Stephanie & Bo

The countdown is on for Stephanie and Bo’s West Shore Café wedding in Homewood, Ca! In just 26 days, their wedding will kick off the summer season as it is the Official Annual Opening of Lake Tahoe. The lake will provide a breathtaking backdrop as these two commit their lives to one another in a romantic and rustic celebration right on the water. We are overjoyed to be part of this day and have had the pleasure of getting to know Stephanie and Bo. Here are some of the things we have learned along the way about this wonderful couple!

How he asked…

According to Stephanie, Bo is not good at keeping secrets! She knew that he had been looking at rings, but really wasn’t sure when anything would happen. On a Thursday that would change her life forever, he had planned a night out on the town that started with where they had their first date, Rickhouse, then on to dinner and a concert. When they returned home, he started playing what they had already agreed would one day be their first dance song (Peggy-O by the Grateful Dead) and Stephanie opened the door to a path of rose petals and pictures of the two of them together. He had a bottle of Dom Perignon ready and the two sipped it on their rooftop and called their families with the news. This was the one secret that Bo had successfully kept, and the only one that really matters!

Then…

Stephanie and Bo first met through their mutual friend Keara who, in the ultimate match-making move, started telling Stephanie she had found her future husband before Bo had even moved to San Francisco. Keara was so confident that the two were perfect for each other that she requested the someday rehearsal dinner be named after her, the Honorary Keara Connolly Rehearsal Dinner! Stephanie’s first impression of Bo was slightly marred by the fact that he was watching an Iowa football game on his phone for hours, while Bo was certain he had this “in the bag”. As it turns out, he did.

They had their first date in November of 2014 at Rickhouse in San Francisco, where it was pouring rain so they stayed inside for what would become one of their fondest memories.  Stephanie later came to understand the importance of Iowa football games.

Her…

According to Bo, Stephanie has a special ability to make any situation better and more fun. He loves her confidence, sense of humor and honesty. He respects how driven she is, and how she can play any sport and be good at it- whether she has played before or not!

Him…

Stephanie loves that Bo is very family oriented- he has six brothers and sisters and always makes it a priority to keep in touch with all of them. He is full of energy, surprises, and is always ready to do anything at a moment’s notice. Bo likes anything tie-dyed and belting out songs when road tripping in the car. He always kisses Steph goodnight and brings her coffee in bed each morning, and if that isn’t awe-worthy, we really don’t know what is!

Now…

As they approach their wedding date, Bo and Stephanie are looking forward to their future: traveling to Southeast Asia for their honeymoon, relaxing in marital bliss together, and one day becoming parents. We absolutely cannot wait to watch these two tie the knot and are hoping to see Bo’s famed and “interesting” dance moves make an appearance at the reception! We cannot thank Stephanie and Bo enough for asking us to be part of their special day, the first in a long and happy life together. We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter, and adventure. Congratulations!!