• 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

Punk. Rock. Love. Wedding Decor

I love couples who appreciate the art of personalizing a wedding. Your wedding is a time to celebrate, pass on traditions and EXPRESS your individual style! Don’t be afraid to tap into your creative soul – you’ll be so surprised and happy with the results.

For “Leila and Jake’s” wedding, I imagined a modern couple, with a little edge but somehow still classic. The revamped vintage fuschia chairs and high back love seat from Ronen Bar and Furniture Rental was a perfect find. Ronen has an awesome collection of chic and stylish furniture pieces that would incorporate beautifully into a wedding! I then used splashes of bold colors paired with a lot of negative white space so the colors would really pop. These colors represent Leila’s “life of the party” personality. Black accenting was then used to ground the bold colors. You guessed it, that would represent Jake’s calming and wonderful qualities.

Inspiration to create your personalized wedding truly lies within you and your fiance. What kind of personality do you have? What places do you love? What is your style?

Photography: Ambrosio Photography, Florals, Decor and Styling: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studios, Furniture Rentals: Ronen Bar and Furniture Rental

March 12, 2010 - 7:02 PM

Onida Cruz - Love the concept! I discovered your blog today via the Wedding Salon’s website. You’re work is Fabulous!

Punk. Rock. Love. Finding The Perfect Photographer

Beautiful wedding photography evokes powerful emotions. I love how you can feel how “Leila” feels in the three pictures above. The images are palpable. They form the basis of stories that will be retold for generations, and just scream LOVE. When looking for someone to shoot our Punk. Rock. Love. wedding concept, we knew we had to reach out to the best, because frankly, they would make us look good. Needless to say we are thrilled with how our vision was captured by Ambrosio Photography. Craig and Stacey, a husband and wife team, were incredible to work with. In addition to being creative – they were technically on point. With imagery so rich and content so pure, it’s no wonder they are one of the best out there. Here is what I liked about them and what I think are top considerations in choosing a wedding photographer:

  1. Work with “story tellers.” A story teller is a photographer who captures the memories you will cherish for a lifetime because they have an innate sense of what matters most. Whether it be a classic portrait or a candid moment, a story teller photographer just gets it. The questions I often ask myself when perusing different portfolios is: How do I feel when I look at these pictures? How do they choose to tell the story? Would I call this person an artist?
  2. Work with photographers who are technically sound. In other words, it is not enough that the composition of a picture is nice – it also has to be technically perfect. Does the photographer work well in all types of lighting? Are the details that need to be precise in fact precise? How do they capture colors and tones?
  3. Work with a photographer you actually like. Ask yourself: Does the personality of this photographer compliment me? Nothing is worse than being around someone who brings out the nasty in you – especially when you are trying to look good in pictures. I like to work with professionals who are positive, not phased by obstacles, reliable and simply enjoy even the little details of life. Says a lot . . .and translates into beautiful pictures.

Hope this helps you in your pursuit of finding the perfect wedding photographer.

Luxe Fête Wedding Featured in Weddings Illustrated Magazine!

Hot off the press! Weddings Illustrated Spring 2010 premiere edition! We are so delighted to see one of our weddings featured in this lovely magazine from the publishers of Palm Beach Illustrated. Take a look at the Vintage Chic Beachfront Wedding of NHL player Dennis Seidenberg and his beautiful bride Rebecca Trainer, captured beautifully by Heather Funk.

We always approach the planning and decor process as a collaborative effort with our couples. After learning about Rebecca and Dennis’ story we were able to create renderings that captured the mood and details of their dream wedding.

Their destination wedding was inspired by a beautiful Maria Elena Vintage Heirloom Headpiece. Rebecca fell in love with it before she even purchased her gorgeous Amsale dress. Each piece is meticulously adorned with Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, high-grade Japanese pearls and other semi-precious stones.

Rebecca and Dennis over looking the Atlantic on their Balcony at the One Bal Harbour Resort and Spa – breathtaking views.

Their ceremony was so sweet and intimate. Rebecca walked down the aisle to a BEAUTIFUL German song, Symphonie by Silbermond. It was such a dramatic and stunning entrance.

For the decor, we mixed natural and organic elements with a bit of vintage glam, like heirloom brooches and Swarovski crystals.

Rebecca and Dennis, thanks for allowing us be a part of this amazing day! You have such a beautiful family.

We worked with these wonderful vendors to bring Rebecca and Dennis’ dream wedding to life: Photography: Heather Funk, Venue: One Bal Harbour Resort and Spa, Event Planning: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, Decor and Florals: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, Make-Up: Judith Prince, Hair: Jenny Bowen, Videography: Well Spun Wedding Films, Cake: We Take the Cake

October 18, 2011 - 5:22 PM

Nathalie Cadet-James - That’s so kind of you Alice! Love ONE Bal Harbour. Look forward to creating another beautiful event there!

October 18, 2011 - 10:29 AM

Alice Villar - Thank you for sharing this beautiful wedding on your blog! We hope to receive many inquiries on our venue space based on the transformation you and your staff created. Your team is very talented and we look forward to having the opportunity of working with you again in the very near future.

Alice Villar, Director of Catering
ONE Bal Harbour
10295 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33154
305.455.5464

Vintage Chic on the Beach

Rebecca and Dennis’s Beach Wedding was so beautiful!

Photography: Heather Funk, Venue: One Bal Harbour Resort and Spa, Event Planning: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, Decor and Florals: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, Make-Up: Judith Prince, Hair: Jenny Bowen, Videography: Well Spun Wedding Films, Cake: We Take the Cake