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

How to Word Your Wedding Invitations with Aerialist Press (Pretty Infographic Inside!)

Modern couples have so many options and etiquette rules to consider when it comes to wording their invitations that it can feel overwhelming. It’s no wonder one of the most common questions I am asked by my clients is, “how in the world do we word our invitation?” Well, my good friend Alexandra of Aerialist Press & Foiled Invitations is here to take out all the guessing. Don’t miss the pretty infographic she provides, making it all really simple!

Invitation Wording Guide with a pretty infographic by Aerialist Press

Happy engagement! It’s Alexandra from Aerialist Press & Foiled Invitations here.  A big thank you to Kaella and the Kaella Lynn Events team for having us guest post today.

If you’re reading along here, you’re probably at least in the beginning stages of your wedding planning, or maybe you’ve even gotten to the point of selecting a color palette and considering invitation styles. While the fun, design-related to dos are easy to check off the top of your list, nailing down final invitation wording is probably not a priority – especially when you aren’t sure about all those etiquette rules you’ve never had to think about before. Sound about right?

If you’re like most couples, you’ll find yourself asking all of the usual questions regarding proper wedding invitation verbiage but without a great starting place for answers. That’s where we like to make our grand entrance! To ease the strain of figuring out what invitation wording to use, we’ve created an informative (and pretty to look at) info-graphic and guide helping you to understand the different elements of an invitation and how to best word yours. We’ve included some pro tips and tricks about the different attire options, where to include your registry link and our top four wording picks for both traditional and more casual celebrations.

Invitation Wording Guide with a pretty infographic by Aerialist Press

 

Looking for more? We also created a comprehensive list of 21 wording examples for every celebration style you can think of. You can visit the full post of our guide on the best wedding invitation wording options up on our blog.

Haven’t seen what you’re looking for? We would love to answer any specific questions below in the comments. Happy planning!

Q&A with Borrowed & Blue

Kaella Lynn Events Q&A

As a wedding planner, I get asked a lot of questions about my work – from couples, family and even complete strangers (hello Lyft driver!). What’s it like? What’s your favorite part? How do we even begin planning our wedding? So when I was approached by Borrowed & Blue, a locally-focused online wedding resource, to answer some of these basic questions and give couples everything they need to know about our event planning services, I said yes!

Here’s our Q&A with Borrowed & Blue:  

Describe your event aesthetic in three words. Timeless, Romantic, Whimsical

The first thing you ask when you sit down with a couple? I want to know their story: how they met, the proposal, etc. It helps create a comfortable and relaxed environment right off the bat, and it gives me a glimpse into their personalities and relationship. I also ask for their top 3 priorities for their wedding day. Knowing their vision and expectation allows me to create a proposal that fits.

Top three pieces of advice for couples who just got engaged? Allow yourself to enjoy the moment and take it all in after the proposal. This is such a special moment, give it some attention! After you celebrate, but before you begin to plan, set your parameters (budget, location, time of year, guest count). Then hire a planner, and let us manage all the nitty-gritty details.

Kaella Lynn Events Q&A

Most important detail of wedding decor? This depends on what was most important to the client. Details are important and where I add those personalized details that make each wedding unique to it’s couple, from paper goods to the selection of flatware and china. The most important part of these details though, is how I then put them all the details together to facilitate the overall experience. It should all add up to reflect the couple.

Your thoughts on DIY weddings? Sadly, most DIYs on Pinterest don’t work out when clients try them in real life, so it can actually end up being more costly and time-consuming than hiring a professional. Not to mention the added stress.

What would your ideal tablescape look like? Lush flowers of fluffy blooms and foliage spilling onto a long table, layered table top pieces curated with clean lines so it’s not overly cluttered. I almost always include a natural element, like wood. And a beautiful charger to anchor the place settings. Kaella Lynn Events Q&A

Your favorite of all the San Francisco wedding venues? Getting to work in the Bay Area, I am privy to some of the most stunning venues in the world, so it’s difficult to choose just one. I do love a Private Estate and working in Sonoma/Napa is always special to me, since I grew up there.

The most important part of wedding planning? Trust your planner. It’s soooo important. Before hiring your planner, ask yourself if you trust that person. It will make your life so much easier throughout the planning process and allow your planner to be successful.

Describe your dream wedding. An outdoor affair at a Private Estate with lush flowers, locally sourced cuisine, and an amazing dance party. Oh wait! That was my wedding… and I’d do it again!

Merci!

Kaella

Photos by Edyta Szyszlo Photography from Kate + Brian’s wedding.

Featured on Grey Likes Weddings: Asal and Hamed’s Legion of Honor Wedding

Kaella Wilson Favorites-0059Thrilled to see Asal and Hamed’s romantic, soulful Legion of Honor wedding featured on Grey Likes Weddings today! How I came to work with this couple was true happenstance. A week before jet setting to London, I received an inquiry from Asal and Hamed who lived there, but wanted to be married in the Bay Area. It was quite the serendipitous that we were able to meet in person the following week!

In order to create truly unique weddings, I draw inspiration for each wedding directly from the client – their experiences together, heritage, passions, interests and so on. This wedding is a great example of how to add personalized touches to your wedding. Read on to find out some of the personal details that made this wedding truly unique. And don’t miss the full feature on Grey Likes or the list of vendors below who came together to make it a success.Legion of Honor Wedding by Kaella Lynn Events // Photo by Jake and Necia Photography The groom’s custom suite. Fitted to perfection.Kaella Wilson Favorites-0017View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 A custom bridal gown – simply elegant.

View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 Kaella Wilson Favorites-0027View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015A Persian runner flown in by the Bride’s parents made for the perfect aisle decor.View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015Hamed, a skilled pianist, played his bride down the aisle to a song he wrote after getting engaged. Talk about romantic!   Kaella Wilson Favorites-0038 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015Instead of flower bouquets, the bridesmaids each carried traditional elements of the Sofreh, which is the traditional Persian ceremony spread. Another way we were able to incorporate a bit from their cultures in to the wedding.   View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 Kaella Wilson Favorites-0047 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 We paid tribute to Asal and Hamed’s pet bunny with these darling table number holders. Kaella Wilson Favorites-0101 View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015Asal and Hamed found these pop-up cards in a Singapore market. They ran around gathering enough of them to use for their invitations and Brown Fox Calligraphy created custom stamps to imprint them.

View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015Wedding Planning by Kaella Lynn Events // Photography by Jake and Necia PhotographyDrawing from one of their favorite dates, we had gospel singers surprise guests with a show during dinner. Kaella Wilson Favorites-0074View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015 The Persian knife dance kicked off the dancing portion of the evening.  View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015The wedding party surprised our couple with a flash mob dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller – rumored to be an inside joke. Kaella Wilson Favorites-0142View More: http://jakeandnecia.pass.us/hamed--asal-2015

Venue: Legion of Honor | Photogapher: Jake and Necia Photography | Wedding Planner and Designer: Kaella of Kaella Lynn Events | Caterer: Betty Zlatchin Catering | Day of Coordination: Kate Siegel | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
| Rentals: Classic Party Rentals and Designer 8 | Lighting: Got Light | Specialty Glassware: France Lane | DJ: Denon & Doyle Entertainment | Piano and Gospel Singers: Entire Productions | Videographer: JMarc Media | Florist: Mandy Scott Flowers | Makeup and Hair: Melissa Hoffman Beauty | Invitations and signage: Brown Fox Calligraphy