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 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

Blissful Blush: Inspiration for Gowns & Blooms

Rose quartz gown and bloom inspiration | Kaella Lynn Events Blog

We know, we know…we’re not the first to fall in love with a blush pink bridal palette. Pantone’s 2016 color of the year is rose quartz – and pale pink exploded this season, everywhere from bridesmaid gowns to wedding tents. But hear us out: not all pinks are created equal! And not every shade is perfect for your own big day. On the contrary: as true connoisseurs of color, and purveyors of fine design, we feel strongly that there is an ideal color palette for every wedding couple. Some of the factors that might help you establish your color scheme include your personal aesthetic (and that of your fiancé(e)), event style, seasonality, and even geographic location. That said, should you find yourself in a similar state of mind as this planner (read: thinking pink), we have a style guide for you that’ll have you tickled pink in no time!

As bride Shelby (in the movie ‘Steel Magnolias’) once said, “Pink is my signature color” – and if the same can be said for you, we’ve paired a series of pink wedding gowns and bouquet inspirations to suit every style and modern bride. The trick to pink perfection, without overdoing it? Stick to your personal style, and incorporate a shade or two of pink that best fits your event design, along with plenty of textural variety. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to be the blushing bride on your big day…

Style Guide: for the Sweet and Feminine Bride

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This delicate two piece lace corset and chiffon skirt combo, photographed by Sally Pinera, gets at the heart of every girl’s sweet dreams of her wedding day.

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Paired with these sugary pink blooms from The Backyard Bouquet (photographed by Bethany Erin), this duo is perfection for the girly girl in all of us.

Style Guide: for the Artist’s Muse Bride

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Captured by photographer Jose Villa, this mauve Vera Wang structural ballgown is all about the luscious lines and textured tulle – a combination that would have the likes of Rembrandt swooning.

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Set next to this artist’s dream bridal bouquet from Bows and Arrows (shot by Kayla Barker), this pairing has all the makings of a divine still life painting, complete with trailing ribbons and lavish blooms.

Style Guide: For the Edgy Modern Bride

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This Krikor Jabotian sequined cape gown (photographed by Le Secret d’Audrey) is a modern marvel – unlike anything we’ve ever seen, with just a tinge of silvery pink tulle to keep things grounded in all of that sparkle.

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We suggest a fabulously irreverent pairing for a French wedding in early spring: complete with a sassy protea and thistle bouquet, and finished with barely-there pink tulips (from Peony and Plum, photographed by Ether and Smith Photography).

Style Guide: for the Wildly Whimsical Bride

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Nothing says whimsy quite like a train full of fluffy powder pink ruffles, and this Monique Lhuillier gown from KT Merry Photography does not disappoint.

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Pair it with a wildly sprawling and perfectly pink floral bouquet from Kelly Kaufman Design, photographed by Jose Villa.

Style Guide: for the Garden Party Bride

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If your bridal style is more croquet than cocktail, and you prefer brunch on the lawn to drinks in the ballroom, this Zahavit Tshuba dress is for you, photographed by Light & Lace Fine Art Photography.

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Paired with a classic bundle of blooms befitting an ‘English Rose’ herself, you cannot go wrong with garden party styling by Sweet Woodruff, and photographed by ARTIESE Studios. Pass the tea and crumpets!

Style Guide: for the Punchy Pop Bride

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Feeling punchy pink, like Gwen Stefani circa 2002? Make the most of this pink tinged tulle gown from Tara Keely Bridal, and show your pop side.

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What more perfect accompaniment than this bridal bouquet, packed with pops of electric pink peonies and bursting with ranunculus from Bristol Lane Florals, photographed by Sophie Epton Photography. Party in a bridal bouquet, if you ask us!

Style Guide: for the Classically Romantic Bride

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There’s nothing prettier than the classic lines and soft tulle of this putty pink Reem Acra Gown – the romance is almost palpable.

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Accompany a classic gown with an equally perfect bridal bouquet, complete with trailing ribbons and fairytale ivy. Floral design by Brandie Chisolm, and photographed by Ryan Ray Photography.

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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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…


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

Floral 1

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


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


Palette Inspiration: Lavender and Lilac

With spring in full bloom, nature is a riot of color all around – and the options for a spring color palette can be overwhelming! No season offers more options for florals – from pastels to bright neon, citrus to bright white and natural greenery.

It’s a well known color secret that lavender and lilac are some of spring’s most beautiful tones, and mix fabulously with a variety of different event types – the trick is to blend them with contrasting shades, to create depth and dimension within your event design. (The look to avoid is a murple purple mash up where your wedding looks like it got caught in a jar of grape jelly). For example, you can blend lavender sweet peas with coral garden roses, as long as you keep the look cohesive, and anchored around your chosen shade. Here are some of our favorite spring inspirations for a pastel purple infused wedding that packs a punch:

Purple Louboutin

Christian Louboutin bridal shoes

Julie Paisley flower crown

Photo by Julie Paisley via Style Me Pretty