Fête Nashville: Luxury Weddings

Love Letters

HI BEST WEDDING PLANNER IN THE WORLD!!!!! You truly made my fairytale wedding come true! I don’t think our wedding day could have been ANY more perfect and any more US. From how it ran to the details, you thought of for Andrew and I. You blew us away and we couldn’t have been happier!!! You’re superhuman! You’re amazing Sara. So grateful I got to work with you.
— Shawn Johnson
Seriously couldn’t have made this happen without these ladies! Sara was with me through the year of planning & made our dream night a reality! So thankful for her!
— Amy, bride
When my fiance and I were finally able to pick a date (lol, you have no idea), I knew I had a million things to do but wasn’t sure where or how to start. I’m probably not like most brides, I didn’t have 100 pinterest boards or any real direction in mind. I just had an idea of what I wanted in my head and Sara made that come to fruition.
My wedding was everything I wanted and more. Maybe every bride hears this, but people told me that my wedding was the best one they’d ever been to. And I can’t take the credit for that.
The entire planning process was enjoyable and somehow stress-free. I honestly can’t say enough wonderful things about Fête Nashville and Sara. Every single detail was covered right through the execution and even the follow ups! I’ve told everyone that I feel so lucky to have gotten Sara (I couldn’t believe she was available for my date) but now I see that I got more than that. I got a friend.
— Laura, bride
Thank you for everything! It was the perfect wedding!
— Donna, Mother of the Bride
As a wedding and event planner, Sara is a true visionary. She took every snippet, idea and vision I had for my wedding, ran with it, and turned it into more than I could have imagined. She had endless ideas and solutions for every wedding detail, big and small, was consistently on task, made numerous vendor comparisons before committing to the right one, and regularly checked in with me to share ideas and make sure I was fulfilling duties she needed from me as the bride. She took the stress of being a bride off my shoulders and made the wedding planning an incredibly fun experience. I can’t even count the number of raving reviews I’ve received of how uniquely beautiful our wedding turned out. I highly recommend Sara’s phenomenal expertise!
— Katie, bride
Sara! Thank you so much for all of your hard work! We cannot come up with words to describe how thankful we are for all of your support during the planning & execution of our absolutely perfect day! You are amazing! Love.
— Andrew & Emily, newlyweds!
Sara, I really enjoyed working with you at the Barr wedding and reception. I’ve heard many good things about your organization; all of which was confirmed Saturday afternoon. First class all the way.
— Blair Saldana, CEO, Nashville Party Authority
My fairy tale wedding… not only did I marry my prince charming but I was lucky enough to have Sara Fried as my fairy godmother. From the first day that I met with Sara till our wedding day, she was on top of every single aspect of the wedding planning process. She was at all of our meetings with vendors, always sending e-mail reminders and confirmations and overall an excellent communicator. I am not one of those girls who has always dreamed of her wedding day and had every detail planned. Upon meeting with Sara she helped me create my vision and made it a reality. I HIGHLY recommend Sara Fried and Fete Nashville if you are looking to plan a wedding day that you will never forget. She is an incredible wedding planner who is creative, organized, and an overall amazing human being. We absolutely love her and are so appreciative of her services over the past year a half.
— Alana, bride
You are magic … as usual.
— Lesa Neff, The Bridge Building
Dear Sara, Enclosed is your final payment – it’s the best money I’ve ever spent! You have become so special to Kim and me. You are very well suited to your wedding planning business – your conscientiousness, tenacity, attention to detail, and professionalism all work beautifully for you! We can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done to make Kim and Coye’s wedding a success.
— Cindy, Mother of the Bride
The single best investment in a wedding or event is a great planner, who will organize a team of vendors that go the extra mile… Having worked with hundreds of event planners on thousands of events over the last several years, I’m delighted to give Sara two thumbs up! This one’s a no-brainer, folks.
— Blake Chaffin, President/Owner, Nashville Event Lighting
Sara Fried from Fête Nashville was THE reason my wedding went off without a hitch. I honestly don’t know where I would have been without her. She’s is absolutely amazing in her taste, but more than that, she dealt with our vendors, kept everything in line (including my mother and I with our big ideas) and kept us to our budget.
I know people say you can do a wedding on your own and to cut the planner to cut costs,
but now that I am looking back on my wedding day, I firmly believe the opposite.
My wedding day was a loving, elegant, warm and fabulous day free of stress and worry.
I took a few moments before the reception to walk around with my groom to see our vision realized – this was definitely achieved thanks to Fête Nashville.
— Megan, bride
Sara was wonderful to work with this past weekend! As an event band, we see many weddings and many wedding planners, and Sara is right up there with some of the best we’ve worked alongside. She is calm and collected while also making sure everything runs smoothly. I hope to be a part of one of her events again soon!
— Robby Stone, MC and Lead Singer, Live Revival Band
Working with Sara is like working with a friend. She has incredible enthusiasm and passion for what she does. Sara made sure our vision came alive regardless of our budget. Thank you, Sara, for making our day perfect!
— Jenn, bride
Best wedding I have ever been to, and it happened to be mine. I am a control freak who had to let go for my wife’s sake. Sara was amazing, knew how to make sure we both had what was important to us, and made the day turn key.My guests thought I had spent 3 times what we did, and it was truly an amazing job by everyone involved. Sara understood our vision, and went a bit further. If you could ever get this girl, do it, a true gem and a very rare commodity. Best decision we made, and VERY worth the money.
Thank you Sara for making our day so special!
— Jeff, the groom
We met with Sara after ‘interviewing’ other planners and was drawn by her passion and vision. We came away from that intial meeting knowing we found exactly the right person. Her genuine and thoughtful approach to our ideas made us feel so comfortable. Sara went to the ends of the earth finding all those details that made our dream day come off exactly the way we had envisioned. It was important to me that our guests have an amazing experience, it was equally important that my daughter’s special day be exactly what she wanted…it happened due to Sara’s hard work and attention to detail. I HIGHLY recommend Sara and Fete Nasvhille for your event…ours would not have been so successful without her.
— Eileen, Mother of the Bride
Thank you for everything. It was perfect.
— Danielle, Bride
Wanted to thank Sara Fried for being the best wedding planner a girl could have and thank you to Katie Russo for being the best hair and makeup crew a girl needs on her wedding day! Also Hays McWhirter and everyone else at Schermerhorn Symphony Center and everyone else that made our big day even bigger! Xoxo
— Ronda, bride
Sara’s professionalism, organization and commitment to excellence helped make this occasion one of the most incredible weddings I’ve yet been a part of…let alone attended. A true professional who takes pride in her hard work, I only wish I could have used her when we got married years (and years) ago.
I am so happy Sara was in charge of making my sister-in-law’s wedding dreams come true…because the end result was a fairytale. From emails with picture ideas for the ringbearers and flower girl to just personal notes now and then showing us my sister-in-law was always on her mind and she was always thinking up creative and amazing new ideas for her special day… I watched my sister-in-law and mother-in-law throughout the process and was so blown away by how easy their planning process was from beginning to end…all because of the the talent and vision of Sara and Fete Nashville.
Thank you Sara for making this weekend one of the most incredible, special, beautiful weekends of our collective family’s life.
— Emily Schneider, Sister-in-law of the Bride
Dear Sara,
There are not enough words to express how grateful we are for all the effort and hard work you put into helping to make Alana and Blayne’s wedding the wedding they envisioned. Everything was perfect! You took all our thoughts and wants and needs and put them together to present a wedding that I know I dreamed of and I am sure the kids did also. All the various pieces fit together perfectly, the room and flowers were exactly as we wanted. The Chuppah was stunning, the band terrific as well as the trio and DJ. I can’t say enough about the service and food at the Lowe’s. I am sure the pictures and video will also be wonderful. Picture this Nashville was a big hit.
You are amazing!!!
— Judi Schneider, Mother of the Bride
Sara, just wanted to tell you again THANK YOU for calling us on the Mittelberg Mitzvah. The job you did and the level of details were just amazing, not to mention I certainly appreciate how easy you guys were to work with.
— Rick Ryan, Rick Ryan Entertainment
Working with Fete Nashville was a great experience! Sara has so much enthusiasm for her work and her clients, making any event a success. The collaboration couldn’t have been smoother. We welcome her and her clientele at CJ’s Off the Square anytime!
— Amy Parman, Senior Event Planner, CJ’s Off The Square
Sara and her team consistently and professionally get the job done in a calm and cool manner that never rattles the bride and groom. She exceeds everyone’s expectations while ensuring a smooth party for all involved!
— Russell Wolff, Wedding & Bar Mitzvah DJ
Sara, I just wanted to thank you for everything you did to make Kevin and Megan’s wedding so wonderful!!! You did an awesome job!! Thank you!!
— Alice, Mother of the Groom
The wedding last night was truly a fairytale. You are incredible.
— Julie Rosenthal, guest
Sara is amazing to work with on events! Her creative vision for design is spectacular and will create the perfect environment for your event. Sara is also very detailed oriented. She will follow through on every aspect of your event to make sure it is exactly what you desire. I look for to another opportunity to work with Sara.
— Allison Witt, Senior Event Manager, A Dream Come True Events and Catering
Working with Sara was a wonderful experience. My daughter, Stephanie, lives in Atlanta and I live in Nashville. Sara balanced the communication between the two of us beautifully. Neither one of us were ever out of the loop.
Stephanie and I already had a vision of what we wanted. Sara connected us to the vendors that would best complete our vision. She would give us suggestions that would carry us through to the day. WE all had lots of laughter!
If we got off track, she would put us back on track! For clients who have no clue, Sara is the one to go to! She has such patience, knowledge, and is organized to the last detail! NO WONDER SHE HAS THE DISTINCTION OF BEING #1 FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE!!!!
— Linda , Mother of the Bride
Sara is a passionate ambassador for her clients and exceeds expectations. She treats her clients like family and their perfect day is her utmost priority. Sara truly loves what she does, and it shows!
— Candace Keller, Event Sales Manager, The Hutton Hotel
We have worked with Sara on several events, whether she hired us to provide tents/rentals directly or she was working in a venue that we service exclusively. Either way, I have always found Sara to be very organized, creative and ready to go the extra mile for her clients whenever needed.
She is a pleasure to do business with and we at MCT highly recommend her.
— JT Terrell, Founding Partner, Music City Tents & Events
Sara was amazing!!! She truly has a knack for this industry and it really was a pleasure working with her. I think there are often times when wedding planners can go overboard or forget about the bride’s vision, but Sara always had my interest in mind and made sure the wedding was a reflection of us as a couple. Not only did she go above and beyond at all times, but she is just a great person to be around. She didn’t make the process feel as overwhelming as it could have been. I believe my mom said it best in her letter to Sara, ‘Enclosed is your final payment … it’s the best money I’ve ever spent!
— Kim, bride
My daughter loved Sara’s vision from day one. Sara came to our first meeting with all kinds of ideas just from our phone conversation. We just wanted ‘day-of’ but decided to hire her for other limited things and boy was she worth her weight in gold. We lived out of town, as did the bride, and Sara stayed in contact constantly.
We planned this wedding for two years, so I feel like Sara is now part of the family. Our daughter had the perfect wedding, even when some things started falling apart three weeks before with vendors, Sara stepped in and found people she had worked with before. Week of the wedding, our hair stylist had to cancel and Sara was on it again. The wedding was everything our daughter wanted and a large part of that was due to Sara. The perfect farm wedding ever and Sara’s first farm wedding, you would have never known that.
— Donna, Mother of the Bride
As a photographer, I was able to work with Sara behind the scenes. She was extremely knowledgeable about each detail of the wedding and was flexible as the night went on to insure a smooth & successful event! I’m looking forward to working with her again!
— Evin Krehbiel, Owner, Evin Photography
Sara is amazing. I was quite impressed with her attention to details… but even more with her composure. It takes a lot to stay poised throughout a highly active wedding day and she did it all in stride. If you’re getting married in the Nashville area, you probably want to give her a call.
— Nam Nguyen, Owner, Nam Nguyen Photography
Sara is a real pleasure to work with. We have worked with Sara on small, medium and GIGANTIC weddings. She treats them all with attention to every single detail. Her organization gives us the freedom to do what we do best (playing the music) and take our mind off worrying if we will get our cues. Weddings are meant to be enjoyed and Sara makes that easy with her wonderful personality. We welcome every opportunity to work with a professional like Sara and Fête Nashville.
— Diane Craig, Musical Director, Nashville Chamber Players
Everyone is glowing from the wedding, and it was because of you…you exceeded all our expectations. You are the best!
— Ellen, Mother of the Bride
Thanks so much! We really enjoy what we do and hopefully it shows! It was a pleasure working with you and we hope to work with you again soon! We would love to do some more weddings with you in Nashville! We look forward to hopefully working with you again soon!
— Keven Leonard, Band Leader, Leonard Brothers Inc.
A Joy to Work With! Sara, at Fête Nashville, provided my day-of coordination. She also was super helpful and supportive in the days and weeks leading up to the wedding, and I know she would be a great full-service planner if I needed it! She offers a wide range of services. Sara made sure I had nothing to worry about on my wedding day. Everything ran super-smoothly and was exactly as I imagined. She handled everything from vendor contacts to maintaining our schedule for the reception. Fantastic!
— Jill, bride
Congratulations! You definitely created a design with the WOW factor for this lovely couple. I love your unique touches and creative ideas that made it unique to them. Thank you for using BBJ for your linen. We were delighted to share in this happy occasion.
— Shellye Sharpton, Sales Manager, BBJ Linen
Sara has an incredible way of putting together the perfect event that is beyond what a person would ask for. She has an innate ability to bring a person’s dream event and make it a reality. The way she is able to work her magic is unlike any other event planner I’ve ever come across in any city. Her sweet and genuine nature makes the entire experience a unique one. I would never work with anyone else after seeing her work first hand.
— Amanda Schwartz, Personal Stylist @ Nordstrom
Sara consistently produces imaginative and creative events here at the Hutton Hotel. I have had the honor of working with her on several projects and have always been impressed with the enthusiasm, creativity, and sound business practices she “brings to the party”. I would not hesitate to recommend Sara as an effective and efficient event planner!
— Curtis Hinton, Hutton Hotel
Sara is a fabulous wedding planner. I knew her growing up in Nashville. It was a treat to have worked with her on my wedding. My mother & I had a vision and she was able to guide us leading up to the wedding weekend. She was great in balancing the ideas between my mother and I throughout the process.
I was an out of town bride getting married where my family lives in Nashville. She was very diligent with schedule times for us to have phone conferences; as well as planning for the dates I would be visiting in Nashville. We had some fabulous venders that she worked with. I was in charge of selecting the band & photographer. Sara gave me a list of each and she was extremely knowledgeable with all of them. It was actually difficult to select from, but she assisted to make sure we stayed with in our budget. Amazing wedding planner!
— Stephanie, bride
It has been so lovely to get to know Sara and work with her fabulous brides! She has amazing insight into the style and personality of the client – she not only is a listener, but also a wonderful interpreter for her client. For a vendor, this type of communication is essential. It is great to know that Sara has really HEARD her client and can convey to me exactly what is needed so that I can best fulfill the client’s wishes. We are looking forward to working with her again!
— Juanita Lane, Owner, Dulce Desserts
We had a blast! I still cannot come off of this great high. Everybody from Birmingham and my family had a terrific weekend and you did an amazing job. Thank you for planning a weekend I will never forget.
— Steve, Father of the Groom
I have worked with many event planners throughout the years on both corporate and non-profit events and have never had an experience that matched the professionalism or detail that Sara offers. Not only were Sara’s events executed to perfection with such creativity and flair, but she is easy to work with. I could relax knowing that every detail was attended and on my big night, I could enjoy my time rather than worry. I would trust Sara to plan my daughter’s wedding or the most important corporate event of my career and am happy to recommend her services without reservation.
— Anne Elizabeth, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.
I want you to know that this wedding is the talk of Birmingham! My friends and family had the best time and were treated with such warm hospitality. The wedding was magnificent with attention given to every detail. Thanks for everything!
— Susan, Mother of the Groom
Sara, just wanted to say you did a marvelous job on Megan’s wedding. It was over the top, loved it. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you so much.
— Katy McEntire, Katy’s Cakes & Catering
Sara, you blew every other event planner in town out of the water! Last night surpassed what I’ve seen here over the years. Your attention to detail was MOST appreciated and enjoyed! Thank you for such a gorgeous evening! It was a total pleasure.
— Guest
Sara Fried — What a delight! She is so talented, has a great eye for design, and pays attention to every detail. As a vendor to Sara’s company, my experience is that she takes great care of her clients needs.
— Sarah Boyce, Owner, FABU Event Décor
Sara and her team hit a home run with Laurie and Joe’s wedding! With timely communication and attention to detail, every aspect of the day was covered well in advance. The result – a perfect reception for the Bride and Groom! I look forward to working Fete again in the near future!
— Matt Irwin, Irwin Entertainment