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


Tres Fabu Events Featured in The El Dorado Hills Telegraph Newspaper: Hiebert Plans to Make Your Event Special

By Menka Belgal, El Dorado Hills Telegraph Newspaper Correspondent 

Menka Belgal • The Telegraph
Debra Hiebert, owner of Tres Fabu,
meets with clients months before
the big day to plan the event from
the lighting to the venue and
everything in between.

Debra Hiebert has been the founder, creative director and lead event designer of Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design for the past 13 years. She said she takes pride in planning unique events. One of her weddings included a Cinderella carriage complete with footmen and horses and another was televised on the show, “Platinum Weddings.” Her events have been featured in numerous publications and on KCRA Channel 3 and Fox 40.

How did you get involved in the business?

I was throwing a family member a birthday party in May of 1998 and booked 12 events from June through December of 1998 from that sole birthday event. It was an amazing ride that continues today.

What are some of the most interesting things that have happened to you?

The highlight for me this year was actually having Hollywood celebrities, Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren, in attendance at one of my clients’ weddings at The Biltmore Santa Barbara.

I also met Cal Ripken on a flight to Colorado. He kept telling me he was a pro-baseball player. Who names their son Cal for heaven’s sake? I never even heard of the Orioles. It sounded like a box of morning boxed cereal to me. When our plane landed a couple of small boys came running up to him asking for his autograph. It was hilarious.

I meet Kenny Loggins with veggie pizza in my mouth. That was nice. My favorite though was having a conversation with Clint Eastwood about his old movie “Paint Your Wagon,” again another hilarious moment in my life. It was me and Andrew McCarthy outside a cafe in Southern California.

Wherever I go, I am surrounded by humorous doings and I find humor in all situations in my life, positive or negative. That’s just how I roll. I simply roll in humor.

What are your favorite books?

One of my favorite reads a few decades back was Pillars of the Earth. It’s similar to the details you find in a vintage Dickens novel — chapters of details and layers in the novels just in building the scene, place, storyline and characters.

I adore anything Austen for it resonates with the walking romantic that I am. Robert Ludlum wrote the fabulous thrilling page-turner. My heart paces each time I pick up one of his suspense novels.

Do you give back to the community?

I had volunteered for several years in Pebble Beach/Monterey for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I now pretty much have my sights set on anything that involves the neglect and abuse of animals. In particular, dogs & horses.

What hobbies do you enjoy?

Anything that keeps me outdoors and away from technology: A game of tennis, walking, hiking the wonderland of Yosemite and Tahoe and any beach front from the Pebble Beach Peninsula down to Southern California and beyond the border.

Tell us about your family.

I’m married the most amazing man in the Western Hemisphere — in the globe for that matter. I swear (but won’t) he should wear a cape half the time. He is just that good of a man. My own super hero. He saved me as well as our three precious pups: black lab, beagle and chihuahua. They have all saved me in their own way. They have shown me unconditional love. All humans can take a few cues from doggies any day of the week.

What are you most proud of?

The legacy of being involved in these young couples love story and assisting them in building the foundation their marriage is built upon through my work in weddings.

I always like to remind them, that in the end when this wedding day is done and over, it is truly about the ceremony everyone is uniting together around them and not the most perfect color of petal pink.

It’s about what they say, do, sing, and recite as we are gathered amongst them this day as their witnesses as they pledge themselves to each other, for forever through all the peaks and valleys this life offers each of us. Again, I am such a hopeless romantic. In 13 years, I only know of three of my couples divorcing. I was heart-broken for each couple when news reached me.

What causes are you passionate about?

Anything that involves animals and small children. Both are defenseless without our help and love. It’s that simple.

What are some things about you people might be surprised to learn?

I completely miss skateboarding, horseback riding and playing massive amounts of softball. Only to be 12 again. I also love Bach to Muse, bluegrass to rock, and R&B to jazz to mad metal. Classical and vintage jazz are my favorites.

I am currently going through a Schubert and DeBussy faze. I adore all music for I associate life with it. Music assisted me in the loss of my little brother almost 21 years ago and recently my beloved Daddy and my best friend’s mother, whom was like my own mom since I was 14.

Music is wondrous. It helps make you a survivor in this world. Music does assist in healing ones soul. Music brings joy. Again, I adore music. Seriously, you should see my iTunes listing. It’s slightly insane.

Happy New Year from Très Fabu Events!

Wriiten by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design 

“Here’s a toast to the future, A toast to the past, And a toast to our friends, far and near.  May the future be pleasant; The past a bright dream; May our friends remain faithful and dear.”  ~ Anonymous

At Très Fabu Event Planning and Design, every new year marks the beginning of new celebrations! Many couples are looking ahead towards their 2012 wedding with excitement and joy. With this comes a time for planning…a time for creating a most magical day.

Debra Hiebèrt, owner of Très Fabu, has been designing unique and fabulous events for the past 13 years. From the elegant and intimate gatherings to the outside-the-box creations, Debra’s artistic team executes experiences that are unlike any other.

A few past brides have shared their thoughts…
“I felt so calm and reassured knowing there was someone who cared about my wedding as much as I did.”  ~ Molly
“They [Très Fabu] can take your lives and pick out so many moments that they know will mean the world to you later.”  ~ Jillian
“Not only is Debra’s creativity unmatched, but her contacts—florists, photographers, DJs, linen companies, etc.—made planning and executing the wedding substantially easier, allowing us more time to enjoy the process.”  ~ Alissa
“Thank you for making our wedding the most magical and unforgettable day of my life. The wedding was everything I wanted: simple, classic, and elegant.” ~ Carly
As Très Fabu Events prepares for another year of beautiful receptions and ceremonies, Debra would like to share a few highlights from 2011:
  • Très Fabu Events was formally invited to be a partner on The Ritz-Carlton’s list of preferred professional event vendors for its Half Moon Bay Resort location!
  • awards Très Fabu Events “Best of Weddings 2011”!
  • Debra and the Très Fabu Events Team executed a mega wedding at Serrano Country Club last April — wedding video viewed by more than 11,200 people worldwide since it posted 3 months ago!
Here’s to 2012 ~ CHEERS!

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.

Tres Fabu Has Been Featured in Wedding Chicks!

Event: Wedding of Seanna & Garrett
Day: November 10th, 2010
Location: Citizen Hotel, Sacramento, CA 

Seanna and Garrett  —  A Vintage Romance With a Modern Day Twist 
Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

The Theme
Seanna described the vision of her wedding as shabby, elegant, whimsy, and vintage… with a dash of girly-girl!

The Venue
The Citizen Hotel in downtown Sacramento, California is a boutique hotel known for its fabulous ‘rat pack’ forties charm! The venue was perfect; it had the rustic brick and the black grilled framed windows Seanna adored, coupled with the soft, permanent fabric-lined rooftop on the hotel’s Metropolitan Terrace. A truly perfect backdrop.

The Decor

  • A table with past wedding pictures from many family members welcomed the guests when they came off the elevators. This table also had a fabulous hat from the early 80s that Seanna’s mother wore on her wedding day. It received many wild comments!
  • A vintage frame from the 40s with a welcome sign was hanging in a tall iron birdcage stand; another table had a vintage chandelier donned with candles in silver fleur-de-lis candleholders.
  • A Wedding Wishes book from the 40s, laden with pearls; a tall stand filled with little pearls; a crown; and a silver tray with S&G tags underneath a dome of glass.
  • “Thank You” paddles and an “S&G” sign was hung over the bar on a vintage mirror.
  • Heart-shaped escort cards were showcased during the cocktail hour to direct guests to their dinner table.
  • Wooden table numbers had been created by the bride with supplies from local craft stores in Portland, Oregon. Utilizing her love of paper, she found scrapbook paper pieces (different in their patterns but similar in the color palate) and she painted all the wooden numbers and wooden frames in white, and assembled them all together. They truly added a perfect element of charm to each table.
  • The wedding menus were handwritten and greeted each guest when they found their table. Simple and charming.
  • The champagne linens on the tables had a creamy damask pattern running throughout that served as a wonderful base for the various pink, cream, and white florals of different heights—these arrangements were placed in vintage mercury glass containers, some new and some old. Soft pink satin napkins and  silver chivari chairs, which tied in with the floral containers, complemented the table linens.

The Flowers
The flowers encompassed her love of pinks (some soft and brighter hues), creams, and whites; all in both new vintage silver looking vases and actual vintage vases. Her bouquet was tied in vintage lace and modern day satin ribbon, with a vintage pearl broach and a picture of her and her sweet Dad. He unfortunately lost his four year battle to cancer a few months after hiring our Tres Fabu Events entourage and the whole wedding team took to Seanna with extra “wedding wings” to carry her through to the day.

The Cake
Seanna’s inspirational image for the cake design was all pink — bright pinks, pink feathers, pink everything. Debra (Très Fabu Events) took this design and reworked it. She added more cream color into the concept of the cake, cream diamond tufts, pink flowers, a vintage crown jewel from the 20s, and jewel pieces to make it slightly more appropriate for a wedding. Debra kept in mind Seanna’s vision of “shabby/elegant/whimsy/vintage/with a dash of girly-girl,” as she would state throughout the planning process to everyone involved. Each side of the cake had a double handled vintage silver tray with two apothecary jars filled with various candies (all in pink), and silver organza bags for the guests to fill to their hearts desire.

A Quick Thanks to Wildflower Linen!

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

Wildflower Linen recently expressed its gratitude to Très Fabu Event Planning and Design on for being included in The Knot’s Northern California issue.

In response to The Knot’s question regarding linens and vendors, Debra Hiebèrt, owner of Très Fabu Events, said: “Youngsong Martin of Wildflower Linen travels all over the country, as well as Asia, India, and Europe to find fabrics, which end up dictating the trends. That’s why she’s one of the leaders of this industry, and why the showrooms, like the one in San Francisco, are chock full of decor eye candy.”

Debra and her staff at Très Fabu Event Planning and Design are so proud to be working with Wildflower Linen to create one-of-a-kind affairs. The company was founded in 2001 and has been involved in many of Très Fabu’s weddings/receptions and special events and continues to amaze clients with exceptional fabulous designs.

A little bit more about Wildflower Linen….
Founder Youngsong Martin, formerly a nationally known fashion designer and marketer of high-style women’s apparel, launched Wildflower Linen in southern California. Her full-service rental company has since redefined the special-event linen field in terms of style, glamour and customer care while becoming a prestigious provider to clients nationwide and abroad—for functions of all sizes and budgets.

Wildflower Linen creations have been featured at the post-Oscars Governor’s Ball and Vanity Fair after-parties, aboard charter yachts, in noted resorts and country clubs, at several Presidential library events, and also at the gala party for a Dream Works premiere at the Venice Film Festival in Italy.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay | Très Fabu Event Planning and Design is Now On The Ritz-Carlton Resort Preferred Vendors List!

March 24, 2011

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design

Debra Hiebèrt, owner of Très Fabu Event Planning and Design, is pleased to announce that Très Fabu has been formally invited to be a partner on The Ritz-Carlton’s list of preferred professional event vendors for its Half Moon Bay Resort location.

Debra has recently planned and designed a few events at the hotel’s gorgeous Pacific grounds (see photos below). The entire Très Fabu Event Team is thrilled and honored to be partnering with such a prestigious resort!

This Just In! The Awards Très Fabu Events “Best of Weddings 2011”!

America’s favorite online wedding planning resource wants to know Debra’s secrets

Written by Allison Hopkins for Très Fabu Event Planning and Design 

The votes are in…thousands of brides across the country reviewed their favorite wedding vendors on the and Très Fabu Event Planning and Design made it among the highest!

It was a no brainer when they asked Debra Hi

ebèrt, owner of Très Fabu Event Planning and Design, for her planning secrets for weddings and special events in northern California. The Citizen Hotel, Viaggio Winery, Wildflower Linens, and A Perfect Pour mobile bartending service, were just a few of her ultimate favs.  And her secret weapon?  Knowing brides and grooms on a personal level and individual basis.  Check out The Knot ~ Planner’s Notebook for further information!

The Knot ~ Northern California edition of Spring/Summer 2011 is available on newstands now!