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.

Currently Coveting: Graphic Black and White

Loving the modern take on mod right now. Did you see Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 runway show? As Rachel Zoe would say, “it was mage!” We’re seeing this bold, graphic pairing all over the place from fashion to interiors. It’s 60s mod and modern at the same time. I’m pretty much obsessed and dying to do a party or wedding inspired by black and white. Try incorporating it into your paper goods, fashion accessories, linens and details.

Currently Coverting: Mod Black and White / Kaella Lynn Events #LouisVuitton

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Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Last fling before the ring? Not exactly. Many brides see their Bachelorette Party as bonding time with their closest friends before they are officially married. So instead of the traditional “single ladies” night out or weekend in Vegas approach, modern brides just want fun, quality time with their girls. Here is a list of 10 unique Bachelorette Party ideas that are anything but typical.

Bachelorette Party Ideas / Kaella Lynn Events / photo by Morgan Trinker1. THROW A SOIREE. Why go out to a bar or club, when you can throw your own party with just the besties? Think cocktail attire, a specialty drink, tasty hors d’oeuvres and treats to some great music. Unlike the club, you will actually be able to hear each other talk. {image}

2. SPA NIGHT. Instead of heading to a fancy day spa, create your own DIY spa night. I say night, because I think this perfectly pairs with a sleepover. I mean, when do we girls get to have sleepovers anymore, right? Have a pajama party and get all the fixings for some at home spa treatments. Set up a mani/pedi station, a facial station with scrubs and luxurious masks (try an at home remedy, like this Lavender Oatmeal Mask from Julip Made), and hire a professional masseuse to give neck and back massages at your massage station. Serve some bubbly and herbal teas for the gals to enjoy between services.

Bachelorette Party Ideas / Kaella Lynn Events #glamping3. GLAMPING. Not all girls are into camping, including me. But glamping, short for “glamorous camping” is a whole different story. We’re talking luxury in the great outdoors with high end tents and interior conveniences like A/C, private bathrooms, beds. Something even your most high maintenance friend can enjoy. Find glamping resorts on GlampingHub or search for pop-up services, like Shelter Co. in the Bay Area, who will bring the Glamping to you. {image}

4. CHOCOLATE/COFFEE/ETC TOUR. Instead of your typical wine tasting weekend, which has become quite a popular choice, try a different tasting tour. Here in San Francisco, coffee is so ingrained in the culture that there are actually coffee tours! Javawalk is one such tour, or you can create your own tour. I highly recommend including Sightglass and Coffee-Bar in your stops. Not that much of a fan of coffee, look into chocolate tours and tastings or other types of food tours that are relevant in your area.

5. BIKE THE COUNTRYSIDE. Got an active group? Places like Napa and Sonoma offer bike excursions through the rolling hills and valleys of the countryside. Enjoy the beautiful views and picnic lunch along the way.

Bachelorette Party Ideas / Kaella Lynn Events / photo by Katherine Elizabeth Photography6. WINTER CABIN RETREAT. Instead of planning a beach getaway, why not bunk up in a cozy cabin to roast marshmallows, tell stories around the fire and sip (spiked) hot chocolate for the weekend? {image}

7. FRUIT PICKING & PIE MAKING. This one has a sweet reward at the end. Take the girls to a local fruit farm to pick apples, peaches, or berries. Then head back to bake pies from scratch. There are sure to be some silly hiccups along the way, but that’s the fun in it. At least one pie will turn out for everyone to enjoy… right?

8. PRIVATE COOKING CLASS. Book a private cooking class with a chef for the girls. Sip wine, learn to prepare a delicious dish and then eat it together.

Bachelorette Party Ideas / Kaella Lynn Events9. FLOWER LESSON. Back when I was still working in advertising, Martha Stewart Magazine, came in and hosted a flower arranging lesson. One of the fun perks of the job! I always thought this would be a fun way to get the girls together. You can look into local classes or even see if your wedding florist is available to provide the lesson. {source)

10. PHOTO SHOOT. From the time my best friend and I could work a camera to, well probably through high school, we had a photo shoot almost every time we got together. Complete with outfit and backdrop changes. It was always so much fun! Last year, I styled this High School Seniors photo shoot. Instead of just photographing one student, we thought it would be more fun for the girls to have a fully styled photo shoot with their closest gal pals. It goes the same for your Bachelorette Party. Why not make it a fun photo shoot? Commemorate this time with your besties and have fun getting dolled up to do it!

Let’s keep the list going! Did you do something unique for your bachelorette party? Comment with your bachelorette party story.

Techie Tuesday: Knack Registry

Does the idea of registering sound overwhelming? Already own a blender? Not exactly needing fine china or silver? Well, I have a solution for you. Or rather, the founders of Knack Registry have a solution for you. They provided this unique registry with these questions in mind. No longer are you limited to big box retailers and traditional registry items.

Knack allows couples to register for items that are most relevant and personal to them. Register for items from all your favorite sites, even Etsy! And you are not limited to products, you can register for experiences, like your honeymoon, concert tickets and cooking classes.

What I find most attractive and unique about Knack is that they allow you to support your local small business retailers that don’t have the opportunity to host their own registry.  To make the process less daunting they curated the catalog, “which features gifts sourced from artists, artisans and boutiques from across the country.”Knack Registry Review / Kaella Lynn Events

There is so much to love about Knack. As one of my bride’s wrote:

“We really loved Knack – especially the flexibility it gave us… You are able to apply the money towards the actual gift purchased or just request cash from Knack. Having that ability makes it easy to get a set in its entirety or apply the money to other items. They are also wonderful to work with. I had several questions or minor bugs along the way, and they were always super fast to respond! Oh also – super helpful for writing your Thank You’s to have a record of who purchased each item.”

Knack notifies you each time a gift is purchased, but will not ship items until you request them. To learn more about how it works, check out this video.

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Kaella Lynn