Thanks to Beaches, Resorts & Parks Magazine in Destin Florida for featuring SunQuest Beach Weddings in their most recent issue. The featured article dives deep into the inspiration behind our company and our team, who has planned hundreds of Destin Weddings, Beach Weddings and Florida destination weddings. Here is the featured article:

“When it comes to destination weddings, it’s no secret that brides-to-be are always searching for that one special element that will somehow set them apart from the last ten weddings they’ve been to and more importantly that their guests have been to. The sugar-white sands and clear emerald green waters of Destin, South Walton’s beach communities and neighboring Panama City Beach have garnered their fair share of destination wedding attention over the years, and these remarkable beach towns remain some of the most popular locations in the entire country for coastal themed Florida destination weddings. Still, there are memorable weddings….then there are really memorable Florida destination weddings.

What Makes our Florida Destination Weddings Different

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When it comes to creating a unique Florida destination wedding, the well-versed professionals at SunQuest Beach Weddings are a girl’s best friend. Because making the wedding of your dreams a reality is what they do best. From a small and simple best wedding to a ceremony at magnificent beachfront home or resort Destin wedding venue, all the way up to an all-out spectacular wedding at sea aboard the company’s Solaris yacht in Sandestin, Sunquest Beach Weddings truly has something for everyone, including you.

Whatever size Destin wedding you choose, and whatever Destin wedding venue you choose to have it at along this strip of paradise, SunQuest Beach Weddings offers an array of all-inclusive Destin wedding packages that provides couples with whatever they need and desire in planning all facets of their wedding and reception. Whether it’s wedding catering, floral design, Destin wedding photography, videography, an officiant, the ideal cake or anything else you need to make your big day as special and memorable as you’ve dreamed about, the professionals at SunQuest have you covered.

Over the past 15 years, Sunquest Beach Weddings has built relationships with local Destin wedding professionals in all segments, so as to offer their client couples the best wedding experience anywhere. They have planned well into the hundreds of Florida destination weddings for couples local to Florida and those spread all over the country and even abroad.

Owner, James Murray, Wedding Coordinator, Kristi Summerlin and the entire SunQuest team area known for their relentless attention to detail, their flexibility, being readily available, planning for the unexpected, working to maximize your budget and their innate desire to go above and beyond to ensure that every single client they service – no matter the size or scope of that Destin wedding – is treated as the most important one ever.

Everyone knows that planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful things a couple and their family will ever do, yet it’s also one of the most important and memorable ones. This is just another reason to work with a group of creative and dedicated professionals who can and will take your vision and pair it with your budget, wedding party size, Florida destination wedding venue, and personal desires to create a one off magical moment that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime…all while leaving the stress and headaches to the pros so you can simply focus on the beauty of your occasion.

Any company, in any segment can sing their own praises, but we all know the really reputable ones don’t have to because their long line of happy clients will do it for them. The professionals at SunQuest have received numerous accolades based on their tremendous client reviews. Some of these include The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” award for nine consecutive years, the Knot’s “Weddings Hall of Fame”, WeddingWire’s “Couples’ Choice” award, and an eight year running “Best of the Emerald Coast” award, just to name a few.

When asked owner, James Murray, how his company has been able to stay so punctual and forward-thinking in keeping up with trends in the wedding industry and being so quick to embrace what their brides and clients want, this is what he had to say: “Our full-service team is known for their immediacy, creativity, responsiveness and going above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect and customized for our client .We coordinate bridal events on a weekly basis for all size groups, including, yacht weddings, Destin beach weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal brunches. We have a dedicated Destin wedding catering team for all our weddings that include food as part of our service. We plan a client’s wedding reception menu to meet their exact needs. From fresh Gulf seafood to special drinks, we make it all about them. After all it is their big day. We’re just here to make it perfect!”

Award-winning Destin Wedding Venues

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This is one guy who knows his stuff, as Murray has been involved in the Florida destination wedding industry for over a decade, starting out with the family owned company being built around their flagship dinner cruise and event yacht, Solaris in Sandestin, which now exists at the top end of SunQuest Beach Wedding’s personalized offerings as a premier Destin wedding venue.

The Solaris is a 125 foot specialty yacht presenting three levels of covered and uncovered floating event space. With the Solaris, SunQuest also offers their valued clients an array of Destin wedding packages and options to create the best Florida destination wedding ever. One where you and your guests will have the time of their life, in a unique setting that you just can’t get in a brick and mortar event space, no matter how new or nice that space may be.

Cruising year-round from the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the Solaris is the only commercial dining and entertainment yacht sailing Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Solaris was purposefully built for public and private dinner and event cruises, with a lot of thought going into Florida destination weddings specifically. Because of this, the Solaris is set up to accommodate any and all aspects of your ideal day. From a full-service dining room and bar to its dance floor accommodation live entertainment and a DJ, all the way down to its private bridal suite, I’ve personally attended multiple weddings aboard the Solaris and can tell you they are top notch all the way. Even to the point that I’ve recommended SunQuest Cruises many times to brides around the country who’ve reached out to our magazine staff for insight into what Destin wedding venues are best for their upcoming Florida destination wedding. Furthermore, of the brides that have followed the suggestion, I have only heard great reviews and accolades in response to their Destin wedding experiences with SunQuest Cruises and their Florida destination weddings aboard Solaris.

This is also a great time to mention that beyond Destin weddings and events, SunQuest Cruises is rated as one of the top “to do’s” along Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast. SunQuest Cruises takes waterfront dining to the next level as you indulge in award-winning coastal cuisines while cruising into the sunset and dancing to live music. I’d even suggest taking one of their dinner cruises when you’re in the Destin / Sandestin area, whether you do your Sunquest Beach Wedding on a yacht, on the each or at your beach house.

Customizing Your Florida Destination Wedding

Having attended by fair share of Florida destination weddings over the years, one thing that impresses me the most about the numerous offerings and services provided by SunQuest Cruises is that Murray, Summerlin and their team is that no matter what your budget or desire, this one company truly can do it all. It’s just not something you find with most Destin wedding planners, even the very reputable and longstanding ones in the area. From a private Destin beach wedding with an officiant and a handful of guests to an all-out Destin wedding and reception for 150 guests, complete with fine dining and live entertainment, aboard the Solaris, SunQuest Beach Weddings can and will accommodate your exact needs.

Whether you opt for a simple Destin beach wedding with a $1,000 price tag or an elaborate one with a $20,000 price tag – or anything in between – one thing is for sure; you will be receiving the very best service, attention to detail and professional care that any couple could possibly get anywhere. And perhaps most reassuring is that your vision and dream of your perfect Destin wedding will be in the hands of people who are accustomed to making dreams come true, over and over again. Worry about the dress, and let SunQuest Beach weddings do the rest.

Thanks again to Will Estell and Beaches, Resorts & Parks Magazine. Contact our wedding planners today to plan the all-inclusive Destin wedding of your dreams.