Friday, November 23, 2012

Mint & Coral Wedding Inspiration

        Mint is an inspiring color and it can be used in so many lovely combinations. Pairing mint with coral is evocative of joy, beauty and rebirth. Using this combo for your wedding will make a wonderful statement about how you approach life. Mint just simply cannot be melancholy.

Mint & Coral Dessert Table

A wedding table using shades of mint & peach.

Succulents mixed with peach & coral
Another gorgeous bouquet using succulents.

Beautiful coral, chandelier dot wedding cake
                                                                Pleated Wedding Cake

                                                                Mint & Coral Peony Cake

 Macaroons from 'lette macarons are delicious to look at, and to eat.
Mint Wedding Favors

Amazing mint green wedding dress by Vera Wang.

                                                       Dreamy Claire Pettibone wedding dress.


Mint & coral chandelier earrings by Exquisite Artistry

Mint & Coral Bracelet



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rustic Dinner Party

We had the wonderful opportunity to design a warm, rustic dinner party at Villa Privata. The venue has many beautiful spaces for parties, but this dinner party was planned for the Terrazza. We used walnut Chiavari chairs to compliment the abundance of brick and stone used throughout the property. For the table covering, we layered an antique rug over canvas and used a plethora of wood accents and candles to create an inviting atmosphere.



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Book Club Dinner Party

In mid September we designed a book club dinner party at a private residence in Northern California. We used warm, vibrant colors to create an inviting setting and compliment the early autumn garden.
 Photos by Vicari Photography.

Roxanne & Ann-Marie

Thursday, November 1, 2012


  Hello, we are Ann-Marie Peterson & Roxanne Gibbs Maleske, the owners of ravens • fête. We design and plan private parties, weddings, engagements, birthday bashes, corporate events, fundraisers, etc. Our blog is a place to have a conversation with you and share some of our inspiration and experiences. We look forward to meeting creative new people who admire beauty and enjoy a wonderful event as much as we do. We invite you to get to know us and to tell us who you are and the things you love. We are always looking for fabulous new venues, talent and vendors to work with; as well as, beautiful and unique items for our store- so feel free to send us your suggestions. Follow us along on the exciting adventure of event planning & design-where there is never a dull moment.

We would like to thank E. Peterson Designs for creating our beautiful logo and the talented Sadie Olive  for designing our lovely website.

                                                              Roxanne & Ann-Marie