Phone: (850) 974-0921 Email: Address: Destin, FL


We would like to sincerely thank all of our past and future clients for choosing Island Sands Beach Weddings to be part of your very special Destin wedding!

We take great pride and joy in providing the highest quality personal service available.

We are here to assist you in every way to ensure that your Destin beach wedding is a day you will never forget!

See what some of our clients have to say about us or send us your own testimonial!


90 Responses to Testimonials

  1. Jeff & Michelle Seal says:


    Just got the package with photos and license. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the photos as well as all of your personal service. We would gladly recommend your business to anyone looking to have a beach wedding in your area. Thanks again for helping make our wedding memorable

  2. Mitch & Kristi says:

    I just want to thank you for helping to make my dreams come true. I was hesitant to arrange a wedding from the internet. From the beginning you told me there was nothing for me to worry about and you proved yourself right. Everything was so perfect. We will never forget you and encourage anyone who would like to have a beach wedding from a reliable source to use YOU.

    Thank you so much

  3. Mr. & Mrs. Stroud says:

    Hey Nicki,

    We wanted to take the time to thank you for all the work you done, and we are very pleased and honored to be on your website. The pictures look great. Once again thank you and whenever we are in Destin we will look you up.

  4. Eric & Renee Edwards says:

    Brian and Nicki,

    You made our wedding and visit with you all positively memorable!!
    Stay in touch with us! And if you are ever on the west coast give us a shout.

  5. Matthew & Megan Wilcoxen says:

    Thanks Nicki for all that you did to help our ceremony look wonderful. I was very happy with everything! Matthew and I were so pleased with your service.

    Thanks Again!

  6. Blake and Sam says:


    Blake and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing engagement pictures. We love them so much! We cannot wait until the wedding in July and have no doubt in our minds that it will be absolutely perfect.

    Thanks again,

    Blake and Sam

  7. Heath & Lacey Johnson says:


    We want to thank you for making our wedding vow renewal ceremony absolutely perfect. Everything was exactly as we hoped it would be…even better! The pictures you took were beautiful. You went out of your way to make our day wonderful and we really appreciate it. Maybe we’ll see you again in another 10 years! 🙂

    Thank you so much!

  8. Chris and Oma Seagroves says:

    Nicki, you were absolutely wonderful. The way you handled every detail, even had someone to do makeup and hair on short notice. I couldn’t imagine anyone doing a better job than you. You were so nice and knew exactly what you were doing. I can’t emphasize enough how friendly you were to us. Everything went just perfectly. We will never forget what a great time we had. We wouldn’t change a thing.

  9. Shane & Lisa Bunton says:

    We are so blessed to have found your site when looking for someone to plan our ceremony. Nicki you have been a Godsend for sure! It was a relief knowing that any questions I had you had the answers for me. Even when we ran into the OHH NOOO! on Good Friday trying to get our marriage license… Our pictures and video turned out wonderful, even better than I could’ve ever imagined. Thank you so very much for making our dreams a reality!

  10. Rhenee & Ty says:

    Nicki and Brian,

    There are so many words we could say to THANK YOU for an amazing day that we will never forget!! We’re very grateful to have met you guys. We appreciate, and will never forget everything you all did to make it the perfect wedding.

    Rhenee & Ty

  11. Alicia Willard says:

    I would like to thank Nicki for all her hard work in making sure that our wedding was perfect. Everything was absolutely perfect. Everthing that I imagined it could be it was! Pictures were beautiful! It can be difficult to plan a wedding in another state and you are never sure what you might get!!! We had the perfect ceremony and everything was arranged just as I requested…and then some…Thanks again for everything…
    Alicia & Guy

  12. David and Elizabeth Roy says:

    We looked and searched and spoke with many different wedding companies in Destin and once we spoke with you over the phone we knew you were the one who could make our event amazing! We had never been to Destin before our day yesterday but we had so much faith in your confidence and every step of the way you made us feel calm and excited! We would like to say that only you could have made our day as special and as beautiful as it was. Everything was meticulously detailed from the beach to the reception! If you are planning a beach wedding look no further! Trust me we have surfed and surfed the web, compared prices, and have communicated with many different wedding companies. Give Nicki a call because nobody else will be able to make you day as special, amazing, and beautiful as she can!
    We love you Nicki!
    David & Elizabeth Roy
    Augusta, GA
    May 29th, 2010

  13. Taryn Carter says:


    I wanted to touch base with you and tell you how wonderful the pictures are! Everything was so beautiful. Thanks for getting the pictures to us before we left. I got up long enough to peek off my balcony and see your sunrise wedding in progress. Wow, that was early!

    I couldn’t be happier with how everthing turned out, we really feel like our evening was perfect. The weather, how beautiful everything looked, how pretty the water was that particular day, the flowers, the music…etc. We had people complimenting us the rest of the week that were staying at Pelican Isle, apparently we drew a crowd of onlookers. The heart in the sand with the tiki/ferns was absolutely perfect with the lavendar.

    I’m so glad Ken and Bev recommended you~

    Thanks again,
    Taryn CARTER=)
    still trying to get used to that…lol

  14. Scott & Whitney Sheppard says:

    Thank you so much for making our wedding day beautiful and simple. We could not be happier. The pictures you took were amazing and the ceremony was just what we wanted. Thank you for asisting us to make it stress free and beautiful. I will send anyone I know to you guys. You rock!!!

  15. Dean & Hope Gattie says:

    Once again, thank you for the wonderful job you did on our wedding. Everyone who has seen the pictures have said how beautiful they are. Also, thank you for allowing us to have a Sunrise Wedding. I know it was early but we enjoyed every minute of it and you were right…it was beautiful. Thank you again and God bless!

  16. Jimmie/Kimberly Hester says:

    Kim and I would like to take a minute to say thanks once again to Nicki for such a wonderful experience. The entire experience from beginning to end was everything we could have ever hoped it would be. Nicki is as professional as anyone could ever ask for not to mention being very personable. We have had a lot of inquiries already and have given Nicki our highest recommendation. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience.

    Jimmie & Kim

  17. LaDon & Jimmy Carpenter says:

    We could not say enough good things about you! We really appreciate all that you did to help us on our special day. We were concerned because we were planning a destination wedding, but you helped put our mind at ease. Our wedding would not have been possible without all of your hard work and dedication.

    Thanks again,
    LaDon and Jimmy

  18. Nicki,
    We would like to express our sincere thanks to you for all that you did to make our wedding perfect!! When we decided on a beach wedding in Florida we knew we’d have some resarching to do. As we all know, you can’t beleive all you read online, but that was NOT the case with Island Sands Beach Weddings. After reading all of the great comments from your past couples and how pleased they were, that’s when we gave you a call. You graciously answered all of my questions whether via phone or email. You really set our minds at ease when you were available to meet with us to discuss our plans so far in advance when we were there trying to familiarize ourselves with the Destin area. Although we still had a few months to go, you also kept me informed of the beach status after the oil spill. I can say I was a little concerned about that but nothing was going to hamper our special day. We were actually able to put a smiling face to the voice on the phone. You take pride in your work and ensure that everything goes as planned, fulfilling the request of your clients to the best of your ability. Thank you and Marie (our officiant) for including my children in the ceremony and for making it so special! The photos you took are AMAZING! I can’t tell you how many compliments we’ve gotten. Thanks again for making our wedding our dream come true! If we can ever be of assistance to you or if you need a referral, please send the couple our way. We look forward to returning to Destin in the future and would enjoy meeting up with you again.
    Best wishes to you and continued sucess!
    Willard (Will) & Kelly Guillory
    Alexandria, LA

  19. Sandy Walker, Lindsey's Mom says:

    You were truly a gift from heaven. My family fell in love with you because you made our daughter’s wedding day the happiest day of our lives. 50 people attend from Arkansas to Toronto Canada and everyone said it was the best wedding they ever attended. Everything was beautiful and absolutely perfect. As parent’s of the bride, we could not be happier. As a mother of the bride, when Lindsey first mentioned a beach wedding I was disappointed because it was not what I had dreamed of for my little girl. The wedding you planned was more beautiful and special than anything that I ever dreamed. You will always be a cherished person to us because of the part you played in our daughter’s special day.

  20. Lindsey & Dave says:

    All I can say is, wow! Everything was so amazing and easy for us. You worked incredibly hard to prepare our event and it was better than expected. The fact that you handled everything from setup to filing our license let us enjoy the days leading up to and after our event that much more. If you ever need a personal reference, then please let my mother or myself know. We would both be happy to speak very highly of you!

    Thank you again!!! Lindsey & Dave

  21. Sonia & Michael Casillas says:

    Everything was wonderful on our wedding day! You were so organized and pleasant to work with that I never felt worried about anything during the planning process. I loved loved loved my bouquet you created – it was so beautiful and smelled amazing! Thank you for making our day so special and perfect! We will never forget this day.

    Good luck on your future endeavors! You’re amazing!

  22. Cassie & Jeff Steele says:

    Thank you again Nicki for making the whole process of our wedding completely STRESS FREE!! After a long drive from Kentucky, we were completely at ease with you taking care of everything!!! Our wedding was beautiful, and our pictures were AMAZING!!!!! Thank you again SO MUCH!!!! We plan to come back to Destin for our many Anniversaries to come!!!!!

  23. Dave & Tanya says:

    We wanted to thank you for all your hard work. Everything turned out great, even with not so great weather 🙂 The pictures turned out great also. I would recommend you to anyone wanting to have a beach wedding. Thank you again for everything you did to help make our day special.

  24. Morgan and Joni Bishop says:

    Dear Nicki,

    The services you provide are top notch comparable with other much more expensive weddings I have attended. The care and flawless execution you provide in attending to all details from pictures, flowers to location and set up could not be easier on the bride and groom. We literally stayed on the beach 1/5 hours before the wedding and you had it all put together and runnng right on time. Thank you for your hard work and good business skills and execution. The ceremony was wonderful and worry free.

  25. Regina & Aaron says:

    I have to admit initially I was a bit nervous about not only using a company on the internet, but also actually planning a wedding ceremony for Florida when we live in northern Mississippi yet you put my worries at ease. You made the entire planning period worry free. You provided much needed information and details. You were so helpful from beginning all the way to the end, including that last minute steaming of my dress:) Everything went exactly as planned. I can’t forget how great Dan was during our ceremony; we were so pleased with him.
    I am so amazed at how beautiful our pictures turn out. I just love them! You truly did an excellent job.

    Thank you again for helping to make our wedding day beautiful & definitely memorable

  26. Leslie & Jerrod Stump says:

    Thank you so much for providing us with the perfect wedding! We couldn’t have asked for a better planner, officiant, weather or set-up. You are great at what you do and we will sing your praises to everyone! Thanks again for making everything so easy and efficient. Everyone at the wedding was thoroughly impressed with your professionalism and vision. Best of luck with all of your future endeavours!

    -Leslie & Jerrod

    p.s. Marie is an amazing officiant…so professional, thoughtful and poignant! Would highly recommend her to everyone!


    Nicki, We just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so very special. We were impressed at how you handled all the details and kept us well informed as to what was going on. We will certainly recommend our friends to you. Thanks again
    ~Kirby & Claire Maines

  28. Karen & Lance Sims says:


    We just wanted to say thank you for everything you did to make our special day even more special! Everything was so perfect down to the beautiful rainbow! You were such a great help to me and anytime there was a problem on my end you had a solution from suggesting a restaurant for the reception to getting me the most gorgeous bridal bouquet. You were always available and ready to help. Also, the pictures turned out so great and we could not be more pleased! I still can’t believe that we took 1200 pictures! I will happily recommend you to anyone that is looking to have their dream beach wedding! Thank you so much for everything!


  29. Marnie & Rick says:


    We wanted to extend our greatest appreciation to you for pulling together the details of our wedding on August 11th, with only about 3 weeks to make all the arrangements. We wanted something intimate and elegant, and that is what you delivered. I loved the bamboo and white drapes arbor, it looked very classy. I absolutely loved my bright green bouquet! And so far everyone who has seen our photos thinks you did an excellent job! Pastor Eric made us very comfortable. After showing the video to Rick’s parents, they committed on what a nice ceremony he performed. And we have had several comments from family members on how impressed they were with the audio and video. You were very easy to work with, and made us both feel very calm and comfortable during the process. Thank you so very much for making our day exactly what we hoped it would be!
    With much love and thankfulness…
    Marnie and Rick Smedley
    Charlotte, NC

  30. Kyle and Jessica Binkley says:

    Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day so perfect on April 22, 2011. Looking back on that day, there isn’t one thing that we would change! You were so wonderful to work with and made things so easy as we planned it all from 8 hours away! Our small wedding party of 18 each said they enjoyed each little detail you put together from all the beautiful daisies in my favorite colors, to the food, and even you being our cake cutter! You truly went above and beyond and we will always be grateful!

  31. Kevin and Garnet Osborn says:

    Garnet and I would like to give special thanks to Brian and Nicki Cox of Island Sands Beach Weddings for all of their efforts in coordinating our wedding . Our wedding was perfect. Absolutely amazing. When describing their customer service and wedding expertise only one word needs to be said, simply OUTSTANDING. Thank you both so very much.

    We would also like to thank our wedding officiate Marie Di Giovine for not only your wonderful job in marrying us but also going out of your way to bring us our completed marriage license right to our table at the black pearl restaurant. Thank you Marie.

    Thank you to Lenni for doing Garnets hair. It turned out absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you Jennifer for the fantastic makeup job with Garnet. It is a gift from God to take Beautiful and make it more Beautiful. I (Kevin) salute your amazing gift.

    Thank you Southern Resorts Vacation Rentals for our Condo accommodations at Island Sands Beach Wedding’s Honeymoon Suite at Pelican Isle. Our stay has been so wonderful…


    Sincerely Kevin and Garnet Osborn

  32. Anita & Pablo Hernandez says:

    To Nicki and her amazing team, We could not be happier with choosing you to make our dream wedding come to life. From the first conversation I knew we made the right decision. Every detail was perfect. And the pictures were absolutly breathtaking! The best thing about everything was that all we had to do was just show up! You took care of everything. It was stress free and a perfect day. Thank you for everything!

  33. Jason & Amanda says:

    We just wanted to thank you for all of your beautiful work on our wedding! The entire day was a fairytale and none of it would have been possible without your creativity and hard work! Thanks for taking all of the stress off of us and making the day perfect! We <3 you!

  34. You are truly amazing!!! Thank you So much for making our dream come true! You surpassed all expectations. Made the experience stress free,easy, and exciting! You truly are special and we thank you so very much for everything you’ve done for us!!
    Scotty & Sadie Young

  35. Sara & Adam says:

    We cannot thank you enough for making our ceremony and reception absolutely PERFECT! You made the whole process VERY stress-free and fun. Coming from Texas, we weren’t able to visit the actual vendors ourselves, but you put us at ease, and for good reason, everything from the flowers and cake to the actual set up of the ceremony itself was exactly what we envisioned and wanted! Thanks again for helping our dreams to become reality 🙂

  36. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson says:

    Our wedding day was absolutely fabulous. We had a beautiful beach ceremony and everyone loved it. All of my worries were put to rest with just a simple phone call. I was skeptical with planning a beach wedding out of state but everything was wonderful. We would definitely recommend your business to anyone dreaming of a beach wedding or ceremony!!!

  37. Tasha & Brad Kelty says:

    Our wedding was on June 17, 2012…almost a year ago now!!!! We were so pleased with our ceremony and with Nicki!! I couldnt have asked for a more beautifully done arbor, seating and flowers!! our pictures were also very good!!! We would do it over again any day and are so happy we chose this company to entrust our very special day to!! good luck and many more happy weddings to come I am sure!! Thank you for all that you did!!

  38. Brittany and Andrew says:

    They were amazing. You guys did so much for us due to the weather. You made the day all about me (and of course my groom)Nicki-i couldnt ask for a better person to help with my wedding. From the first message, to running with me back to my room for my vows and to the very end walking in the rain!!!!! Thank you Islandsandsbeachweddings!!!!

  39. Brent & Michele Harris says:

    Nicki- What an amazing job you did with our wedding…it was perfect! From the first day I spoke to you to I knew you were professional and would do everything you said you would do. We appreciate your honesty and your attention to every detail.

    May God Bless you and your future

    Brent & Michele Harris

  40. Marylln & Sean Burton says:


    I can’t believe after working with you for a year, it’s all over. From the first time I spoke with you on the phone to walking down the boardwalk, you took all of the stress and nerves I had away. I honestly cannot believe how effortless you made everything on my end and I can’t begin to express how grateful I will be to you forever! Not only were you professional and made our day everything we could’ve possibly dreamed of, but we also gained a new friendship in the process! Thank you so much for everything! 🙂

  41. Strong says:

    I was worried planning entire wedding (make up, photos, food, dj) online completely site unseen but Nicki was WONDERFUL! Everything was taken care and all my questions were answered. Nicki and her crew of professionals handled everything perfectly. Even though the weather did not cooperate everything else was perfect and I would certainly refer Nicki and her crew to anyone. Many thanks!

  42. Mark & Tamera Fay says:

    would like to thank nikki and my hair stylest and the make-up artist that made our day woderful.It was the best!!!

  43. Mandalay & Josh Cooper says:


    I can not thank you enough for all your patience, kindness, and guidance throughout this whole process. You are an amazing and talented person. Your crew was amazing and I love every one that you brought along to be apart of our day! DJ Dan was awesome and so was Callie. You definitely helped make our wedding day dreams come true! We are so thankful to have met you Nicki, take care and God Bless!

    The Coopers <3

  44. Brian & Robin Bogner says:


    We wanted to take a moment to thank you for the fantastic job you and your staff did for our vow renewal of our 25th wedding anniversary. We cannot express in words how wonderful the ceremony was. It is a day that will be lasting memory not only for us, but for our family. You are by far a professional and we would highly recommend you and your services. Thanks again. The photos were fantastic and we love them all.

  45. Travis & Danielle says:


    Everything was perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding coordinator! We appreciate all of your help!! Your staff was amazing! We are so happy you were able to get Callie, David and DJ Brent to be there! Many thanks forever and ever!!

  46. Jonathan & Tijuana Craig says:

    Wow!!!! We would like to thank you all so very much for the wedding of our dreams. Nicki you are awesome along with Kristie & Amanda. Despite the horrible weather, you guys still gave us an amazing beach wedding. From day one you helped us with every aspect of the wedding. We truly value your professionalism and have already recommended you to several others. Again, thank you so much for everything and for making our wedding day unforgettable!

    Love, The Craigs
    April 3, 2013

  47. Victoria and Justin Marsh says:

    Thank you for everything. You were such a blessing to have during our wedding planning. I could not have asked for anything more. It was difficult for me not being able to see everything until the day of the wedding but it turned out better than I could have imagined! You were always able to call/email me right away. Thank you for everything! I would recommend you to anyone!

  48. John & Annemarie Van Atta says:

    Nicki, we would like to thank you for helping us create the perfect day! You made it so stress free and everything was beautiful. Thank you so much 😀

  49. Erica & Octavio Perez says:


    I can’t thank you and your staff enough for all that you did! Our wedding was beyond perfect and I couldn’t have had such a beautiful day without all of your time and help. I was so worried about planning a Florida beach wedding since we live in Chicago, but you made everything so stress free! Thank you again Nicki, and also a big thanks to Amanda, Kristie, and Dan. They were all incredible!

  50. Joey & Ashley Niles says:

    Thank you for making our day perfect! Everything was beautiful and stress free on our special day. Kristie, Dan, and Amanda did a fantastic job! Everything was so professional, and I loved that you helped us every step of the way. Thank you also for picking Marie to be our officiant. I absolutely loved her!

    Thank you so much,

    Joey & Ashley Niles

  51. Lisa & Mark Smith says:

    Nicki, We want to thank you so much for making our dream wedding day come true! It was an absolutely beautiful!! The set up was picture perfect and we appreciate the flexibility with the arrangements and your extreme patients with all the changes! 🙂 Your help at the reception was phenomenal. My family was so impressed and complimented all your work! I would greatly recommend you Dan,(Officiate) Rudy (Steel Drummer), and Cox Photography to anyone! Thanks so much again!

  52. Corey & Kim Pickens says:


    We want to thank you for making everything perfect for us. Everyone was very nice and professional with the ceremony. We recommend your business to anyone that is looking for top notch service. Again thanks a bunch

  53. Tim & Sandy Rinehart says:

    We just wanted to THANK YOU again for everything you did to help make our beach wedding everything we dreamed of! You definately are the “jack of all trades.” Our family was sooo impressed with everything that you did to make everything perfect! I also want to thank Jeniffer and Lenni for doing make-up and hair, they both turned out BEAUTIFUL! Also the pictures..We can not decide which we like best because all 700+ were awesome. We would definately recommed ISBW in the future to anyone no matter how far away they live! Thanks again for helping make our wedding day so beautiful and memorable.

    Tim & Sandy Rinehart

  54. Scott & Holly Dean says:

    Nicki, all we can say is wow! Everything about you is professional and personal! We loved everything, from the decor, to the beautiful bouquets. I want to thank you for everything, esp your timely answers to my emails and texts when I know you have to have tons, and for helping calm our worries about the weather. We could not have asked for better than what you gave us, it was beautiful and our whole family agreed that you were very impressive! Thanks so much for a beautiful day!

  55. Skylar & Aubree Dykes says:

    We could not be happier with how beautiful everything about our wedding ceremony turned out. Nicki was incredible, patient, and always readily available to help us with any questions or to guide us in decision making. All of her vendors also offered exceptional service as well. We got the sense that Nicki and everyone of her vendors genuinely cared about us and making our big day memorable! We would recommend Island Sands Beach Weddings to anyone looking for a wedding coordinating service a million times over. Thank you so much for everything you do!

  56. Mabinty & Josh says:

    Josh & I wanted to take this moment to thank you for making our ceremony wonderful. I wanted to personally thank you for helping me and making me feel less stress out about planning a destination wedding. I am so glad we picked your company. Also thank you for referring DJ Dan ( he was amazing), Kim the cake lady and Tuscany Italian Bistro. It was a wedding of my dream and couldn’t have done it without your help.
    It was a memorable day for Josh & I & also all our guests.
    Big THANK YOU!

  57. Tony & Kim Lee says:

    Nicki, It has been almost 4wks since our wedding, and we still are looking back at what a wonderful and beautiful service you provided us with! We could not be more pleased with your customer service and how you exceeded our imagination of our day! The pictures are absolutely wonderful also. Thank you for your knowledge and professionalism- it was nothing short of a terrific day.

  58. Sean & Erica O'Connell says:


    I walked up to the beach site of our wedding and tears and lip tremors overtook my emotions. You and your crew went over the top to make our wedding a dream come true. The setup was almost as beautiful as my bride that day! Truly blown away by your expertise and attention to detail. Perfectly executed from the word GO, I’ll recommend your services to anyone planning a beach wedding.

    Thank you from the bottom to the top of our hearts!

  59. Randy & Melissa Rydell says:

    Island Sands Beach Weddings is well worth your money. Nikki went above and beyond what we expected. The weather forecast was to be a rainout for the entire day of our wedding. Nikki took the time and effort the DAY before the scheduled wedding to quickly contact everyone involved and make the changes so that we could get married that very DAY (the day before) and have our dream outdoor wedding. Nikki and her contacts obviously care about their clients and their dreams. We would like recommend Island Sands Beach Weddings to everyone!!!

  60. Dakota & Stephanie Hone says:

    Nicki, Thank you for making our dreams come true! In the beginning, we were a bit worried about planning a wedding in Florida all the way from North Mississippi; however, you made it so unbelievably easy! We were able to have everything that we could ever want for the ceremony. We just want to thank you and all of your crew for making our big day so perfect! You reassured me multiple times that everything would turn out perfect, and it did!! The hair and makeup ladies (Lenni & Jennifer) were so sweet and took their time to make sure I was 100% happy with my hair and makeup, Pastor Eric made the ceremony unforgettable with his sense of humor, and Callie definitely knows what she’s doing with taking pictures! We are in love with the ones we have seen so far! We could never thank y’all enough for making our wedding so wonderful. We will definitely encourage anyone wanting a beach wedding to contact y’all!

    Thank y’all again!!!

    Dakota & Stephanie Hone

  61. Candice and Sherman O'Neal says:

    This was the best decision ever. I loved every bit of the package we chose and Nicki is a blessing to someone who has never planned a wedding before. The elopement package along with the honeymoon suite created a dream wedding/honeymoon vacation! Thankyou

  62. Pam and Dj says:

    Our wedding day was absolutely PERFECT. Thank you so much for making our day stress free and amazing and memorable. Nikki kept in touch and answered questions promtly, from Aug til the day we got married on June 18,,Everything from Lenni w/the hair, to the decorations and set up (thanks Krissy), to David the officiate. He was GREAT. We have not received pics yet, but its only been 2 weeks, I can tell you we are NOT worried. The photographer was professional, and a lot of fun. Everyone complimented…I have referred you to others. We also encourage others looking to have a destination wedding in the Destin area to use you!!!!

  63. Sid and Lindsey Jones says:


    We were both very pleased by how wonderful and smooth our entire wedding celebration went, from beginning to end. The bonfire for our rehearsal dinner was a HUGE success and everything ended up so beautiful and perfect. Your professionalism, creativity, kindness and organization of our entire wedding was amazing and kept us both from ever getting stressed out. The whole wedding far exceeded our expectations and it was a treat to hear how our guests had such a great time as well. We would highly recommend your service to anyone looking to have a beach wedding in your area. You were awesome and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you again SO much for everything. It really was a perfect day.

  64. Chris/Nyeishs says:

    This day was amazing. I just want to say Thank you to everyone involved in making our day so special. I was a little nervous in planning but knew I had to go with the best.I’m so glad I decided to ago with Nicki and her staff.
    Thank you so much.

  65. Diana & Michael Frame says:

    This operation is the real deal! Nicki and her staff are fantastic. Bless her heart, she answered a ridiculous amount of emails from me and was always timely and professional. She respected our budget, never tried to talk me into or out of something, and always seemed happy to make changes. The food at the Royal Palm Grille is worth every hot penny. She is organized and very detail oriented. I honestly have no regrets from my entire wedding. The whole process from my first inquiry to the final goodbye at our reception was flawlessly perfect and far from stressful. This was the best experience of my life. Thanks so much Nicki and everyone at ISBW and RPG. Mike and I are blessed to have you with us on our big day, and grateful for all of your hard work.

    Thank you so much Nicki! We cannot wait to visit again someday for an anniversary dinner at RPG.

    Love, Diana & Mike

  66. Kristina Balazs says:

    I can’t even begin to thank you enough for everything you did for my PERFECT beach wedding. From the hair/ makeup crew to the flowers to the officiant and the photographer to the smallest of details you made my day more then I could’ve ever expected. You even went the extra mile by giving me a little pep talk and fixing my dress just moments before I walked down the aisle. Tears of joy filled my eyes as soon as I saw my future waiting at the edge of the water. To top it all off we finished our night at the Royal Palms Grille with the most delicious food (gotta try the Royal Palms Roll) and a outstanding wait staff. Thank you for everything once again. We will recommending to anyone and everyone thinking of having a beach wedding!

  67. Chris and Brandy McClure says:


    Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect! You and your staff were so easy to work with! We would recommend your business to anyone interested in a destination beach wedding. Thanks again!

  68. Kwan & Katina Norman says:


    I’m fighting back tears just thinking of how much joy you and your team brought into our lives! We really appreciate everything you all did. You guys went the extra mile and you definitely live up to the 5 star reviews and testimonials. We couldn’t be happier with the wedding, reception, and photos. Thank you so much!!

    – The Normans

  69. Chris & Brittne Muldrew says:

    Still in awe of our special day! It was really a dream come true. Nicki was very patient and always very quick to respond when I had any questions. My wedding day was totally stress free and we would do it all over again. Would recommend this company to anyone! Nicki and crew will not disappoint!

  70. Lyn Buerkett says:

    I had only about 6 weeks to plan our daughter’s wedding in the Destin area – I live in Illinois, our daughter and now son-in-law live in SW Florida, and everyone else would need to travel as well. I found Island Sands online and chose them for their many options – but booked them for their professionalism, rapid responses to my many questions, friendly communication and exceptional overall service. And…. they did NOT disappoint! Everything was perfect – from the venue to the rental to the set up to the execution. From dinner at the Royal Palm and their wonderful staff, to the amazing view during dinner. We could not have been more pleased! I was never stressed, never worried – what mother of the bride doesn’t want that!?!
    Thank you to Nicki, Callie, our photographer Jason (so fun), and the great staff at the Royal Palm Grille – THANK YOU for making Haley and Zach’s wedding exactly what they hoped for!

  71. Danelle & Anthony says:

    Thank you so much on making are day so special. You and callie did such amazing job you cant really describe it in words it was just breathtaking. From us being from Ohio I really didn’t know how it would work out just emailing and talking on the phone Nikki and Callie had it right on point anything we wanted anything we added they were right there. They took all the stress out of the matter especially being a man don’t really know how to do anything and they hit it right on point. So I definitely give this a five-star and I will recommend it to anybody that will have a beach wedding in Florida.
    Thank you Nikki and Callie

  72. Chelsea & Austin Wilson says:

    Nicki, Callie and the rest of the team,

    I just wanted to say thank you for making our day so perfect and wonderful! We got married on June 1st and it was truly the best day of our lives. We had so much fun and everything turned out fantastic. I appreciate your patience, countless emails answering all of my questions, working with our budget, helping us with the beautiful bonfire dinner and everything on our wedding day. The bonfire rehearsal dinner was stunning! Everything about that setting was so relaxing, beautiful and fun. The food was incredible and the service we received from all of the staff was phenomenal. I was surprisingly very relaxed on my wedding day and that’s because you guys made everything so easy. Thank you, thank you, thank you for EVERYTHING!!! You guys are amazing!

    Thank you,

    Chelsea & Austin Wilson

  73. Blake & Danielle says:

    The Island Sands Beach Wedding team is nothing short of amazing! The care each and every person put into making our day special was incredible! They took care of each and every detail to make sure our wedding was stress free! Highly recommend Island Sands Beach Weddings!!!

  74. Melissa & Joshua Hall says:

    I can’t say enough good things about this wedding company. The location they host events in was beautiful and Callie was amazing to work with. We had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception all through Island Sands. I asked so many questions and we significantly increased our original count and she always responded super promptly to talk me through everything, make new plans, or make any changes. Nikki was a rockstar during the whole weekend making sure everything ran perfectly. The rehearsal dinner bonfire was so amazing and the wedding and reception was even more so. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect and beautiful weekend. You can tell this business really really cares about making each bride’s wedding experience perfect and fit exactly to the vision they have of their wedding day. I’m so happy I booked with them!

  75. Wesley and Samone Bowers says:

    Thank you so much for making our day a very special and memorable day. Your consistency and excellence in event planning is one that is unmatched. Our day was so beautiful and stress free. Again thank you for all that you do to help couples around the world!

  76. Nick and Leigh Ross says:

    We had our wedding ceremony on 1/25/20 and I have absolutely zero complaints! I was very worried about planning a destination wedding but, Nicki and her team were rock stars! My ceremony was absolutely beautiful (prettier than I could even imagine) and I barely had to do a thing! Her team was extremely responsive to all of the questions I had. I also booked my photography, hair, makeup, & officiate through Island Sands Beach Weddings and every single one of the vendors were amazing! We had a quick rehearsal the day before the ceremony and it was a breeze the day of! I would highly recommend Island Sands Beach Weddings for your special day! Nicki knows what she’s doing and she will make your day special and will meet any needs you have!

  77. Yvette and Mark says:

    Nikki and staff:
    You are all fantastic! I want to take the opportunity to let anyone know that choosing you for their special day will never become a regret. Thank you all for your patience and sweetness throughout my many decision changes and the struggle of accomplishing a destination wedding during the Covid-19 pandemic…we did it! My only dissapointment was the downpour at the end of our vows but you actually got us through most of that. Everyone was wonderful Callie, David, Justine , April (hair stylist) Amanda and even the cake maker (apologize for forgetting your name) they were gracious enough to enjoy cake with us even though soaking wet! Flowers were gorgeous, the ceremony was beautiful and the pictures turned out wonderful, they did an amazing job . We ate a the Royal Palm Grille afterwards and the food was delicious, staff was amazing there as well. They truly love what they do and it shows.

  78. Marcia and Sylvester Valdez says:

    August 14, 2020
    An Absolutely Magical Wedding Day at the hand of Nicki Cox and the amazing team she has put together!
    As a parent you hope your daughter’s Wedding Day will be filled with Love, Joy, Blessings and without complications. Nicki puts genuine Love, Extraordinary Talent and her Heart in every Wedding she plans for couples and their families.
    She Listens! Then answers all of your questions without hesitation! She is an expert! The Beach setting, decor and flowers were exquisite, the Reception setting and decor elegant and the food, cake, champagne toast and cocktails were all 5 star!
    Thank you Nicki for coordinating everything to make Memories for Our Daughter and Son in Laws Wedding and Reception Unforgettable! We love you very much! Peace Love and Joy Always! Marcia and Sylvester Valdez , and the Lovely Newly Weds-Emily and Cole Phelps ?

  79. Emily and Matthew says:

    I feel our wedding was beautiful and went smoothly! I was very pleased with the planning process, as Nicki, Callie, and Amanda were very receptive, quick to respond and helpful in answering all questions without making me feel as if I was a bother. I loved seeing how they would make note of all info I picked and discussed with them along the way, by sending a detailed breakdown with a form the used consistently. They were also great about providing information regarding directions, good suggestions, and parking information. One of the things I’m MOST happy about that I wasn’t sure I wanted to do originally was rent the bridal suite! I am SO SO glad I did. It was stunning. Plenty of space, and was great to have a place to go between photos and the ceremony. This was a life saver! Everyone was so helpful!! Justine and her assistant were great about helping us with spur of The moment events and changes during the reception. The ONLY thing that didn’t go as I planned is sooo small, but one song I chose was missed in the ceremony (family walking down the aisle). It actually turned out to be better off that way though lol. I would highly recommend this team of professionals!! Only wish I had been able to meet Callie in person because she was so helpful throughout!

  80. Rocio& Craig says:


    Thank you so much for your wonderful job in our ceremony, for made possible it in the middle of the storm, we appreciate you so much.
    Thanks to you our wedding is memorable and beautiful and thank you for be so kind , patient and smart in our moment of frustration for the weather

    100% Recommended, Thank you so much.

  81. Rocio Ruiz says:


    Thank you so much for your wonderful job in our ceremony, for made possible it in the middle of the storm, we appreciate you so much.
    Thanks to you our wedding is memorable and beautiful and thank you for be so kind , patient and smart in our moment of frustration for the weather

    100% Recommended, Thank you so much.

  82. Christine and Manuel Tijerina says:

    Our wedding was 8.7.21
    We are currently living in Texas and let me tell you how easy they made it for us. You pay a one time fee and Nikki and her crew will book all your venders and make it extremely easy for you. I had no worries or stress through the entire process. I told them exactly what I wanted even my cake style and everything was perfect. We really enjoyed the beach ceremony it was beautiful and the shell blessings was a great way to involve everyone. Fast forward to the reception it has a beautiful view. In the pictures it looks a lot smaller then what it is. It’s very spacious and all of there decor and furniture and everything is up to date and very classy looking. Justine was our wedding coordinator through the entire process, she is very kind and Professional. She will literally make everything perfect. She actually was serving us food and drinks. She definitely went above and beyond. Dan was our officiant and DJ. He was extremely nice did a wonderful job marrying us and turned around and made a great party for all of our guests. The food was delicious 🤤 the drinks were so good!! Our pictures are stunting from the beach ceremony and inside the venue with the beach view. I personally think the wedding was extremely affordable with the location and all the great vendors provided. I can’t picture my wedding being anymore perfect then what it was 💕

  83. Claudia &Frank says:

    Thank you so much for an amazing reception Nicki was very helpful and patient with us, answered all questions with details.very helpful made the process easier for us .Everything was so beautiful and perfect from the staff to the Dj . Food was amazing all of our gust loved it, the bartender was also awesome and Dj Owtkass was beyond amazing he made our night by having an incredible playlist for us everyone loved him I highly recommended him for your next event you won’t regret it! Overall thank you island sands beach wedding for an amazing reception and service. You won’t regret planning your next event with them!

  84. Robert & Katlyne Hallock says:

    To Nicki and the ISBW crew,

    From the initial contact through the end of the bonfire reception, this was a wonderful experience. All of my questions were answered, your team helped us pick selections that made sense for our budget, communication and expectations were clear and met. The Beach Bonfire was amazing, the Beach Bar staff was incredible. If you are looking for a dependable team that makes everything so easy (especially when planning out of state), use this group! Thank you all again so much! It was the perfect day.

  85. Joel & Reba Alcoba says:

    Perfection is the only word to describe our wedding and the planning process. Planning a wedding from another state can be extremely difficult, but Island Sands Beach Wedding made it truly easy. Nicki and her team were so courteous, responsive, detailed and helpful from the moment we first contacted them until the end of our ceremony, and beyond. We had a glitch in the planning process (which was actually out of their control) and Nicki and her team jumped in to problem solve and offer solutions. And, Nicki and her team were the ones showing empathy and apologizing for other’s errors. The vendors selected were amazing. They arrived at the scheduled times, their work was amazing and they really seemed to care about making our wedding wonderful! I really cannot recommend Island Sands Beach wedding enough. They are truly amazing at creating the perfect beach wedding! Thank you so much!

  86. Audrey and Jake Staggs says:

    Our wedding was May 11th 2022 and it was absolutely perfect! The entire staff is so friendly and easy to work with. They made our day the most beautiful and perfect day ever. They care so much about your big day and make sure everything is perfect! Such amazing people. I couldn’t be more happy and thankful to of chosen this company to go with for our big day. Absolutely loved it!!!

  87. Christopher and Julia says:

    Island Sands Beach Weddings–Amazing. We worked long-distance over several months. Everything was FLAWLESS! Nicki, Callie, Amanda, Erin, Renea, and the Crew were a blessing to us! I felt secure in everything we planned, and all my questions were answered quickly. These folks are dedicated and passionate about their clients! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you did!

  88. Lynsey and Mark Atchison says:

    Island Sands Beach Wedding made all my wedding dreams come true. Nicki and her team are truly the best people to work with when planning a wedding from another state. During the planning process they made everything as stress free as possible. Every time I would reach out to them with questions they would quickly respond and put my mind at ease. No question or concern was every too big or too small. I knew from working with them on all the wedding plans that they would also be amazing when it came to the actual wedding day, but they even exceeded my expectations for the day off! Nicki is amazing at what she does and calmed all my nerves when it came to the day of our wedding. She did everything she could to make my dream wedding happen even with inclement weather in the forecast. I cannot thank Nicki and her team enough for being willing to make last minutes changes to meet our expectations. I never had to worry about one detail because they were always one step ahead of me. It truly was a blessing to get to work with the Island Sands Beach Wedding team.

  89. Alyce & Thomas Sovcik says:

    Planning a wedding out of state can be extremely stressful however with the help of Callie & Nicki our day was more perfect than we could have ever imagined. From the delicious food, stunning setup and undeniable service we would recommend Island Sands Beach Weddings for ALL your wedding planning needs. We are so grateful that our wedding dreams came true and are so appreciative to the whole team!

  90. Adam and Ashley Williamson says:

    Adam and I can not thank you enough for helping our day come together so smoothly. Our families keep saying what an amazing time they all had! From the early stages of planning up until the actual day you and your team helped take what we envisioned our wedding to look like and made it a reality. Thank you and your team for making our dreams come true!

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