Our Story

Our love story began on a dating app called Bumble amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lauren stumbled upon Michael's photo and was immediately drawn to his bright blue eyes and flowing brown hair which was complemented by the stunning backdrop of the ocean. It was love at first swipe! And a shoutout to his friend Maggie for her photography skills and app navigation.

Their conversations flowed effortlessly, and Michael's photo of a delicious homemade pasta dish sealed the deal for Lauren. They scheduled their first date over Zoom, and it turned out to be the best decision they ever made.

Despite the virtual setting they instantly hit it off. Lauren's phone died after a few hours, but once recharged, they continued to talk and lost track of time.

For their first in-person date, Michael cooked Lauren a gourmet meal with fresh homemade pasta he had perfected after testing a few recipes with his friends. They instantly hit it off and from there spent their weekends cooking, spending time with friends, golfing, tennis, and days at the beach.

Years later, Michael took Lauren to San Diego, the same city they went to on their first trip as a couple. San Diego had become their favorite destination for special occasions, and this trip was no exception.

On the last day of their trip, Michael surprised Lauren with a day at The Pendry spa, and while she was relaxing, he plotted the perfect proposal.

Before dinner, Michael took Lauren to the top of the Grand Hyatt on the 40th floor, overlooking the ocean. As he went down on one knee, the entire room erupted in cheers and applause as he slipped the ring on her finger. Overwhelmed with joy, Lauren said YES, and they sealed their love story with a kiss.

When they returned to the hotel that evening, they were greeted by a group of Secret Service agents. No, they were not there to congratulate the happy couple. It turned out that the President was staying at the hotel and the entire area was under lockdown. It was a night they would never forget.


Saturday June 1st, 2024


Five o'clock in the afternoon

The Farms Golf Club
8500 St. Andrews Road
Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067

Cocktails and Reception to follow


Pick-up Times at The San Diego Marriott Del Mar
3:45 pm
4:15 pm
Please arrive a few minutes before pick-up time.

Return Shuttle at 9:00pm and 10:30pm



The Inn sits in the heart of Rancho Sante Fe, CA on 21 acres and has recently been renovated.

5951 Linea Del Cielo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Please use the link below to book your reservation or by calling The Inn.


The Marriott is nicely located a few miles from downtown Del Mar and features a pool and comfortable rooms.

11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

Please book a room using the reservation link only.



Downtown Del Mar has fabulous dining, shops, restaurants, and walking distance to beautiful Del Mar Beach.


The Torrey Pines Natural Reserve borders La Jolla Beach. There are three different trails to choose from along the coast. Choose your adventure in the link below.


Trendy cocktails and American eats at this upbeat hangout in Rancho Santa Fe located at the Rancho Valencia. Popular among both locals and visitors.


Take a stroll in Del Mar and stop by this quaint cute coffee cart. A few favorites are the flat white or iced latte + vanilla


Visit the iconic Balboa Park with amazing exhibits and museums in downtown San Diego. It also happens to be the location where Michael and Lauren took their engagement photos.


A local bakery in Rancho Sante Fe near The Inn - great for a quick bite.


If you love Italian food, Little Italy is a must. The streets are filled with amazing Italian restaurants, gelato shops, markets, bakeries, and a few top restaurants in San Diego.

A few recommendations - Civica 1845, Davanti Enoteca, Ironside Fish & Oyster, Born & Raised.



Will transportation be provided?

Yes, transportation will be provided. 3:45 pm and 4:15 pm Pick Ups at The Marriott San Diego Del Mar. Please arrive a few minutes before pick-up time.

Return Shuttles at 9pm and 10:30pm

Is parking available at the venue?

Limited parking is available.
If you do choose to drive, please let us know by May 1st so we may plan accordingly.
Please note there is no overnight parking.

What is the attire?

Formal attire. For gentlemen, dark suits and ties. For ladies, floor length, midi, or dressy cocktail dress.

What is the weather in June?

The weather in June is typically low 70's in southern California. We recommend bringing a jacket for the evening. Heel protectors are available.

Can I bring my children to the wedding?

Although we love your little ones, this is an adults only affair.

Are ubers available in the area?

Yes, ubers are available in Rancho Sante Fe but not plentiful. We recommend booking a Taxi if needed.

Can we take photos and video during the ceremony?

As we tie the knot, please be our guest. The photographer and videographer will take care of the rest!