Destin Florida Wedding Bells



If the idea of a large wedding makes you nervous, then a simple beach wedding may be what you are looking for! Here are a few simple things you need to pull of the perfect beach wedding.

Accommodations : Finding the perfect home to host the big day and house all your guests is made much easier with Ocean Reef Rentals. We have been vacationing in Destin, FL for over 10 years and use them every time! You want to make sure your home is beach front, because it is MUCH easier transitioning from the ceremony to reception. Because their rental repertoire is quite large, you are sure to find a home that meets your needs!

Something that was important for us in planning this event was a large deck that opened up to the beach for a candle lit dinner at sunset, and It had to have enough room for some post wedding boogy-ing too!

Family & Friends : Whether you are exchanging vows for the first time or celebrating 30 years of marriage, family and friends are just what you need there by your side. If you intend on staying in one house for a week, then you really need to like being in close quarters with them.

Delegation is key even in planning this simple event. Make sure you assign small jobs to each guest, so that the bride can truly be focused in on the love of her life. Jobs to delegate out : Flowers, menu, transitions, photos, playlist, etc...

Great Menu :

Cooking is the last thing that a bride or any guest wants to contend with on such an occasion, so finding a caterer who cooks onsite for your party is so nice! Make sure you select a chef who is able to offer a dynamic menu because that truly takes a small wedding dinner, with family, to the next level. We chose to work with the AMAZING private Chef Jekyll. This chef offered an expansive menu and he completely wowed us the whole night with each course!

Another great reason we enjoyed working with them is because they allowed us to tailor a menu to fit our budget. We had the works and each phase of the meal was truly exquisite!

Chef Jekyll conducted everything with the utmost level of professionalism, customer service and kindness.

Extras :


Twinkle lights really set the atmosphere once the sun began to set over the water. It was just enough light to enjoy great conversation beneath and create beautiful photos.