Scott and Wendy Hopgood, parents of Kathryn Marie Hopgood, and Ron and Rene Sculatti, parents of Mario Roam Sculatti, are pleased to announce the beginning of wedding plans for Mario and Kathryn on July 12, 2015 in the Napa Valley.
Mario and Kathryn first met in 2006 and began courting in 2008 in St. Helena. As a couple, the pair has enjoyed living in the greatest small town on earth, basking in the joy of just being locals and eating at the amazing restaurants in St. Helena and sharing in the daily beauty and awe of the Napa Valley. They also spend their moments together traveling, and exploring the natural and gorgeous landscapes of their beloved native California and the greater Wild West whenever possible.
Mario’s professional passions are as a vintner of his own cabernet brand (coming soon!), wine marketing consulting and trading collectible wine and antiques. Mario also currently serves with gratitude to his community on the St. Helena City Council.
Kathryn’s great daily joy is instructing her 325 students in Spanish language as a teacher at California Connections Academy, and volunteering assistance for the St. Helena High School Choir. Being a trained operatic singer, Kathryn loves to sing, be it at local churches or as a lead singer member of the band “The Fabulous Screwtops,” with fellow St. Helena friends.
Mario proposed to Kathryn in Yosemite National Park this past spring. They are very happy and look forward to creating a new family and life together. And with blessings they intend to raise the fifth generation of Sculatti family, since 1901, to continuously reside in St. Helena.