Sweet Ways to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding

July 18th, 2014

In today’s society, dogs have become part of the family. So, it makes perfect sense for many pet owners to include their dog in their nuptials and the celebration. Here are some tips from our wedding experts on how to include your dog for your big day!

 

The Proposal: 

Dog with Engagement Ring

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Engagement Photos & Save The Dates:

Save the Date with Dog

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Wedding Announcement with Dog

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Wedding Announcement with Dog

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The Ceremony: Include your dog by having them walk down the aisle or sitting next to you during the ceremony!

Dog Walking Down Aisle

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Dog with Bridesmaid

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Dog in Wedding Ceremony

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The Reception: Pet-themed table numbers and cake toppers are just a few ways you can tastefully include your dog in your big day

Dog-themed Table Numbers

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Dog-themed Wedding Reception

Bride and Groom with Dog Cake Topper

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Dog Cake Topper

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Thank You Cards: Have your wedding photographer take photos of you with your dog at the wedding to use for your thank you cards.

Dog Thank You Picture

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History is Alive on St. Simons Island

July 17th, 2014

History is Alive on St. Simons Island

Our quaint island paradise is the perfect place to relax on the beach or do some shopping…but did you know that you’ll find history around every corner while you are on St. Simons Island? Home to Ft. Frederica, Christ Church, The St. Simons Island Lighthouse and several trolley companies, there are many ways to explore the rich history of the island.

Fort Frederica- This centuries old fort is located at the northern end of the island was established in 1736 and still stands today as a testament to the dreams, struggle, victory and defeat of the early colonists. If you visit the fort, there are ranger-led tours and re-enactments that take place throughout the year. While learning about the history of the fort, you will take in breathtaking views of the marsh and see many coastal birds. The fort is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm except for certain holidays.

Christ Church- In 1763, John & Charles Wesley (the fathers of the Methodist church) began holding services under the live oak trees on the property. The church as it stands today, was built by Anson Phelps Dodge, Jr. as a memorial to his late wife. From the beautiful gardens to the interior of the church, to the love story that it tells, this church is a lovely place to visit for an afternoon during your trip to St. Simons Island.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse- The lighthouse is one of only 4 active lighthouses in Georgia. Climb the 129 stairs to the top for a spectacular view of the village, St. Simons Sound and Jekyll Island. While you are visiting, be sure to spend some time at the attached A.W. Jones Heritage Center where you can learn about the coastal heritage of the island. The lighthouse is open daily. View their website for information on specific days and times.

For more information about historic tours and sites as well as trolley tours, visit our website.

 

Religious Retreats at The King and Prince

July 14th, 2014
Christ Church

Christ Church on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

 

Our tranquil oceanfront location makes us a great option for your church or religious retreat. Over the years, our historic resort has hosted a multitude of events including couples retreats, church events, family weekends, pastors weekends, marriage retreats and much more! We are equipped for small board room style meetings up to large conferences and events for up to 300 people. Here are some facts about our facilities:

  • Take your retreat outside with an oceanfront lawn reception or worship service.
  • We have room for all attendees to stay on our property with 194 rooms ranging in size, price and view.
  • Our sales team and concierge can arrange child care for groups that want to hold an event just for the adults during the retreat.
  • On-site amenities include: 4 outdoor pools, tennis, beach access and massage therapies.

We can also arrange for your to take your retreat off-site for some relaxation and fun!

Incorporating Social Media into Your Wedding

July 10th, 2014

Social media has become a part of everyday life for most Americans. So, why not use it to your advantage when it comes to your big day? Here are some tips on tastefully incorporating social media into your wedding.

Wedding Planning: Pinterest is a dream come true for every bride to be. If you don’t already have an account with them, you should sign up (it’s free!) and start pinning. It is easy to search for what you are looking for and to keep track of ideas and inspiration by creating several boards. It is an excellent way to come up with creative, fun and even inexpensive ideas for everything from photography, bouquets, themes, reception ideas and wedding cakes.

Fun Photos:  Long gone are the days of disposable cameras on the tables at receptions. Now, everyone snaps away with their smartphones. Why not use it to your advantage? Create your own wedding hashtag that guests can use when posting photos of your wedding on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The day will be so busy and fun that you won’t have time to look at everyone’s photos but, if your guests use your hashtag, you’ll be able to look through the photos when you have time and even be able to print out the ones that you like!

Live Streaming: If you have many guests who live too far to attend the wedding, you may want to consider live streaming the ceremony. UStream is a site that will enable you to broadcast your ceremony for a relatively low price. This is also a great option for family members who may be ill or unable to travel due to age or health reasons.

Elegant Island Living Names The King and Prince in Their 2014 “Best Of” Issue

July 9th, 2014

The King and Prince has been named in Elegant Island Living's "Best Of" Issue

 

Every year, local magazine Elegant Island Living polls it’s readers for their annual “Best Of” issue. This year, The King and Prince earned top honors in 5 different categories!

  • Best Hotel
  • Best New Thing About St. Simons Island: (For our restaurant ECHO)
  • Best View From A Restaurant
  • Best New Restaurant
  • Best Golf Course: The King and Prince Golf Course
Michael Johnson & Allen Lancaster

Food & Beverage Director Allen Lancaster & Resort General Manager Michael Johnson holding the latest issue of Elegant Island Living Magazine.

The Wedding of Your Dreams at The King and Prince

July 3rd, 2014

The King and Prince provides a breathtaking oceanfront backdrop for magical wedding festivities. The resort’s venue spaces (which can accommodate up to 300 people), culinary creations, amenities and attentive staff are sure to make your day memorable!

These are photos of real weddings at The King and Prince. For more information on hosting your wedding at our resort, visit our website or call 912-638-3631. More wedding photos are available to view here.

Bride and Groom at The King and Prince

Flower Girl Umbrellas

Wedding Palm Trees

King and Prince Wedding Centerpiece

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Wedding at The King and Prince Resort

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July 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

July 2nd, 2014

St. Simons Island July 4th Sunshine Festival: Friday, July 4th- Sunday, July 6th 10AM to 5PM- An island tradition for over 60 years, the sunshine festival is a great way to celebrate the 4th! Located in the pier village, the festival features arts & crafts vendors selling pottery, paintings, photography and jewelry! The festival also has children’s activities, live music, a golf cart parade, family movies and of course, fireworks on the 4th!

First Friday & An Old Fashioned 4th of July in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, July4th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings. Fireworks begin at 9PM from Mary Ross Waterfront Park.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Mason Waters & The Groove All Stars: July 6th 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Jazz in the Park featuring Elisha “Atlas” Parris: Sunday, July 13th 7-9PM- Presented by the Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Jazz in the Park is one of the most popular summertime events on St. Simons Island. Bring a picnic and your friends and spend the evening listening to live music next to the ocean and underneath the light house! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free.

Eco Lecture Series at Village Creek Landing: Tuesday, July 15th. Bar opens at 5pm, lecture begins at 6pm- Guest speaker Kelly Hill, coastal resources specialist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be discussing water conservation. Admission is $10 and space is limited. Please RSVP by visiting VillageCreekLanding.com.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots: July 20th 7pm on the lighthouse lawn- Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars while listening to live music at the ocean’s edge. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 are free.

 

5 Tips for A Successful Meeting Presentation

June 30th, 2014

Meeting Space at The King and Prince

 

Presenting at a conference or meeting can be stressful. Here are some tips to help make your next meeting more productive and stress- free!

Practice, practice, practice- There is nothing worse than an unprepared or unorganized presenter! Don’t let all of your time and energy be in vain. Practice what you are going to say before hand. Make sure you speak clearly, are able to get all of your points across and that you finish up in the time allotted to you.

Keep it short- Make sure your presentation is no more than 20-30 minutes long. If you speak for longer than that, you run the risk of losing the group’s focus. If you have more to say, you can break your presentation into two sessions. Give them a small break in between to get up, stretch and grab something to drink. A well planned presentation should not last longer than 20-30 minutes.

Incorporate multimedia- Change up the “usual” presentation. Add a short video that is relevant to what you are speaking about. YouTube has an endless supply of these. If you are using PowerPoint, add some photos!

Encourage participation-  Although this may not work for all meetings, sometimes it is good to ask for participation from the attendees. You could start off your presentation with a question and ask them to answer it. Or, at the end, you could ask if anyone has anything to add or any questions that you could answer.

Recap your key points- Doing a recap of your key points or ideas is a good way to wrap up a presentation. It re-focuses the group and emphasizes your key points. It is a simple way to bring your presentation to a close while giving relevant information.

 

A Bachelor Weekend on St. Simons Island

June 26th, 2014

Bachelor Parties on St. Simons Island

 

So much emphasis is put on the bride that sometimes the groom gets forgotten when it comes to the wedding and festivities. When it comes to where to celebrate your bachelor party, why not turn it into a weekend for you and your guy friends and head to St. Simons Island? With golfing, fishing, great restaurants and nightlife right outside our door, you are sure to have a weekend to remember!

Where to stay: The King and Prince has many options to choose from when it comes to hotel rooms. We have 194 rooms which are a combination of villas, homes and hotel rooms. Our hotel rooms are a great option for small parties while our homes are able to accommodate up to 10 people at once. Staying at our resort will put you just steps from the Atlantic Ocean and only 1 mile from the pier village area. While you are at our resort you can enjoy our 4 outdoor pools, beach access, a restaurant with ocean views and discounted golf rates at our golf course.

What to do: St. Simons Island is a golfer’s paradise. We recommend a guys day at The King and Prince Golf  Course which is on the north end of the island. If golf isn’t your thing, there are several fishing charters available and our concierge would be happy to help you select a charter that best fits you.

Where to dine: ECHO offers the only oceanfront dining on the island and has spectacular views along with great food and drinks. The Crab Trap which is at the foot of our resort has a diverse and delicious menu and is within walking distance! Redfern Village has several different restaurants to choose from and offers a casual atmosphere that guests enjoy. No matter where you choose to dine, we know that it will be a delicious meal!

Nightlife: ECHO often has live music and you won’t find a better view from a bar on the island! Throughout the village you will find several spots with live music and good drinks. In addition, Ziggy’s which is located by Wynn Dixie is an excellent place to dance and have a good time.

Beach House and Cottage Rentals on St. Simons Island

June 25th, 2014

Along with our many different rooms and suites, we offer 6 different beach houses, cottages and townhomes for our guests to stay in while they are on St. Simons Island. All resort residences offer complimentary wifi, fully equipped kitchens and a washer and dryer. Each residence has a unique look and feel and with so many options, there is something for everyone!

The Hampton House-  This beautifully refurbished two story house has 4,000 sq. feet of space is ideal for large family gatherings, golf groups or several couples. It sits on the resort property just steps from the main resort and the beach. The patio and lawn are perfect for having a BBQ or entertaining friends and family. The house features two kitchens and living rooms which is great for large families. The five bedrooms ensure that there is enough space for everyone to sleep comfortably.

The Hampton House at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

The Hampton House at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

The Familia Meadows House- Located just across the street from the resort, the Familia Meadows House offers four bedrooms and a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy island life just steps from the beach. The house is perfect for outdoor entertaining and even offers a top floor deck with a fire place!

The Meadows House at The King and Prince Beach & Golf ResortThe Meadows House

The Wynn Cottage- Located just one block from the beach on the resort property, this quaint cottage is ideal for a couple who is looking for the privacy of a residence with the pricing of a hotel room. The one bedroom cottage offers a bedroom with king bed, one bathroom, a kitchen and living room.

The Wynn Cottage at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

The Wynn Cottage at The King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort

The Wesley Cottage- Located at the main resort, Wesley Cottage has the quintessential beach cottage feel right by the beach! With one bedroom and two full baths, it is a good option for a couple or a small family. The fenced in yard with grill is great for an evening, BBQ after a day at the beach.

The Wesley Cottage on St. Simons Island

The Wesley Cottage on St. Simons Island

The Tabby House-  One of our finest resort accommodations, The Tabby House offers a luxurious 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite/town home with finely appointed furnishings. The master bedroom has a king bed while the 2nd bedroom has two queen beds. Each bathroom has a shower and a jetted tub. Each unit has a porch for outdoor dining and entertaining.

The Tabby House on St. Simons Island

The Tabby House on St. Simons Island

Limeburn Town Home- The Limeburn Village Town home is located at the north end of St. Simons Island inside Hampton Plantation. The town home sits on the resort’s golf course and has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The location and accommodations are perfect for a golf group or family. There is a pool located close to the town home and guests also have access to the main resort and amenities. Outside guests will find a screened porch as well as another porch area with a grill.

Limeburn Townhome on St. Simons Island

Limeburn Townhome on St. Simons Island