COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: SAFIA + RAQIB
You know what they say: "If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, they're yours; if they don't, they never were." Well, lucky for #LHCouple Safia + Raqib, they came back to each other. And come on, aren't they the cutest? Their love just glows!
The two will be celebrating their special day here at The Lighthouse very soon, and below we share how this blushing soon-to-be-bride and dapper soon-to-be-groom met!
(Professional photos courtesy of Sunshine Shannon Photography. Personal photo taken by Shahleha Khan)
How did you and Safia Meet?
Safia and I met in High School through a mutual friend. We didn't understand what love was at the time. Eight years later, I reached out to her to catch up. Once meeting with her after so many years those feelings returned and new stronger ones grew.
What's the proposal story?
Raqib planned out the proposal with the help of my sister in law, Dunia. One Sunday afternoon Dunia asked me to have lunch with her in Menlo Park. After lunch, Dunia suggested we visit Stanford Campus because she heard it has beautiful buildings. Little did I know, Raqib was hiding near one of these beautiful buildings.
Dunia and I were taking pictures and all of a sudden Dunia receives an unexpected call. She signaled for me to continue walking. I found it odd she didn't want me to wait for her. As I was walking through the hallway I see Raqib. Puzzled that he is there, right in front of me, a million thoughts are running through my head as I wasn't expecting to see him.
Raqib took my hands and began to say, “from the first time I met you, I could tell you were a special person.” At that point, I realized what he was doing there, next thing you know he was on his knee asking me to marry him.
What made you decide to book The Lighthouse for your big day?
We decided to book LHGC because it's a beautiful hidden gem. This venue has a beautiful view of the Marina. Secondly, the staff was extremely warm and welcoming.
What are you most looking forward to about your wedding?
There is a lot to look forward to for our wedding day. We are both really excited to start our lives together and most importantly, to celebrate our union with our family and friends.
We surely can't wait to watch these two celebrate their union later this month!