Here at The Lighthouse, we don’t just provide couples with beautiful scenery for their big day; we pride ourselves in being a close tightknit family! We genuinely love meeting all of the couples that come through our doors, and even more, hearing their amazing love stories! This week we’re focusing on Catie & Brian. Catie and Brian were the VERY FIRST couple to book the venue and we are SO looking forward to their big day come June. We can't wait to introduce you all to these two cuties!

We asked Catie to answer a few questions for us--see her answers below :)


1) How did you and your fiancé meet? Brian and I met in high school. We were just friends for quite some time but after graduation we began to date! We have now been together about six years!
2) What's the proposal story? We had talked about getting married for several years(we had been together for 5 years when we got engaged and Brian had said even before we got together that we would get married some day). But we weren't in a huge rush. One night we were relaxing and I was looking forward in my calendar about the coming months & year and I noticed that June 27th(which was the date of my grandmothers birthday) was going to fall on a Saturday. When I told Brian, I'm not sure what answer I was expecting him to have, but he responded with "ok, let's do it. Let's get married!" We started talking about planning our wedding and a couple weeks later Brian took my to "our" beach and asked me to be his wife!
3) What made you decide to book The Lighthouse for your big day? After what felt like endless searching for the perfect venue and nothing feeling quite right, though all beautiful. Brian's dad called and told him we had to check out The Lighthouse. Brian had been going to The Glen Cove Marina with his dad since he was a child because that is where his dad's boat is kept half of the year. We went down for a tour and we both fell in love with the venue. We knew immediately that would be the place we would become Husband and Wife. 
4) What are you most looking forward to about your wedding? Of course, I am most excited to finally get to marry my best friend with all of our closest friends and family members around. But aside from that, I am looking forward to seeing everything come together. After a year of planning, you have so many ideas popping into your mind(and as great as Pinterest is, it can make it even more overwhelming deciding on a theme and vibe you want for such a special day). Our wedding is not going to be the most traditional, we will be having lawn games(with a five foot connect 4), an ice cream sundae bar, and we will be having BBQ for dinner it will also have a romantic feel with lantern centerpieces and lace table runners. I can't wait to see our vision come to life!

And neither can we! We’re counting the days and are so excited to be a part of this wonderful couple’s happy day! Stay tuned to the LH blog to check out our next couples spotlight and keep an eye out for photos of Catie & Brian’s big day – we WILL be posting!  tuned next week for our next featured couple ;)