2020: The year we won’t forget anytime soon. From devastating bushfires, to floods, storms and a global pandemic that stopped the world in its’ tracks, it was a year that we could never have predicted in our wildest dreams. Seriously. Stephen King himself couldn’t have written this year…

Of course, there is so much to be thankful for, and we’ve got some VERY exciting things happening in 2021, so, silver linings and all…

Backyard Wedding shoot: Maria + Kat
Backyard Wedding shoot: Emilio + Nico
The Crew: Fi, Dave, Javi + Fran
Backyard Wedding shoot: Emilio + Nico
Sneak peak: New venue!
Sneak peak: New venue!
Sneak peak: New venue!
The Crew: Abbie
Bossman: Dave
The Crew: Javi Miguens
Backyard wedding shoot with Javi Miguens and KataCrew models
The Crew: Tin (always with the smiles)
The Crew: Nico (always with the solutions)
The great bromance: Dave + Nico

First up; thank YOU!

Throughout the entire hullabaloo, we had many clients choosing to postpone their events until next year, and we can’t thank them enough for sticking with us. After such a tough year, we know that everyone will be eager to celebrate life’s special moments, and rest assured, our team will be working hard to bring the KataLane magic to each and every single event in 2021. (As we do….)

And also to our amazing crew…

In a word; legends. Adapting to every change that the universe was throwing at them like Northern Beaches ninjas, the Kata crew were ready for anything with sleeves rolled up, a smiling face and a ‘can do’ attitude. Mucho love to them all! Oh, and if you’re looking for a little light summer reading, be sure to check out the blog post on our very own Javi in January.

Then there was a giveaway…

We collaborated with industry faves Honey Lane Events, Ellebore and The Ridge Estate for a HUGE $25,000 Wedding Giveaway. Couples had to get creative and record a fun video of their love story… and they did not disappoint! So many fantastic entries, and we can tell you that it wasn’t easy choosing just one lucky couple, but it’s winners Ebony and Ryan who will be saying their ‘I do’s” in April, and we are more than a bit excited for this one.

Followed by a backyard wedding photo shoot –

Back in September – together with close industry friends Florafolk, Palmy Platters, Nashdale Lane Wines and Honey Lane Events – we arranged the dreamiest (COVID-19 restriction abiding) setting to show everyone how easy it is to create the wedding or their dreams, right in their own backyard. So, if you’re looking for something relaxed, private and intimate for your own special day, have a read of our blog post for some serious backyard event inspo.

Fast forward to 2021…

Sometimes, an idea is so good that you just HAVE to be part of it. Which is why we are proud to be associated with SkandiBar. This versatile and unique pop-up tipi can be set up pretty much anywhere, so it’s perfect for festivals, exhibitions, weddings and private events. We absolutely can’t wait to see what people conjure up inside the SkandiBar! Watch this space for more details.

AND….drum roll, please…our proud association with a new venue!

We know. We’re excited, too! So, long story short, Sydney’s event big guns (AKA the guys from Lost Paradise festival & top gun corporate maestro Danny Bass) have a brand new VENUE! All will be revealed in the New Year, but let’s just say that if you’re thinking huge acreage on the Hawkesbury River – a mere hour from Sydney – and gorgeous accommodation, then you’re on the right track. You’ll definitely want to keep this venue in mind if you’re planning a marquee wedding, corporate retreat, or any special event, really. Keep your eyes peeled for the big reveal coming soon!

Phew. What a year. We’re all hoping for a year where the only world events will be happy ones that are held in a marquee.

In saying that, the KataLane crew wish you all a very happy – and most importantly, safe – Holiday Season, and we can’t wait to help you bring your special events to life in 2021.

Love, KataLane xx