Destin Florida Weddings | Valerie and Richard April 2017

They said “I Do” to a SOLARIS Wedding! Our wedding planners are thrilled to announce that Valerie and Richard will be getting married on the SOLARIS yacht next year!


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Antoher Destin Wedding Coming Soon – April 2017, Valerie and Richard


Their love story as told by Richard:


I moved to Lanett, Alabama from Ohio in the Fall of 2009 to work for an Automotive Manufacturer.  Val and her family moved from Brookwood, Alabama (near Tuscaloosa) to LaGrange, GA shortly thereafter in January, 2010.  Her Father and I are coworkers and have worked together since January, 2010.  Val’s Father (Scott) and I quickly became friends and he’s been a great “mentor” to me since we’ve met.  If it weren’t for Scott, I certainly would have moved back to Ohio within a few years.

Since that time, I’ve been around the Beard family doing various activities (fishing, Country music concerts, Football/Baseball games, etc.) but Val and I were both in different stages of relationships and “life” until the Spring of 2015.  At that time, Val ended her relationship with her then boyfriend of 2 years, I sold my house of five years and moved to LaGrange, GA and our lives seemed to intersect.
Our first official date was at the Atlanta Braves game in March of 2015.  Since then, her and I have been inseparable.  We’ve gone to ten concerts, Vegas twice, numerous NFL and MLB games, Ohio, Cancun, Blue Ridge Mountains, Panama City, Gulf Shores, etc.  We’ve done more in 16 months than what most couples I know have done in a lifetime.
The moment I knew she was the one was one of our first trips together to Gulf Shores, Alabama within a few weeks of starting to talk.  We were driving down together to meet her parents down there for a fishing trip Scott and I were going on.  During this trip, Val and I were standing on the balcony at night watching the ocean and we saw a bright sparking light in the water that looked like the reflection of a star, only it was moving around the water like a fish.  To this day, we have no idea what that light was, but in that moment, I had no doubt her and I were meant for each.  It made me so nervous because it was so early in our relationship and I didn’t know if she had the same feelings.
In March of 2016, I purchased her engagement ring and started planning on our engagement trip (the longest month of my life without question).  I asked Val to let a carpet cleaner in my house during her lunch break on Thursday June 9th, 2016.  Her mom packed her luggage without her knowledge and I left a note on her luggage to go to the airport and gave her flight information.  She had no idea where she was going, but she went the airport and found out she was going to VEGAS! 
I had taken my flight a few hours earlier to prepare for her arrival.  She was met at the airport by a chauffeur that took her to our hotel at New York New York in Las Vegas.  The room was staged with flowers, pictures and champagne.  I asked her to close her eyes when she entered the room and when I left her open her eyes I was kneeling behind her on one knee.  I had rehearsed a thousand times in my head what I wanted to say, but all that could come out is “Will you marry me?”.
Congrats again to Valerie and Richard – we are honored to be part of this once in a lifetime day and are excited to plan all the details together!

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!
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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