Sunday, November 30, 2008

~ A Versailles Christmas in California ~

~ A Christmas Season in Versailles ~

Ho, Ho, Ho Everyone! What a fabulous week it has been as we officially kicked off the Christmas season. We thought we would share the first residence we have done thus far, and yes Virginia, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We have been a busy team decorating a home last week for four days straight! Our client's estate was built with their love and passion for Italy in mind and heavily designed with French influences every step of the way. Truly a French and Italian delight in the greater Northern California region.
Bonjour and enjoy! Only 11 more homes to go this next week!
Warmest wishes and Happy Holidays from our homes to yours!

Debra and the tfep&d team

Our client's formal dining room was once decorated in all red hues for the holiday season, something we as an overall design team, we honestly did not feel worked, nor complimented, their upcoming holiday social events at their estate for the month of December.

After discussing with our clients our thoughts we encouraged them to tap into the rich golds and creams; crushed mercury glass; golden and glittered laden natural pinecones and artichokes; Swarovski crystals and strands; bulb ornaments in golden glass or etched with French influences; gold beaded tassels; and Midori ribbons to compliment their existing decor and really make this room shine for holidays!
And it does indeed do that!!!!
It just took one collective day of shopping; gathering; and some fun craft tasks to pull their formal dining room together the following day. Great job tres fabu team!
Again, Happy Holidays everyone!

~ Debra

Thursday, November 20, 2008

~ Le Announcement of Engaged Couples ~

The Design Team at TFEP&D are incredibly honored and excited to announce the latest and greatest clients that have chosen our firm to assist them with their wedding visions that will be taking place within the next year or so. We are so excited and thrilled to be a part of their journey to Mr. and Mrs.!

It has been a crazy few weeks getting everyone in line and in order to start planning
their dream day ~ but here they are ~
our newly crowned Bride and Grooms for the
2009 and 2010 calendars,
thus far respectively are:


~ Nicole & Vernon ~
New Orleans, Louisiana
Wedding Celebration Location: Cancun, Mexico

~ Bianca & John ~
Stockton, California
Wedding Celebration Location: Carmel by-the-Sea

~ Ashley & Gant ~
Granite Bay, California
Wedding Celebration Location: The Citizen Hotel ~ Downtown Sacramento

~ Lauren & David ~
Irvine, California
Wedding Celebration Location: Private Estate

~ Melissa & Thomas ~
Sacramento, California
Wedding Celebration Location: The Citizen Hotel ~ Downtown Sacramento

~ Michal & Chris ~
Sacramento, California
Wedding Celebration Location: The Citizen Hotel ~ Downtown Sacramento

~ Kristen & Pat ~
Coastal City, Oregon
Wedding Celebration Location: Not decided as of yet!

~ Katie & Adam ~
Orange County, California
Wedding Celebration Location: Either Jacksonville ~ Florida; Nashville ~ Tennessee or SoCal
~ Stephanie & Justin ~
Sacramento, California
Wedding Celebration Location: The Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Welcome aboard and we look forward to making your dreams nothing short of fun and fabulous!

Warmest wishes and a collective bonjour!

Debra, Kaitlin G., Amanda, Caitlin F., and Sir Isaac
and a long list of the Big Valley's Finest Event Professionals ready to be of service!

Friday, November 14, 2008

~ Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree! ~

Belle's Christmas Spot!

Winter Christmas at North Shore
for Congregation Clients

Corporate Client's Holiday Extravaganza

Corporate Client's Holiday Extravaganza

A Bachelor's Private Condo for Christmas

Private Residence for Christmas

Private Residence for Christmas

Bienvenue and Ho, Ho, Ho Everyone!

It's ALMOST that time of year again ~ and our phones have been ringing off the hook to come back and "Deck the Halls" for the Holidays! Ho! Ho! Ho!

If you have not arranged for us to return ~ do so now ~ for our schedule is getting tight starting next week through the second week of December! A few peeks above of work we have done in the past!

A few thoughts on our Holiday Decor Process:

To add consistency throughout your home with your holiday decor ~ I suggest repeating colors, themes, and decorating elements you adore. If your choice is "red beaded fruit" for example, then use it on your front door wreath, on your stairway garland, on your Christmas tree, and in your centerpiece, and let's not forget the treasured fireplace mantle! I can hear the crackling fire now!

Use this principle of repetition for a color scheme, choice of ribbons, patterns, ornaments, and motifs. Repetition also means that you'll need to make, or purchase, enough of something to really make a statement. Collect elements over the years or make a commitment to buy 10 bolts of the "perfect" ribbons to get the look you want. Proportion - vary the size of the elements used in holiday decor. For example, decorate your tree with a mix of small, medium, and larger ornaments. Or, pair garlands in varying widths for more interest, or even mix light sizes on the tree. Use holiday nosegays to make a statement. One of my personal favorites! If you have not started a collection ~ we can guide you by a series of questions and a personal tour of your home to understand your individual flair, style and grace.

~ The Designers Choice! ~
Let our designers create a special piece that stuns your home with awe and sends an unequivocal message of panache and flair. You select the price and we select from the best of the season to build the most beautiful arrangement or holiday accent piece. We stand ready to assist you with your holiday vision for your home!

Call us or e-mail us today!

God's Blessings to all and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukah and Happy New Years!

Warmest wishes for a grand, joyous and lovely Holiday Season!


Debra and the 'Tres Fabu' Design Team ~ Kaitlin G., Caitlin F., Amanda, Isaac, Shelley, Helen, Wendy, Rebecca, Robert, Antonia, Pedro and James!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

~ Country Chic in Cow Country ~

Country Chic in Cow Country!

Autumnal Greetings to our family, friends and clientele ~

Wow ~ the gorgeous colors of autumn are upon us and in a few short weeks ~ and wonderful winter will soon be here!

So how about we go back to a somewhat warmer time for a few moments?

In September of this year ~ I had the privilege of providing wedding day services for Jenna & Brannon. This couple was full of fun on their wedding day! Besides the venue being a little piece of paradise ~ and right in the middle of farm country ~ they were amazing to work with. They were both laid back, easy going, coupled with a ridiculous amount of fun high octaine energy! And let's talk about a perfect day ~ lovely clear blue skies to compliment the colors under the tent. It had poured the evening before! The bride’s parents redesigned their entire backyard and patio for their daughter's big day. They spent an entire year pulling it together. They planted flowers to compliment their daughter's color palate for her wedding.

Great fun, great people and great vendors! Lombardi's catered the entire wedding affair ~ the flowers were from Vanda's ~ CinZo Artistic Photography captured some amazing images ~ Sheffield Multimedia carried his camera everywhere ~ Pure Energy Productions provided the sound at the church and the ceremony sites ~ and By Invitation Only provided the floral inspired paper.

I also must take a few moments here to thank my incredible event production team for making the drive the day of the event!!! The Dream Team of: Amanda, Isaac and Chris for leaving SacTown around 4:00 in the morning with a pit stop at Starbucks (when they opened) to be under the tent by seven a.m. ~ and Miss Rebecca for driving too and arriving early and working diligently by our sides until we pulled our couples vision together! We left the Santa Rosa area in the early morning hours all arriving back in the valley around 4:00 a.m. It was again, over a 24 Hour Day for the team ~ but as always we live our passion and it's completely worth having tired feet at the end of the day for clients such as these!

Warmest wishes and bonjour!