Catta Verdera Country Club | Phill and Megan Sheffield Two Years Later

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

Enjoying Life with Zoe’s Giggles and Lola’s Kisses

Phill Sheffield is a wedding videographer who has worked with Debra Hiebèrt, owner of Tres Fabu, for the past six years. With over 11 years of video experience and 400+ events filmed, Phill sees each wedding as a unique opportunity to capture something amazing and new. His cinematic style has delighted more than 350 brides and grooms worldwide.

The “Sheffield Family” all started with a truly modern engagement in April 2009…

Megan was ecstatic to open up her gift from Phill. As she peered down into the gift bag, hidden beneath layers of tissue paper, was a brand new iphone! It was just what she had wanted for her birthday!

Just as Phill started to explain the phone’s cool features, Meagan turned it on. As the screen lit up, so did Megan’s face… “Will you marry me” appeared, along with a picture of a beautiful sparkling ring!

April 2010: The Wedding At Catta Verdera Country Club

Lincoln, California | April 24, 2012

Guests: 127

The Theme: Casual but Elegant

Colors: Sangria Purple & Natural Green

When Phill and Megan began planning their wedding, they had a pretty clear vision of what they wanted. Phill had been filming weddings for ten years and the couple was able to share many ideas from years of inspirations. They hired Debra Hiebèrt of Très Fabu Event Planning and Design to make it all happen!

“We came to Debra with our initial vision and the vendors we had planned on using, and she took that to the next level and helped arrange the dizzying array of details that we hadn’t even thought of,” says Phill. “She helped take our visions and big picture ideas and implement a cohesive theme throughout the entire wedding.”

The couple was married outside, overlooking the 18th green on the beautiful Catta Verdera golf course. They each had four attendants; ladies dressed in black dresses with sangria purple shoes and men wore black tuxedos accompanies by sangria purple ties. The bride wore an ivory strapless dress with a side drape, with beaded detail on the bodice, drape, and skirt. It had a chapel length train and a very elaborate bustle that took four people to figure out! “I felt like I belonged in that dress,” says Megan. “It made me feel beautiful, confident, and relaxed.”

Phill’s favorite memory of the day was seeing Megan walk down the aisle. “We had timed the long walk down the hillside from the top at about three minutes and it was a remarkable three minutes—it really felt complete at that one moment,” says Phill. “The tears flowed heavily and unexpectedly and it’s a moment I will never forget. The first time in my life where one single moment blew by and also lasted forever.”

Megan and Phill wrote their ceremony, which was performed by Megan’s uncle. It included a reading of “Union” by Robert Fulghum, which truly reflected the journey that they took from the moment they met to their wedding day. A special and unique part of their ceremony was the “wine box.” The couple wrote letters to each other and placed them in the box accompanied by a bottle of wine. They vowed to add a new letter and enjoy the bottle of wine each year on their anniversary!

Guests enjoyed an outside cocktail hour following the ceremony. Mike Anderson from Creative Memories Entertainment provided a “rat pack” feel with fun tunes. As the evening proceeded, Megan and Phill were ecstatic to join the party in the fabulously decorated reception room…

“The decor inside the reception was beautiful,” says Phill. “Debra created a mantle celebration that took our breath away. The mantle was lit with hundreds of clear vases with floating candles in them. Each end was flanked with a large flower and branch arrangement and some of the pomanders from the ceremony site. The head table was decorated with green pintuck linens from Mimi & Co. and lots more candles. The guest tables had white linens with sangria purple napkins that were folded to hold the wedding favors—a lottery ticket and a hand written thank you note for each attendee.”

Dinner consisted of a gourmet, four course meal of soup; sorbet; salad; and chicken, steak, or vegetarian risotto. The ivory wedding cake was prepared by Shelton’s Wedding Cake Designs and was three tiers with carrot cake/chocolate chip/carrot cake layers. The groom’s cake was red velvet with a very significant cake topper…two plastic replicas of the couple’s favorite Nintendo Wii avatar character!

“Our reception was a blast!” says Megan. “It went by so quickly, but the toasts were awesome and the food was amazing. It was the best night because how often do you get to be surrounded by all of your family and friends who love and support you and wish you nothing but the best!”

Following the wedding, Phill and Megan set off to Vegas for a mini-moon filled with delicious meals and a few Cirque de Soleil shows. Their official honeymoon took place in December—a week long Caribbean cruise!

In the last two years, the Sheffield’s lives have changed quite a bit! They welcomed Zoe Corrine to the family on November 20, 2011. Lola (the family dog) continues to be a loving big sister. And since then, their days have been filled with “baby toys, diapers, bottles, and giggles!”
Professional Event Vendor Team:

Event Design; Planning & Production: Debra Michelle Hiebèrt & Très Fabu Event Planning and Design
Wedding Reception Venue: Catta Verdera Country Club
Specialty Linens: Mimi & Company
Floral Design: Botanica Floral Design
Lighting: Creative Memories Entertainment/Mike Anderson
Entertainment/DJ/MOC: Creative Memories Entertainment/Mike Anderson
Photography: Dream Imagery
Videography: Phillip Alan Films
Event Paperie: DIY Bride Project

Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design | New Website Launch

Written by Allison Hopkins for Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design

Debra Michelle Hiebèrt and the staff at Très Fabu Event Planning and Design invite you to check out the company’s new website   —   just launched!

Stay up-to-date on the designs of the latest weddings and special events through the Très Fabu Events Blog, Facebook, and Twitter postings. Debra Michelle Hiebèrt is proud to be celebrating 14 years of planning and executing fabulous events throughout northern and southern California, the Wine Country, and the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.  She and her fabulous team looks forward to planning and designing your next celebration!

Please share the news of their new website!!!!  xoxo


Serrano Country Club | Kasie and Thomas: A Beautiful Video for a Lovely Bride and Groom

18,000+ Views of this Wedding Film

in One Year & Counting!

Debra Michelle Hiebèrt, owner of Très Fabu Event Planning and Design, is ecstatic to share the cinema snippet of the wedding event her professional design team created on behalf of her April 2011 Bride and Groom’ Wedding Celebration Extravaganza!

Please watch as Kasie and Thomas, along with their family and friends, celebrate a day of unity, love, and nothing less than magic.  Enjoy!

Cinematographer: Robert Balasko of Art Studio Films ~ Europe/Croatia

Received on Thurdsay, May 18th, 2011

Note of Gratitude for the Wedding of Kasie and Thomas ~ from Jann Bytheway, Mother-of-the Bride
Serrano Country Club, El Dorado Hills

Debra ~

Thank you so much for putting on such an incredible wedding for Kasie and Thomas.

It was beautiful, magical…and well, simply awesome!

It will forever be etched in the minds of all those who attended and forever in the hearts of Kasie and Thomas. Debra, thank you for your patience and love, through this whole entire wedding production process. You are a beautiful person and woman. A true treasure you are.

This wedding could never have been accomplished without you. I did not just gain a son-in-law through this process, but also an adopted daughter. I will always be here for you, will always encourage you, will be your mentor, and will always have your back and will always think you are nothing less than Très Fabu!

That’s my adoptive Mom vow to you.

Love & Hugs,
Jann Bytheway

Holiday Inn Sacramento | When Adam Found His Pretty Woman

Meagan and Her Groom Celebrate Their First Year of Bliss with Fond Memories of a Beautiful Celebration
Wriiten by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

Adam and Meagan Corrigan met while walking down the street in Las Vegas. Two years later, on the evening of February 25, 2011, they were dancing to their first reception song, “Pretty Woman.” She caught his eye and couldn’t help but inform him, ‘That’s me! I am your pretty woman!’

The Vegas trip was followed by a long distance relationship between London and Sacramento, a time when Meagan and Adam’s love grew stronger. When they decided to take the next step, they were under a bit of a time crunch since Adam was visiting on a tourist visa. They knew a wedding planner was in need. They had 6 weeks to plan the day!

“I have known Debra [Très Fabu Event Planning and Design] for several years,” says Meagan Corrigan. “I knew I could trust her expertise to see the little details that would make our event fabulous!”

Since the couple needed to make sure all the paperwork was filed prior to Adam’s visa expiring, they decided to split the ceremony and reception into two different days. It also gave Adam’s family (from London and Austria) time to make travel arrangements for the reception.

The Ceremony:

The couple was married in a small ceremony performed by a judge at City Hall in San Francisco. It was under three minutes and they read their own vows. It was followed by a beautiful dinner at Morton’s in the city, where she wore a white, knee length, strapless dress and he wore a grey suit.

Then…a month later…The Reception!

Date: February 25, 2012, 6pm
Location: Holiday Inn on J Street, Sacramento
Guests: 90
Dinner: American Cuisine

“Debra was my hero,” says Corrigan. “She exceeded all of our expectations when we walked into our reception room. It was beautiful and everything I could have dreamt of.”

The reception took place on the 16th Floor with panoramic views overlooking all of downtown Sacramento. Debra incorporated yellows, red, and golds into a very rich décor for the Friday evening celebration. The bride wore a dramatic gown that she adored.

“She [Debra] met with us several times during the planning process and new exactly where to get the items for the reception,” says Corrigan. “She also knew what questions to ask when working with the venue and how to make requests to ensure we were fully taken care of. For someone who has a lot of experience with the bits of a wedding (having photographed several hundreds), I knew the difference it makes to have one commander and a chief. It allowed all of my family and friends to be guests fully at our reception.”

How did the couple feel about their vendors? In Meagan’s words….

Debra Hiebèrt, Owner of Tres Fabu – “Our Hero”

Mike Anderson, Creative Memories, DJ – “Rocked the house, such a professional”

Jackie’s Flowers, Florist – “Beautiful designs full of texture; both my bouquets were one of a kind”

Phillip Alan Films, Videographer – “An inspiration. We premiered our wedding ceremony short film with our guests at the reception for the first time. It was like they were there with us!”

Michael Hall Photography and Andrea Bucheli Photography – “Both dear friends and a joy to have them with us on both days; our photographs are fun and beautiful!”

Ettore’s Bakery – Carrot Cake, both of our favorites! Cannolis, Cookies, and a Fruit Basket cake for guests!

Nora at the Holiday Inn – “very sweet and accommodating!”

Meagan and Adam went on a mini moon to Mendocino, where they rode bikes, relaxed in the saltwater spa, enjoyed massages, and ate vegetarian meals grown in the massive garden on the property.

One year later, the couple would ‘do it all over again’ and answers their current state of life as ‘L.O.V.E.’ Meagan is continuing to photograph brides and grooms (her career of nine years) and Adam is continuing his career as a professional fighter in mixed martial arts.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento and The Asian Pearl Restaurant | Mary & Paul ~ A Philadelphia Love Story in Sacramento

Wriiten by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.  When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Paul & Mary Luu reside in Sacramento, California. For their chosen professions, Paul is an Anesthesiologist and Mary is a Clinical Pharmacist. They both love to travel, experience different cultures, and try new foods.

How They Met

Mary and Paul met through a mutual friend when they were both living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for school. They did not date at the time, but kept in touch throughout the years.  They didn’t start dating until four years later, when he was in his final year of anesthesia residency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she had already moved back to California. They had a long distance relationship until he graduated from residency and moved back to California.

The Engagement

For their one-year anniversary of dating, Paul took Mary to Hawaii. She didn’t really suspect anything until the day he was going to propose. She had gotten herself a fun costume jewelry ring from the Chanel boutique as a souvenir of their trip, while shopping earlier that day. When she showed it to him he said, “That’s not a ring!” He said it a few more times, and that’s when she got a tiny bit suspicious. He didn’t propose at dinner though, so then she forgot about it.

After dinner that night they went for a walk on the beach. He picked a spot in the sand to sit down and watch the ocean in the moonlight. He then asked if he could see the ring that she had bought that day, because he wanted to get a better look at it. After looking at it again he said, “That’s not a ring….(long pause)…THIS is a ring!” He then pulled out a box with the engagement ring, and asked Mary if she would marry him! It truly WAS a ring, and she quickly took off the Chanel ring so that he could put the new engagement ring onto her finger. He proposed to Mary with a beautiful 2.5-carat center stone on a platinum band. He then explained all of the research that he had put into choosing the perfect ring, regarding clarity, cut, color, table depth ratio, culet, and all of these things about a diamond that she had never even heard of before. She was extremely impressed.

The Wedding

Their wedding was on December 18, 2010 in Sacramento, California. They had a traditional Vietnamese ceremony in the morning, where the groom’s side of the family comes to the bride’s house. His side of the family lined up in a procession in front of her house before coming in, and then presented red trays of gifts that contained jewelry for the bride and wine, tea, fruits, and cookies for her family. Over 100 of their “closest” family members, on both her side and Paul’s side, came to her house for the ceremony. It is customary for the groom’s side to then bring the bride back to the groom’s house, but since his house was far away, they brought the ceremony to the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, and that represented the groom’s house. The ceremony was held in the Capitol Room, which overlooked the California State Capitol. They had a tea ceremony and then had a wedding lunch. The wedding reception in the evening was held at the Asian Pearl restaurant. Their guests were treated to a 10-course dinner, open bar, and entertainment by Mary’s favorite famous Vietnamese singer, Y Lan. Mary’s mom flew Y Lan and her entourage up from southern California to perform at the reception.

Interesting Tidbits:

For their Honeymoon, Mary and Paul went to: Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Malta.

Wedding Day Shoes: Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent. Mary bought her blue Louboutin wedding shoes months before even picking out her wedding dress! When she saw this pair in blue, she absolutely knew that those would be her “something blue.”

Wedding Gown: Demetrios

Vietnamese Wedding Dress (ao dai): custom-made by Thai Nguyen Couture

Engagement Ring and Wedding Band: Michael M.

Professional Event Vendor Team:

Event Design; Planning & Production: Debra Michelle Hiebèrt & Très Fabu Event Planning and Design
Wedding Reception Venue: The Asian Pearl
Wedding Tea Ceremony I: The Nguyen Family Residence – Riverlake
Wedding Tea Ceremony II: The Hyatt Hotel – Sacramento
Linens: Mimi & Company
Floral Design: Floral Artistry
Pipe/Drape: Classic Party Rentals
Lighting: BP Productions and Classic Party Rentals
Entertainment/Band: Y Lan from Southern California
Photography: David Kim Photography
Event Paperie: Yen Nguyen Designs
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Wedding Gown: Demetrios
Shoes: Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent
Wedding Cake: Divine Desserts

Catta Verdera Country Club | Nod of Gratitude from Parents-of-the-Bride for Tres Fabu Event’s 9.24.11 Wedding Celebration

Dear Debra ~

I wanted to send you a note of appreciation for all you did to help make Lindsay & Jeff’s wedding a dream come true.

The whole day was so amazing!

I felt that their ceremony was particularly meaningful and intimate, the cocktail hour lovely and relaxed, dinner delicious, and the party. . . . fun, fun, fun!

Ken and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!  Shelley McArdle of Floral Artistry’s florals were incredibly beautiful and the rose petal ceremony aisle exquisite.  Dominic Fournier of Extreme Productions did a fantastic job as their DJ and Master of Ceremonies, Christina Addegio of Catta Verdera Country Club was a wonderful wedding coordinator, Cindi & Lorenzo Bartone of CinZo Celebration Photography captured the day beautifully and made us all so relaxed and Esther Aguirre of Divine Desserts by Aguirre’s cake was beautiful and delicious.  BUT none of this would have run smoothly, would of been so perfect, be beyond stunning without you overseeing the entire flow and design for their wedding day.

Everything flowed beautifully and seamlessly.  I am forever grateful for that . . . I did not worry about one thing all day.  I just enjoyed ever second with my daughter and my family.

I also must tell you how stunning the reception room looked!  I am so thankful Ken and I had our own ‘reveal’ of the wedding reception room.  Your attention to the details was amazing.  The tables were set perfectly.  The Head Table and the Fireplace were designed amazingly beautiful & we loved the cake table ~ we LOVED everything.  The room was just transformed into an exceptionally lovely and romantic setting.

We received many, many compliments!  I know It was a lot of hard work, but I hope you enjoyed the day also.    😉

I know how busy you are, but perhaps you can find time to meet for coffee or lunch sometime.  Let me know.

Love, Liz & Ken Snyder

Thank you Liz & Ken Snyder for this fabulous note to myself and my hard working team!  The Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design team, along with our preferred and stellar professional vendor team strive for reviews such as the above.  Thank you both for writing to ALL the vendors individually as well.  Incredibly thoughtful.  So many times our lives become so busy we cannot sit down to write a few notes of gratitude to whom we feel indebted somehow.  We appreciate the time you wrote your thanks to ALL of us.  Thank you for hiring and trusting all of us with your daughter, Lindsay & Jeff, your new son-in-laws, wedding day.  It was wonderful to be a part of the journey this past year creating, then full-filling their day as you all wished!  

Thank you to Shelley McArdle/Floral Artistry; Dominic Fournier/Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC., Esther Aguirre/Divine Desserts by Aguirre; Cindi & Lorenzo Bartone/CinZo Celebration Photography; Emily King/Classic Party Rentals; Christina Adeggio/Catta Verdera Country Club; Baja Limo; Martin Films; Captiol City Confections; By Invitation Only; and everyone else for making this wedding a fun and fabulous day!

Looking forward to our lunch to connect & reminisce about Lindsay & Jeff’s wedding weekend in the very near future!



You are Invited to Serrano Country Club’s Bridal Open House!!!

 Oh What a Beautiful Day!

Come join Serrano Country Club’s Bridal Open House to view their property for your potential wedding or special event!
This Saturday, November 5th, 2011.
11:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.

Sip refreshing mimosas as you mingle with professional event vendors and peruse the fabulous & lush grounds of Serrano Country Club views, vistas & venue vantage points!

The Sheraton Grand Sacramento ~ Celebrating 10 Wonderful Years in Style!

The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary.

The hotel originally opened in 2001 in downtown Sacramento and commemorated the date with a private event for their clients and members of the community.  As one of the hotel’s preferred vendors, Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design, was invited to participate in the event and showcase some of the jaw-dropping weddings and special events they have created for numerous clients held at the hotel.
Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design stated that it was an honor to be asked to create a room filled with Vintage Italian Charm.
Thank you to the other fabulous professional vendors that assisted with the overall design: Shelley McArdle of Floral Artistry, Wildflower Linens, Classic Party Rentals; Divine Desserts & CinZo Celebration Photography, along with Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design, for participating in this celebration milestone of
The Sheraton Grand’s Sacramento History.