Kait + Scott | Elegant Garden Wedding in Napa Valley
Thursday, January 7
Kait & Scott first came to Calluna Events two years ago and enlisted our help to find them the perfect wedding venue for their large 250 person winter black-tie affair and settled on the Boston Public Library in January. When sending out invitations, something didn’t feel right and they decided to call off the elaborate affair because it didn’t feel like “them.” When the pandemic hit, they knew they didn’t want to wait any longer and after another venue search in both Colorado and California, we finally settled in Napa, California for their intimate, family-only affair. Planning a wedding during a global pandemic (and cross-country move and renovation for the bride & groom) is already a feat and 10-days before the wedding we were faced with one of the largest wildfires Napa Valley had ever seen. The Glass Fire Incident moved quickly across the valley and while the Lindsay & the Calluna team and the entire vendor team watched the movement of the fire, every minute of the day – we held our faith that the venue, vendors, and area would be safe and that we’d be able to pull off this dream day that we’d be planning for months. While our hearts were heavy that so many other venues and properties were damaged in the fires, the absolutely stunning ceremony space at Beaulieu Gardens by Paula Le Duc, was spared and Kait & Scott we’re able to say “I Do” in the Sunken Garden surrounded by their immediate family. With the amazing florals by Max Gill Design to the vintage getaway car by CC Wine Tours – it was a ceremony that was not only intimate but filled with so many special touches. Kait even surprised Scott by walking down the aisle to the string quartet version of Africa by Toto, a song with very special meaning to both bride and groom. Following the stunning nuptials, guests headed to a private estate that overlooked all of Napa Valley for a night of impeccable food by Napa Farm and the sounds of Chris Norton as guests dined and danced with the most perfect sunset. As we’ve said, planning a wedding in the 2020 landscape, we know there is no such thing as a “right” decision and that it’s important to make the one that feels best for you, as a couple and as a family and we were so honored that after everything 2020 threw our way that we were able to end it celebrating the union of these two amazing people.