Monday, April 18, 2011

A Royal Napkin Ring for a Truly Royal Event

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

As Très Fabu Event Planning and Design approaches its mega April 23rd wedding, which will take place at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills, California with 250 guests, the wedding planner would like to share a sneak peak of the evening’s napkin rings — which were recently revealed on TV in Los Angeles!

Brian Worley, wedding planner for “Shedding for the Wedding” on the CW Television Network, showed KTLA viewers the dazzling custom napkin rings that were designed by Wildflower Linen specifically for Très Fabu Event's upcoming wedding for clients Kasie and Thomas, along with the fabulous mother of the bride, Jann Bytheway. The wedding will feature an array of blues, platinums, blacks, and whites, and the napkin rings will definitely add a sparkle to each table!

Worley was invited by KTLA to give his version of what the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will look like. The napkin rings are a replica of the oval, 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring once belonging to Princess Diana that has now been passed down to Kate as her engagement ring.

To view the video from KTLA:

Event photos coming soon in a few weeks!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Justin and Alissa One Year Later

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design 

As Justin and Alissa Creel approach their one-year anniversary, the couple is excited to retell the events that made their wedding so priceless. The evening of April 17, 2010 was a magical night for them. At Wine and Roses in Lodi, California, the couple celebrated their love and unity among 160 friends and family.

The design of this beautiful spring wedding (by Très Fabu) consisted of pinks, browns, and creams throughout the flowers, linens, programs, and apparel. Alissa wore a strapless, classis A-line dress that was simple and elegant, with a bubble hem on the bottom that “made her look like she was floating.” Justin was stunning in a single button tuxedo with a white vest and a white tie. Bridesmaids were in pink; groomsmen in brown vests and ties. 

The couple chose to have a modern, non-denominational Protestant ceremony that lasted about 20 minutes. Pastor Jon Holmes married them in a ceremony that included live music sung by a close friend of the bride. 

After the ceremony, Justin and Alissa went with Debra Hiebèrt, owner of Très Fabu, for the “private reveal” of the reception hall and a romantic dance together.

 “We never would have realized the importance of this if Debra hadn’t scheduled it in,” says Justin. “But now we realize that your wedding day flies by in a flash and having some private time to enjoy the beauty and atmosphere that Debra had created in the reception hall was very important to us.”

As the evening advanced into a fabulous reception with dinner and dancing, Matt Brys from Extreme Productions kept the mood going with excellent mc skills and a variety of music requested by the bride and groom.

Dinner was prepared by Wine and Roses and included a piece of grilled chicken and a piece of filet mignon on each plate. According to the couple and many of their guests, it was “to die for!”

“It was one of the best meals I have ever had, hands down,” says Justin. “We received multiple compliments on how good the food was, even from friends of ours that are chefs.”

Along with a delicious meal, each of the vendors played an important role in creating the look and feel that the couple wanted for their special evening.

“Not only is Debra’s creativity unmatched, but her contacts—florists, photographers, DJs, linen companies, etc.—made planning and executing the wedding substantially easier, allowing us more time to enjoy the process,” says Alissa. “We never had to worry that our vendors wouldn’t show or wouldn’t come through.”

Shelly McArdle provided amazing florals and according to the bride, “they were beyond perfect!!” CinZo Photography was “wonderful to work with” and “did a fabulous job of capturing the wedding.”

The couple topped the celebration off by honeymooning on a beautiful cruise ship through Rome, Naples, Sicily, Athens, Rhodes, Ephesus, and Alexandria…a perfect tour of the Mediterranean.

One year later, they report back that there are “no babies yet” but plenty to keep them occupied. They continue to work full-time and grow with their careers.

One last thought from the couple in regards to hiring a wedding planner. “You don’t know, what you don’t know.” The essence of his statement is that it’s impossible to know everything that will impact your wedding day. 

“One of the most important aspects of working with Debra was knowing that she would be able to take care of any unexpected situations that might arise during or after the wedding,” says Alissa. “Being as prepared as we were allowed us both to enjoy and appreciate the day, making it a priceless memory.”

Wedding Design, Planning and Production: Très Fabu Event Planning and Design,

Floral Design: Shelly McArdle,

Photography: CinZo Celebration Photography,

Entertainment/Lighting: Matt Brys of Extreme Productions,

Wedding Cake: Divine Desserts,

All Linens:  Mimi & Co.,

All Event Paperie:  Our lovely bride, Allissa Creel.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Quick Thanks to Wildflower Linen!

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

Wildflower Linen recently expressed its gratitude to Très Fabu Event Planning and Design on for being included in The Knot's Northern California issue. 

In response to The Knot's question regarding linens and vendors, Debra Hiebèrt, owner of Très Fabu Events, said: "Youngsong Martin of Wildflower Linen travels all over the country, as well as Asia, India, and Europe to find fabrics, which end up dictating the trends. That's why she's one of the leaders of this industry, and why the showrooms, like the one in San Francisco, are chock full of decor eye candy."

Debra and her staff at Très Fabu Event Planning and Design are so proud to be working with Wildflower Linen to create one-of-a-kind affairs. The company was founded in 2001 and has been involved in many of Très Fabu's weddings/receptions and special events and continues to amaze clients with exceptional fabulous designs.

A little bit more about Wildflower Linen....
Founder Youngsong Martin, formerly a nationally known fashion designer and marketer of high-style women’s apparel, launched Wildflower Linen in southern California. Her full-service rental company has since redefined the special-event linen field in terms of style, glamour and customer care while becoming a prestigious provider to clients nationwide and abroad—for functions of all sizes and budgets.

Wildflower Linen creations have been featured at the post-Oscars Governor’s Ball and Vanity Fair after-parties, aboard charter yachts, in noted resorts and country clubs, at several Presidential library events, and also at the gala party for a Dream Works premiere at the Venice Film Festival in Italy.