Where to begin?! My husband and I wanted a gulf beach wedding and being that I have never had experience or been to a beach wedding, I did not do great research. We first hired a wedding company that only did weddings. The owner only had a date available during peak season, July 25. We are from Ga. so we didn't have a clue as to where to have the wedding so she advised doing it in Ft. Walton since it had "more hotels" for our guests and so that we could use that hotels beach for the wedding. After putting down our deposit, securing the date, and sending out our invites, my mom and I traveled down to scope out the venues for receptions and to meet with the owner to go over the wedding. Not only did she not respond to secure a meet time until the last day we were there, she flat out told me she couldn't, EVEN after we traveled 6+ hrs! I After a huge breakdown and praying, I remembered I had wrote down Emerald Beach Weddings and Events b/c their company did the wedding AND reception. Within an hour of calling Tanner and his wife, we were sitting down discussing damage control. Tanner literally saved our wedding! Thank God he had the date open, had mercy on us since we had to eat the other deposit, answered EVERY annoying question I had with an awesome attitude, and took the huge weight off my back! He gave us EXACTLY what we envisioned with our wedding and outside reception. We had to move it 10 minutes down the road to Navarre, FL. but he had hotel numbers on hand to block rooms for our guests so that we could easily move reservations to accommodate everyone. With living in a different state and with only one in person meeting, he took my vision and made it even better without me doing anything but telling him what I wanted/liked. I immediately trusted his instincts. Everyone is still talking about how beautiful it was and what an awesome job Tanner, his adorably sweet wife, and staff did! I could go on and on, but if you're looking for a stress-free, patient & understanding, awesome vendors ( our food was AMAZING!), beautiful gulf settings with very reasonable prices and an on-point staff....then this is your guy! We highly recommend this company!