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Kaella Lynn Events - Event Planning and Design

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Kaella Lynn Events is an event planning and design boutique in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Join us at The Beyond Blu Bungalow tour in San Francisco


For those of you who have been to our studio, you know Blu Bungalow is not just a work space. It is an elite event planning studio that connects engaged couples with the perfect team of vendors for your dream wedding day! They also want to help you find the perfect venue too! So for the last few years, founder, Hazel Bourget, has brought this experience out of the studio for the Beyond Blu Bungalow Tour. A special event giving the recently engaged a one-of-a-kind experience at a super fabulous venue here in the Bay Area.

Last year the tour was held at the Conservatory of Flowers and California Academy of Sciences. This year, you get the full experience of a wedding at The Exploratorium. Meet vendors, get inspired, sip, taste, and explore the possibilities for your big day.

We’d love to see you there! You can purchase your tickets here. Limited space available, so don’t wait.

Be sure to introduce yourself to myself or Cait. We’d be happy to be your resources and answer any questions you may have during the event.

Joie de vivre!

Kaella Lynn

Wedding Insurance: Here’s What You Need To Know

Wedding Insurance: What you need to knowPhoto by Jake and Necia Photography

When it comes to planning your wedding, no degree of preparation is too much. Many couples check the boxes as they go along: venue? Secured. Save the dates? Printed. Dress and tuxedo? Ordered and purchased. As the list gets shorter and shorter, the wedding couple begin to relax into the process, and become more comfortable and excited with the impending event. They start to think about the honeymoon they have booked; the beautiful dress the bride will debut at the event; and an exceptional afternoon spent celebrating with their three hundred closest family and friends on their wedding day. But how can they protect these investments they’re making along the way, as well as the large (or small) event they’ll be hosting in the future?

Wedding Insurance

As the wedding industry has progressed in sophistication over the last 50 years, and weddings have gone from backyard gatherings to full-blown affairs, vendors, venues, and wedding couples have experienced an increasing need to protect themselves from liability. With more moving parts, multiple vendors under contract on the day-of, and more extravagant venues, the need for wedding insurance has evolved past a ‘nice to have’ in some instances, and is now firmly listed in the ‘Need to have’ category for many wedding sites and couples.

Here’s what you need to know: wedding insurance provides an additional layer of coverage between the insured (Bride and groom, as well as any other key wedding stakeholder or ‘named insured’, such as a parent or host) and the venue. Companies like Travelers Insurance and Wedsafe sell a stand-alone policy, and you can also speak with your current homeowner’s insurance provider about adding it to your existing policy. A wedding insurance policy will typically protect a couple’s investment from circumstances that are outside of their control, and offers them the opportunity to be reimbursed for any damages incurred (within a set of guidelines). Most of the time, this includes the following: loss or damage to videos, photos, attire, gifts, rings, and deposits while onsite at the wedding venue. Many also cover a rental site (venue) from damages incurred to property or staff from your wedding, and can be required within a venue contract, up to a certain amount (usually between $1 Million and $2 Million). These policies typically cost between $150 -$2,000 depending on the terms of coverage – all should cover property damage and bodily injury. Many companies sell a policy that will also host liquor liability, to protect you from alcohol-related incidents that may occur.

Any claims you submit must usually adhere to certain maximums (i.e. maximum of $3,000 for damaged dress reimbursement), and are dependent upon your coverage. Many times, the policy will require the insured party to pay a small deductible for property damage, but cover the remainder of your liability – read your policy closely, and look for terms of coverage. You can take a look at a sample wedding insurance policy HERE, or take a look at reviews of a few notable wedding insurance companies here.

Vendors that you employ on the day of your wedding will typically carry their own insurance, and while they cannot be added to your policy, it is always fair to ask a potential vendor what they are insured for when researching.  Take a look at the types of policies that are available, as well as your wedding venue contract, and decide whether the cost of a wedding insurance policy is worth the peace of mind that comes with coverage.

Resource for additional reading: The Huffington Post – Should You Buy Wedding Insurance?

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Featured on Wedding Chicks: Lesley & Gregg

Thrilled to see Lesley and Gregg’s wedding up on Wedding Chicks today. I can’t think of a better way to spend this rainy day than perusing these pretty photos by Jake and Necia Photography on one of the prettiest wedding blogs.

Preppy Rustic Wedding // Planning and Design by Kaella Lynn Events // Photogography by Jake and Necia Photography

I had such a blast working with Lesley and Gregg to create their East Coast prep meets picturesque woodlands of California wedding last Spring. Having met at Amherst College where they both played sports, their relationship was founded on a collegiate background, so we wanted to include preppy details, like vintage trophies as floral vases and lockers for their escort card display. Scroll the photos below for some of my favorite shots and a full vendor list, but be sure to head over to the full feature on Wedding Chicks for all the fun details captured by the wonderful photography duo, Jake and Necia.

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Kaella Lynn


Photography: Jake and Necia Photography | Event Designer: Kaella Lynn Events | Venue: Nestldown | Stationery: Umbrella Tree Design | Flowers: Florabella Studios | Caterer: Café Primavera | Hair & Makeup: Melissa Hoffmann | Prop/Furniture Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Lighting: Apis Floral and Design | Live Band: Livewire

Sneak Peek: Jessica and Jared’s wedding design

And so… the adventure begins.

This tagline set the stage for Jessica and Jared’s wedding. I mean, they have already shared some pretty incredible adventures together – from cross country ski treks in the wilderness to a multi-day hiking excursion in New Zealand. But their greatest adventure as a couple will begin on Friday, September 26th when they marry under the redwoods. Not to mention they are honeymooning in South Africa! Seriously. How cool are these two?!

I wanted their design to represent their adventurous spirit and love of the outdoors, amazing food and good wine. It’s all about the Fall season with deep jewel hues, figs and other seasonal fruits. This wedding is sure to be feast fit for a king and queen!

Like us on Facebook for shots from behind the scenes!

Dark Hued Jewel Toned wedding inspiration by Kaella Lynn Events #sneakpeek #realweddingJoie de vivre!

Kaella Lynn


Sneak Peek: Stephanie and Johnny’s Wedding Design

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of bringing this design scheme to life at the beautiful and historic Kohl Mansion in Burlingame. Stephanie and Johnny wanted a black tie affair that was full of romance, warmth and whimsy. This was the inspiration board I curated for them that set the stage for all the design elements. I just love this color palette of gold and neutrals with pops of raspberry pink. So romantic and fun!

Wedding inspiration by Kaella Lynn Events #weddingplanner #colorpalette #gold #fuschia #pink #neutrals #olivebranches #blush


Joie de vivre!

Kaella Lynn