La Fête Bespoke Event Planning

Kensington & Chelsea, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

About

Built on strong multicultural foundations and with a focus on only the finest quality of items and suppliers, La Fête has established itself as a wedding & event industry leader, synonymous with luxury and attention to detail.

What We Do

We thrive on creating one-of-a-kind experiences.

Built on strong multicultural foundations and with a focus on only the finest quality of items and suppliers, La Fête has established itself as a wedding & event industry leader, synonymous with luxury and attention to detail.

Based out of our Central London offices, our quadrilingual team travels globally, delivering award-winning magic to our exclusive corporate & private client base, constantly pushing the boundaries and aesthetics of conventional weddings & events.

Creating memories is the company’s credo, and we promise to surpass your expectations and gift you memories that will last a lifetime.

About Charlotte

With an almost-decade long career in high-end fashion behind her, La Fête’s Founder & Creative Director, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, has a unique perspective in the events industry.

Her experience at brands such as Dior and Tom Ford, as well as her multicultural French and British upbringing in Switzerland have conditioned Charlotte’s approach to weddings & events, from an aesthetic perspective, but also in her innate understanding of multicultural and multifaith clients and collaborators.

Get in touch today, and we look forward to providing you with additional information on our services!

Our Complete Service

At La Fête, we cover all aspects of organising your event, from planning and designing, to event production and management, ultimately making sure that every detail is perfect. In order to achieve this, we offer new clients a complimentary consultation at a London location of their choice, after which we are able to create a bespoke proposal. We are also happy to travel outside of London and internationally to meet clients, but please note that this would incur an extra charge. As part of our Complete Service we offer: - Expenditure planning - Timeline creation and organisation - Venue sourcing - Supplier sourcing - Administration and payments - Styling and creation - Event day management - Respect of etiquette and traditions - Pre and post-event service
Pricing
 
La Fête’s pricing is fully bespoke and tailored to each one of our clients. In order to create the pricing package that best suits your event, we calculate it based on the three indissociable criteria below:
 

  • Planning & Design Fee: This fee takes into account time, expertise and creativity. It is a flat fee determined by La Fête after the first client consultation and requires to be paid in full at the time of the Contract Signing.

 

  • Production Fee: This fee covers the logistics and overall organisation of your event. Contracts where La Fête is involved incur a fee of 20% of the total contract amount, but please note that with higher budget events, this percentage can be reduced. 50% of the Production Fee needs to be paid at the project’s half way point and the remaining 50% paid no later than 2 weeks before the event.

 

  •  Event Management Fee: This fee includes the management and execution of your event, particularly in the days before and day of your event. The sum is calculated by guest number, number of venues and dates (Bank Holiday, etc.) and is due 30 days prior to your event date.

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Planning & Events Services

  • Puts in 60 to 250 hours
  • Provides vendor referrals and negotiates contracts
  • Schedules and attends all vendor meetings
  • Creates detailed timelines and floor plans
  • Helps determine and manage your budget
  • Attends site tours and menu tastings
  • Brainstorms style ideas and coordinates design details
  • Coordinates hotel room blocks and transportation
  • Manages the rehearsal
  • Oversees everything on the wedding day
  • Destination Wedding Planning
  • On the day team

Features

Destination weddings
Luxury weddings
Proposals
Private events
Corporate events
Birthday parties
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Hen dos
Photoshoots
Seasonal parties

Reviews

La Fête
December 3, 2018
Extravaganza at Aynhoe Park
“The first time I met, Charlotte I knew that she was the right person to work with me on my wedding. My vision was completely unconventional, but she was there throughout the whole process, from finding special cookies to searching for neon lights on eBay, always finding solutions while sticking to our budget. Our wedding weekend was a dream: I didn't worry about a thing and all of our guests were so impressed with her and Emily: DREAM TEAM! I would trust any party or event with La Fête!”
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Ruth & Gerin
November 23, 2018
Wedding in Montecatini Terme, Italy
“I don't know what we would've done without the guidance, support and loyalty provided by La Fête. We were never ones for wedding planners, thinking that my husband and myself could handle our event of 150 persons alone, but when we realized that we were both busy with our day jobs and the fact that we couldn't speak Italian (our wedding was held in Tuscany) we finally decided to take up the idea of having a wedding planner involved. Charlotte Ricard isn't just your typical wedding planner – she is literally someone that gets things done in order to not only satisfy the couple (us) but she also made sure that the entire lead up to the event would run smoothly, be it from a logistical stand-point to even those minute details that often the bride and groom might oversee. We can't recommend La Fête enough!”
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Michelle Russell, Events Director Glamour & GQ UK
November 23, 2018
Glamour Beauty Festival
“I have had the pleasure of working with La Fête on the last two editions of The Glamour Beauty Festival. Charlotte is incredibly efficient, quick thinking and charming. She is just as comfortable working in an office setting and attending supplier meetings, as she is on event days, making sure both brands and guests are happy, while simultaneously resolving a host of unexpected issues. Working with La Fête took a weight off my shoulders and as well as being extremely professional and trustworthy, Charlotte was a true delight to be around.”
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La Fête
December 3, 2018
Extravaganza at Aynhoe Park
“The first time I met, Charlotte I knew that she was the right person to work with me on my wedding. My vision was completely unconventional, but she was there throughout the whole process, from finding special cookies to searching for neon lights on eBay, always finding solutions while sticking to our budget. Our wedding weekend was a dream: I didn't worry about a thing and all of our guests were so impressed with her and Emily: DREAM TEAM! I would trust any party or event with La Fête!”
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Ruth & Gerin
November 23, 2018
Wedding in Montecatini Terme, Italy
“I don't know what we would've done without the guidance, support and loyalty provided by La Fête. We were never ones for wedding planners, thinking that my husband and myself could handle our event of 150 persons alone, but when we realized that we were both busy with our day jobs and the fact that we couldn't speak Italian (our wedding was held in Tuscany) we finally decided to take up the idea of having a wedding planner involved. Charlotte Ricard isn't just your typical wedding planner – she is literally someone that gets things done in order to not only satisfy the couple (us) but she also made sure that the entire lead up to the event would run smoothly, be it from a logistical stand-point to even those minute details that often the bride and groom might oversee. We can't recommend La Fête enough!”
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Michelle Russell, Events Director Glamour & GQ UK
November 23, 2018
Glamour Beauty Festival
“I have had the pleasure of working with La Fête on the last two editions of The Glamour Beauty Festival. Charlotte is incredibly efficient, quick thinking and charming. She is just as comfortable working in an office setting and attending supplier meetings, as she is on event days, making sure both brands and guests are happy, while simultaneously resolving a host of unexpected issues. Working with La Fête took a weight off my shoulders and as well as being extremely professional and trustworthy, Charlotte was a true delight to be around.”
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Camilla Newman, Publishing Director of Glamour UK
November 23, 2018
Glamour Beauty Festival
“Charlotte’s involvement in The Glamour Beauty Festival has been truly invaluable. She took our specifications and requests and turned them into a reality, whilst still making sure to keep creativity and logic at the forefront of everything. Thanks to La Fête’s consultant role, the Glamour Beauty Festival is going from strength to strength. Glamour magazine and La Fête have so far had a wonderful collaboration and I’m excited to see what the future holds.”
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Charrlotte De'Davis, Founder of Bardou Beauty & The Bardou Foundation
November 23, 2018
The BARDOU Foundation IWD Gala
“When I first met Charlotte, we immediately hit it off and I knew I wanted to work with her. Whilst organising The BARDOU Foundation’s International Women’s Day gala in March 2018, I saw Charlotte’s resourcefulness, efficiency, honesty and creativity. I knew that our event was in safe hands and I thoroughly enjoyed working with La Fête. I will be happily entrusting Charlotte with our upcoming events.”
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Léa & Arthus
November 23, 2018
Tuscan Chic
“We very much enjoyed working with Charlotte. She constantly listened and heard our needs throughout the project and knew exactly how to stay focused, yet extremely flexible. We especially liked her attentiveness, people skills and patience, as well as her adaptability, involvement and reactivity, particularly on the big day.”
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Christophe
October 13, 2017
Charlotte took care of everything
In February 2011, Charlotte took full charge of the organisation of my aunt Jeannette’s 90th birthday. 60 guests from all four corners of Europe were brought together by her in order to celebrate the event in a castle on the outskirts of Barcelona. Charlotte took care of everything and everyone; reservations, transport, catering, music, shows, photographer, videographer, fireworks, dedicated website, etc. Everything went to perfection; the 60 guests and the birthday girl have all kept an imperishable memory of the event.”
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Victoria & Richard
October 13, 2017
I would definitely recommend
Charlotte helped organise our wedding from start to finish, not missing a thing. We were married on a very small island on the west coast of France, where she was able to source hard to find items, which were integral to our wedding day. She took the stress out of the language barrier, effectively translating between myself and all of the vendors. She was extremely organised and helpful. I would definitely recommend Charlotte.”
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