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: 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 

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

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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