Danielle Matich and Michael Molitch-Hou met on a fine spring night – May 13, 2011 to be exact. After courting for what seemed like centuries, the pair decided to move in together, finding a cute, cramped cottage in San Pedro, CA, Danielle’s hometown. There, they lived with their bearded dragon, Shanté, in peace and tranquility and Mike spent the proceeding months planning and working up the courage to pop the question – the question being: “will you spend the rest of your life with me as my lawful, wedded wife?”
The proposal was inspired by a story Danielle had told Mike, about her days spent as a child playing in a local park – Point Fermin Park, if you’re familiar with the area. Day in and day out, Danielle would dance and prance and prance and dance in the park. The park really was quite beautiful. Located at its center was a stage, only used annually for performances of Shakespeare by the Sea. So, as a little girl, Danielle would play upon that stage and she’d struggle to get the stage doors open. Obsessed with The Secret Garden, she imagined that, if she could just push passed those stage doors, there’d be a secret, English garden there waiting for her – a hidden world of shrubs, ivy, and tea sets. Unfortunately, she never could get those doors open.
During the summer of 2012, Mike planned what he would do to ask Danielle to marry him. He made all of the arrangements, including the rental of the stage, the purchase of the plants and flowers, the acquisition of a tea set from her favorite boutique; he even sought out a theatrical backdrop of an English garden. On September 13, 2012, he decorated the green room behind the stage doors so that, when Danielle opened them, she’d be whisked away to that world she’d imagined as a child. After opening the door, Mike pulled out a Faberge egg that contained the ring, a family heirloom dating back to the Civil War.
As you’ve probably guessed, Danielle said, “Yes.” Now, we’re asking you to celebrate, with us, a ceremony representing our eternal commitment to one another. So, take a look around the site where you can find all of the answers to your wedding related inquiries. We’re so excited and we’re looking forward to seeing you on the big day!
I have to tell you that being a true romantic at heart, it made me feel so wonderful to see that romance is still alive and well! What a beautiful way to “officially” begin your lives together. I am truly impressed and hope that the rest of the Molitch men will take your cue and look to discover that English garden or other special place that their womenfolk hold so dear and close to their hearts. After all, we all look for our Prince/Princess Charming, regardless of our age, and I am thrilled to say I have found mine and so it would seem, have the two of you. Congratulations! Looking forward to the festivities with great anticipation to see what else the two of you may create, right down to a computer generated wedding cake! I understand there are no calories in a reproduction, so make mine a large slice, please! Love and blessings to you both, Marilyn Molitch
Thanks, Marilyn! I’m glad to hear that Matt is such a romantic, too! Thanks so much for saying such nice things! And we’re both super excited to see you and the rest of the clan at our wedding!
I’m sorry I have not responded to the RSVP, we were so damn busy with our business and wedding that most, or all, things have fallen away from us. I’m sorry we will not be able to join in your celebrations, $$$ is tight! We hope you guys have a great and beautiful day!
Drew & Mel