Florida’s Emerald Coast is home to some of America’s most beautiful beaches—in our humble opinion—making it the perfect destination wedding location. With any destination wedding comes the stresses of planning from afar. Without the ability to meet in person, it can feel overwhelming to contact vendors, work out all the details, and ensure everything will run smoothly come the big day.

The best way to eliminate your destination wedding woes? Hire a wedding planner.

Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with some amazing wedding planners. Our time in the industry has also allowed us to cross paths with these talented individuals and teams more than once. We have watched them seamlessly handle the unexpected rain shower, transform drab rooms into dreamlike fantasies, and take care of even the smallest details that you might never consider.

Over the next month we will be featuring five 30A wedding planners who have helped so many of our clients have the stress-free and romantic wedding day they deserve!

Defining Moments

Defining Moments by Heather serves the 30A area by providing full-service wedding planning, specializing in destination weddings. As the lead wedding planner, Heather Archdeacon-Williams fell in love with event planning after an internship in Entertainment and Guest Relations at Disney World. In 2005, she began her career in wedding and event planning on the Emerald Coast, and ten years later, she founded Defining Moments Weddings & Events.

With a full suite of wedding planning services, Defining Moments ensures nothing slips through the cracks when planning your special day. Each wedding is specifically tailored to meet the style, budget, and personality of the happy couple. Services include defining the wedding vision, venue selection, on-site rehearsal, vendor coordination, luncheons, and everything else you can think of to create the wedding of your dreams.

To put it simply, Defining Moments is awesome – but don’t just take our word for it! Check out reviews from past couples that shared how Defining Moments made their day unforgettable.

“From the very first phone call with Heather I knew she would make my wedding a day that I would never forget. She was focused on my priorities and was always available for my lengthy and sometimes repetitive questions. Heather always made me feel comfortable and like I was her number one priority. She respected my budget and connected me to the best vendors on 30A. I had several guests and family members come up to me during or after the wedding to tell me how impressed they were with everything. All the compliments I received were because of Heather’s extremely hard work. I feel like a gained a new best friend during wedding planning and I am forever grateful!”

“Heather is the best! She thought of and planned for every detail of our wedding. She is so personable and she responded so quickly to every question I had! She was with us every step of the way and I cannot imagine what it would have been like trying to plan everything without her. Our officiant even noticed her attention to detail and how smoothly the rehearsal and wedding day went because of her. I credit Heather with my lack of stress on my wedding day because I knew she thought of everything for me. She went above and beyond to make the day so special and memorable for everyone. I can’t say enough good things about her!” 

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