I’m Kaella, a modern girl with classic sensibilities. My idol is Audrey Hepburn. My husband (that's him above) is Superman… or at least he's convinced me so ;-). My alter ego is Lady Gaga. My pet Yorkie thinks he's my baby. My hometown is Kenwood in the heart of Sonoma County. Those closest to me will tell you I’m a planner by nature. And it’s true! I was an organizational girl from the start. I had desk files by the time I was 10. As for my love of weddings, I believe in true love and, yes, I tear up at pretty much all romantic movies, weddings and love songs. I’m thrilled to be on the Allure team and to be a contributing blogger. My background includes P.R., Fashion, advertising and hospitality – all of which involved an aspect of event production. It was always something I was passionate about, but for some reason or another timing never worked out... before. In 2010 I left my marketing career to pursue my passion of wedding and event planning. Shortly after starting my own business, Kaella Lynn Events, I met Christy Daly and began assisting her with weddings. I've worked some incredible weddings with Allure, from upscale outdoor rustic to your classic San Francisco wedding, and I'm excited to see what 2012 has in store for us. I’m a firm believe that everything happens for a reason. My experience as a Project Manager in Marketing provided me with the essential tools for business management and event coordination - from looking at the big picture to noticing the smallest of details. Starting in January, I will be attending Cal State East Bay’s Wedding Planning certificate program, taught by reknown wedding planner Joyce Scardina Becker. In addition to blogging to inspire on the Allure blog, I will be writing about my progress in the class. And it doesn’t stop there. You can follow me on Twitter for regular updates or on Pinterest for additional pretty things and ideas.
I’m inspired by every day things, but often turn to fashion and interior design. Although I’m a girly girl at heart, growing up with 3 brothers has left its mark, so I’ve never been able to choose between my two favorite colors: blue and pink. It’s hard to define my personal style with one concept, as it changes with the seasons, my mood and my inspiration. Overall I’d say my aesthetic leans towards classic with a touch of whimsy. Today I’m feeling particularly girly, and the holidays have me dreaming of glamour things, so my style board is especially Princessy with colors of pink and gold. Plus a black and white pattern for a good measure of whimsy.
I believe every wedding and event should have personal touches. One of my favorite parts of wedding and event planning is getting to know my clients and coming up with designs that reflect their style and personality. So, on that note, how would you describe your personal style? Can you narrow it down to one or two concepts?
Joie de Vivre!