HauteFêtes is a bespoke event design and planning studio, specializing in full-service planning and design, multi-day experiences and destination weddings across the US and around the world. Working with boutique hotels, luxury resorts, and other exquisite venues, each of our events reflects our signature European sensibility and artistry that is focused on the finest quality, a keen sense of etiquette, and attention to detail. Working with a smaller clientele, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach and start the design process from scratch based entirely on your unique love story and vision.




From concept to execution, we work closely with our team of trusted and highly sought-after partners to create effortlessly sophisticated celebrations for you and your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime. We look forward to hosting you in our studio in Rancho Santa Fe to learn more about your wedding.


At HauteFêtes, we draw from our own heritage finding inspiration in the effortless elegance of European tradition and our own love of fine art, good food, global travel and the natural world. We embrace the antique and imperfect, soft natural light, textured linens, subtle color palettes, the fragrance of orange blossom, lavender and rose, and we love the warmth and intimacy of entertaining family and friends. Working always in collaboration with couples who share a common appreciation for such authentic and timeworn details, we deliver exquisite, hopelessly romantic and joy-filled events which feel organic and timeless.


HauteFêtes was founded by Dani Blasena, owner, creative director and lead designer, who is widely respected for her unparalleled eye for design and comprehensive planning skills. The daughter of a diplomat and an artist, Dani grew up in an international world of politics, entertaining and design. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages and a Master’s Degree in Public Relations, Dani got her professional start in the fast-paced environment of technology marketing and communications when she moved to the U.S. from London two decades ago. Craving a more creative outlet after designing her own wedding, she made the decision to step out of the executive track into a more fulfilling creative role. Combining her Fortune 500-honed planning and management background with her infectious enthusiasm and timeless style, today, Dani lives her dream creating romantic, elegant and sophisticated fêtes that are each infused with her individual brand of client dedication and signature European take on event design.