Pottery Barn recently launched their new wedding blog, Have and Hold, providing inspiration for your big day and every day after. And since registering can be such a daunting task, they break it down with tips on how to choose and use your registry items.
To kick off their blog with a bang, Pottery Barn held a launch party at Blu Bungalow last week. And Kaella Lynn Events got to join the fun! I was among 5 designers to design a tablescape using Pottery Barn merchandise. We were all assigned a theme and mine was Classic Traditional. Below are some photos of the table design with flowers by Huckleberry Karen Designs. Images are by Milou and Olin Photography.
It was a packed house. At one point there was a line out the door! Pottery Barn held a raffle for several prizes and couples got to see different ways to put their registry items to use depending on their style. You can shop the look from my table here and see more table designs and behind the scenes shots from the event here.
Courtney and Ryan were high school sweethearts planning their wedding all the way from England. Ryan, who is in the airforce, is stationed there and Courtney, being the supportive partner she is, moved there with him to attend school. They came to me with their venue and caterer, but needed a couple more referrals and help narrowing down the design. Her top 3 themes were Autumn, airplanes (a tribute to Ryan) and DIY. She really wanted to craft many of the details herself, but wasn’t quite sure where to start or how to execute, which is where I came in. I developed a travel themed design and provided several DIY ideas for her to choose from. Many skype calls later, she and Ryan were at Cornerstone getting married on a perfect Fall day in November.
Newly engaged and overwhelmed by all the wedding planning that lies ahead? You need an epic Valentine’s Day date! Hit two birds with one stone and celebrate Valentine’s Day a day early on Feb. 13th at 6pm with a fun evening of fun and romance through Golden Gate Park. Hosted by Blu Bungalow, this progressive party through the park will guide you through the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers and California Academy of Sciences. Enjoy delicious food & desserts, libations, entertainment, access to Nightlife at the Academy event, and a swanky gift lounge. Tickets are only $50 and can be purchased here.
To make this deal even sweeter, Kaella Lynn Events is giving away two tickets to one lucky couple! What do you have to do to enter? It’s easy. Just three steps and your done.
When Catherine and Dave approached me to be their wedding coordinator, I felt honored. Catherine has been a close friend of my mom’s since we had moved to Kenwood when I was just 5 years old. Her daughter was a year younger than I in school, and we use to play dress up together. Needless to say, this wedding certainly felt like a family affair.
Several years ago, Catherine decided to get out of Kenwood for a bit. On her adventures, she met Dave and fell in love. Dave popped the question and she said yes in 2002. During their engagement, they moved back to Kenwood together and built their dream house, all along planning to be married there when construction was done. And, on a beautiful day in September of 2012, they said “I do” at their home.
Friends traveled from all over the world to see the two say their vows. It was an evening full of love, joy, good wine (from the bride and groom’s own winery, White Oak Vineyards) and a damn good party!
4. Fulfilled my goal to focus on providing more wedding design services, which lead to some inspiring work with some amazing clients and vendors.
5. And last, but certainly not least, gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Beau who just turned 5 months old this week. He is definitely my biggest accomplishment of 2013, but I am also very proud to have successfully executed a wedding just 6 short weeks after his birth.
2014 is already shaping up to be another great year. My goals for this year focus on growth and balance, which will be no easy feat. The business is growing and with it will come new opportunities and challenges.
I already have several great clients booked for the 2014 wedding season, but there are still some openings left! So please don’t hesitate to contact me for your 2014 wedding.