Kaella Lynn Events - Event Planning and Design

wedding and event planning boutique based in San Francisco, combining
artistic design with meticulous planning to produce unforgettable experiences.

Featured on Style Me Pretty: Colorful Spring Wedding at Kohl Mansion

Michelle and Diego’s bright Spring wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty today! These two met through mutual friends on a Tahoe Trip, but it was Diego’s connection with Michelle’s German Shepard that caught her eye. Diego was born in Bariloche, Argentina. He came to the States when he was 7 years old with his immediate family. They were only going to be here for a few years but ended up staying. Michelle was born in San Francisco and raised in Mill Valley. They love being outdoors, whether hiking, snowboard or traveling and they are big sports fan, especially the Giants. We wanted to create a Spring garden inspired formal affair that reflected their story and personalities, so we focused on bright, happy colors and personal details, such as terra cotta and blind embossed pattern to represent Diego’s heritage, as well as representing their love of sports by using the numbers of their favorite athletes as the table numbers. To truly execute the garden-inspired theme, flowers were everywhere, and I mean everywhere, from mantles to ponds. Check out some of my favorites below and head over to SMP for the full gallery and vendor credits. 

Photographer: Meg Perotti Photography | Planning + Design: Kaella Lynn Events | Venue: Kohl Mansion | Florist: Loop Florals | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Table Top Rentals: Frances Lane | Linen: La Tavola LinenVotives: TheoniLighting: Enhanced LightingVideographer: CinemattCaterer: Culinary Eye CateringBeverage: Mills Wine GroupCake: A Spoonful of Sugar CakesPhotobooth: Giggle + RiotBeauty: Skyla Arts BeautyCalligraphy: Brown Fox CalligraphyStationery: Aerialist PressBridal Gown: Angel Rivera from Kinsley James Couture BridalGroom/Groomsmen: The Black TuxBridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo

Featured on Style Me Pretty: Contemporary Spring Wedding Inspiration

We are elated to see our contemporary Victorian inspired wedding editorial on Style Me Pretty today! It all started with the iconic Old St. Hilary’s Church on the hillside in Tiburon, California. The beautiful church was originally built to be a place of worship for railroad workers, but is now the perfect spot for a couple to start their life together. Decorative design elements reminiscent of the Victorian era are combined with modern clean lines for a romantic, yet effortless aesthetic. Not to mention a gorgeous two-piece Limor Rosen gown perfect for the modern bride. 

Here are a few of my favorite images by Lynette Boyle Photography, but be sure to click through to Style Me Pretty to see the full feature. And scroll below for our amazing team of vendors!

Photography: Lynette Boyle Photography | Creative Director, Stylist and Planner: Kaella Lynn Events | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens | Paper: Aerialist Press | Florals: Tango & Foxtrot | Hair and Makeup: Salt Spell Beauty | Gown: Limor Rosen from Kinsley James Couture Bridal | Jewelry: Margaret Elizabeth | Suit: Tom Ford | Water glass: Glassy Baby 

Featured On Style Me Pretty: An Ethereal Wedding at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

We are delighted to announce our beloved clients, Alice and Matthias’ ethereal wine country wedding has been published on Style Me Pretty today! Alice and Matthias share a love for traveling and eating the best food this world has to offer. For their wedding, many guests had traveled from as far as Germany and China, so it was especially important that I created a night both they and their guests would cherish. The couple chose Gundlach Bundschu right away for its German roots, great wine, and beautiful setting. After getting to know the couple’s appreciation for clean lines and light, neutral colors, I created concepts that added some textured and natural accents to keep the design cohesive with the winery. We incorporated shade for the hot Summer day, but also kept the feel open and airy to achieve the ethereal vibe befitted the desired aesthetic. Scroll down for the full list of vendors who came together to bring our combined vision to life.

Here are a few of my favorite photos by Gavin Farrington Photography from the big day, but be sure to click through to Style Me Pretty for the full feature and even more details of how this wedding came to be! 

 

Photographer: Gavin Farrington | Designer + Planner: Kaella Lynn Events | Florist: Soulflower Designs | Paper: Aerialist Press | Calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy| Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Tent/Lighting: Bright Rentals (http://brightrentals.com/) | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | DJ: Truthlive | Hair and Makeup: Elizabeth Chang of Skyla Art Beauty | Caterer: Ramekins | Venue: Gundlach Bundschu Winery

A Planners Guide to Wine Country Weddings

Our philosophy when planning a wedding in Northern California’s wine country is to accentuate the beautiful place you’re in. People will travel from all over to come visit and taste the wine. Play up your location without being cliche and over here at Kaella Lynn Events, we strive for just that. Natural accents and unique details keep your guests present and in the moment. 

Local Seasonal Food – Fresh local produce and game are right at the fingertips of caterers in the area. We love finding vendors that work with those ingredients to create a menu unique to wine country.

Outdoor Space – Wine country is one of the most beautiful backdrops for a wedding. Dressed up tablescapes in outdoor spaces are the perfect way to show off your location while still feeling elegant.

Weather – Wine country can be tricky when it comes to the weather. You may assume that, since it is California, it will be perfect for an outdoor ceremony. However, locals know that as soon as the sun starts to set, the temperature drops and the winds pick up. Be aware of how your guests will be feeling and bring in design elements that will leave your guests feeling taken care of.

Dress – Timeless vintage sophistication is what we steer our wine country brides toward. Lace features with classic silhouettes are always great wedding dress options. Don’t get us wrong, we love embellishments, but they don’t feel right with all of the natural beauty going on around you. Leave the bling to your diamond ring.

Flowers – Arrangements that compliment the outdoors are undone, understated, and effortless. You want guests to believe that you just picked them from your garden.

Stationary Placement – Be prepared for the afternoon winds with strategic stationary placement. These moss-pinned place cards are a beautiful design element and will stay in place all day long. 

Lighting – As the day changes, the light obviously changes. String lights are classic but it could also be pretty to uplight the beautiful sycamore trees or hang lanterns from branches. 

Signature Drinks – A lot of venues in wine country have hard alcohol restrictions. Just because you can’t have a full bar doesn’t mean you can’t have signature “drinks.” Wine spritzers and sangria anyone?

 

 

Featured On Grey Likes Weddings: Terra Cotta Wedding Editorial in Wine Country

Thrilled to see this terra cotta inspired wedding editorial on Grey Likes Wedding today! The romantic and Tuscan details of this private estate located in the heart of Sonoma County provided all the inspiration I needed for this design. Upon entering the grounds, one beholds a beautifully stoned driveway, terra cotta facade and beautiful blooming vines. I was especially taken by the effect of the evening light which inspired the romantic color palette of muted purples, barely there pinks and ashy coral. Incorporating terra cotta elements was a natural addition as we find it throughout the property. We started to see this material in 2016, and I predict it will be a big trend over the next couple years, not only in material but as color inspiration as well. All these elements were expertly curated by the amazing team of vendors who brought them to life. I’ve included some of my favorite images captured by Lynette Boyle Photography below, but be sure to head to Grey Likes for the full feature and more details!
 
           
 
 
Photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography | Planner + Designer: Kaella Lynn Events | Florist: Amanda Vidmar Designs | Calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy | Tabletop rentals: Frances Lane | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Chairs: Encore Event Rentals | Votives: Glassy Baby | Hair and Makeup: Treja of Skyla Art Beauty | Dress Designer: Alexandra Grecco | Dress + Accessories from Lovely Bride SF | Model: Scout Model Agency