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A Transitional Autumn Tablescape

By stacey | October 24, 2018

You know those nights, when the light hits just right..? This magical autumn evening in Victoria’s beautiful Oak Bay was one of them. The familiar (and nostalgic) smell of crisp autumn air and sunburnt leaves reminds us that October is soon closing; yet here in Victoria BC, we’re still dining outdoors for as long as

Choosing a Colour Scheme for Your Wedding

By stacey | September 28, 2018

Remember the saying, “first impressions are everything?” This holds true for just about everything in life… including your wedding. Afterall, the first thing your guests will notice when they open your invitation? The colour scheme. More than simply a matter of aesthetic, the colour scheme of your invitation provides cues to the type of occasion

How to Design Your Fall Wedding Tablescape

By stacey | September 28, 2018

More and more brides are saying “yes” to a fall wedding – and with the season’s bounty of harvest-inspired hues, it’s easy to see why! As much as we loved our summer weddings – filled to the brim with rosy pinks, peaches, and crisp whites – we’re ready to introduce a richer palette to welcome

Modern Opulence in the Fairmont Empress

By stacey | February 7, 2018

The newly renovated, historic Bengal Lounge of the Fairmont Empress sets the tone for this British Colonial-inspired shoot (as feat. in Real Weddings) The well-travelled look suits the Fairmont Empress well – having been a cornerstone of iconic Victoria for over a century, the Bengal Lounge was first built in 1912 as a reading and

All Hallows Eve

By Stacey Lafreniere | October 21, 2017
“Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts.” (history.com) This table was created with that history

Provençal Wedding Mood Board

By Stacey Lafreniere | August 8, 2017
The weather is finally heating up on Vancouver island; it’s hot, the gardens are growing and I cannot stop gazing at the patch of lavender in my back yard. It has me reminiscing about time I have spent in the South of France - whenever we used to visit there I couldn’t help but dream

Wedding Season Appreciation

By Stacey Lafreniere | July 17, 2017
So here we are, in the middle of our very first wedding season since starting Faire la Fête Linen Rentals, and to be honest, I can’t believe I have even found the time to write up this little post. We have been so busy already! There is no way that we would be part of

A Birthday Fiesta!

By Stacey Lafreniere | July 9, 2017
My amazing business partner, Betsyn Clark (who also happens to be my Mother) recently celebrated a birthday. Our family and friends decided to throw her a tequila and taco fuelled bash at our family home! Of course we used our Faire la Fête Linens as the base of the table decor - Natural Navy linen,

Lilac and Grey for a Moody Summer Dinner Party

By Stacey Lafreniere | June 29, 2017
One of our most popular linens has to be this True Grey from our Natural Linen collection. It is on trend and works as a modern alternative to a traditional neutral tone like cream or taupe. When we saw Dan from Head Gardener pull out these huge Lilac branches we knew it was the perfect
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Dupioni and Velvet

By Stacey Lafreniere | June 4, 2017
We are so excited to announce our new dupioni collection! This raw silk-like fabric is so elegant and has the ability to really elevate the formality of any dinner party or event. Since using the dupioni feels more formal, with this tablescape, we decided to use some living arrangements for the floral and greenery. These
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