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Have Your Destination Wedding On a Classic Sailboat

Newlywed couple poses after their ceremony aboard sailing vessel Selah with Fair Winds Sailing Co in Destin, Florida.

Steve and Kristina wanted a unique and intimate venue for their small wedding ceremony. Saying “I do” aboard Selah turned out to the be the perfect fit for them. The couple had contacted me a few months before their wedding. Even though the ceremony would be a small and casual affair, it was still important to them to make it a day they would never forget and they felt like getting married on a sailboat would seem unforgettable.

We helped them plan for an amazing evening with the two of them and their son aboard Selah. Destin is a popular location for destination weddings and we have lots of friends and colleagues in the industry. We were able to recommend vendors that would be a great fit for their unique ceremony. Besides the wedding party, We were also able to accommodate a photographer, videographer and officiant.

The wedding party enjoying a sail on the Gulf of Mexico as the sun sets over Destin, Florida.

This special trip started with a brief cruise through the harbor, then we anchored the boat in East Pass, just south of the Destin bridge. The wedding ceremony took place on the bow of the boat, with a beautiful scenery of white sand beaches and glistening water in the background. After the ceremony there was a champagne toast and a short but moving speech by the groom. Then we pulled anchor and went for a brief sail out into the gulf and then back to the harbor. Before the trip ended the wedding party was treated to a beautiful sunset over the Destin Harbor. A perfect ending for a perfect day!

A champagne toast to the new couple after having their wedding ceremony . Destin, Florida

Turk Turczynski was the photographer and Bruce Blouin from Film Life was the videographer for the trip. Both did an amazing job of capturing all of the best the moments from the ceremony and the sail.

Fair Winds Sailing Co is eager to make sure your sail with us is unforgettable, so we do all we can to accommodate special requests and events like weddings or anniversaries. We can also help you find the right vendors in the area that will match your preferences. Contact us with any questions you might have.

First kiss as a married couple aboard Selah in Destin, Florida

The sun sets over the Destin Harbor. Destin, Florida.

Photography: Turk Turczynski

Officiant: Eric Partin

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