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#1 gretch1020

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    Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:35 PM

    My fiancee and I are looking into having our wedding in the Destin area. I've been looking for sites to have a beach wedding and places to have a reception online, but I wanted to see if I could get some input from you guys on where we should look. Thanks!

    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:45 PM

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      I just found those online. But I have been to Destin and it is ssoo gorgeous. Do you live nearby? If so I would scout out the area and the beaches and find your dream location. I think a perfect setting would be a private beachfront house that you rent for a few nights and have the ceremony on the beach and reception right there at the house.

      #3 Alyssa

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        Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:52 PM

        also if you are still looking for a photographer - the photographers who are shooting my wedding are based in Destin, Florida and they are very good.

        GwyneMark Photography - Destination wedding Photographers, Celebrity Wedding photographer located in Destin Florida but serving Florida, New Orleans, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and worldwide.

        #4 ~Melissa~

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        Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:59 PM

        Hey what a great location. I actually live nearby the Destin beaches along Okaloosa island. Have you been here before? Tourist season is approaching fast so if you’re going to come for a site visit, I would recommend before May. June through September is crazy, I avoid the public beaches and stick to the private ones.

        Have you looked into the wedding package that the Sheraton offers on Okaloosa island. Friends of ours were married on the beach there and it was amazing! They have such a great set up.

        Also what about photographers? I know of a local photographer who is priced really reasonably (aprox $450 for the whole day with all digital negatives). I can find out her contact info if you would like. 2 of our close friends used her for their weddings and she did a wonderful job. Then there’s a Destin photographer by the name of Gwyne who is a BDW member too. I would check her out.

        Let me know if you need any more info. I’d love to help.

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        Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:59 PM

        You beat me to it Alyssa

        #6 foxytv

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          Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:01 PM

          Mel, I was thinking "add something about Raeka being close by .. she'll have ideas" but *doh* i didn't remember to do it before hitting 'submit post." lol

          #7 twinkletoes

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            Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:07 PM

            Are you looking for a vacation house to stay at as well? When I was searching local options, that was defitenly one I was considering. Let me see if I can find the rental house, its gorgeous!

            Here's a link to one: Destin Vacation Rental - Beach House

            And here's a bio from the knot.com I found doing a google search: Bio
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            #8 gretch1020

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              Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:27 AM

              Wow! Thanks for all the good advise. We just got engaged about a month ago, so we're just starting out with all of the wedding planing. We live in Gainesville, FL right now, which is about 4 1/2 hours away. We've been to the area before and absolutelyl ove it which is why we chose it as the location for our wedding. I'm going to look into the Sheraton on Okaloosa Island. Having a back-up ceremony and reception location is pretty important to us in case it rains.
              Thanks!

              #9 twinkletoes

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                Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:22 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by gretch1020
                Wow! Thanks for all the good advise. We just got engaged about a month ago, so we're just starting out with all of the wedding planing. We live in Gainesville, FL right now, which is about 4 1/2 hours away. We've been to the area before and absolutelyl ove it which is why we chose it as the location for our wedding. I'm going to look into the Sheraton on Okaloosa Island. Having a back-up ceremony and reception location is pretty important to us in case it rains.
                Thanks!
                This has nothing to do with Destin advice, but I am actually from Gainesville! Its rare I meet somewhere who even knows where Gainesville is! I always have to mention something about UF, lol.

                Ok, good luck & happy planning
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                #10 ~Melissa~

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                Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:59 PM

                I know where Gainesville is Christina

                I’m impressed so many people know about Destin. I didn’t know about it until I moved here lol. It’s such a beautiful place to live.




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