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The Glam Guide to Tented Receptions

Ah, the great outdoors! For every wedding that happens in a ballroom or building, there’s three more happening outside every wedding season. Al fresco weddings have become extremely popular on both coasts and throughout the country in the last few years – and for good reason! Nature is beautiful and provides a great backdrop for many events, and plenty of wedding venues boast flexible outdoor spaces that can be used for a variety of events. From dinner on the lawn to cocktail hour in the courtyard, the possibilities are endless – just don’t forget to take weather into consideration!

For a many events, the design begins with a mood or a palette, and gradually expands to encompass party details, like furniture and tabletop rentals. Occasionally, depending on location and seasonality, couples may opt to rent a tent for fail-proof coverage while dining or dancing outside.

But what if your wedding tent (or tents!) was/were an integral part of your wedding design: more inspiration piece than afterthought? We proudly present: the glam guide to wedding tents! Below are 10 of the most fabulous examples of swoon-worthy tented receptions in all different styles and sizes. The key takeaway from each and every example? A dream-worthy tent can take even the most beautiful outdoor wedding venue, and make it that much more glam!

Kaella Lynn Events: Glam Guide to Tented Receptions

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Featured on Grey Likes Weddings: Kate & Brian

Kaella Lynn EventsI am thrilled to announce that Kate and Brian’s California ranch themed wedding is featured on Grey Likes Weddings today! This couple, with their hobbies, passions and family backgrounds, truly provided so much inspiration for my creative heart. And I am so grateful they trusted me throughout the process. Head over to Grey Likes for exactly what I found so inspiring about Kate and Brian, and don’t miss the full feature of gorgeous images by Edyta Szyszlo Photography.

This wedding wouldn’t be what is was without the amazing vendors who worked against the odds to make this day perfect for Kate and Brian. Scroll below to see the list of rock star vendors who made it happen.

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Brian is a 7th generation Californian and was often referred to as a “Modern Cowboy” during our discussions. Kate family’s Greek and Italian culture had a great influence on her as does her love of literature. They met through their love of horses and riding together in the California outdoors is huge part of their relationship. This rancher and horse riding life lead the core inspiration behind the design, which you see not only in the overall vibe, but specifically in the paper goods, julep cups, horse shoes (which came from Kate and Brian’s own barn), vintage trophy. Kate’s heritage was represented in the olive branches, pops of colorful flowers by Huckleberry Karen Designs and delicious menu by Culinary Eye Catering. Not to mention the table names that were drawn from quotes by her favorite authors. The outdoor setting at the gorgeous Thomas Fogarty Winery, crisp white linens and farmhouse furnishings had a very whimsical and Californian vibe.

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Photographer: Edyta Szyszlo Photography | Venue: Thomas Fogarty Winery | Caterer: Culinary Eye Catering | Wedding Planner and Designer: Kaella of Kaella Lynn Events | Florist: Huckleberry Karen Designs | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Candles: Theoni Collection | Menu holders and guesbook: BHLDN | DJ: Calibur DJs | Lanterns: Got Light | Paper goods: Aerialist Press | Cake: A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes | Hair and Makeup: Skyla Arts Beauty | Bridesmaid dresses: Joanna August

Blogger Bride Series: Wedding Floral Inspiration – making a statement

They say every wedding can be perfect: that if the day and event are truly a reflection of the bride and groom as individuals, their shared wedding will be a delightful ceremony (and party) to symbolize coming together as one. I fully believe this – and as I’ve shared with my fiancé more than 100 times since the beginning of our relationship, I want our special event to be totally tailored to us. I also have this thing with flowers…

Siren

Flowers by Siren Floral Co., Photo by Joielala // via 100 Layer Cake

It all started when I was a little girl, buzzing around in my grandmother’s garden: I could pick anything I liked, as long as I could recite the flower’s name and promise to put it in water promptly. Ever since, I’ve had what could be labeled as a borderline obsession with flora – growing them, arranging them, giving them as gifts, you name it. So when we needed to prioritize area of focus for our wedding (scout’s honor, you can verify this) my VERY first order of business was working with our planner to come up with a floral design, and then finding a florist to bring it to life. Forget what people would be eating or sitting upon – flowers are my thing, and I was going to make CERTAIN we made a statement with the floral design for our event.

We started with the facts: I am a girly girl, and I like to make a splash. There is nothing I like better than the color pink (in all of it’s varieties), and I have a dark side too – so moodiness and balance was something I couldn’t live without. I’m also what Ned once described as ‘a beautiful mess’ – my act is usually together, but my hair is a bit wild, and I prefer wearing jeans with holes in them. All this and more was used to build and shape our custom floral design – and together with the magical Siren Floral Co. and Kaella Lynn Events, I finally saw my dreams take shape in flower form. The key to making a statement with your wedding florals, if that’s what you’re after, is to really go all in on personalization (and volume, in my opinion) – make those flowers reflect you entirely, and I guarantee they’ll turn out perfectly. Below, I’m sharing some of my favorite statement-making wedding florals, straight from my heart to all of you:

Flower Girl LA

Flower Crown by Flower Girl Los Angeles

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Moody and fabulous Bridal Bouquet by Siren Floral Co.

Escort Card Florals

Living Floral Escort Card Display (via Pinterest)

Siren Floral Co. Bouquet

Bridal Bouquet by Siren Floral Co.

Floral Cake

Cake Flowers by Bows+Arrows, Photo by Ben Q. Photography

Protea

Ancillary arrangement by Flower Talk, Photo by We are all Stardust photography

 

Featured on Grey Likes Weddings: Asal and Hamed’s Legion of Honor Wedding

Kaella Wilson Favorites-0059Thrilled to see Asal and Hamed’s romantic, soulful Legion of Honor wedding featured on Grey Likes Weddings today! How I came to work with this couple was true happenstance. A week before jet setting to London, I received an inquiry from Asal and Hamed who lived there, but wanted to be married in the Bay Area. It was quite the serendipitous that we were able to meet in person the following week!

In order to create truly unique weddings, I draw inspiration for each wedding directly from the client – their experiences together, heritage, passions, interests and so on. This wedding is a great example of how to add personalized touches to your wedding. Read on to find out some of the personal details that made this wedding truly unique. And don’t miss the full feature on Grey Likes or the list of vendors below who came together to make it a success.Legion of Honor Wedding by Kaella Lynn Events // Photo by Jake and Necia Photography The groom’s custom suite. Fitted to perfection.Kaella Wilson Favorites-0017View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 A custom bridal gown – simply elegant.

View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 Kaella Wilson Favorites-0027View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015A Persian runner flown in by the Bride’s parents made for the perfect aisle decor.View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015Hamed, a skilled pianist, played his bride down the aisle to a song he wrote after getting engaged. Talk about romantic!   Kaella Wilson Favorites-0038 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015Instead of flower bouquets, the bridesmaids each carried traditional elements of the Sofreh, which is the traditional Persian ceremony spread. Another way we were able to incorporate a bit from their cultures in to the wedding.   View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 Kaella Wilson Favorites-0047 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 We paid tribute to Asal and Hamed’s pet bunny with these darling table number holders. Kaella Wilson Favorites-0101 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015Asal and Hamed found these pop-up cards in a Singapore market. They ran around gathering enough of them to use for their invitations and Brown Fox Calligraphy created custom stamps to imprint them.

View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015Wedding Planning by Kaella Lynn Events // Photography by Jake and Necia PhotographyDrawing from one of their favorite dates, we had gospel singers surprise guests with a show during dinner. Kaella Wilson Favorites-0074View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 The Persian knife dance kicked off the dancing portion of the evening.  View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015The wedding party surprised our couple with a flash mob dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller – rumored to be an inside joke. Kaella Wilson Favorites-0142View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015

Venue: Legion of Honor | Photogapher: Jake and Necia Photography | Wedding Planner and Designer: Kaella of Kaella Lynn Events | Caterer: Betty Zlatchin Catering | Day of Coordination: Kate Siegel | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
| Rentals: Classic Party Rentals and Designer 8 | Lighting: Got Light | Specialty Glassware: France Lane | DJ: Denon & Doyle Entertainment | Piano and Gospel Singers: Entire Productions | Videographer: JMarc Media | Florist: Mandy Scott Flowers | Makeup and Hair: Melissa Hoffman Beauty | Invitations and signage: Brown Fox Calligraphy

Featured on Borrowed and Blue: Stephanie and Johnny’s Kohl Mansion Wedding

Featured by Borrowed & Blue: Stephanie & Johny Refined Mansion wedding. Planning & Design: Kaella Lynn Events, Photo: Robin Jolin Photography, Venue: Kohl MansionToday Stephanie and Johnny’s refined Kohl Mansion wedding is featured on Borrowed & Blue! What started as friendship for this darling couple quickly turned to romance and it was clear these two were living their own fairy tale. On their wedding day, 200 guests gathered to witness an Egyptian Coptic ceremony at Johnny’s family church where they followed the orthodox rituals, including donning crowns and capes. A Black tie reception followed at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA – a 100-year-old estate which at one time was the site of lavish parties for the “smart set.” Stephanie had wanted a romantic, intimate and fun reception. The neutral palette was offset by bright pops of fuchsia. Twinkle lighting over the patio, candle-lit fireplaces, mantels and tables set an intimate atmosphere, despite the large guest count. A show stopper (besides the bride of course) was the cake display, taking advantage of light shining through the large windows that back lit a beautiful textured linen draped on the dark wood table to highlight a buttercream cake with olive branch details. Head over to Borrowed and Blue for more images and scroll below for the full vendor list.

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Photographer: Robin Jolin | Planning and Design: Kaella Lynn Events | Venue: Kohl Mansion | Caterer: James Stanfield Catering | Florist: La Fleuriste | Cake: Pretty Please Bakeshop | Hair and Makeup: Camille Monique | Fireplace candles: Holly-Go-Lightly | Lighting: Enhanced | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Jazz Band: The Abe Train | DJ: Denon & Doyle Entertainment | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen

Mercí,

Kaella Lynn