Kyle and Andrea’s 2019 SOLARIS Yacht Wedding Reception in Destin Fl
Congrats to Kyle and Andrea who just said “I Do” to the SOLARIS venue in Sandestin this February 2019 for their wedding reception. Our wedding planners are so happy to work with this adorable couple to celebrate their happily ever after with an unforgettable reception on the water.
Kyle and Andrea have a deep love for this area and nothing showcases the natural beauty of this area better than with a reception on the SOLARIS yacht. Their touching engagement story sounds like it came straight from a fairy tale book!
Kyle and Andrea met in the summer of 2017. They fell head over heels and instantly knew they were perfect for each other. Kyle, the 6’8 All-American athlete from Prattville, Alabama, played college football for the University of Alabama, was drafted to the NFL, and is now the Defensive Line Coach at UAB in Birmingham.
Andrea, the 5’11 homecoming queen and five-sport athlete from Birmingham, Alabama attended Auburn University and UAB. Her love for children has lead her to teach elementary school for ten years and she is also a well-known photographer in the Birmingham area.
The couple finally met through mutual friends after years of unknowingly missing out on the opportunity. When they realized how many times they could have easily crossed paths, and didn’t, they agreed that it was God’s timing and planning that patiently waited for the perfect moment for them to meet.
The couple got engaged on March 16, 2018 in Seaside, Florida. Kyle says he proposed there because he knew it was a place that not only she loved, but also knew it was where she had wanted to get married for over 20 years. He walked her to Ruskin Place in the Art District of Seaside.
Kyle sat with Andrea on a bench under her favorite trees next to where she had said she always dreamed of saying her vows. He said things about her and her daughter that brought tears to her eyes, got down on one knee, and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. She said she cried the ugly kind of cry because she was so happy, and after a few long seconds of tears streaming down her face she finally said yes.
Kyle had hired a photographer to photograph the entire thing for her because he knows her passion for a good picture. He cooked dinner for her that night, made a book of all the reasons he loves her, and even made #teamtatum t-shirts to make her smile. They spent the rest of the weekend on cloud nine doing all of their favorite “30-A” things as a newly engaged couple.
We are #TeamTatum all the way! Congrats again to Kyle and Andrea – we’re so excited to plan all the details to make this the most special day of their lives!