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

Indivisible: The Wedding Give Back Project Benefitting the ACLU

We invite you to be married, celebrate your union, and support civil and equal rights in the process. This is a completely not for profit offering. Read on for details!

Hannah Suh Photography

As individuals, creatives and business owners in the wedding industry, we believe in celebrating love in ALL its many forms. We know that everyone has their own unique love story that speaks to their personal journey and there are many who may have had to face adversity along the way. Love is the common thread that binds us all together. Love sees beyond our differences. 

We have been inspired to help tell those diverse and perhaps less represented love stories. We want to share and celebrate YOUR unique story and also give back in the process. We’ve teamed up with an amazing group of top wedding industry professionals to offer a luxury Elopement Wedding Experience valued at over $15,000 at an exclusive discounted rate of $6,000, with  100% of the proceeds  to be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

To enter, submit your unique and diverse love story to info@kaellalynnevents.com with the subject line, “Indivisible Elopement Submission” by Monday April 3rd.

The selected couple will be announced the following week.

Showcase collaboration of Kaella Lynn Events, Amanda Vidmar Designs, La Tavola Linen, Frances Lane

The luxury elopement package will include:

A morning ceremony at San Francisco city hall, followed by a beautifully curated celebration with up to 8 guests at a nearby location.

Hair and Makeup by Skyla Arts Beauty

Personal flowers for the couple along with flowers for the table setting by Amanda Vidmar Design

A Champagne toast

Cake by Pretty Please Bakeshop

Light bites provided by Culinary Eye Catering

Signage and wedding announcements by Aerialist Press

Linens by La Tavola Linen

Furniture by One True Love Vintage

Tabletop rentals by Frances Lane

Designed and coordinated by Kaella Lynn Events

Photographed by Hannah Suh Photography (3 hours of coverage, high resolution digital files, online gallery and a $200 print credit)

Normally valued at over $15,000 we will be offering this exclusive package to one lucky couple for $6,000 with all proceeds going to the ACLU.

City Hall wedding captured by Hannah Suh Photography

 

Rules and Guidelines: Wedding must take place on a weekday in 2017. Payment is due 2 weeks before your event. The event is limited to 10 total guests. The City Hall ceremony takes place in the morning with the reception following. The couple’s story will be used as inspiration for the design and Kaella Lynn Events will provide creative direction for decor details, including table design, cake, paper goods and flowers for the event. The vendors listed must be used for the event. Package includes two meetings. One initial planning meeting and one final meeting closer to event date. 

 

xo

Kaella Lynn

Blogger Bride Series – Styling Your Engagement Shoot

I’ve always been a California girl at heart, with a love for the ocean and the golden sunlight that seems to only exist in our beautiful state. When Ned and I met, we were working in San Francisco, and our trips to southern California were frequent and joy-filled: so when it came time to style our engagement photo shoot, I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like. Working with FABULOUS photographers was a great way to ensure that our look came out exactly as we envisioned it – and starting with a pin-spiration board on Pinterest really helped me corral and curate all of our ideas into a single cohesive design.

Here are some killer inspirations from our golden hour engagement shoot:

KLE Blogger Bride Series: Styled Engagement Shoot

Photo via Gal Meets Glam

KLE Blogger Bride Series: Styled Engagement Shoot

Photo via Pinterest

KLE Blogger Bride Series: Styled Engagement Shoot

Photo by Patrick Moyer

Our photographers, Jake and Necia, nailed the look. Here is a favorite from our engagement shoot.

Autumn Engagement Shoot Inspiration

Kaella Lynn Events // Autumn Engagement Sesh InspoPhoto via Dylan and Sara Photography

The autumnal harvest is in full swing this month – and unless you’ve been living under a pile of leaves recently, fall is everywhere! We see it in shop windows and driving down the street, and as wedding planners, we love seeing the season make an appearance in small parts of a wedding design. What better place to start than with the photos you take to celebrate your engagement? Today, we’re dishing on our favorite fall engagement inspiration. The rules of thumb for a perfect autumn engagement session include incorporating nature in an organic fashion, staying away from overly posed or cheesy studio-like shots, and making the photos reflective of the couple’s style. From the foliage to the fashion, the overall mood of the collection of images should feel bold, deep, and warm – a perfect final hurrah before winter’s first chill. A lot of this will be handled behind the lens by your photographer, but don’t be afraid to speak up if you have strong feelings about the shoot. Not a big fan of buffalo plaid or leaf piles? You can choose to keep things golden and harvest-like by incorporating simple fall tones into your attire and choosing a backdrop that reflects your personality. Feeling adventurous? A hike through the trees or a canoe on the lake is a perfect opportunity for your photographer to capture all of the beauty of fall around you both, with your love and engagement at the forefront of the image. Whatever your preference, if you keep the focus on you and your fiancé(e), your photos are certain to come out beautifully.

Kaella Lynn Events // Autumn Engagement Sesh Inspo

Photo via Blogspot

Kaella Lynn Events // Autumn Engagement Sesh Inspo

Photo by Austin Gros // Via Oncewed

A Romantic Conservatory of Flowers Ceremony for Beyond Blu Bungalow

Better late than never, right? That’s what I’m going with for this post. About a year ago, I designed a romantic ceremony setting under the stars in front the Conservatory of Flowers as part of Blu Bungalow’s annual Beyond Blu Bungalow Venue Tours. Blueprint Studios provided the rentals, while Florabella Studios curated the flowers.

In pulling images by the lovely and talented Milou +Olin Photography for our recent article on the Best Outdoor Venues in the Bay Area, I was reminded just how amazing everything came together and had to share more with you!

Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Ceremony // Photo by Milou + Olin // Design by Kaella Lynn Events

As guests arrived via Classic Cable Cars, the illuminated staircase beckoned them towards the Conservatory. The candles that lined the staircase and aisle were provided by GlassyBaby, who not only sell their beautifully colored votives, but rents them for events. The flower arrangements were by Florabella Studios and all rentals were from BluePrint Studio.

Guests enjoyed a bridal fashion show with beautiful gowns from Kinsley James Bridal Salon before heading inside for libations, tasty bites and more wedding inspiration. Below are my favorite images of the ceremony as captured by Milou + Olin Photography. Be sure to jump over to the article in Modern Luxury Magazine for more photos from the event, including the amazing vignettes designed by our colleagues and friends that were on display inside the pavilion.

Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Ceremony // Photo by Milou + Olin // Design by Kaella Lynn Events Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Ceremony // Photo by Milou + Olin // Design by Kaella Lynn Events

A traditional rug and mirrored desk anchor the altar space while cherry colored blooms with pink ranunculus, berries and overflowing foliage pop against the whites of the conservatory and create an ever-so-romantic setting.
Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Ceremony // Photo by Milou + Olin // Design by Kaella Lynn Events Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Ceremony // Photo by Milou + Olin // Design by Kaella Lynn Events

I chose mismatched, distressed chairs with mirrored side tables placed sparingly throughout to add texture and interest to the space, without distracting from the beautiful surroundings. Eclectic while still refined. Don’t you just love this mixed look? Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Ceremony // Photo by Milou + Olin // Design by Kaella Lynn EventsConservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Ceremony // Photo by Milou + Olin // Design by Kaella Lynn Events

Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Ceremony // Photo by Milou + Olin // Design by Kaella Lynn Events

Joie de vivre!

Kaella Lynn