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  • Welcome to the blog of Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio. My name is Nathalie Cadet-James and I am a Haitian-American event planner and designer. Before channeling my creative energy into this field, I was an attorney at top law firms and clerked for a Federal Judge. It did not take long to realize I’d rather be telling stories by transforming spaces and creating beautiful atmospheres. We produce weddings, social celebrations and corporate events. Clients from all over the world seek our services. We would love to hear from you! Nous aimerions entendre parler de vous! Nos encantaría saber de usted! Gostaríamos muito de ouvir de você! Be sure to visit our website: www.LuxeFete.com

Astrid and Andy Feature in Weddings Illustrated

“The day of our wedding, my husband and I worried about nothing, says Astrid. “Our only job was to enjoy ourselves. And we did!” It makes me so proud to see these words in print. Astrid and Andy’s celebration was truly a pleasure to be a part of. Let’s see:

The prettiest church in Miami? Check.

The most authentic and fun couple? Check.

Beautiful people from Europe and Venezuela dancing the night/morning away as if it were Carnival in Brazil? Check.

A group of Venezuelan boys teaching me some fancy salsa moves at 5:30 a.m.? Check.

A grand and historic venue? Check.

Incredible drinks, food and desserts (particularly the alfajores) . Check.

I love my job. Thank you Weddings Illustrated for featuring Astrid and Andy’s Spanish-inspired Wedding. And thank you to my awesome team of vendors for making it happen.

I would be remised not to take the time to send a special hello to Astrid’s family and friends in Venezuela. Thinking of you all during these urgent times and praying for change soon. We see you!

Nat

Event Planning and Design: Luxe Fete Event Planning and Design Studio; Photographer: Ozzy Garcia Photography; Catering: Premiere Beverage Catering; Production: Anne Marie Shaffer of Blooming Events International; Lighting: Rays of Light; Vintage Rentals: Unearthed Vintage; Venue: The Alfred Dupont Building; Ceremony: Plymouth Congregational Church; Officiant: Fr. Abel Cotelo and Rabbi Barry Silver; Cinematography: Miami Artist Group; Make Up – Judith Prince; Hair - Jenny Berger; Entertainment: La Linea Band; Dress: Ian Stuart; Desserts: Catalina Bake Shop

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March 24, 2014 - 6:55 AM

Marystratton - Now this is what I call a wedding planning. Those flowers on dining table look so good and elegant.

Dr. Abbie’s 50th Birthday Party Pictures

Years ago, we dreamed of producing an event at this Frank Gehry architectural gem, the New World Center (Inspired by: New World Symphony). So lucky to have had the talented Gesi Schilling capture this moment. We’re happy to share these breathtaking photos of Abbie’s 50th birthday celebration. We told you about this fabulous event here, so now enjoy the pictures. Still have yet to come across a better rooftop view in Miami!
Nat
Event Planning and Design: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, www.luxefete.com
Beach Venue: Surfcomber Hotel, www.surfcomber.com
Beach Activities: Boucher Brothers, www.boucherbrothers.com
Reception Venue: New World Center, www.nws.edu
Catering: www.thierrycatering.com
Rentals: Nuage Designs and Blooming Events, www.nuagedesigns.com / www.be-original.com
Entertainment: Heatwave Band and Litus Music Installations, http://vimeo.com/sflheatwave / www.litusmusicinstallations.com
Cake: Dominique Couture Cakes, www.dominiquescouturecakes.com
Photographer: Gesi Schilling, www.gesischilling.com
Film by: Michael E. Atwood, Madcap Production, http://vimeo.com/wnbt
Produced by: Nathalie Cadet-James

50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

I never want to design and produce an event that is not documented by Michael Atwood of Madcap Production. It is a very strong statement, but take a look at the film below and you will understand why.

We had the honor of designing and planning a 50th Birthday party for a special man, Dr. Abbie. Friends and family joined from Nigeria, Paris, London, Dubai, New York – literally all over the world – for the destination celebration. We started the festivities with a beach day on South Beach, maybe or maybe not a field trip KOD, followed by a classy party on stage at the New World Center, home of the New World Symphony. This, my friends, is la dolce vita. Ring the alarm.

Nat

Abbie’s 50th Birthday Celebration in Miami Beach, Florida. from Luxe Fête on Vimeo.

Event Planning and Design: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, www.luxefete.com
Beach Venue: Surfcomber Hotel, www.surfcomber.com
Beach Activities: Boucher Brothers, www.boucherbrothers.com
Reception Venue: New World Center, www.nws.edu
Catering: www.thierrycatering.com
Rentals: Nuage Designs and Blooming Events, www.nuagedesigns.com / www.be-original.com
Entertainment: Heatwave Band and Litus Music Installations, http://vimeo.com/sflheatwave / www.litusmusicinstallations.com
Cake: Dominique Couture Cakes, www.dominiquescouturecakes.com
Photographer: Gesi Schilling, www.gesischilling.com
Film by: Michael E. Atwood, Madcap Production, http://vimeo.com/wnbt
Produced by: Nathalie Cadet-James
Stay tuned for some beautiful pictures captured by Gesi Schilling.
February 21, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Dr. Abbie’s 50th Birthday Party Pictures » Miami Wedding Planner Blog - […] breathtaking photos of Abbie’s 50th birthday celebration. We told you about this fabulous event here, so now enjoy the pictures. Still have yet to come across a better rooftop view in […]

February 21, 2014 - 7:13 AM

Nathalie Cadet-James - Thanks Erika. Mike Atwood and Gesi Schilling are both amazing to work with. Glad you enjoyed them.

February 21, 2014 - 12:49 AM

Erika Kelly - Love the pictures and video!

Muses and Visionaries Magazine Feature

Muses & Visionaries Magazine is a savvy lifestyle publication inspiring women to create a life well-lived through smart and impactful content. Simply refreshing. What an honor to be included in their recent Influencers Issue, with journalist Lesley Stahl on the cover.  A special thanks to insightful writer Tess Ghilaga for truly capturing the essence of who I am and what Luxe Fête is. This one definitely gets bookmarked as a favorite.

Nat

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