Featured Wedding: Mike & Aldrin

The Story

Aldrin and Mike met in college in 1996. Once the two started dating, they became inseparable. “We moved to New York in 2000 and felt like this could be our home for the rest of our lives,” says Mike. “People always asked us if we were ever going to have a wedding ceremony. We made a decision to wait for marriage to become legal in New York State before we had a ceremony. We knew we wanted to be together forever, but we wanted the legal rights that come with our state recognizing our marriage.” Once it became legal in 2011, the two decided to start planning a ceremony. “When we walked in for our first visit at The Lighthouse, we immediately fell in love with decor, atmosphere and view.”

Wedding Style

Simple and modern. “It was all about the details. It wasn’t over styled with tons of flowers or other things,” says Mike. “We focused on small details and made them look good.”

Favorite Menu Item

Aldrin: Pommery Cider Beef
Mike: Lime Mojito Granita

Memorable Moments

“When Jeff our event planner gave us advice in the bridal suite on how to calm our fears about the whole wedding,” says Mike. “He told us to just let it go, let it happen, enjoy the moment and trust that everything we did for the wedding would work out just fine. It was such a small piece of advice from him, but it helped us relax and enjoy the whole experience when we were overwhelmed.”

What Guests are Saying

“Our guests have not stopped raving about our wedding. They loved every aspect of our wedding. We have several friends that are engaged or have been married recently and they have all said that we set the standard for weddings very high, One friend even took a picture of her tea that was brought out and sent the picture to me saying, “even the tea bags are awesome!”


floral design: Superior Florists | photography: Kelly Williams Photography |entertainment: Scratch Weddings / Aramis String Quartet | grooms’ attire: Enzo Custom Clothiers