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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.

Gift Guide: Bridesmaids

From finding the perfect dress to the ultimate Bachelorette Party bash, your bridesmaids have been by your side every step of the way. We’ve rounded up some sweet and sassy gift ideas to thank them for laughing with you, crying with you and standing by your side as you say I do.

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Glitter champagne bottles // via Wedding Chicks

Heart shaped glasses perfect for a Summer or destination wedding // Via Martha Stewart Weddings

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Beautifully packaged natural sugar lip scrubs // Found on Etsy

Get ready in style with kimono robes by Pretty Plum Sugar. Makes for great getting ready shots!

Get ready in style with kimono robes by Pretty Plum Sugar. Makes for great getting ready shots!

Personalized hangers. Group the hanging bridesmaids dresses for some fabulous photos!

Personalized hangers. Group the hanging bridesmaids dresses for some fabulous photos! // Found on Etsy

Monogram mugs from Anthropologie

Give a statement necklace that pairs with their dresses. // Via Bauble Bar

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An emergency kit that will fit right in their bag // from BHLDN

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A fun and sassy pencil set // via Etsy

How will you be showing your gratitude to your besties on your wedding day?

Joie de vivre!

Featured on 100 Layer Cakelet: Hazel and Marc’s Babyshower

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Thrilled to see the bright and fabulous “boozy brunch” themed baby shower I designed for Hazel and Marc on 100 Layer Cakelet! Here are some of our favorite details from this San Francisco baby shower. See more on 100 Layer Cakelet, here.

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Me and the lovely Mama-to-be!

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Joie de vivre!

Kaella Lynn

Photos: Sandra Fazzino Photography / Event Design and Styling: Kaella Lynn Events  / Catering: Culinary Eye Catering / Flowers: Huckleberry Karen Designs / Cake and Favors: Pretty Please Bakeshop / Laser cut statues and stir sticks: 43 Layers / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Music and AV: Spintronix Entertainment / Hazel’s hair and makeup: The Glamourist

Palette Inspiration: Irish Emerald

Kaella Lynn Events: Irish Emerald Wedding Inspiration

Emerald Engagement via Green Wedding Shoes // Photo by Priscila Valentina Photography

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, the luck of the Irish, and four leaf clovers, it’s rare that you might associate those things with a styled event – but that’s exactly what many wedding couples are doing this month. Holiday-centric events can sometimes be theme-y and cheesy – but if done right, the Irish background can be subtle and deeply meaningful. The trick is in the execution, and the minor details that help hint (not SHOUT) that the event has a special tie to this internationally recognized Irish day of celebration.

When an engaged couple starts to think about their wedding, and the things that make their relationship unique, a certain time or place can recollect special memories or mile mark a particular moment in their love story.

We love the idea of St. Patrick’s Day serving as wedding inspiration – perhaps the bride’s family is Irish, or the groom bought his fiancé her first cocktail (from him) at a St. Patrick’s day soiree. One can even be so bold as to borrow from the Irish when coming up with a color palette or ceremony backdrop. Whatever the meaning, emerald green and gold accents are a delightful combination for an early spring wedding, and we can’t help but gush over the real weddings and photo shoots that we found to inspire this collection of inspiring images. Imagine lush green ferns, emerald satin bridesmaids dresses, and pops of gilded flatware and votive candles as far as the eye can see – Erin go Bragh!

1. The PERFCT emerald engagement ring, set against antique lace and a neutral bridal look.

2. A dreamy daytime ceremony location set amongst rolling green hills…

3. Bespoke details for your photographer to capture, such as a ruined rock wall (for your escort cards), or a kelly green barn door that leads into the reception.

4. Homegrown details (like the artichoke escort cards in this display styled by our very own Kaella Wilson) and a modern motif linen paired with tall taper candles keep the table from feeling too stuffy.

Kaella Lynn Events: Irish Emerald Wedding Inspiration

Photo by Edyta Szyslo Photography // Styled by Kaella Lynn Events

5. Glittering tabletop linens, bespoke emerald paper goods, and miniature bud vases filled with greenery keep the look fresh.

6. Set against a vintage velvet club chair, this hand tied bridal bouquet packs serious punch with numerous green varietals, including succulents!

7. Artful ruffles, cascading silhouettes, and succulent-centric maid’s bouquets lend nicely to the natural Irish aesthetic across the wedding party.

8. An art deco vibe pervades the cake table, that is inspired by green bottles from the roaring 20′s, and the gold of an Irish Whiskey.

9. The bride keeps the look clean with gently falling curls, an asymmetrical bridal silhouette, and and emerald inspired collar necklace that steals the show.

Inspiration: Love is in the Air

Around Valentine’s day, pinks and reds abound, flowers are being delivered left right and center, candy hearts become a fun type of social currency, and the theme of the month is love and affection. As the biggest floral holiday of the year, it’s no wonder that blooms are everywhere – from pink peonies, to red roses, to crimson dahlias. ‘Love is in the Air’, as they say, and with it comes a whole bunch of seasonal inspiration for weddings that are as beautiful as they are colorful! Many brides choose February weddings for all sorts of reasons, not the least of which is the built-in love theme – but how do you keep the event from seeming overdone or tacky?

Here, our 5 favorite tips to pull off the look, and let love bloom:

1. Incorporate an ombre pink color scheme into a major decor piece, such as your ceremony backdrop

Butterfly Backdrop via Etsy

Butterfly Backdrop via Etsy

 

2. Rock some ruby red bling – we like this engagement ring

Ring via Etsy

Ring via Etsy

 

3. Keep your accessories personal – if you’re a sneakers gal, wear them proud!

Photo via Rustic Wedding Chic // photo by Mary Meghan Photography

Photo via Rustic Wedding Chic // photo by Mary Meghan Photography

 

4. Use hearts sparingly, but incorporate some ‘love’ symbols to keep your photos sweet. We like the floral wreath below, and the angle of the shot.

Photo via Pinterest

Photo via Pinterest

 

5. Wear a pink dress – you’ll feel girly and beautiful, not to mention on-point with the Valentine theme. Bonus points for a contrasting bridal bouquet!

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Wedding Dress by Vera Wang

Currently Coveting: Wedding Capes

One trend that I found absolutely striking at the 2015 Bridal runway shows was the use of capes. From the delicate to the dramatic, they are utterly romantic and offer a great alternative to the traditional veil. We would love to see a bride wearing this down the aisle! What do you think of this look? Would you choose a cape over a veil?

Collared neck cape // Photo by Laura Murray Photography

Collared neck cape // Photo by Laura Murray Photography

A showstopper for sure // photo by Pure.

A showstopper for sure // photo via Pure.

Floral appliques oh my! // Albertta Ferretti via The Knot

Floral appliques oh my! // Alberta Ferretti via The Knot

Layers and layers of tulle make this an absolute fave // Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 via Brides.com

Layers and layers of tulle make this an absolute fave // Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 via Brides.com

Currently Coveting: Wedding Cape // Kaella Lynn Events

Short and sweet embellished cape can even work for Spring! // Badgley Mischka via The Knot

Art Deco inspired cape by Gibson Bespoke // Photo by Mark McGrogan via Bridal Musings

Art Deco inspired cape by Gibson Bespoke // Photo by Mark McGrogan via Bridal Musings

A lace caplet is so sweet // photo by Andria Lindquist

A lace caplet is so sweet // photo by Andria Lindquist

Are you in love with this look yet?