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Private Estate Silver + Blue Santa Barbara Wedding

Private Estate Silver + Blue Santa Barbara Wedding

Villa Verano February Santa Barbara Wedding

This very special private estate wedding was full of delight, elegance and a class act couple to go along with it!  When Jill + Jason sought me out, they did not have a location picked out yet, but knew they wanted to get married 2.15.15 because of Jason's work schedule (Hight School teacher in NYC).  They were really leaning toward a luxury hotel wedding, but wedding planning is my thing and reading people my talent.

Because their friends, families and selves were coming to California from the East Coast, I suggested they look at private venues.  This would allow them to enjoy the weather and stunning views Santa Barbara offers for longer than a 2 hour stint (with daylight savings, they would have most of the reception in the dark).   Soooo, off to see venues we went, and Villa Verano is what they fell in love with.  It allowed for their close family to stay w/ them (just as if they were in a hotel) and enjoy the property and privacy for their entire stay.

I The colors the client chose were silver and blue for this February affair.  Below the gorgeous invitations created by the über talented Lazaro Press and Designs.

Jill and Jason Invitation Wedding Blue and Silver Felici Events
Jill and Jason Invitation Wedding Blue and Silver Felici Events

The wedding ceremony took place at the quaint and intimate setting of the lower garden on the property. Their officiate, a close friend, did a phenomenal job with the ceremony.  I would hire her for all of my nuptials if she lived closer, not New York City.

Jill and Jason Wedding Ceremony Villa Verano Felici Events
Jill and Jason Wedding Ceremony Villa Verano Felici Events

The colors worked so well with the venue, flirty flowers, elegant linens and silver rimmed glassware

Jill and Jason Table Set Up Felici Events Villa Verano
Jill and Jason Table Set Up Felici Events Villa Verano
Jill and Jason Excort Card display on hydrangea Felici Events
Jill and Jason Excort Card display on hydrangea Felici Events

The escort cards are displayed on a bed of hydrangeas which eventually became a focal point.  

The couple's sweetheart table full of lush white floral with the themed colors.

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sweetheart table felici events villa verano
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villa verano view

Here is a full view of the gorgeous reception terrace, with string lights and heaters provided by the venue. 

Felici Events Blue and Silver table top birds eye view
Felici Events Blue and Silver table top birds eye view

And a birds eye view of the gorge white floral with lily's hydrangeas, paler roses, white roses and more.

We don't know what was prettier, the backdrop of the American Riviera or the simple and delicious wedding cake.

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room for cake felici events blue and silver
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sweetheart table felici events chandelier

Listening to the toasts, the chandelier above the sweetheart table brought romance to the decor.

First Dance Jill and Jason
First Dance Jill and Jason

And their first dance!

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thank you bride and groom felici events

We love this moment captured by the photographer of the bride laughing at her new hubby.  He is a funny guy, and she has a great laugh, so we are partial to this image.  Thank YOU Jill + Jason for hiring Felici Events as your planner for your perfect winter Southern California Wedding!

Grazie Mille to the Team of Vendors who made this magical week-end happen!

Cake - Room For Cake

Catering - Omni Catering & Events

Flowers - Coco Rose Design

Hair/Make Up - Chateau Belle

Invitation - Lazaro Press & Design

Lighting - Bella Vista Designs

Music ~ Ceremony & Cocktails - The Aurora Ensemble

Music ~ Reception - DJScott Topper Productions

Photography - Andrejka Photography

Planner - Felici Events

Rentals - The Tent Merchant

Felici Events Table Design at the Luxe Linen Showcase

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Felici Events displayed our wedding and event design skills recently, at Sherwood Country Club. Luxe Linens invited us to produce a table-top design of our choice, to showcase the 2015 line of new linens and napkins. Here is a video clip showing you the finished product as well as the wonderful team who helped us fulfill a little creative magic!

https://youtu.be/4_mxxRxN1Rg

We were tickled pink to be invited, which carried into our theme of a pink table top inspired by the 2011 movie 

Marie Antoinette

 (directed by Sofia Coppola, a fellow Italian-ite and Felici-favorite).

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We chose to showcase our table of eight using Luxe Linens' Sherbert Vogue.

Once we decided on the linens, Felici Events called on the the talents of a newer vintage rental company Otis and Pearl, to supply the silverware, china and glassware.

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Nina of Coco Rose Designs and the Felici Events Team could have spent hours in her storage unit looking at all the fun table top pieces.  In face, we may have.  Low and behold, it was easy for us to fall in love with the pink glassware you see at each table. Perfectly fitting for such a girly table top setting.

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Next, we asked for help from our friend and fellow

ISES-VSB 

member, Joost Bongaerts, owner of Florabundance, if he would like to contribute, and graciously he supplied all the floral.

The final touches, envisioned by Nina of Coco Rose Designs included the sweet fresh berries and delectable

macarons

 embellishing the table top.

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Finally, we chose the

Florence dining chairs

(both with arms and without) to complete the look of the dining table.  They were definitely the talk of our table amongst attendees and fellow showcasing peers.

It was absolute perfection.  The location, setting, details, event and evening.  Thank you Luxe Linens for including us in this project!

Grazie Mille to our contributors:

DESIGNER and VISIONARY: Felici Events

FLORIST: Coco Rose Design 

VINTAGE RENTALS: Otis and Pearl

CHAIR RENTAL: Revelry Event Designers

FLORAL PURVEYOR: Florabundance

Felici Events Presents - Santa Barbara's Third Annual Halloween Costume Party

Voodoo Lounge

INSANITY under the STARS…

…….Rooftop HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY!

October 31, 2014

One week left until Felici Event’s annual Halloween Costume Dance Party at the Canary Rooftop.

  • Buy your tickets via Nightout.com using this link to experience “Insanity Under the Stars”!
  • $45 pre-sale, based on availability.
  • Pre-purchase your ticket and receive $5 off by typing FIVEOFF in the promo code bar (based on availability, not available at the door)
  • Like our Voodoo Lounge Facebook Page for a chance to win free tickets!!

DJ Scott Topper is sure to get everyone's booty moving to the rooftop and then the dance floor!  Find ideas for your Halloween Costume here, get your dancing shoes on, and come join us in all the fun.

Kelsey Crews Photography will be taking pictures of you and your friends in costumes!

Felici Events Costume Halloween 2013 Voodoo

Felici Events Costume Halloween 2013 Voodoo

Felici Events Halloween Voodoo 2013 Costume

Felici Events Halloween Voodoo 2013 Costume

Felici Events Voodoo Halloween Costume

Felici Events Voodoo Halloween Costume

OTHER FUN STUFF HAPPENING THAT NIGHT:

  • Kappa Pisco’s shot ghouls are serving up some witch’s brew, pisco tastings and gifting schwag and promotional items.
  • $$$$ Costume Contest $$$$ 250 cash prize for the winner and Dinner for 2 at Finch and Fork Restaurant  for the second place
  • Haunted Action Photo Booth
  • Voodoo Altar
  • Dancing Zombies Welcome!
  • Go-go dancers
  • Surprise Entertainment

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DETAILS

Canary Hotel 31 W Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 Friday, October 31, 2014 9:00pm to 1:00am PDT

*MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND. Any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event and will not be eligible for a refund. Rain or Shine. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. No Ins & Outs

Enjoy this video of Felici Events' Halloween Dance Rooftop Party from last year - created by Kelsey Crews Photography

Felici Events Presents Three Holiday Parties

Holiday Party Ideas

As we quickly approach the holiday season, Felici Events brings you ideas for your private or corporate party!

Inspired by Biz Bash: The Holiday Issue we share three seasonal holiday themes sure to please your guests!

Classic Holiday

Christmas Table
Christmas Table

Take out your ornaments and red candles! Make your holiday parties with classic themes like the nutcracker or holiday movies and use traditional decorations to bring the joy of the season! Hang up lights, wreaths, and trees, feel free to add a pine cone or two in there. For food, you can make appetizers based off dinners such as a turkey cranberry crostini, chicken kebabs or pizza bites in traditional holiday shapes. Be sure to decorate your table with a classic gingerbread house!

Food Cutouts
Food Cutouts
Christmas Kebabs
Christmas Kebabs
Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is a modern theme that looks elegant and transforms your venue into an entirely different place! With Disney's "Frozen" and ice being all the rage, having a winter wonderland themed party can be the perfect theme for your holiday party! Decorate with snowflakes, crystals, blue lights, crystals and silver decor.  Be sure to have a hot cocoa bar to warm your guests up!

Hot Cocoa Bar
Hot Cocoa Bar
Winter Wonderland Center Piece
Winter Wonderland Center Piece
Winter Lights
Winter Lights

Try something innovative with live ice sculpting!

Live ice scultping
Live ice scultping

The Ice Beat Factory is an exciting performance ice show combining ice sculpting with live music.

Offbeat Bash

Many modern holiday parties are saying no to the traditional holiday themed parties and going for a more offbeat theme like a masquerade ball or as Biz Bash demonstrates, a circus theme.  Another theme idea could be a Brother's Grimm theme with Once Upon a Time, Grimm, and Disney's upcoming film, Into the Woods serving as inspiration. There's so many possibilities with this theme, guests can come dressed as their favorite fairy tale characters and the ideas for decorations are endless!

Fairy Tale Invitation
Fairy Tale Invitation
Fairy Tale Chandelier
Fairy Tale Chandelier

Get creative with invitations to inspire guests and decorate with grand chandeliers to create a more spectacular fantasy!

Fairy Tale Center Pieces
Fairy Tale Center Pieces
Flower Centerpiece
Flower Centerpiece

Take inspiration from Brother's Grimm fairy tales for centerpieces such as a single rose or a candelabra!

Feel free to use a specific fairy tale or just combine them all to make an enchanted venue! Have some caramelized apples or Alice in Wonderland cake for dessert! Be sure to checkout Cody's Cocktails inspired by fairy tale creatures that are sure to be remembered at your holiday party! This one below is called "Maleficent" and contains black vodka, grape schnapps, and apple pucker!

Poison Apples
Poison Apples
Maleficent cocktail
Maleficent cocktail

Whatever you decide for your theme, holiday parties should create a festive and joyous occasion!

Stress free holiday parties with Felici Events

The holidays parties are coming near

Don't stress yourself you need not fear

To the rescue we come to bring good cheer

We got you covered, Felici Events is here!

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Felici Events is an upscale full service event planning company specializing in innovative parties from intimate soirees to grand-scale galas.

10% of the proceeds are donated to Teddy Bear Foundation or Unity Shoppe

Relieve your stress today and click here for more information!

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(805)895-3402

3rd Annual Voodoo Lounge Halloween Dance Party

Felici Events & Scott Topper present:

VOODOO LOUNGE

INSANITY under the STARS...

...Rooftop HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY!

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:00 pm to 1:00 am Featuring DJ Scott Topper   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI2R6D13fD4   Canary Hotel, Downtown Santa Barbara 31 West Carrillo Street - $45 pre-sale, based on availability - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $ $ $ Costume Contest $ $ $ 1st place - $250 CASH 2nd place - Brunch for 2 at Finch & Fork - Haunted Action Photo Booth - Voodoo Altar - Dancing Zombies Welcome! - Spirited Drink Specials

Receive $5 off admission October 1st through October 5th at 12:00am (one per person) 

Promo code: "5OFF"

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Check our Facebook page for promotional offers and contests to win free tickets!

Zohe Felici on Party Time with Scott Topper

Zohe Felici on Party Time with Scott Topper

International Event Planner Zohe Felici shares what three things she would bring if stranded on a deserted island with a party to plan.

Here is entertainment guru Scott Topper, hosting his show "Party Time with Scott Topper".

Zohe, is owner and founder of Felici Events and co-masterminder (with Scott) of Southern California Mitzvahs. She is also a longtime friend of his and his beautiful wife Angelina. (Felici Events produced their wedding in 2011),  Zohe is honored to be his very first guest (on the début) of the very first show.

There is a three person panel (the talented Kristine, charming Michelle, and myself) whom Scott interviews in order to provide the public with a glimpse inside la creme de la creme of Southern California's vendors' wild world of events.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yEHQB0FP-o0

PS - What a great group of gals to have on the panel with!  This is the AAA team!

Party Interactive Entertainment Idea - #Madlibs

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this past week-end, Felici Events has had the honor of experiencing just that! One of our clients hired us to produce her milestone 50th birthday celebration.  She came to Zohe's Godfather themed birthday, which took place in October at the Santa Barbara Club, and absolutely loved the party, especially Zohe's take on Mad Libs.  Zohe is a fan of having something unique and getting guests to interact rather than filling out a boring old guest book.

We made some mob-libs and had guests fill out cards rather than signing a guest book.  We don't know who had more fun that night, Zohe's friends and loved ones who wrote in the mad lib cards, or Zohe hooting and hollering in laugher reading them after the party.  

This idea is perfect for any party, a mitzvah, birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, corporate mixer or event a rehearsal dinner or wedding.

Here is the inspiration for Zohe's Godfather Theme Birthday  - Mad Libs

Madlib for Zohe Felici's birthday party celebration @felicievents

Madlib for Zohe Felici's birthday party celebration @felicievents

We called them Ann Libs (Ann is the client's name), and asked our graphics guru (Mitra from foreverbird.com) create a cartoon from Ann's picture

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@foreverbird

Felici Events Headquarters typed up and edited  the formatting and grammar.

Ann Libs in progress

Ann Libs in progress

We found some fancy schmancy paper from our local Paper-Source, and were able to print the Ann Libs at Felici Headquarters.

printing Ann Libs in house

printing Ann Libs in house

TADA!!!

Here is the end result!

We bundled it up nice and neat at each place setting, and attached a card to it, based on a pinterest inspiration.

Ann Libs packaged nicely

Ann Libs packaged nicely

They look great on the tables, each guest got one at their place settings, rolled up nice and neat with pens nearby.  It made for a talking point and incorporated interactive entertainment for the evening.

Ann Libs at each place setting

Ann Libs at each place setting

A Santa Barbara Merry Christmas from Felici Events

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Felici Events is a Santa Barbara, California based event production and design company with international experience.  We do weddings, parties, holiday celebrations, corporate and cultural events worldwide.  Zohe Felici speaks the above languages fluently, and has lived around the world - in three continents and seven countries - while growing up.

#Sweet #Summer #Treats

Keeping cool during your summertime events is easy with Pinkberry as your caterer! Guests can enjoy the warm weather while indulging in Pinkberry’s frozen yogurt and fresh Greek yogurt.

Whether you are hosting a social or corporate event, Pinkberry will take cater to your frozen dessert needs. From chocolate pretzels and crushed cookies, to fresh strawberries and mango bites, there are topping choices to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Pinkberry Toppings

Pinkberry Toppings

Pinkberry offers full service and drop-off options. Full service sends Pinkberry Team Members to your event, sets up pre-swirled yogurt and toppings, and remains at your event to give each guest their tasty treat. The drop-off option delivers pre-swirled yogurt and toppings to your event for guests to create their own dessert masterpieces. Top off your next Felici-fied event with Pinkberry Catering for the ultimate summertime experience!

Pinkberry Catering

Pinkberry Catering

DIY Halloween Decor That Won't Break The Bank

Halloween is all about decoration.  We decorate our homes and even ourselves in crazy/sexy/funny/scary costumes!  As much fun as it is to get into the Halloween spirit, the cost of decorating can quickly add up.  Thankfully, Felici Events is always looking for fun DIY projects and we've come to the rescue with some fun Halloween ideas that won't leave cobwebs in your wallet!  Not only does DIY get you more into the festive spirit, but your creations will often turn out more creative than anything you could buy in a store!

Heart Attack Voodoo Dolls:

A little cloth can go a long way.  Double over some fabric and cut it out in a doll-like shape.  Stuff cotton between the two and sew the perimeter with yarn.  Add whatever accessories you like.  Can also double as a festive pin cushion!

Grow Monster Specimen Jar:

Remember these from when you were a kid?  Take some vases that may be collecting dust in your basement and fill them with water.  Toss in your grow monsters (which can be purchased at practically any Halloween/dollar store) and line your shelves to give your home a mad-scientist aesthetic.

Print-Your-Own Bottle Labels:

Print out your favorite haunted design templates and cover your normal beverage bottles with novel Halloween labels!  For your gullible guests, you may want to mention that they're not actually drinking "zombie virus".

Pumpkin Carving:

Pretty self-explanatory.  Go to your local pumpkin patch and purchase a pumpkin.  Cut out the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the guts.  Save the seeds and toast in the oven to snack on later.  Grab some carving utensils (ie: a knife) and do work!  Insert a candle after you're done carving to light up your homemade jack-o'-lantern.

Spider Web Balloon:

Begin by filling a balloon with helium.  The webbing inside the balloon is made from a commercial product called HI-FLOAT, a solution made for injecting into helium balloons to make them retain their helium longer.  The web effect is created by applying the HI-FLOAT and letting it dry at a set pressure.  Deflate the balloon, stretch it out, and then re-inflate.  The film will detach from the walls and create a sort of web.  Be sure to toss some plastic spiders in the balloon for the sake of appearance.

Bat O' Lanterns:

Go to your local pumpkin patch and purchase however many miniature pumpkins.  Spray paint the pumpkins black and draw your own bat wings/ears/eyes.  Cut out and attach to your now-dried mini pumpkin with a hot glue gun.

Ghost Lights:

Time to dig into your box of Christmas lights and pull out a strand of white lights (multicolor lights if you'd like multicolored ghosts).  Simply punch the individual lights through the bottom of a plain white dixie cup and add some googly eyes for show.

VOODOO LOUNGE - Rooftop Halloween Party

Hello Amici di Felici Events

 Are you looking for a FUN night out this Halloween?

The “Voodoo Lounge” Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara Rooftop Halloween Dance Party

Friday, October 26 with DJ Scott Topper and Action Photo Booth.

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 PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Felici Events, Canary Hotel, Coast Restaurant, Scott Topper Productions, Action Photo Booth, O Street Truck, Santa Barbara Cigar and Tobacco, LBPS, Entera the Artist, LighWithinUs

Fun and Festive Drinks for the 4th!

According to our weather report, Independence Day this year will be warm and sunny. Whether you choose alcoholic or non-alcoholic options, these drinks will be sure to quench your thirst while you celebrate the day! We stopped by Sur la Table and discovered they are having a 30% off sale on beverage jars, stands and signs just before the holiday! Perfect timing!

 

These 5 drink recipes include ingredients like watermelon, tequila, and strawberry schnapps.

 

When preparing this layered drink, make sure the liquid with the highest sugar content is on the bottom.

 

Check out this blog for this drink recipe!