Okaloosa Island and Fort Walton Beach

Use the categories below for other local services.

Lodging (Beach Houses and Condos)
Ocean Reef Resorts - Beach houses and condos.
VRBO – “Vacation Rental By Owner” listings for owner rentals.
Wyndham Rentals - Houses and Condos.
The Breakers - Condos right on the beach. Reception space available. This is a popular choice with our couples.
Gulf Dunes - See on VRBO, Wyndham, and other rental agencies.
Blue Dolphin - Very nice condos on the gulf in a smaller complex.
SeaSpray - Condos on the Gulf.
El Matador Condos - On the water at the end of the Island. Older condos, very well maintained.  A good value.
Brooks & Shorey Resort - Condo Rentals at a variety of properties.

Lodging (Hotels)
Holiday Inn Resort - Newer hotel in the heart of the Island. During the season, might consider alternate location for your wedding. Reception options available.
Best Western - On the beach, smaller hotel in a less busy area.
Wyndham Garden - On the beach with condo like amenities.
Courtyard by Marriot - Newer hotel on the beach.
Fairfield Inn & Suites - Newer hotel right on the beach.
The Island Resort - Large, fun hotel on the beach with elaborate pools and amenities.  New Reception options and reserved beach ceremony locations. Formerly the Ramada.

Florists
GG Bloom - (850) 460-2078 Delivery available.
Florals by the Sea - (850) 650-6687 Delivery available.
It’s a Perfect Day - (850) 496-2911 Delivery available.
Winn Dixie Floral - (850) 837-4849 - Miramar Beach - Fantastic job at a lower cost.
Pavlic's Florist & Gifts - Destin's oldest florist since 1972. Delivery available. (850) 837-6941 (800) 531-1643.

Cakes
Bake My Day - Destin - specialize in creating one of a kind special occasion cakes and desserts.
Smallcakes Destin - (850) 460-7487 Cupcakes and small cakes for pickup.
Publix Supermarkets - All areas - many locations for pickup, great value, taste, and presentation.
Angelino Cakes - Beautiful wedding and speciality cakes.
Sweet Escape Cake Shop - (850) 543-1248 Wedding and Groom's cakes.

Caterers
Catering by Bob - A variety of options for budgets of all sizes.
Townsend Catering - cater any size and are very flexible in what they will do.  From basic to 4 star meals.
Emerald Coast Catering - Full service events.
Rocco's Seafood Catering - 850-499-9797 - Seafood and other options.

Salons, Traveling Stylists, Makeup
Mobile Makeup Box - (850) 865-9698 - Traveling Stylist. Our bride's 1st Choice!
Ulta Salon - Destin - (850) 654-1364 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32550
Avant Garde (Aveda Salon) - Destin - (850) 654-5057 - 36236 Emerald Coast Pkwy Destin, FL.
A Good Hair Day Studio - Fort Walton Beach - (850) 226-7510 - 88 Beal PKWY NE Suite C Ft Walton Beach, FL 32548.
Pin Up Girls Hair Studio & Spa - Destin - (850) 460-2010 - 1209 Airport Rd. Suite 3 Destin, Fl 32541.
Aura Salon - Destin - (850) 460-7789 - 501 Harbor blvd, Destin, FL 32541.
Tania Crawford - Traveling Hair & Make-up stylists.
Powder & Paint - Traveling Makeup (850) 982-5801 Tara Russo.
Airbrush Makeup by Me - Traveling Makeup (850) 304-3533 Mandy Trosclair.
AnnaMarie Moon - Traveling Stylist (850) 445-0649.

Videography
Pendalton Video - Chris Pendalton (850) 830-9338 - Great quality and affordable. Our bride's 1st Choice!
Beach Wedding Video - Various levels of production in a wide range of prices.

DJ's
DJ Diamond Dan - Dan Kuhn (850) 496-7930 djdiamonddan@cox.net - Our bride's 1st Choice!
Emerald Coast Mobile DJ Service  (850) 803-8270.
Beachside DJ - Brent LeMaster (850) 621-7505 beachsidedj@gmail.com

Restaurants
Angler's Beachside Bar & Grill - In the heart of the Island. Reception options available.
Old Bay Steamer - Serving fresh steamed seafood from the south coast.  Reception options available. 
Floyd's Shrimp House - Fun at Floyd's on Okaloosa Island - Reception options available.
The Gulf Restaurant - Okaloosa Island - Coastal food and drink on the Bay side with different indoor and outdoor areas. Reception options available.
Marina Café – A fantastic restaurant on Destin Harbor, world class chef and menu with great reception options.
Lousiana Lagniappe - Fantastic restaurant on Destin Harbor.  Fresh seafood and creole in an upscale environment.
Dewey Destin's Seafood - A Destin staple for years.  Outdoor dining on the Destin Harbor.
Harbor Docks - Destin Harbor - Great seafood and sushi right on the water.

Seafood Markets
Destin Ice Seafood Market Website - Destin - Fresh caught Gulf Seafood (steaming and boiling available to go) - 663 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541.
Sexton's Seafood Market - Destin - Fresh Gulf Seafood (steaming and boiling available to go) 601 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541.

Reception Space and Supplies
Henderson Beach State Park - Destin - A great venue if you’re not staying on the beach, or want a pavilion for a reception party. Makes a great rain backup. Reservations and fee required.
Chris Pendalton - chris@penvidpro.com - (850) 830-9338 - chairs, tables, etc with delivery.
Kent's - Gulf Coast Weddings and Events - Tents, tables, chairs, etc.

Limos, Shuttles, Taxis
Sunshine Shuttle - (850) 650-6333 – airport service, large party transportation, limos, etc.
654 Limo - (850) 654-LIMO.
Bay Limousine - (850) 269-1200.
Uber and Lyft are represented in our area.

Airports
Panama City Beach - Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l Airport (ECP).
Fort Walton Beach - Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS).
Pensacola  - Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PNS).

Bike, Beach Chair, Beach Wheelchair, Bonfires, Golfcart Rentals
Many bike rental and beach rental companies offer sand tire wheelchairs for your guests that need a little help moving around. Delivery and pickup is generally offered for bikes and wheelchairs.

Destin Wheels - (850) 424-7863
Fantasea Scooters - (850) 654-7772
La Dolce Vita - (850) 670-1211 Beach chair rentals.

Other Services