Destin Weddings on SOLARIS Yacht – Seth + Rachel

Destin Weddings on the SOLARIS Yacht Sandestin – Celebrating Seth & Rachel
 
Congratulations to Seth and Rachel on their Florida destination wedding on the SOLARIS yacht venue with a fun group of friends and family. The day began at sunrise with Destin beach wedding pictures, where some of Rachel’s bridesmaids experienced the Gulf of Mexico for the first time.
 
As Rachel got ready with her bridesmaids on-board the yacht’s private bridal suite, the SOLARIS cruised out into the open waters on an absolutely beautiful day for a Destin wedding.

 

Rachel stunned in a strapless, full length, mermaid-style beaded wedding gown while her bridesmaids wore full length, strapless navy blue dresses. Rachel’s bouquet featured an eclectic mix of vibrant yellow sunflowers, roses and navy blue accents.

 

Seth and Rachel met on the open air sky deck of the SOLARIS, with the bridal arch dawned in the same mix of flowers. Instead of a unity candle, they took part in a Blending of the Sands ceremony, a perfect complement to the nautical / beach theme for their wedding. Seth and Rachel exchanged vows and sealed it with a kiss on the sky deck as the SOLARIS sailed out into the sunset.

 

After wedding pictures, they went right into celebrating with a fun reception of food and music on the water. Guests indulged in chef-prepared meals and guests danced to live music. To end the night, Seth and Rachel exited under a tunnel of sparklers from guests.

 

Our Destin wedding planners were thrilled to partner with Destin wedding photographer,
Mari Darr-Welch who captured each moment perfectly.

 

Congrats again to Seth and Rachel on their amazing wedding!

Destin Beach Weddings – Cayci and Trent June 2016

Congrats to Cayci and Trent who hosted a dream Destin wedding in June 2016 – it began with a beach wedding followed by a sunset reception on the SOLARIS yacht wedding venue. From beach to bay, they celebrated with the ultimate wedding in Destin Florida, using two of the most memorable wedding venues – the beach and a 125 foot yacht.
 
The SunQuest Cruises wedding planners worked with Cayci and Trent from Nashville to make their dream wedding vision come to life. Having the SunQuest Cruises wedding team plan everything from the beach wedding in Destin to the yacht reception in Sandestin made it a seamless and stress free process.
 

 
The beach wedding took place on a perfect June day near Sandpiper Cove in Destin Florida. Cayci stunned in a long length, sleeveless white gown with exquisite jewel details that accentuated her shoulders and shined brilliantly in the sun. The bridal party wore navy and white while the groom and groomsmen looked dapper in black tuxedos – all with their toes in the sand for the big day. The couple was married by Captain Matt of the SOLARIS yacht. After the beach wedding, guests were transported to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and boarded the 125 foot SOLARIS yacht for a sunset reception out at sea.
 
From their Wedding Page – as told by Cayci:
 
HOW WE MET – Long ago, there were two people who set off on a big adventure…
I was a freshman at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and had decided to rush a sorority. During this process the older girls tell you to hang around the dorm and not to be seen going out if its not for a rush event. Luckily I met girls in my dorm that were going through rush as well. One night they asked if I wanted to go over to their friend’s apartment from high school. I said yes, and we headed over to Grand Forest in our t-shirts and Nike shorts. I walked inside and met this tall, skinny, long blonde hair, green eyed guy named Trent. He had the biggest personality and the best smile! Little did I know that 9 years later, after many adventures together, I would be writing this story on our wedding website!
 
THE ENGAGEMENT
Trent and I decided to take a trip to Gatlinburg for the weekend to relax and see the changing of the leaves. Saturday we woke up and headed to the top of The Smokey Mountains. We took a long drive up to Clingmans Dome and hiked to the top! After many stops to catch my breath, we made it to the top of the observation tower. We didn’t stay long because it was very windy and crowded. We decided to hike down to the Appalachian Trail to find a bluff, and boy did we get lucky! After sitting on the bluff and talking for a while, Trent scooted back a little. I asked him what was wrong and he said, “you know I don’t like heights.” My response was, “I was wondering how you had been sitting on the edge so long.” I asked if he wanted to hike down the trail a little further and find another bluff, he agreed. I got up and turned to walk and he was on one knee with THE ring! He had that smile I love and asked me to marry him! Of course we are both crying and all I can do is shake my head yes, at which point I realized I needed to use my words and said YES!
 

 

 

 
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Destin Florida Beach Weddings by SunQuest Cruises

Now Offering Destin Florida Beach Weddings by SunQuest Cruises
 
Services Expanded to Offer Beach Weddings, Wedding Planning, Catering and Venue Options Extend Beyond the SOLARIS yacht

 
For over 10 years, SunQuest Cruises has been executing local Destin weddings on the SOLARIS yacht in Sandestin with an experienced team of wedding planners and executive chefs. In addition to planning yacht weddings and receptions in Florida, the SunQuest Cruises’ team is expanding their services to offer wedding planning and catering services for Destin Florida Beach Weddings and off-site receptions.
 
“If a couple wants to get married on the beach but have their reception on the SOLARIS yacht, it’s easier if they have one local team planning and executive everything to ensure a seamless, stress-free experience,” stated James Murray, General Manager for SOLARIS. “We offer a tremendous value with our planning services included in all packages and more venue options available.”
 
SunQuest Cruises’ team of Destin wedding planners and chefs coordinate bridal events on a weekly basis from start to finish for all size groups who are local or across the country, including weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal brunches. The team has earned a variety of review-based awards for SOLARIS weddings, including the Knot’s “Best of Weddings” award for six consecutive years, the Knot’s Wedding “Hall of Fame”, Wedding Wire, Best of the Emerald Coast and Best In Destin.
 
The expansion of SunQuest Cruises wedding and catering services gives couples more options to customize dream weddings in Destin and offers an all-inclusive, stress-free experience. Couples can choose to sink their toes in the sand for a beach wedding in Destin, Sandestin or South Walton and host a reception nearby on the SOLARIS yacht or at a private beach house. A multitude of options are available for rehearsal dinners, brunches, group activities and other bridal events for groups large or small. SunQuest Cruises also has an extensive list of local, trusted wedding vendors and resources, including a variety of accommodations at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
 
All SunQuest Cruises Destin Beach Wedding Packages include the services of a full-time, experienced wedding planner who can coordinate and execute everything from venues and design consulting to floral arrangements and décor. Packages also feature officiant, location set-up / clean-up, seating, decorations, floral packages, music and filing of marriage / beach ceremony application. With a variety of venues now offered, the SOLARIS yacht or a beach house can serve as back-up plan in case of inclement weather.
 
SunQuest Cruises’ Executive Chef and his full-time culinary staff create “art for the palate” with award-winning catering options. Custom menus are created using the Gulf Coast’s freshest ingredients, paying special attention to every step from preparation to a stunning presentation. Special wedding menus feature upscale, contemporary flavors with influences from around the globe. Catering options include formal seated dinner options to passed hors d’oeuvres and appetizers to walk-about chef stations.
 
To begin planning your Destin Beach Wedding, call our wedding planners at 850.650.2519.
 
About SunQuest Cruises
SunQuest Cruises is a family owned and operated business in Northwest Florida that started operation in 2004. The company operates two distinct cruise experiences and includes a full-time team of event planners, chefs and support staff. The 125 foot SOLARIS is the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, cruising year-round for sunset dinner cruises, weddings and meetings/events. Cruising seasonally from the Destin Harbor, the SunVenture is a 45 foot, Guy Harvey-inspired catamaran featuring dolphin, Crab Island and private cruises.
 
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SunQuest Cruises’ team of wedding planners and chefs expand services to offer beach weddings and other venues for bridal events in Northwest Florida.