COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: BAMBI + CHAD

COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: BAMBI + CHAD

March has come to be one of our busiest wedding months, and we couldn't be more excited to share another Lighthouse couple with you all! Bambi and Chad booked with us back in October, and it was like we blinked and their big day was here! Tomorrow, these best friends become one, and today, we share their sweet love story, as told by Bambi!

(Photos courtesy of Carice Michelle)

How did you and Chad Meet?

(By Bambi)

Chad & I met when he was supporting himself through art school as a school bus driver & I was a teacher at one of the schools on his route. We would make casual small talk until one day I gave him my business card with my personal number written on it & told him, "you should call me." The rest is history. 

What's the proposal story? 

On one of our regular Thursday night dates, Chad told me to meet him in Walnut Creek at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. This was quite a bit fancier than our normal pizza dates. We met on the roof of a nearby parking garage and walked to the restaurant. I was suspicious but each course came & nothing happened. I thought maybe he was going to propose at dessert, but the plate came with no hoopla. So, when we walked back to our cars on the rooftop I thought nothing of it when he told me to look over the edge at the sidewalk. When I turned back to him, he was on bended knee & asked me to marry him. I began to cry but said yes.

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

Chad & I were determined to plan our wedding using local & small businesses. We value the community & want to give our money back where it it is needed, rather than book our wedding with a hotel chain or winery. A quick search for local venues in Vallejo provided this beautiful location. 

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding? 

Marrying my best friend. & maybe the first dance as husband & wife because I love our song!

We are so happy that Bambi & Chad decided to host their special day at our gorgeous venue! Here's to a lifetime of happiness!

COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: MICKEY + MIKEY

COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: MICKEY + MIKEY

It's been such a busy time here at The Lighthouse as we prep for The Open House on March 12th, but not too busy to remember to share the story of #LHCouple Mickey + Mikey!

When I first met Mickey and Mikey during their tour, they were THE sweetest couple ever!!! I remember how excited Mickey was, and how she literally had everything already planned out before even booking with us! She loved everything about the gorgeous venue, and, since day one, the feeling was mutual! That is to say, we LOVE THEM! Working with the pair, we got to see how bubbly, organized, and visually talented Mickey is, and how caring, relaxed, and supportive Mikey is, and there's no doubt that the two make the perfect couple!

Tomorrow, we witness their fateful union, but today, we share below the story of how they came to be.

(Photos courtesy of Encarnacion Photography www.encarnacionphotography.com)

How did you and Mikey Meet?

(By Mickey)

Mikey and I met in high school! He's two grades above me. During his senior year / my sophomore year, I noticed him walk past me a couple times and I thought he was really cute. ;) I then proceeded to "stalk" him around the high school, until I finally gathered enough confidence to invite him to hang out! We became friends but didn't start dating until December 13, 2009.

What's the proposal story? 

During Independence Day weekend of 2016, Mikey and I headed to Sacramento, CA to spend time with my family. My sister made plans with me for that Saturday morning to wake up early, grab some coffee at a swanky coffee shop, and walk around the local farmer's market to shop and take pictures (basically all my favorite things to do). When we got to the coffee shop, we ordered our drinks and sat outside on their shaded patio. As I proceeded to being shoving a blueberry scone in my mouth, Mikey tells me to put on a set of headphones and watch a YouTube video. Thinking that it's probably a video about pugs, I keep eating... but turns out, it's a video of Mikey recording a message to me! I won't tell you what the message said, but basically, once the video was over, Mikey bent down on one knee! I tried to finish swallowing my mouthful of scone and then I said "yes!" :) Meanwhile, my sister, brother-in-law, and little cousin were all there watching, smiling, and taking pictures of the moment!

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

I was immediately attracted to the environment and lighting at The Lighthouse! I spent sooooo much time researching venues in the San Francisco Bay Area to no avail! I wasn't satisfied with any venue. When I stumbled upon the Lighthouse, I was in awe about how much the venue suited my particular taste! Once I reached out, I found out that The Lighthouse team was incredibly accommodating, and feature so many amenities that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get married here. Mikey and I absolutely love the area and can't wait for the big day.

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding? 

I'm most looking forward to all of our families being together in the same room for the FIRST TIME EVER. Even though Mikey and I have been together for 7 years, many of our family members have never met, including our parents. We're looking forward to spending this time with all of our loved ones together, as a newly merged family.

We couldn't be more excited to be part of this couple's special day, and see their vision come to life! 

COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: Deborah + Daniel

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!