioning a custom headpiece made from her mother’s wedding dress and her grandmother’s heirloom jewelry. We all know that a mother’s treasure is her daughter, but a mother too is also a treasure and sometimes even a treasure chest.

Planning and Design: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio; Venue: Fisher Island Club, Miami Beach; Photographer: Clayton Austin; Flowers and Plants: Plant the Future by Paloma Teppa; Cake: Couture Cakes by Dominique; Make-Up: Natasha Gross; Hair: Liz’s Hair Design; Masquerade Dancers: Ti Chapo Entertainment Group ; Invitations and Paper Suite: Ten Lines Pica; Custom Vintage Headpiece: Gracy Luxe by Tristian Skidmore; Wedding favors: The Rum Cake Fairy

My Baby Just Cares For Me

She’s a brilliant writer, a kind soul and a loving spirit. He’s a true gentleman, debonaire and with a heart of gold. As much as I LOVED planning and designing Marlena and Karl’s beautiful wedding on Fisher Island, I loved even more the opportunity to get to know this amazing family. You will easily understand why when you see these pictures. Nothing compares to a wedding with heart and soul. Nothing. Enjoy this celebration of true love. Karl clearly just cares for Marlena – and she knows it.

Planning and Design: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio; Venue: Fisher Island Club, Miami Beach; Photographer: Clayton Austin; Flowers and Plants: Plant the Future by Paloma Teppa; Cake: Couture Cakes by Dominique; Make-Up: Natasha Gross; Hair: Liz’s Hair Design; Masquerade Dancers: Ti Chapo Entertainment Group ; Invitations and Paper Suite: Ten Lines Pica; Custom Vintage Headpiece: Gracy Luxe by Tristian Skidmore; Wedding favors: The Rum Cake Fairy

Song: Nina Simone, My Baby Just Cares for Me