COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: Deborah + Daniel


Happy 2017 everyone! We are gearing up for the new wedding season, which means more awesome wedding couple's to introduce! And who better to kick things off than our first 2017 #LHCouple - Deborah and Daniel!

What can we say? These two lovebirds have been an absolute pleasure to work with. As our very first luxury wedding client's, they've made this whole process so easy for us not only by being so organized and on top of everything (they planned their wedding in less than 6 months), but by being so upbeat, patient, and fun-loving every time we meet with them (despite how stressful and challenging the wedding planning process can get)!

How did you and Daniel meet?

(By Deborah)

We are both from San Diego but never knew each other down there. We both moved to San Francisco in 2011. A few months after we had both moved to the bay, a mutual friend came up to visit Daniel. She reached out to me and asked if I wanted to meet up with them. I told them to meet me at my neighborhood sports bar and that's how we met! 

What's the proposal story? 

Daniel is the Beverage Director of Pagan Idol, a tiki bar in San Francisco. I got to tag along on his work trip to France where he was touring rum and cognac distilleries. On a free day, we walked around Paris and then went to sit in the park and share a bottle of rose. He proposed in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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

We met in a sports bar in the Sunset District in SF and dated on and off for about 3 years. We fell in love and decided that we wanted to have a life together while I was living on a sailing yacht docked at the Emeryville Marina. We both loved the ambiance and charm of the Marina in Emeryville and looked into having our wedding somewhere around there, but nothing was perfect. When I found the Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina it was everything we wanted out of a wedding venue! I was actually googling a different venue when I stumbled upon the Lighthouse's website. I knew instantly that it would make the perfect backdrop for the one of the most important days of our lives!

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding? 

We're excited to become husband and wife, but we're also looking forward to seeing everybody! We're both so busy, he runs a bar and I run a boutique, and we rarely have time for friends and family, especially those who don't live in the Bay Area. We can't wait to have so many people we love all in one place!

In less than a month (more like 3 and a half weeks!!!) we get to witness the union of this beautiful couple and we could not be more excited to be part of their special day!

COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: Victoria + Philip


Today, we dedicate our Couple's Spotlight post to LH couple Victoria and Philip! The pair, who booked with us back in January, are still months away from their April 2017 wedding, but we just couldn't wait to share their sweet story! Read on to see how the two met and why they chose The Lighthouse for their big day!

1) How did you and Philip meet?

(By Victoria)

Philip and I met at the University of the Pacific when we were pursuing our BS in Biochemistry while in Microbiology. 

2) What's the proposal story? 

Philip proposed while in Puerto Vallarta on the balcony of the condo at La Palapa overlooking the ocean during the most beautiful sunset on November 24, 2015.

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

We fell in love with the Lighthouse the moment we saw it. It captures both of our personalities (old world charm = Victoria, with a modern flair = Philip). We also particularly loved that it was at the marina and near the water which captured our love of the sea. 

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

We are most looking forward to celebrating our love with our closest family and friends while making memories that will last us a lifetime. 

We are so excited to see how V+P incorporate their personalities into their decor, and transform our beautiful venue for their their big day here at the Lighthouse come April!

COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: Sarah and Daniel


Love is such a beautiful thing, and we're so lucky that we get to witness and help celebrate the union of #LHCouple Sarah and Daniel in less than two months! This good-looking pair booked with us back in October and after reading how Daniel proposed to Sarah, we imagine that their wedding day will be full of happy tears, and will be nothing short of the kind of love you only read about in books or see in the movies! 

1) How did you and Daniel meet?

(By Sarah)

We met through mutual friends at a backyard barbecue four years ago. He couldn't figure out how to unlatch the gate to get in the party, and I helped him :) The rest is history.

2) What's the proposal story? 

May 10, 2015 - Mother's day (my first Mother's Day - we have a 17-month old son). We also happened to plan our sons baptism on this day as well. After church, we invited all of our close friends and family back to my mom's house for a baptism/Mother's day celebration. After we all ate, he surprised me with a slideshow of photos of our family/pregnancy/baby boy birth (yes, it was as perfect as it sounds)! Everyone was in tears already, and then he got down on one knee in front of all of our loved ones! I said yes, of course!

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

As soon as we started looking for venues after our engagement, I stumbled upon the website. I was sold. And once we came to visit the first time, my Fiance and I both fell in love. The Lighthouse is such a charming and unique Bay Area wedding venue. It combines the outdoor feel, with the convenience of an indoor setting. It is everything we were looking for and more!

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

Celebrating our love with all of our friends and family in such a stunning location.

Aw Sarah, you're so sweet! And we can't wait to see how stunning YOU are on your big day!!!