Planning the Perfect Engagement
It’s no secret that weddings in South Walton are unforgettable events. But before you get to the Big Day, you have to pop the big question. Fortunately, this is also the ideal destination for an incredible engagement, with so many unique spots to do the asking and all the services you might need to make it a smooth-sailing getaway.
When thinking of places to propose here, the mind naturally wanders first to the beach. The sugar-white sand provides a soft landing to take a knee, and the moment might be best when complemented by a legendary South Walton sunset (insider tip: the best ones tend to be in the fall). You can plan a picnic or have a local service do all the legwork for you. It’s hard to beat for romantic appeal!
Apart from the beach, you can still keep the setting natural for your proposal. Eden Gardens State Park has live oaks as old as 600 years, plus the classic Victorian-style Wesley House mansion. Or, if you’re looking to create a totally unique moment, stand-up paddleboard to the middle of a rare coastal dune lake and propose against an extremely bio-diverse backdrop.
If you want to pair your engagement with an incredible meal, South Walton is filled with restaurants for personalizing the experience. Vue on 30A lets you be right on the beach with indoor and outdoor seating. A Perfect in South Walton award winner, Café Thirty-A is well known for its incredible wine list and great surf and turf menu options. Meanwhile, Seagar’s is the area’s only AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse, providing a slightly more formal setting. One advantage of a restaurant engagement is that you can always rent a private room to bring family and friends in on the fun.
If you prefer less of an audience, you can also opt to hire one of the area’s super-talented private chefs to prepare a meal in your own home or rental property. This creates a truly personalized experience, with all the food, wine (and clean-up) handled for you.
Apart from settings, you’ll also have all the services you need to get a “yes” with no stress. The colorful selection of local florists includes Soiree in DeFuniak Springs. And if you want to sweeten the deal, there is no shortage of places to find some tasty treats for the occasion.
No matter what your vision is for the perfect engagement, South Walton has everything to make it a breeze. Once you are officially engaged, you’ll be able to relax together in this timeless locale and start planning your happily ever after.