Being single, she had no reason to celebrate the holiday, but her friend Dilson Schild convinced her to come to a dinner party at his Hollywood Hills home.
At the last minute Grant was asked by the caterer to host the party.
She turned to decor magazines for inspiration and checked out friends' and colleagues' homes for ideas, Nadia says.
Brandon, she adds, was the voice of reason throughout the process. He'd be like, "Honey, you can't just move that wall. They decided to start renovations six months after they moved in.
The project took five months and involved installing a fireplace in the lounge, staining all the wooden floors a darker shade and a complete overhaul of the kitchen. She chose all the kitchen fixtures and fittings, he adds proudly, from the hanging silver lights to the garbage disposal.
But, ask Brandon Beemer and Nadia Bjorlin about the most stressful thing they've ever done and the soap-star couple instantly agree: renovating their California home.
It was a topsy-turvy process they'd sooner forget, say the pair better known to soapie fans as The Bold & The Beautiful's hunky Owen Knight and Days of our Lives' sexy Chloe Lane.
The happy couple’s first dance was to Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is” sung by bridesmaid Tia Simone.
Wolfgang Puck catered the dinner and DJ Ryan Kenney hosted the after party.