Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Nics ~ Second Wedding Anniversary!

View The Nics wedding video:

Happy Anniverary Nicola & Nicolie and Happy New Years!!!!

The entire Dream Team at tfep&d ~ Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC. ~ Floral Artistry ~ Philosophia Custom Paperie ~ Divine Desserts ~ CinZo Celebration Photography ~ Sheffield Multimedia ~ Il Fornaio Restaraunt & Bakery - Sacramento; Leilani Bryan of Make-up-by-Leilani ~ Hair by Rebecca ~ Celebrations Elegant Party Rentals ~ Classic Party Rentals ~ The Library Galleria ~ The Sheraton Grand Sacramento ~ we ALL collectively want to wish you a Happy Second Wedding Anniversary!

Unbelievable that it has been two years today that you both walked down the aisle to become Mr. & Mrs. Lettini and you now have a precious little girl, Lilliana, the official Princess of SacTown!

We love and adore you all and wish you a joyous anniversary as you celebrate your day again in style!

You are in our thoughts and and most joyous prayers today!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Extreme Productions Blog Post

This blog notation below was taken from Extreme Productions Entertainment blog. Thought we would share what one of our team members had to say about our December 19th ~ 2009 courtyard inspired wedding event that we collaborated upon! Enjoy!

Again, endless kudos to Matt Brys and the Extreme Production Team Members for pulling off such a lovely and tremendous custom lighting endevour. You transformed our ballroom space into a true evening inspired outdoor courtyard!

Be sure to watch the courtyard wedding snippet as well ~ ~ provided by Phill Sheffield of Sheffield Multimedia.

The Sheraton Grand Hotel Transformed for an Italian/Guatemalan Inspired Wedding

December 22, 2009 by

It’s funny. The significance of lighting and production design is never more apparent than when you want to take your guests on a journey or transform an event space to create a theme that fits your personality or vision. When Stephanie and Justin Castillo chose Extreme Productions Entertainment to be their DJ/MC and Lighting and Production company for their wedding, we JUMPED at the chance! Stephanie and Justin told us in our first planning meeting “We want to take our guests on a journey… we want to feel like we are celebrating in a courtyard in Guatemala… or Italy… or any of the other romantic courtyards we have ever visited.”

We love it when we have the opportunity to take guests on a journey!

The beautiful Sheraton Grand Hotel – Sacramento was the stage for this wonderful and fun event. Our design included dividing the ballroom into sections to accomplish the wedding courtyard reception (as pictured above) along with a beautiful rustic chapel inspired church setting for the ceremony to take place (below)

Debra and her team from Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design always go above and beyond. This wedding was no exception. Debra surprised our wonderful clients with a massive (and beautiful) working fountain complete with Italian paver tile. She even laid moss in the cracks to make it appear as if this piece of the courtyard had been there for years! Talk about a WOW factor!

When the bride and groom entered their reception in a private “room reveal”, their reaction said it all… “Over the top! WOW! We could not have imagined anything like this… we cannot believe this is OUR wedding!”

Those are the reactions we strive for!

We just received a wonderful thank you card from Stephanie and Justin! “Thank you for continuing to amaze us-days after our wedding. You really are the creators of magic and we are still in awe of how amazing our wedding was…”

Stephanie and Justin… the pleasure was all ours.

Our gratitude to Jana, Marcus, Mark, Chef Russell and the rest of the wonderful team at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento for always allowing us to create something fun and over the top for our clients. You are ALWAYS fun to work with!!! This event could not have been accomplished without the foresight, design inspiration and passion of Debra and her team at Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design. Debra… you never cease to amaze. Shelly with Floral Artistry… WOW! The floral… breathtaking! Our thanks to Cinzo Photography for the pictures for this BLOG (you rock!). Our deepest thanks to Bev, Stephanie, Justin and the family for allowing us to work with you, to take your vision and produce it for you. It was a blast.

Want to transform your wedding or event? Want to take your guests on a journey? Call Extreme Productions Entertainment today! 916.773.4329.

All images contained in this blog post were captured by Cindi Kinney and Lorenzo Bartone of CinZo Celebration Photography ~!

Check out this great MSN Video: How to Open a Bottle of Champagne With a Sword

Check out this great MSN Video: How to Open a Bottle of Champagne With a Sword

We have had a handful of clients present their fabulous Champagne like this in the past ~ some with precision and some, well let's just say 'not so successful'.

In case you are contemplating this for your special event, wedding toast or grand New Years Eve toast ~ here are a few well laid out point of interests for you to take into consideration to ensure that not only is the Champagne still enjoyed but your presentation will be well received.

~ Warmest wishes and au revoir ~

Debra and the tfep&d Dream Team

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stephanie & Justin's Courtyard Celebration


Enjoy the one minute teaser film snippet from Phill Sheffield of Sheffield Multimedia ( of Stephanie & Justin's Courtyard Celebration held on December 19th ~ 2009 ~ The Sheraton Grand ~ Downtown ~ Sacramento.

Truly a blissful and romantic courtyard setting for an extremely fabulous and special couple.

Warmest wishes and a very Merry Christmas to all,

~ Au Revoir ~

Debra and The Tres Fabu Dream Team

Another e-mail from Stephanie:

Merry Christmas to US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is how a text exchange just went about an hour ago:

mom : I want to to it again!

Stephanie : It went too perfectly the first time to ever do again

mom : so glad we got a video

Stephanie : I KNOW!

And now this. Was someone listening to us???

I am seriously shivering over here. Phill, you are amazing. Debra, you are amazing times two, and mom you are amazing a million.

I love it, and if this is just a teaser, I am going to bawl my eyes out with the video!!

thank you, thank you, thank you,

Stephanie and Justin

Wedding Note of Gratitude

A few images of Stephanie & Justin's Courtyard Wedding Celebration! Stephanie wrote us a quick note of gratitude today ~ we thought we would share her thoughts so soon after her wedding which was on Saturday ~ December 19th ~ 2009 ~ The Sheraton Grand ~ Downtown ~ Sacramento.


I can't even organize my thoughts enough even now a few days after THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE.

Everyone on both sides of our families are inundating us with messages not only about amazingly gorgeous the wedding was, but how truly happy and magical we both looked, and this is because of you and your dream team.

After the holidays... and your next masterpiece wedding... I want to get all these thoughts running around in my head on paper and give them to you because at night I wake up and want to tell everyone how much I love them and appreciate them and it makes me cry in happiness because I truly do not remember feeling so happy in my life as felt on the night of my wedding.

Anyway, please let me know the best address for you and also I have to tell you...... thank goodness for Facebook because now I know I can always be your friend :)

Thanks again for everything, and talk to you soon I hope,

Your happiest bride ever, (seriously)

Stephanie Castillo

MERRY Christmas!!!

All imagery above captured by Cindi Kinney & Lorenzo Bartone of CinZo Celebration Photography ~

For more imagery and inspiration information ~ please visit our professional associates ~ and

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Gift of Words

Christmas Greetings!

This is the time of year when one exchanges gifts with their loved ones. Whether it be your new fiance or a gift to be presented to your husband, wife, family member or dear friend. Truly, it is the meaning and thought behind the gift you choose to bless someone with. Instead of shopping for and purchasing a gift ~ try something unique and different.

There is nothing more powerful in my humble opinion, than pen to paper.

Think of how special this person is in your life; what they personally mean to you; how they enhance your life; enrich it; what they bring to your life to balance it or give it more meaning. Write how you feel in either a letter or a poem, perhaps a song. Use your own handwriting on a lovely piece of paper; hire a calligrapher to make your words a piece of art; or design your words in a design program and print it as a gift. All of the above would make for a fabulous gift.....either the paper itself; or in a scrapbook (for future additions throughout the years) or have it professionally matted and framed. Very fabulous!

This is truly an intimate gift from the heart and one that will be treasured throughout your years together as a family.

Warmest wishes this Christmas season and a very joyous New Year!

~ Au Revoir ~

Debra and The Tres Fabu Team

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

Another long day decking the halls!!! Our largest tree installation yet! Merry Christmas Everyone!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hot Holiday Glam!

Looking for that ever perfect and fabulous Christmas Cocktail Flirty Party Dress or New Years Eve Ensemble? Look no further than Chloe & Reese for all your party attire! Anything and everything can be custom ordered to fit you perfectly ~ and in so many wonderful winter palettes to select from! Peruse two pages worth of fresh new designs from the East Coast. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Years!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lauren & David's Private Estate Wedding Film Highlight

December greetings to all ~

Going into this festive Christmas season as I write this blog post about a June Wedding Event, seems a bit funny, however, it feels like a short time ago that we all worked collectively as a tfep&d dream team to pull off Lauren & David's wedding extravaganza.

It is a little chilly now ~ but back in June it was 105 degree's in the infamous SacTown Valley heat! Looking back on this wedding film snippet ~ fills my heart with all the wonderful emotions from that day. A complete pleasure to of been of service for this family for over a years time. David, Lauren, and Lauren's parents, Roger and June Gualano ~ flew us down to Irvine to be interviewed by them early in 2008 and the tfep&d dream team was hired soon thereafter! We were so excited to be a part of thier wedding event team!

This wedding was an absolute fabulous feast of eye candy ~ especially where Shelley McArdle of Floral Artistry's divine floral creations were concerned. Lauren, our bride, wanted this event to speak volumes in florals......and did it!! Mammothly I might add. All of of Lauren's inspirational images that she collected were all of decadent florals and gorgeous tents. They held their event at David's, Aunt & Uncle's, private estate (can you say 25 acres worth of uber fab property????) in the Elk Grove/Wilton area......a favorite place of his to visit as a child all the way into adulthood.....and continues today. The estate is kept immaculately like a private park. Nature's glory and bounty at every turn.

Lauren & David live in Southern California, Irvine, and both have full time jobs and are studying for their Master's Degree in Accounting at UC Irvine ~ while holding down their 40+ hour work weeks in addition. What is so great, they do not even look like accountants ~ more like glamorous actors in love! Have to love that! I completely adored pulling this wedding event together with our dream team of professional vendors and turning our clients ideas into one hot reality! All of their guests were from SoCal and around the globe. The only people that lived locally were the estate owners themselves!

Our couple honeymooned in Dubai for awhile ~ then jetted off to Bora Bora to a private island for rest, relaxation and reflection regarding their new status as Mr. & Mrs.!

Enjoy their wedding film highlight put together with care by Phill Sheffield of Sheffield Multimedia. Hope you love it as much as we do!

Warmest wishes and Happy Holidays!


Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design

post script: once again click on "Lauren & David's Wedding Film Highlight" title link above, to launch the highlight film. enjoy!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Decking the Halls for December!

Bienvenue and Ho, Ho, Ho Everyone!

We have been busy bee's decorating homes for the last two weeks ~ our phones have been ringing off the hook to come back and "Deck the Halls" for the Holidays once again this year! We are filled with Santa's ever jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho!"

If you have not arranged for us to return as of yet ~ do so now ~ for our schedule is getting tight, particularly this next week and we are still taking design assignments through the third week of December! Enjoy 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 Hanukkah 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, Tessa, Chelsea, Robert, Antonia, Anthony and James!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

tfep&d Wedding Video Showcase

Thought we would share our showcase of past wedding and special event highlights in motion! Do enjoy!

You can find these images in the traditional still format on our portfolio page on our website. Huge debt of gratitude to the fabulous Phill Sheffield of Sheffield Multimedia ( for putting together this project for Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design.

Merci Beaucoup Phill. Merci!

Enjoy everyone!


Debra Hiebert

post script dahlinks: click on the 'tfep&d Wedding Video Showcase' title above to view!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Vera Wang - Gown Gallery Collection 2010

Kaitlin and moi are off to San Francisco today to meet two of our brides while they try on dresses at the Vera Wang Trunk Show today ~ before the fashion show tomorrow. One of our brides, Alicia, is very lucky for they shipped a few dresses specific to her to try on special today! We are thrilled and excited for them both!

Photographs to follow!!! Please enjoy Vera Wang's link to see all the eye candy!

Vera Wang - Gown Gallery - Gown Collection

Vera Wang's Gown Gallery

At Vera Wang, we understand that your wedding gown represents more than just a dress. It is the ultimate expression of “you” during a timeless moment in your life. This gown gallery is designed to give you both inspiration and information. You can sort our wedding dresses by collection, by silhouette, by price range and by our Top 10 best sellers.

We encourage you to make an appointment to view our wedding dresses in person and gain personalized advice from our experienced wedding consultants. Our mission at Vera Wang is to help you find a wedding dress that truly transcends.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Melissa and Thomas Wedding Film Snippet

Autumnal greetings to all! Please enjoy a small wedding video film snippet of Melissa & Thomas' wedding that has been gracing our blog the last few weeks! The film short is courtesy of Mike Sato of Sato Studios! Enjoy the fun and splendor of their most special day!

Warmest wishes and bonjour!

Debra and the Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design Dream Team

Monday, October 26, 2009

Note of Gratitude ~ Part Deux

A note of gratitude from Melissa's sister, Michelle, regarding Melissa & Thomas' wedding below! I adore the feedback, especially from the sister of my bride!

Debra - I cannot commend you and your team enough for all the hard work you did to make Melissa and Thomas' Wedding Day a magical and wonderful event. Thank you so much for being there for them. You made Melissa feel like she was the only bride in the world that day! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Michelle Mendoza

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Note of Gratitude

To: Debra and the Tres Fabu Dream Team

We would like to thank you for all your hard work and your exquisite attention to detail. You have earned a special place in our hearts and family for making our wedding dreams come true.
Thanks to you and your team we threw the best party our friends and family had ever been too!
Words cannot sum up our gratitude for helping us communicate our love and relationship through music, lights, colors, themes and flowers.
The colors were AMAZING!

The Dream Team was awesome to work with! They were hardworking, dedicated to seeing our vision through, attentive, personable, and flexible but most importantly they wanted to know about us and our unique story. From the ceremony down to the introduction of the bridal party, you could see us in every detail!

We have become close over the last year, through all the meetings, planning and "distractions", and the most important aspect of this new found, genuine relationship was that you and your team were there every step of the way helping us, encouraging us, and keeping us focused for our beautiful wedding day!

Debra Hiebert & her Dream Team captured what I had always dreamt of for my special day. Thomas and I gained so much more from this experience that day than words can express. We truly have dear friends for life.

Our deepest gratitude to Debra & Her Fabulous Dream Team!

Love, Thomas & Melissa Lawson
All images captured by CinZo Celebration Photography ~

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mixer at The Montage Resort & Spa ~ Lovely Laguna Beach

The one and only Mr. Ed Libby!

A huge thank you to Jamie Snyder-Puffer for inviting myself and my team to join in on the wedding event held at the ever fabulous Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach. We had such an enjoyable time meeting fellow event professionals and hearing about all latest market trends leading us into 2010 and 2011. Please visit ~ one of the premier properties in California to host your special event or wedding celebration! Five Star culinary rating as well. A must go destination for any food, champagne and wine lover out there!

Please be sure to check out Eva & Frederick on our website ~ a most magnificent wedding day held at The Montage Resort & Spa!

Indeed ~ I do believe we had the best table in the ballroom! Full of fun personalities and no one was shy! Thank you Jamie for everything ~ our stay was perfection ~ and you could not beat our ocean view filled suites!

Thank you to Michael Chuck of for capturing these images! Square Root Floral Design created the table centerpieces for our industry soiree: