Karen Ray: Owner - “Dream Wedding Maker”

Original owner, Judy Weimer had owned Beach Wedding Place for over 18 years, selling her business to Karen Ray in 2005.

Karen came to the Destin area from Southern California in 1984. After a 25 year career in nursing she decided to pursue her dream of owning her own business. She opened a small coffee shop in Grayton Beach for 4 years. At that time, Karen had an opportunity to work for another wedding company. Working as an officiant at first and gradually working into the business as a coordinator/planner, decorator, and working with florals/bouquets. This became the profession Karen had always dreamed of, utilizing her creative skills as well as her public relations skills. When the opportunity to buy Beach Wedding Place from Judy Weimer presented itself, there was no doubt in Karen’s mind, it was meant to be.

Upon buying the company, Karen worked alongside Judy Weimer for over a year learning as much about the business as possible. Going into her 4th season now as the business owner, Karen continues to grow the business bigger & stronger each year.

Karen’s personal philosophy in her approach to the business is to give personal attention to all her clients. Treating each & every wedding as if it were her own or her best friend’s wedding.

Every wedding has Karen’s personal touch and attention to detail, making that special day in her client’s life as stressfree and memorable as it was meant to be.

Karen looks forward to working with you to make your dream wedding come true.