Mukilteo at the heart of newlyweds’ relationship
Last updated 11/28/2018 at Noon
For the Smiths, seemingly everything in their relationship centered around Mukilteo.
The couple, who married Nov. 17 at Rosehill Community Center, were on their honeymoon in Aruba, but that didn’t stop the new Mrs. Smith from telling The Beacon about their Mukilteo relationship turned Mukilteo-themed wedding.
Angela, a Diedrich Espresso employee, met Corey, the owner of an HVAC company called Corey’s Heating and Air, and the couple had their first date at Lighthouse Park April 1, 2016.
“It was all uphill from there,” Angela said.
Angela and Corey both lived in many different towns and communities throughout their lives, but felt Mukilteo was the place they were supposed to be.
“Mukilteo is the first and only place where we both feel from the bottom of our hearts we were destined to meet and to raise our family,” Angela said. “We both fell in love with not only the town itself, but far more important to us the people that live here, our community.”
The couple have fallen in love with the community, along with each other, and try to give back as much as they can.
They give discounts to members of the popular “Mukilteo Moms” Facebook group, and Angela has volunteered with the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce as an ambassador and as a board member for the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. She is currently on the board of directors for the Rosehill Community Center.
“We both volunteer any extra time we have and if not time, money or donations, to fundraisers that will help out the city of Mukilteo,” Angela said. “We are forever grateful and so thankful for to live in such a warm, kind and supportive community; we want to give back as much as possible.”
The couple chose to get married in November, as November is associated with thankfulness and gratitude, and chose Rosehill because, “that’s’ where everything began for our love story.”
The couple also asked for a special guest to marry them, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson.
“I look up to our mayor and with her representing the community. I wanted to see if she would marry us, for it gave me a feeling that the community that I love so much was there witnessing the most important day of our lives,” Angela said. “She did such an amazing job, it couldn’t had been more perfect.”
Gregerson’s other gift to the couple? Their own proclamation, declaring Nov. 17 as “Angela and Corey Day.”
“The mayor wrote in it about our love for the community and support from the community; it melted my heart, we will forever cherish the gift,” Angela said.
As if that wasn’t Mukilteo enough, the couple went out of their way to use as many local vendors and businesses as possible in their wedding.
Red Cork Bistro catered Thanksgiving-style dinners and Diamond Knot provided beer.
Angela got her hair done at Jenna Marie Salon, all the bridesmaids got manicures from Master Nails, Barbara’s Floral provided some flowers, and a local Mukilteo seamstress altered Angela’s dress.
Where did the couple spend their first night as a married couple? The Silver Cloud Inn, just down the street from Lighthouse Park, where they had their very first date.
“Everything was perfect and we are so happy to be a part of such a wonderful community,” Angela said.