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Weddings Around the World – Auvergne, France

By stacey | November 15, 2018

There’s ONE thing that could pull Stacey away from the studio in the middle of our summer wedding season… A magical, fairytale wedding in the countryside of Auvergne, France – in a chateâu, no less. Stacey and her husband (and their pup Valcor) attended the nuptials of Berlin-based menswear bloggers, Devid & Thibaud of Starecasers

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

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

Dreaming Up The Big Day

By Stacey | January 19, 2018

All things beautiful and bridal at the Modern Wedding Show in Victoria BC   Hailed as Canada’s best city to fall in love in, and the most romantic city in Canada; what better place to hold the Modern Wedding Show than beautiful Victoria, BC? Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, our coastal capital city provides the perfect backdrop

Thankful For Fall

By Stacey Lafreniere | September 29, 2017
After a wild and wonderful summer filled with ivory linens and blush coloured blooms we are so excited to be heading into a new season with a new color palette to explore.  Autumn is my favourite time of year in Victoria. I love when the local produce are apples, pears and squash. I adore the

Reflections on the past year

By Stacey Lafreniere | August 23, 2017
This past weekend my husband Justin and I celebrated our one year anniversary. It had me reflecting on what a journey this past year has been and how much things have changed.  In July of 2016, Justin and I had just moved from Berlin, Germany where we had been living since early 2013. We met

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

Modern Romance Mood Board

By Stacey Lafreniere | June 10, 2017
When it comes to wedding decor I tend to lean toward a more elaborate, and sometimes, earthier aesthetic - minimalism is not my strong suit. Recently I’ve been helping a long time friend plan her wedding, which will be taking place in a desert local at a modern residence, and it is making me feel
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