Vendor Profile: LaFete

Considering that I now live in the South, it's time to highlight some local party-pals.  I had the pleasure of getting to know Abany Tschupp of BROWN LINEN COMPANY a while back- Abany will be back soon (she is planning her own wedding right now!).

I would like to introduce you to Ms. Katie Dunn, founder of LaFete.  LaFete is an all-inclusive, event production, design, and bridal consulting team.  Katie and her team are based out of North Carolina, but travel all over the region to work with their clients.  I had the pleasure of meeting Katie in Atlanta through a mutual friend, and was very impressed with her excitement and passion for the work she does.

As always, I can't just post once about a vendor and call it a day.  I'll be writing a series about LaFete and the services they provide which fit nicely into the following categories:

Creative Consultation
On-Site Coordination
Event Production 

What I like most about Katie's positioning is her flexibility.  You can use LaFete's services as much or as little as you like. Mix n' Match!  It's your day and as Katie says (and CharlotteLucey agrees)...  "Save the drama for your grand entrance"!

Stay tuned.  LaFete will be featured for the next few weeks on Thursdays.  Cheers!

Photo Source:  Carolyn Scott Photography


Food Trucks!

Every Wednesday around 7/730 PM, you can find me on N. Highland Avenue sampling some of Atlanta's finest cuisine.  Food Truck Wednesdays.  8-10 food trucks deposit themselves in an open lot where you will find local foodies with their dogs, blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers (BYOB is permitted).

I look forward to this night of the week every week.  It's fun, social, and the food is fantastic and so affordable.  I can buy 5 items and pay less than $20.  Completely satisfied and full after each visit, I'm hoping food truck night lasts well into the Fall- that photo was taken 2 weeks ago on-site. 

MUST TRY:  Pulled Pork Taco and Sesame Fries

I keep seeing and hearing more about people straying from traditional wedding favors and moving towards things their guests can consume.  Whether it be a late-night hamburger, slider pack, or warm cookies and milk, there's just something about food at the end of the night (especially after alcohol has been consumed).  So why not try and combine two fantastic things?

Some food for thought (pun intended)... You're having the time of your life dancing, singing, partying, and being with your friends at a wedding.  The party ends and as you leave the venue, BAM!  A food truck is waiting right there for you and all of the other guests.  Paid for by your hosts, all you're required to do is point, order, and consume a complimentary and fantastic post-wedding snack menu.

I've never seen this done, but think it would make for a fantastic send-off.  After working off your meal on the dance floor, why not have a flavorful and memorable departure? If I see or hear about someone trying this, I might just have to give myself a little pat on shoulder.

Worth the Wait- Missoni

 Yes, it really did take me 13 days to put this together and I make no apologies for doing so.  Missoni flooded Target and crashed its site.  It also paved the way for a slew of inspiration filled with a colorful appetite and stylish palette. Yay Monday!

Photo Sources: Vera Wang Spring/Summer '08 plum satin gown, Minted "Sea Scape" wedding invitation in sunset, Hotel Missoni- Kuwait , Preston Bailey flowers and tablescape, Missoni drawing for Kate Middelton's wedding gown , Amy Atlas desserts


Missoni Missoni Missoni

I hope everyone at least took a peak online to check out the Missoni for Target line that premiered today.  Target has had plenty of guest designers who collaborate with them as the leading retailer that is the most cost-effective and wallet-friendly, but this was special.  It's like Christmas came early this year!

That's not the point.  The point is that I got my little hands on several items that are Missoni.  It's not Target doing Missoni.  It's Missoni for Target. It's Missoni. And $45.00 for a pair of pumps, shut your mouth- a regular label Missoni scarf costs $175-200.  I'll take the Missoni for Target. Yes please!

* Please note that this link directs you to the look-book for the full Missoni for Target line (since the site has crashed). 

But out of the small basket of goodies I brought back to my apartment, my absolute favorite has to be the set of 5 cappuccino cups with matching saucers and mini spoons.

I'm a big fan of mixing and matching as most of you know.  It's probably my biggest "I love" for this item.  Each cup has it's companion saucer which I'm sure look perfectly nice together. But why would you do that?  Mix 'em up!  I promise you, the combinations are random and may not make any sense, but fit together perfectly.

Don't think for a moment that this hasn't caused some serious thought for the next post.  Stay tuned.


More Than I Do

Labor Day weekend was filled with driving, assembling, and settling.  I, and CharlotteLucey, are not headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia!  I can't tell you how happy I am to be posting again.  Before I get started I have to share my appreciation for 2 things:  1)  The drive from DC to Atlanta.  It's long. 2) Power drills.  How people assemble (not build) IKEA furniture without one is beyond me.

Green is on the agenda today.  Not with envy, but with transition.  Again inspired by the change from summer to fall, Green is a color that when paired with neutrals creates a very warm atmosphere, while remaining fresh.  Fall favorite? Absolutely.

PERSONAL FAVORITE:  Bella Figura:  A Vintage Chic New Zealand Celebration

Pair this with Band of Horses "No One's Gonna Love You" (which just happened to play on Pandora while I began creating this).  I think they pair up quite nicely. Enjoy and happy Monday!

Photo Sources: WeddingTips green tablsescape, Bella Figura Fields wedding invitation, Bella Figura A Vintage Chic New Zealand Celebration, Bella Figura A Vintage Glam NYC Wedding, Anthropologie Atelier Chesterfield in yellow, LaLune Events wooded wedding.