Destin Weddings 2016 – Diane and Kevin

We’re ending the year with another amazing Destin destination wedding on the SOLARIS Yacht venue in Sandestin. Our wedding planners were thrilled to meet Diane and Kevin and help them plan their dream wedding on the SOLARIS yacht right before Christmas.
 
Here’s their touching story of how they met and their engagement as told by Diane:
 
We met using Match.com. I knew by his pictures because he had a beard, he was tall/dark/handsome, he had a brown dog, and he loved the outdoors, it definitely meant I needed to meet him.
 
Our first date was at the Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway, and he wore a white button down shirt and blue jeans. I wore a blue floral sundress that he told me he really liked. The date went well where we became acquainted, and since I told him my first day of orientation at my new job was the next day, he said he’d get me home early.
 
After that, we had a second date in downtown Fairhope, where we stayed out late and met a bunch of his friends who also happened to be out and about. It then started with dinners at his house, where he liked to cook for me fish he had caught and vegetables he had grown. It progressed quickly to spending every evening together, where we came to the realization that we were more alike than we could have ever thought.
 
It quickly dawned on me that this was who I had needed all along and that I was in love.
We have enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling, and spending even the most mundane of days together. We are proud that together we have added fruiting trees to our yard and have nurtured a garden (pictured below) inspired by his late Grand Daddy.
 
In October after work one day, Kevin took me through our recently turned over garden that we had spent some of that weekend working on, telling me that we do such a great job working as partners. After walking slowly through the garden for some time admiring our hard work by flashlight, he took me between the house and garden and faced me. He told me how much he loves me and how happy he is. He told me that we make good partners and I agreed.
 
He continued by saying that much like a good marriage, working in the garden requires weeding, hard work, and working together. He then began to kneel, getting down on his knee, held my hands, and asked “…I was wondering, will you be my partner forever?”
 
Congrats again to Kevin and Diane – we can’t wait for the BIG day to celebrate your love for each other.
 
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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!

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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