Destin Weddings | Lauren & Brian June 2017

These lovebirds said I DO to a romantic Destin beach wedding followed by a SOLARIS yacht reception next month. The only thing more romantic than that is their love story – congrats you two!
 
Our story began in the fall of 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lauren was a student at LSU and Brian, who lived about an hour away, attended SLU. While out with mutual friends*, Lauren was tagged in a photo that crossed Brian’s Facebook page. When he inquired about her, he was then encouraged to come out with them that night to a haunted house. From the minute they met, there was instant chemistry. A ride to a local bar following the haunted house turned into a dance party to the Backstreet Boys in the back seat and it was at that moment that Lauren knew Brian was the one.
 
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They spent several months together but never made their relationship official and eventually they both moved on. Brian graduated college and applied for the police academy where he became an officer in the city of Kenner. Lauren moved home with the intent of moving to Oklahoma with her family and finishing her degree. But as luck would have it, their paths crossed again.
 
In the summer of 2014, at a get together on the beach, Lauren casually brought up Brian’s name to those same mutual friends*; who didn’t hold back in getting her in contact with him. They texted back and forth for several weeks and eventually agreed to meet up one weekend. She drove three hours to see him for their second “first date”. He took her to the aquarium to see her very favorite animal – sea turtles. They walked around the Riverwalk, they ate some Mexican food, and by Sunday, they parted ways. The following weekend, he made the three hour trek to see her. They spent the day out on a boat with friends, and went to a country concert. It was from then on, that they decided to make it work.
 
After 9 months of long distance dating, instead of moving to Oklahoma with her family, Lauren moved to New Orleans to be with Brian.
 
2 years and 39 days later, Brian tells Lauren that there is a potluck at his dad’s house and that they are making spinach dip for the party. They go about their day – buy a new car, grocery shop, watch a movie – and with a little prompting from Brian to wear jeans instead of leggings, they finish getting ready and head to the potluck. They pull up to a full driveway, park and walk inside. Lauren doesn’t even notice Brian walking into the living room with the dip in his hands and she also doesn’t understand why his dad and step-mom are looking at her like she grew a second head…until she walked in the living room.
 
The lights flip on and everyone shouts “Happy Birthday!”
 
She was in complete shock as her birthday wasn’t for another 10 days! But then she laid eyes on her parents. Whatever was in her hands fell to the floor as she walked to her dad, bawling her eyes out. She had never been so surprised in her life. Once the initial shock wore off, the eating and drinking commenced. About an hour later, Brian called for Lauren to come into the living room to open presents. After opening a couple of sweet gifts from family and friends, Brian thanked his dad for hosting the party and for her parents flying down to be with Lauren on her special day. It was at that moment, Lauren realized what was going on. Brian pulled a box from his back pocket and turned to her, his face the reddest it has ever been, got down on one knee and asked her to spend forever with him.
 
She was silent.
It was when he tried to fill the silence that she asked him if he was serious. When he said yes, so did she. Everyone around them cried, including Lauren when she saw the most perfect wedding band set. He did good.
 
He then surprised her with what ends up being their honeymoon. a 10 day trip: 3 days in Barcelona, followed by a 7 day cruise through Italy, France and Spain in October. He did really good.
 
Lauren and Brian are happy as ever. They just recently moved into their first home, where they are enjoying their engagement and learning to live with one another. They are so excited and blessed to do this adventure called life together and they are thrilled that you all will be apart of it!
 
This is going to be a FUN Destin wedding and reception. Our wedding planners can’t wait! #KeepingUpWithTheKahrs

SOLARIS Yacht Venue Packages | $1,000 Off Yacht Weddings

Your wedding is no ordinary day so why settle for an ordinary venue? Combine the natural beauty of Destin Florida with the elegance of the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida for an amazing and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
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Spring weddings in Destin Florida are majestic on the SOLARIS yacht – picture perfect weather, less crowds and breathtaking sunsets. Our wedding planners can accommodate any size group from 2 to 150 people and we can make it happen with just a couple weeks notice. Here are a few reasons to book your “aMAYzing” May 2017 wedding on the SOLARIS yacht:
 

    • Value: Book a 3 hour private evening charter package by May 31st and the 4th hour is on us (up to $1,000 off). In addition, full-time, experienced planners are included in all our wedding packages. Prices begin at $2,300.
       
      Call our office at 850.650.2519 or email us at events@sunquestcruises.com for details. You can also request pricing here.

 

 

  • You are Not Alone: Our wedding planners are your local experts for all your wedding needs and with you from start to finish

destin wedding venues awards collage 2017What’s more romantic or magical than a wedding on a luxurious 125 foot yacht? Get married ON the water as you say your vows on the open-air, sky deck with an absolute private ceremony and a breathtaking sunset backdrop. Then, all three indoor and outdoor decks are yours for an elegant, stress-free, weather-proof, memorable reception on the water.
 
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Our wedding planning services are included in all packages, with over 10 years planning Destin weddings with couples from across the country. Enjoy a “one stop wedding shop on the water” as we can coordinate everything for you, including Destin Beach Weddings.

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The SOLARIS offers a variety of affordable and flexible Destin wedding packages, all of which include the services of our experienced wedding planners.
 
Our packages are specifically designed to be flexible and affordable. You receive a tremendous value and superior service from our wedding packages that include:

  • A full-time wedding planner
  • Access to our preferred vendor list
  • Private Bridal Suite on-board
  • Tulle on Sky Deck’s Bridal Platform
  • Captain to Officiate Ceremony
  • Outdoor Chairs for Sky Deck Ceremonies
  • Pre-recorded Wedding Ceremony Music

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Best Vacation Spots for Groups | Destin and SunQuest Cruises

FlipKey, a Tripadvisor Company, has just named two Destin areas as great for groups and named SunQuest Cruises as one of the top things to do in the Destin area. Their list, that includes top vacation spots with the most rentals that sleep 8+, including Hawaii, Las Vegas and our own Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. We couldn’t agree more.
 
Here is what they had to say:
 
“A group getaway sounds like a fun time – but securing a costly block of hotel rooms and dealing with the small space is difficult. Whether traveling with family or friends, book a vacation rental instead. You’ll have the space, privacy, and amenities you’re used to at home, for a fraction of the cost of a hotel.
 
Below we’ve listed the top vacation destinations with thousands of rentals on FlipKey that sleep 8 or more people. We’ve included restaurant, activity, and attraction suggestions, plus one of the best rentals offered in each destination.
 
About Santa Rosa Beach: Step outside your vacation rental onto white sand beaches overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Your group can swim, snorkel, sail, or sun amidst a clear blue water backdrop. Spend your days biking along the Santa Rosa coastline and through the nearby Point Washington State Forest, which includes more than 10 miles of trails. Also, be sure to explore the fine art galleries and museums, enjoy luxury spas, and indulge in world-class dining after the sun goes down.
 
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About Miramar Beach: Just a short drive from Destin along the Emerald Coast Parkway, Miramar Beach offers a postcard perfect Florida vacation. Miramar Beach is between Fort Walton Beach and Grayton Beach State Park, two of Florida’s most popular attractions. Your group will love the relative romantic quiet of Miramar and the friendly locals.”
 
There are some many different ways for groups to experience the SOLARIS Yacht. What makes SunQuest Cruises one of the best things for groups to do in the Destin area? The location and the award-winning experience.
 
1. All-inclusive Location: SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS yacht is conveniently located at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Your group can stay, dine, shop and play at this award-winning resort, offering property-wide transportation, wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, golf courses, family activities, beaches, water sports and more.
 
2. The Experience: What kind of experience do you want your group to remember as they leave? For over 12 years, our event planners have been treating guests to unforgettable and amazing experiences on the SOLARIS Yacht. In addition to weekly Destin sunset dining and dancing cruises, the yacht can host up to 150 people for any occasion, from Destin weddings to company meetings to retreats, spouse outings, family reunions, anything. Event planners and chef-prepared menus are included in our flexible packages for any size group.
 
The SOLARIS yacht has been an award-winning venue based on testimonials alone, for the past 8 consecutive years. The yacht features 3 decks of indoor and outdoor spaces as well as a full service bar, event planners, special event menus, live entertainment and more. SunQuest Cruises has won the Knot’s Best of Destin Wedding Venues award for the past 8 consecutive years as well as inducted into the Knot’s Weddings Hall of Fame. In addition, the company has won Emerald Coast Magazine’s Best of Destin awards for weddings and the event venue as well as the 2016 and 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award.
 
Whether you are planning a Destin Spring Break beach vacation with your family, a wedding in Destin or hosting a large company meeting or event, SunQuest Cruises offers an all-inclusive, unforgettable experience your group will be talking about for years to come.
 
Contact our event planners today.
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