Making Moments Memorable
Hi, we are Katie and Adam! Thank you for visiting our site and wanting to know more about the transformative story of KB Events and how we became passionate about making moments memorable! We know, down to the last detail, what goes into an event, and we look forward to providing you with exceptional service. We enjoy getting excited with you while understanding the work needed to complete a flawless event. If family and relational dynamics, timing and logistical feats, design and personalization are areas you might like help, then we are happy you found us! Being married and working together since 2008 we have become known by our clients for writing clean, detailed agendas, having clear, concise, prompt communication, telling a unique story through design, and for never getting flustered. We continue to perform every event together and we love what we do!
The Founders and Formation of KB Events
Katie Schuette - Owner & Master Planner
Planning and organizing took root in my life at a young age. Surrounded by event specialists, I couldn’t wait to begin! At the age of eight, the first event I threw was my brother’s birthday party. Coming from a large, local family, having a house full of people celebrating something was normal for me. I continued to be involved with school and leadership group events, and my love for planning flourished. After graduating from Westmont College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, I connected myself with local Santa Barbara event professionals and quickly realized there was no better place to advance my skills than the Four Seasons Biltmore Catering Department. For seven years, participating in nearly 100 weddings per year, I refined my skills in business management, hospitality operations, and stellar customer service. In 2015, my joy for the industry fully blossomed and KB Events was born. I am blessed to help so many families continue their transformative story.
Adam Schuette - Owner & Support Manager
Problem solving was ingrained in me from a young age. Growing up on a family farm without electricity and two miles from the nearest main road, staying calm and finding solutions became second nature. It was there that my passion for people began. Navigating the differences in a family of thirteen and an extended family of over two hundred, it is rare that I come across new dynamics. Moving away from my family and hometown to travel through the U.S. and other countries, my love for people grew. Settling in Santa Barbara, I used my acquired skills to manage a large concrete company, remodel homes, and project manage for the top real estate company in Santa Barbara, achieving over sixty million in volume annually. In 2008, I married my best friend and fell in love with her passion for the event industry. No profession has brought me more joy than coordinating weddings with my wife. Between her, our kids, and our clients, I continually get excited to be a part of supporting and bringing people together on a regular basis!
Fun Facts About Us
Katie and Adam met swing dancing at the Carrillo Recreation Center in Santa Barbara, CA, and have been together ever since. Dancing and music have a big place in their hearts.
On his way to visit Katie at Westmont College, Adam picked a bundle of wildflowers for her and left them on her door as a surprise. She still has those pressed flowers today!
Adam proposed to Katie on an evening boardwalk stroll past the casino on Catalina Island. During the marriage proposal he was so nervous he asked her to be his husband.
Marriage takes work! Katie & Adam invest time to work on their marriage. Through this, they constantly strengthen their relationship and grow their passion for helping couples.
Katie and Adam absolutely adore their kids. They find a child’s perspective can be a quick reminder of what is most important in this world. When away from work they are typically found with these two, praying, reading, cooking, or playing outdoors!
Although thinking differently, Katie & Adam nearly always know the thoughts of the other with a simple glance. They have used this skill to their advantage, having worked every event together.
Hi, My name is Adam, people call me the optomist, there are few things in this world I don't enjoy but if I had to pick favorites I would tell you I love thinking outside the box, researching, gardening, cooking, chocolate, good wine, snuggling with my kids and spending time with my beautiful wife!
Hi, my name is Katie, unlike most people, I truly love to organize! My mind works in categories and schedules, so applying it to weddings comes naturally. Some of my favorite things are hearing my kids giggle, sushi, a smooth Pinot Noir, watching Chip and Joanna Gaines on Fixer-Upper, just about anything with caramel and chocolate, the band Hanson and dancing with my husband!