Ringing in a New Year

January 2, 2009  |  Southern Fete News  |  No Comments

Southern Fete is going through some new and exciting changes! This new year’s I rang in 2009 at a New Year’s Eve Party I coordinated for Stephanie and Bob. The couple is from San Francisco but Stephanie grew up and has family in New Iberia. The party was a great time to get the whole family together. One word to describe the event would have to be festive. The energy and fun was non-stop. I was honored to be a part of such an exciting event! 

Special events were alway something I saw expanding into in the future but opportunities came knocking sooner then I expected, so here we are! I will be updating the Web site  soon with a new package for events including showers, parties, Mardi Gras balls, etc.   

We have a few more exciting changes at Southern Fete that I can’t wait to share with you! Check back later this week for more details. 

And here’s a little eye candy to start your year off right. Enjoy!




Amy Atlas via Hostess with the Mostess

DeJean Wedding II

December 29, 2008  |  Southern Fete News  |  No Comments

I am so excited to show you photos from Alexis and Seth’s wedding. I’ve known Alexis since we were about five when we lived across the street from each other. It was so nice to get to hang out again while planning her wedding. We had an unexpected visitor that weekend when Hurricane Ike brought nasty weather for the dress rehearsal and temporarily knocked out power. Luckily Saturday brought sunshine and mild weather despite the storm. The ceremony took place at Highland Baptist Church and was followed by a reception at The ManorDigiPics from New Iberia did a great job capturing the big day. 1-511 1-58 2-16 Ty and his wonderful team from Beyond Flowers dressed the church with arrangements and outfitted the bridal party and family with beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres.  3-49 We created a customized monogram and carried the theme through the programs, napkins and c.d. favors.  3-32 3-371 4-18 Crystal Weddings created a gorgeous confection with butter cream filling! 4-47 3-23 4-61

Congratulations Seth and Alexis!

Dejean Wedding

December 26, 2008  |  Southern Fete News  |  No Comments

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! This week I will be posting pictures from Alexis and Seth’s September wedding. Here is a sneak peak of what’s to come. Enjoy!



You’re invited to the Butterscotch Party!

November 7, 2008  |  Southern Fete News  |  1 Comment

Modern or classic? Pink or Green? Tell us what you think! Tyler Woerner and I will soon launch our company Butterscotch Press.  After developing a line of fresh, modern and budget-friendly wedding invitations, we want your opinion. Browse our collection of twenty designs and tell us what you think. Come hungry for sweets. We will be serving desserts and, of course, candy. Those who come will receive a 20% discount for wedding invitation sets or custom stationary.

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Time: 8:30 -10:30 

Location: Olde Towne Model Home, 206 Founders St., Lafayette, La

Contact me for more information: 337-654-4841 or valerie@southernfete.com

From the Ambassador Caffrey and Kaliste Saloom intersection head south to Verot School Road. Take a right onto Verot. Go about a mile and turn on Millcreek Road. Take first right into Olde Towne at Millcreek neighborhood. Stay to the right and take left on Traditions, take left on Founders. It will be the fourth house on the right.

Here’s a sample of our designs. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge. 


Calling all South Louisiana brides!

October 11, 2008  |  Southern Fete News  |  No Comments

Weddings with Style Magazine is hosting a bridal show Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm called le parfait jour “The Perfect Day” at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, New Iberia. Tickets are $6. 

If you are still looking for vendors for your wedding day, this is a great way to gain a lot of information without setting up individual appointments. I will also have a booth set up. If you have any questions come by. I would love to assist you any way possible.

Also, I will have a drawing for a free day of coordination for one lucky bride. Those who don’t win the free DOC don’t have to walk away empty handed. I will be offering a $200 discount off the full service package and $100 off the day of package. The discount will last through the end of October.

Can’t wait to see y’all there!