5 Reasons to Fall in Love on the SOLARIS Yacht

The amazing fall season is upon us in the Sandestin and Destin area. It truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The fall season brings cooler temps, less humidity and less crowds. It’s a tranquil time of colorful sunsets, butterflies migrating throughout the air and crystal blue ocean waters. Do you need another reason to schedule a beach vacation?
It’s also one of the most wonderful times of the year on the SOLARIS yacht. If you’re looking for things to do in Destin in the fall, our year-round dinner cruises begin with a vibrant fall sunset and ends with dancing under the stars to live music. There are many reasons to ‘fall’ in love on the SOLARIS this fall season.
1. destin beach weddings to yacht weddingsDestin Weddings – From the majestic SOLARIS yacht to the sugar white beaches, SunQuest offers a variety of wedding venues in Destin Florida for any size group. Some of our couples enjoy the best of both worlds with a beach wedding followed by a sunset reception cruise on the SOLARIS yacht. Our couples also enjoy the best value with the services of our full-service wedding planners included in all Destin wedding packages. The fall season offers some of the best sunsets, weather and views from the SOLARIS sky deck as well as from the panoramic windows on the 2 other decks.
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2. Anniversaries – What’s a more romantic way to celebrate anniversaries in Destin Florida than on a luxurious 125 foot yacht? Our year-round sunset dinner cruises offer a memorable way to celebrate – including a 3 course, chef-prepared meal and dancing under the stars to live music. We even offer anniversary packages complete with premium champagne, flowers and more.
3. Engagements – We are honored to be part of numerous memorable engagements in destinengagements in Destin Florida on the SOLARIS yacht. One evening we had 8 couples get engaged on 1 of our dinner cruises. The SOLARIS sky deck is also a popular engagement spot as many have gotten down on one knee at sunset and sealed the deal with a kiss. We’ve had many couples who have gotten married at the exact same spot on the SOLARIS sky deck where they got engaged.
4. Wedding Celebrations – Our Destin wedding planners have been planning Destin reception-out-at-sea-whats-more-romantic-destin-weddings-on-the-solaris-yachtwedddings and related events for over 10 years. From small intimate gatherings to elaborate Florida destination weddings of 150, they can assist with any bridal events, including rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, bridal brunches, bachelor/bachelorette parties, engagement parties and more. Our event planners can assist with everything from start to finish, including decor, flowers, entertainment, accommodations and more.
5. Our promise – There’s a reason the SOALRIS and the entire SunQuest team (from the chefs to the wedding planners) have won review-based awards 7 years in a row from the Knot and WeddingWire. Based on Destin wedding testimonials only, SunQuest continues to excel as one of the top Destin wedding venues and top wedding planning services in Destin Florida. For over 12 years, we’ve worked closely with couples from all across the country from start to finish to make their wedding day as unique as the couple themselves.
Ready to fall in love on the SOLARIS? Request information from our wedding planners today.

Destin Weddings Featuring Garrett and Myriah

Congrats to Garrett and Myriah on their stunning and fun wedding in Destin on the SOLARIS yacht. The couple selected one of our most popular Destin wedding packages where the SOLARIS served as a perfect venue for both their wedding and reception on the beautiful waters of Destin Florida.  It all began with a wedding on the open air sky deck of the SOLARIS and a reception following on all three decks, celebrating with food, fun and music.
Their signature colors were red for love and a beautiful turquoise blue – a symbolic coastal color to represent their Florida wedding out on the local waters. Garrett and Myriah showed off their fun side by wearing matching turquoise blue Converse sneakers with red shoe laces, which the bride wore under her beautiful floor length, strapless wedding dress and her shorter white lace reception dress. Turquoise flowers were also sprinkled throughout her bouquet of red roses. The bridesmaids and groomsmen’s tuxedos were also turquoise with accent red flowers.
Garrett and Myriah met for their wedding day on the second deck of the SOLARIS yacht. Facing back to back, they held hands and then turned around to see each other for the first time. Myriah’s dad walked her down the aisle, where they met Captain Matt. However, Captain Matt turned the officiating over to Myriah’s dad, who was honored to marry the couple.
After pictures on the open air sky deck and first dances on the main deck, Myriah changed into a fun short lace dress and danced away with Garrett in their matching Converse shoes. The celebration continued with a beautiful turquoise and red cake and delicious food. Guests showered Garrett and Myriah with bubbles as they exited the yacht and jumped on their golf cart to begin the rest of their lives.
Wedding photography by Eatmon Photography:
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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!