Time nor distance could break the connection between us.
Although we cannot recall exactly when we met, we know we were about 14 and 16 years old and probably met in the Villa de Oro neighborhood in Calexico, where the majority of our mutual friends lived.
Savannah likes to think Mikey knew she was “the one” all along and Mikey thinks it was the other way around.
When Savannah and Mikey met, Mikey drove all of our friends around in his mom’s baby blue Ford Windstar van.
Tony, Mikey’s younger brother, was an escort at Savannah’s quinceañera. Mikey and his parents attended the party too.
Savannah & Mikey (very) briefly dated in 2003, and went to Mikey’s senior prom together. Savannah likes to brag that she was one of two freshman to attend.
After prom, and dating for a month or so, Mikey broke up with Savannah. It’s okay, Mikey didn’t know what he was doing at the time, and Savannah deleted him from her MySpace Top 8.
Fast forward to Savannah’s senior year of high school, when she needed a calculus tutor. Mikey, having taken the AP Calculus exam and passed, tutored her. Savannah eventually dropped the class.
Following high school, they both moved to San Diego to continue their studies. Mikey went to SDSU and Savannah went to USD, but they remained friends and kept in constant communication via the best app of the time, MSN messenger.
Mikey lived on the hill above Fashion Valley, about 3 minutes away from USD. Savannah frequently visited during her breaks between classes to watch Penn & Teller, play Little Big Planet on PS2, or eat whatever Mikey made for lunch.
Mikey also visited Savannah, but it was mostly to give Savannah’s little brother, Alfie, guitar lessons.
Savannah took calculus (yes, again) in college, and Mikey tutored her (also again).
After graduating college, Savannah lived in Eastlake and Mikey moved back to Calexico. More often than not, Savannah had a long commute to work. Savannah would use this time in traffic to call Mikey to catch up on the Calexico gossip.
In 2011, Savannah’s work team ran into problems when their contracted web team went dark on them. Mikey taught Savannah the basics of WordPress and helped her team finish their website for a very reasonable price – a bottle of Gentleman Jack.
Savannah moved back to Calexico in 2013 and became Mikey’s “public relations manager”, often calling him to tag along to many of social events.
After being inundated with questions of why they weren’t dating, Mikey and Savannah officially started dating in 2013.
May 2014 brought the start of a new adventure. Prompted by new jobs, Savannah & Mikey returned to San Diego and decided to move in together. They experienced new jobs, a new tiny apartment, and new roommates (including Savannah’s cat) all at once. No big deal.
After over twelve years of friendship, three years of dating, two years of living together, three Incubus concerts, six music festivals, countless dinner dates, and many Netflix binges later, Mikey finally decided to put a ring on it in February 2017.
Who would have thought it was meant to be all along?!
For your convenience, a preferred rate is available on the weekend of our wedding, October 12th – October 14th.
Please note the last date to reserve under this room block is Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 5:00pm.
San Diego, CA 92101
“Arce & Estrada wedding”
1515 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
Please note the last date to reserve under this room block is Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
Formal attire, black tie preferred.
What does that mean? We would love for you to enjoy yourself at our wedding and dress to impress. The venue has the Roaring Twenties/Gatsby feel. That said, we recommend the following attire:
We look forward to dancing the night away with all the special people in our lives. Regretfully, due to restricted numbers, we are limited to an adult-only reception. We hope you will see this as an opportunity to enjoy the celebration with us! We thank you in advance for your understanding.
As the ceremony will be taking place in the afternoon on a Saturday, we do not anticipate parking being an issue inside the USD campus.
We do recommend you arrive early to give yourself time to find a great parking spot, as the ceremony will begin promptly at 2pm.
Guests staying at the U.S. Grant
If you will be staying at the U.S. Grant Hotel, and decide to park on-site, the hotel offers valet parking only, but you will be able to come and go as you please during your stay. The parking fee per day is $49 (does not include gratuity).
Guests staying at the U.S. Grant but want to park somewhere else?
If you choose to leave your car parked elsewhere and Uber / Lyft your way around, please feel free to do so. Here is a map of parking structures near the hotel.
We are so lucky to be able to celebrate our wedding with our loved ones; your presence is truly all the present we need. Because we have all the basic household supplies covered, and a ridiculously tiny apartment, if you’d like to give us a gift to celebrate, we’ve created a registry fund that we’ll use towards our honeymoon and our future together.
We are so excited to celebrate our marriage with our friends and family.
The reception will be located at the U.S. Grant Hotel
Cocktail hour and reception will take place at the U.S. Grant Hotel and will commence at 5:00pm.
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