Lindsay & Mike | “Romantic, Candle-Lit” Hot Dogs

Lindsay and Michael’s first date finished off with some fine dining on the UCLA campus. It’s what they call a “romantic, candlelit dinner” at a campus hot dog stand called U-dogs. A dollar a dog. A student necessity and the location where it all began for Lindsay and Michael.

Their connection to UCLA continues with tailgating for UCLA football games. In addition to UCLA football, Lindsay and Mike share a lot of the same interests. They like traveling, cooking, running, snow-boarding, and hiking. Mike loves Lindsay’s extreme adventures, from bungee jumping escapades to snowboarding trips. This superwoman even competes in triathlons—and finishes them.

They’ve enjoyed an easy-going relationship from the beginning. There were minor adjustments to be made including Mike’s attending law school and studying for the bar. He missed Lindsay while she was studying in Florence, Italy, for four months.

Almost ten years after their first date at U-Dogs, Michael proposed to Lindsay at a famous spot not too far from the UCLA campus: Hotel Bel-Air. Needless to say, hot dogs were not on the menu. A proposal and a ring were though.

Since Lindsay grew up in Northern California, they first thought they would have their wedding in Marin County. It was the V. Sattui winery, however, that won their hearts. The surrounding landscape and the architecture and ambiance were the deciding factors in choosing Sattui for their wedding. Rounding out their fabulous day was the wonderful food and wine. Along with lots of fun and dancing with friends and family, their Napa wedding was everything they wished it would be.

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