What a dream it would be to fall in love with and marry your best friend…. Well, lucky for LH couple Rowena and Matt, that dream is coming true! In less than two weeks, this happy pair will be done fine-tuning every last detail for their wedding day, and will finally exchange their vows and begin a new chapter as a married couple. As we begin the start of a new wedding month, we share the story of how these high school friends turned in to lifetime sweethearts.

1) How did you and Matt meet?

(By Rowena)

We met in high school and we've known each other since the 10th grade. Over the years we ran into each other at social functions since we had mutual friends. Later on in college, we crossed paths on campus and gradually spent more time together. Our friendship ultimately developed into a romantic relationship. To this day, we have the same group of friends since high school and I consider him to be my best friend.

2) What's the proposal story? 

We spent the day in Half Moon Bay with our dog, Mika. I had a funny feeling that he was going to propose, but it wasn't until the end of the day when we were heading back to the car when he asked to sit down on a bench. We were on a walking path and had a beautiful view of the beach. Matt's proposal was very coy and cute; he was nervous when he popped the question. Matt still gets a little embarrassed when I tell the story, but its a day I'll never forget.

3) What made you decide to book The Lighthouse for your big day? 

We grew up in Vallejo and our family lives close to The Lighthouse. We were quite surprised to learn that a wedding venue was available in Glen Cove! This is the perfect location for our family and friends. We love the ambiance, east coast vibe and the unique, quaint character of the place. The Inn located above was a definite plus and the flexible hours to access the venue allowed us to create our vision of a perfect day.

4) What are you most looking forward to about your wedding? 

Planning a wedding is without a doubt very stressful! All of the time and effort spent planning the fine details will all be worth it on May 21st, 2016. We can't wait to enjoy cocktail hour, dinner and dancing with our closest family and friends. This embarks the start of our new life together, a new chapter in our journey with more memories to come.!

While we wait to see all of Rowena and Matt’s hard work come to life, we can’t say enough how delighted we are that The Lighthouse will be the backdrop for all of their fondest wedding day memories!