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!

SO MUCH LOVE!

Did we ever mention how much we LOVE our LH Family? Well we can literally go on and on about how awesome our clients are. And the BEST part to us is when we hear what they thought about the venue and our services, and how we helped bring their event visions to life!

We know how crazy it can be after the event stress has died down; taking a huge sigh and then getting back into the groove of normal everyday life. So when we receive reviews from our clients, we can't help but want to give them a huge hug and thank them for taking time out of their schedules to sit down and tell us about their experience here!

Even before making the conscious decision to book The Lighthouse, to the months/weeks/days leading up to the BIG one, and even past the calm after the storm... It's good to know that our client's continue to feel supported the whole way!

Today we share a pair of new *glowing* 5-star reviews that we received this past weekend, from two lovely ladies from the LH Family, PLUS, an endorsement from one of the Vendors We Love - Rick and Nora, over at Lantern Catering. Gosh, how did we get so lucky?

(From Kathryn Asprey on WeddingWire - Photos sent from Kathryn)

"If I could give The Lighthouse more than 5 stars I would! The venue is so beautiful and charming. We love everything about this venue - the succulents, large lawns (perfect for our lawn games!), palm trees, modern banquet room, the inn upstairs, and of course the view of the marina and surrounding waters. The customer service from day one was amazing! Marie and Brittanie were a pleasure to work with. Not only did they always greet me with big smiles, they were so responsive and happy to answer any and all questions. My wedding day was perfect and I feel so lucky to have found The Lighthouse as my venue! I highly recommend The Lighthouse!"

(From Cheryll Hernandez on Yelp - Photos taken from Yelp page)

"My husband and I renewed our vows and this place was just perfect! It had everything we wanted - a modern reception room, lawn area for our ceremony, outdoor deck for cocktail hour, and views that were breathtaking. The pictures that were captured don't do justice but they still turned out amazing. From the planning process, all the way to the big day, the ladies (Brittanie and Marie) that helped us were so great to work with - very responsive, helpful, and very, very accommodating!! Without any hesitation, we would LOVE to have more and more celebrations at The Lighthouse! We loved it, our guests loved it, we had NO complaints. The venue is truly a hidden gem!!! Thanks again Lighthouse for making our 10 year anniversary an unforgettable one!! We hope to hold more events in the future ;)"

(From Rick and Nora at Lantern Catering)

"The Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina is our favorite venue to cater at! Not only is it beautiful but the staff Marie and Brittanie are extremely helpful and friendly! We have catered many weddings and other events here this past year and highly recommend this venue to all our catering clients!"

We just have SO MUCH LOVE for our clients and friendors; it really is like a family here! And we look forward to the opportunity to celebrate another occassion with them here :)

COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: Brisa and Joseph

COUPLE'S SPOTLIGHT: Brisa and Joseph

For some, finding and falling in love with "the one" just magically happens. Perhaps it could be love at first sight, high school sweethearts reunited at last, or a fortunate stroke of serendipity. This adventurous LH Couple just happened to be at the right place at the right time! Brisa and Joseph, soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs., first booked The Lighthouse back in June of 2015. And with only a few weeks left leading up to their big day, we share the sweet and simple story of how the two met and what they are looking forward to most about their upcoming wedding.

1) How did you and Joseph meet?

(By Brisa)

My best friend (who is my maid of honor) had a birthday party for her 21st in Santa Cruz. Her cousin is friends with my fiance and brought him to that party. I had mentioned to another friend that I thought he was kind of cute, she then meddled a bit and the rest is history. 

2) What's the proposal story? 

We went away to Auburn for our anniversary. After the day of exploring and a great dinner, we went back to our room and he got down on one knee and proposed. I was totally not expecting it.

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

We chose the Lighthouse because we wanted something local (we live in Vallejo) and we were intrigued by it's history and loved that it was by the water.

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

We are excited about getting married and having all the people we love (some we haven't seen in years) in the same room!

After hearing about some of the ideas that Brisa has in mind for their wedding, we are so looking forward to seeing it all come to life at the end of this month!