Destination Wedding & Event Planning

YOUR ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNING, EVENT PLANNING AND COORDINATION.

We are both a destination wedding service and a wedding coordinator. We can work straight from our creative beach wedding packages or we can itemize your particular wants and needs. We will coordinate with all our trusted vendors to get you in a Limo, a salon , or even have a salon come to you! If live music or a DJ is your desire, we can arrange that too. Do you want a videographer? Do you want marriage counseling? Or are you looking for just a simple wedding on the beach? Whatever your idea of a perfect beach wedding is, we can arrange it!

Give us a call today and let us get to work on planning your wedding!

PLANNING & DIRECTION

$750 – $1500

depending on your budget

This service gives you unlimited access via emails, calls, texting or scheduled personal visits. We provide resources in vendor hires, local info, and site or venue discovery.  We create a hire list and manage that team on day of to assure all goes well and little to no stress on family and bride.  This allows time for administration and direction. We create a timeline template to have all the times of functions and vendors to match. It gives you on site direction and personnel   until the determined “end “is agreed on by both parties. We will arrange vendor needs and make a minimum of 3 initial suggestions per vendor need.

Since it is our desire to have a seamless event, we ask our clients to maintain a current thread of information as any changes take place. We ask that all contact info of hired vendors and contracts be given to us as to be assured of the vision and desired services expected.

Fees Structure:

  • Your Budget is $7,000.00 or below – our fee is $750.00 (one director)
  • Your Budget is over $7000.00 — our fee is $1500.00 (one director and one staffer)

DAY OF DIRECTION

$1100 – $1400

depending on party size

 

This service gives you unlimited access via emails, calls, texting or personal visit.  We create a hire list and manage that team on day of to assure all goes well and little to no stress on family and bride.  This allows time for administration and direction. We create a timeline template to have all the times of functions and vendors to match. It gives you on site direction and personnel   until the determined “end “is agreed on by both parties. We work with the venue and vendors to make sure no gaps in services or times.

Fee Structure

  • 100 or over guest list will require minimum of 3 staffers. Day of fee $1,400.00
  •  99 and under guest list will require minimum of 2 staffers. Day of fee $1,100.00

WEDDING OFFICIATE ONLY

$300 – $350

depending on travel distance

Once you have asked us to provide you with officiate services we send over our Officiate questionnaire to better determine your specific need of content of ceremony and we begin personalizing your wedding vows. Once the content is approved by you and your fiancé we perform the wedding exactly from that document.

We have great male and female Officiates available who are personable and professional. We use input from the couple to best match ceremony content with the couple. If you require a rehearsal from them there is an added fee based on your location and which officiate you are assigned. Read more about our wedding officiates below.

Performance of ceremony includes us sending out templates of ceremonies to best get
the verbiage and order of the ceremony designed to clients desire.

Fee Structure

  • $300.00 – Regular 
  • $350.00 – Holidays
  • $25.00 – Travel is further East Of 30-A Communities and Beyond west of Fla/Ala Line
  • $75.00 – Add Sand Ceremonies: colored sand, vase and setup with table and linen.

The Process

Our service to you is centered around our belief that your wedding is one of few big choices you will make in life and it matters to us.

  • Expect returned phone calls and emails in a timely manner.
  • Expect us to be honest and up front about all the issues surrounding your wedding.
  • Expect us to keep our commitments.
  • Expect us to do our part to ensure your beach wedding stress free and elegant.

Getting started is simple once you choose us to plan and direct your beach wedding. Email or call us. Then we will listen to your needs and begin the work of creating the perfect wedding for you! You will be given a simple contract with no fine print, so have no fear of hidden fees. You will get an email with a document attached allowing us to begin planning the details, from your arrival here till your ceremony. Once we secure your date with a non-refundable deposit we will begin.

So please go through the site and see the packages and see our team page and know we are willing to visit with you in person here or visit by phone to plan your beach wedding in the scope of your budget and desires working hard to make your beach wedding memorable.

Meet Our Officiates

Mike Oliver at a Beach Wedding by LoughTide Beach Weddings

Meet Mike Oliver

Owner & Beach Wedding Officiate

We don’t use your wedding as a platform to express our religious beliefs. It is your wedding and we go the extra mile in discovering verbiage and content of your vows to make it matter to you and your fiancé! We have sample ceremonies that we can suggest as templates to make your ceremony personal and unique. -MikeOliver


 

With years of experience in marriage, ministry, and customer service, I will provide a simply beautiful and sincere ceremony on the Emerald Coast with you two in mind. From booking your event till you say “I do”, I will provide you with care and excellence.

My wife and I moved here from the Atlanta area to discover life here on the gulf coast after 28 years of successful ministry. We use the many years of experience and success in weddings and marriage to work with the new couples in ceremony content and passing on the belief that your decision of marriage should be filled with hope and joy.

Gary Wingo

Beach Wedding Officiate

Gary Wingo is an ordained pastor with extensive experience in ministry, including weddings. Having been married for 39 years and the father of two daughters, Gary has a beautiful heart for family and possesses a true joy for living. His passion for people and relationships, love of the beach and outdoor recreation combined with his notable experience in ministry and weddings make him an excellent celebrant for your beach wedding!

Gary’s specialty is relating to each distinctive couple in order to help create a unique and personalized wedding celebration instead of just a standard ceremony. His emphasis is on the love and celebration of two people being united in marriage.

Gary has officiated weddings all over the country but specializes in outdoor weddings on mountaintops and beaches that are Interdenominational in nature. His casual, fun-loving personality and easygoing humor make Gary great to work with. Your wedding will be truly special and memorable.

Gary Wingot wedding officiant for Beach Wedding by LoughTide Beach Weddings
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