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

Reasons to Say “I Do” to a SOLARIS Yacht Wedding

Reasons to Say “I Do” to a SOLARIS Yacht Wedding, including up to $1k off
 
For over 14 years, SunQuest Cruises has helped hundreds of couples cruise into wedded bliss with unforgettable and amazing weddings and receptions on the waters of Destin Florida. Our wedding planners work closely with each couple to make their big day as special and unique as they are. If you are searching for a wedding venue in Destin Florida, here are the top reasons to say “I Do” to the SOLARIS Yacht.
 
1. Location, Location, Location – Location is everything when searching for a wedding and reception venue. Whether it’s a large destination wedding or an intimate wedding, couples are searching for unique experiences for them and their guests. The Destin and Sandestin areas are popular locations for destination weddings because of the emerald green waters, sugar white beaches and plenty of activities for guests.
 
Combine the beauty of the Destin area with a 125 foot yacht for a wedding venue location that’s majestic beyond belief. There’s nothing more unforgettable than hosting a Destin wedding on the SOLARIS yacht as it cruises the open waters at sunset. The natural beauty of Destin and Sandestin are showcased in a unique setting as the SOLARIS yacht offers absolute privacy and unobstructed views of the sunset. Plus your guests can stay on property at the all-inclusive Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
 
2. Convenience – In addition to the convenience of our location, our wedding and reception packages include the services of our full-time wedding planners who have planned weddings for hundreds of couples. Beyond Destin beach weddings, flower arrangements, entertainment, chefs and decor, our wedding planners can suggest and coordinate with trusted local vendors for the rest of your wedding needs. Our planners are with you from start to finish.
 
The SOLARIS venue itself is convenient for weddings and receptions for many reasons. The SOLARIS yacht was built with weddings in mind, with a private bridal suite on board as well as a full-service bar, bridal platform on the sky deck for sunset ceremonies and photo platform for stunning pictures. Your reception starts immediately after your wedding at the same venue, with three decks of indoor and outdoor spaces for up to 150 people.
 
3. Value – Our wedding and reception packages offer a variety of flexible options to accommodate your budget, from semi-private to private charters. In addition to planning services, our wedding and reception packages also include award-winning cuisines made freshly aboard the yacht’s galley by our executive chefs.
 
4. Unforgettable Memories – What’s more unforgettable or amazing than a wedding on the open waters of a majestic 125′ yacht? We constantly receive comments and reviews from our couples who say that their guests are still talking about what a memorable occasion their wedding was.
 
Our couples embark on the wedding experience of a lifetime as they get married by our captain on the bridal platform of the SOLARIS sky deck at sunset and dance under the stars.
 
5. Peace of Mind – For 8 consecutive years, SunQuest Cruises has been the recipient of testimonial-based awards from the wedding industry’s most trusted sources. Reviews from our couples have earned us the Knot’s Best of Weddings Award and inducted us into the Knot’s Weddings Hall of Fame. In addition, we continue to earn WeddingWire’s Couples Choice award.
 
Our wedding planners have planned hundreds of weddings with couples who live across the country – making sure every detail is executed and every desire is met to make their wedding dreams come true.
 
To celebrate this engagement season, our wedding planners are offering a once in a lifetime promotion. When you book a 3 hour evening private charter wedding package, we will give you the 4th hour for free – up to a $1,000 value.
 
Our wedding planners are available to answer any questions you have about our venue, packages or simply needing advice. Contact us today.
 
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Destin Weddings on SOLARIS Yacht – Seth + Rachel

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!