THE SCOOP ON OUR PHILOSOPHY - BE BOLD. BE BRAVE. BE YOUR OWN DESIGN.
LE FESTIN MEANS "the feast" (pronounced: fɛstɛ̃) in French, because a wedding is more than just pretty things - it's one fabulous celebration.
This is exactly why our focus is creating an experience for you and your guests. We want to make your special day truly enjoyable and memorable; something your guests can look back on and say, "WOW, that was amazing!" We want to present you with a feast - not only for your eyes, but for your stomachs, your ears, your heart, and definitely for the MIND!
How do we do this? We are a fabulous team and you are important to us. Your big day is not just another event, it's a production! Our niche is OUT-OF-THE-BOX gatherings, from elegant ultra-modern chic, sweet and romantic tales, to eclectic bohemian wedding festivals with two shakes of spice. Our couples have walked out to their ceremonies in designer gowns to thrift shop finds. We are experts in private estate, winery, ranch and hotel/resorts weddings. We also offer canna-friendly planning for our couples. Throw us your "crazy" ideas and we are so willing and happy to explore how we can make them possible.
We are humbled to write that our work has been featured in many magazines and website publications. We pride ourselves in being able to create weddings that reflect our couples’ interests and passions, rather than the latest trend. We don’t believe in trends, but we do believe in creating amazing parties, however YOU define it. So, come and dream, get creative, indulge in yummy foods and drinks - we know how to make everything fit and take it back down-to-Earth when needed and we're with you every step of the way!
KORINNA PETERSON - OWNER + HEAD DESIGNER + PLANNER
Korinna is a tattoo'd, fast-talking, tell-it-like-it-is, grounded dreamer, bucket o' fun wedding planner and designer. Starting her career in management of corporate events, restaurants and bars in Los Angeles, she has accumulated over a decade of experience and has been featured in numerous publications on print and online.
She is a highly respected planner and designer in the events industry and has taught event planning workshops in the Central Coast of California. Korinna founded the San Luis Obispo Wedding Planners in 2015 and was among the first in California to bring cannabis weddings into the spotlight. She spends her time up and down the coast from San Deigo to Paso Robles creating high-end events and weddings that focus on guest experience and unique themes.
Design style: I love any style my clients ask of me, but do add personal twists that step out of the box. Although I love classic elegance, my design brain shines best with artsy, sexy touches (yes, I went there – that’s how I do), mixed with a bit of mischief and rebellion. At the end of the day, no matter what style the event may be, my clients always have these three things things in common:
1) LOVE OF GREAT FOOD & DRINKS
2) LOVE OF ENTERTAINING
3) COURAGE TO STEP OUTSIDE OF THE BOX
Favorite ice cream flavor: Hazelnut (gelato!)
Favorite place visited: I am an avid traveler and have been fortunate enough to have lived and visited quite a few countries. Each country and city has it's own charm, but I have to go with Rome. What can I say? She has a little bit of everything.
One item on the bucket list: It's more like a series of items, but it is to live in a different country or city every year for a few months.
What you never leave home without: I'd love to write something profound here, like "a sense of adventure", but nope - it's my phone.
Favorite band or musician: Tie between Bjork, Portishead and Radiohead
Favorite painter: Frida Kahlo por vida
Favorite Cocktail: A slightly dirty martini, Chopin, 3 olives
Something not too many people know: I speak 4 languages horribly, used to be a trip hop singer, will break into a prank or song at any moment (I AM the type to sing a song related to phrase or word someone just said), obsessed with Italian shoes, can eat North Indian food and sushi all day... every day.
When not at a wedding Korinna is probably: Traveling, eating well, in my cozy corner with candles lit and curled up with my Kindle, or coming up with the next project!
Dislikes: Small talk
AMIE "BRI" CORMIER - PLANNER + EVENT COORDINATOR
Amie, or "BRI" as everyone calls her, has been planning ang coordinating weddings for over 5 years. Within those years, Bri had the great opportunity to work in some of the Central Coast's most renowned venues, from Hearst Castle (they don't just let anyone in, folks), Justin Winery, Greengate Ranch to the smaller, more intimate spaces. She has likely worked at more venues than most event planners in the Central Coast and has earned the respect of her vendor peers.
Bri also learned much from her mentors at Kramer Events by way of music/sound and lighting design. She is somewhat of an insane workaholic, but thankfully does take time to unwind and unplug.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Thrifty’s Mint & Chip, and the new Magnum “double cherry” crackable tub... but, let’s be real here, the only ice cream I’m not eating is bubble gum or licorice
Favorite place visited: Havasupai! The Yucatán is a close second (the cenotes & tacos & sopa de Lima... swoon!!!)
One item on the bucket list: Swim with otters
What you never leave home without: Sunglasses & lip moisturizer
Favorite band or musician: Kruangbin for most activities at the moment. However this is an impossible question to answer! I oscillate what I’m listening to, genre wise, throughout the day. Soul, blues, hip hop, trip hop, singer songwriters, classical.
Favorite painter: Melissa McCracken, Kandinsky, Dali, Pieter Bruegel The Elder, Hieronymus Bosch, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe. However, I prefer photography to painting. Nothing compares to a fine silver halide print, for me.
Favorite Cocktail: Anything not sweet, with citrus & elderflower. Also I drink more “water with extra lemon” than any person you’ve ever met!
Something not too many people know: I used to make wine at a winery. I also used to have a diamond affixed to my tooth (oh, to be young and in college for liberal arts).
When not at a wedding Bri is probably: I am a true Aesthete & Philocalist, always seeking out the sublime. Doing something outside, hiking, going on an adventure- or planning my next adventure. I’m always planning something for someone! Cooking is also something I really enjoy; unfortunately I don’t have much time to do so these days.
Dislikes: The song, “Baby Got Back”, people who treat service staff poorly ... or any other human being for that matter, day light savings time, beans not cooked correctly, blisters, pet hair on clothing, when I asked my best friend what she thinks my biggest dislike is, she responded, “people who lack self awareness, and ineptness” (ha!!!)
KRYSTA COLEMAN - PLANNER + EVENT COORDINATOR
Krysta earned her Professional Wedding and Event Planning Certification Program from Cal Poly and has been involved in well-known venues throughout the Central Coast. Her background is both in corporate events and weddings, so she is a total dynamite when dealing with any situation. Her rapport with people of various backgrounds, cultures and professions allow her to work beautifully with everyone she meets.
Krysta grew up in Santa Barbara, California and always had a flare for creating events, from small dinner parties to large gathering. She has always been curious about family dynamics, traditions, and cultures. Weddings have always held a special place in her heart, even as a little girl. She remembers playing "wedding" with her Barbies and cutting photos out of magazines to make wedding vision boards. How's that for dedication?
Favorite ice cream flavor: Oatmeal Cookie Halo Top
Favorite place visited: Even tie between, Australia, Switzerland & Greece
One item on the bucket list: Climb to the top of Machu Picchu
What you never leave home without: Mascara
Favorite band or musician: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite painter: Hannah Adamaszek
When not at a wedding Krista is probably: Traveling or planning my next adventure