May 13th, 2015
This year, low cut backs are making a comeback on wedding dresses. While this trend may not be for the faint of heart, we know that those who do wear one of these dresses will be absolutely stunning on their wedding day.
This swan inspired body by designer Galia Lahav has a dramatic silhouette with layers of tulle. On the back, French lace dotted with pearls completes the delicate and gorgeous look.
This corded lace fit to flare gown by Kenneth Pool offers a unique but equally beautiful look.
Exquisite beaded lace adorns the bodice of this romantic dress by Maggie Sottero. A Swarovski Crystal neckline and a double keyhole back complete this beautiful dress.
The illusion back neckline for “Millie” by Nicole Miller is intricately beaded in a layered necklace style look. Thin beading around the waistline ties the look together for a romantic look.
April 30th, 2015
When meeting planners are looking for a location for their next event, they are looking for several things. Some of those are price, amenities and of course, location. Our resort is conveniently located just minutes off of I-95 and just steps from the ocean’s edge! Because of our proximity to the ocean, and the abundance of activities and sight-seeing on the island, it makes our resort the perfect meeting destination. Here are some places worth seeing while you are attending your next meeting.
Shrimping aboard The Lady Jane: This is a one of a kind tour that you will not experience anywhere else! The two hour tour takes you through St. Simons Sound where they drag the nets and show you what is living in our waters. What will you see besides lots of shrimp? Jellyfish, baby sharks, puffer fish, blue crab, horseshoe crabs and maybe even a sea turtle! Individual tickets can be purchased or you can ask them about a private tour for your whole group.
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: Visit one of only three working lighthouses in the state of Georgia. The lighthouse and museum is located in the pier village area which is one mile from our resort. Take a tour and learn about the rich maritime history of the island. Don’t forget to climb the 129 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view.
Sailboat Rentals: Take advantage of our location by renting a sailboat or taking sailing lessons from a pro! Barry’s Beach Service offers sailboat rentals as well as sailing lessons, paddleboard rentals and kayak rentals. Give your attendees something to talk about for months to come with this unique experience.
April 30th, 2015
Melissa and Trey were married on April 24th, 2015 in a small seaside wedding on the Oceanfront Lawn. Rev. Terri Karvunis officiated the ceremony and a reception was held in the historic Delegal Room. Thanks to Bobbi Brinkman Photography for capturing their special day!
For more photos of their wedding, visit the Bobbi Brinkman Photography website.
April 29th, 2015
First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, May 1st- 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.
“A Little Light Music” Featuring The Tams: Sunday, May 3rd at 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.
Mother’s Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival: Saturday & Sunday, May 9th & 10th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Explore and shop a variety of arts and crafts from painting to pottery to jewelry and more! The festival will be open from 10am-5pm both days and admission is free!
St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, May 23rd & 24th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.
“Sounds by the Sea” with The Phil Morrison Trio: Sunday, May 24th 7-9pm at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island- Formerly “Jazz in the Park”, this is a summer concert series hosted by The Golden Isles Arts & Humanities which showcases the best musicians our area has to offer! Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair or blanket and your friends and spend the evening relaxing while you listen to music and feel the cool ocean breeze. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 (children under the age of 6 are free). For more information, visit their website.
April 27th, 2015
Sometimes it seems like the moment you say “yes” everyone starts throwing questions and tips at you and it never seems to stop! Planning a wedding can be both memorable and stressful and there are a million things that you need to remember to do. Here is our list of the top 5 things many brides forget to do when planning their wedding.
5. Set up a wedding website- It may sound cheesy, but if you set up a simple (and easy to make) wedding site, you can direct people there if they have questions about your registry, need directions to the church, etc. It really can save your sanity and it’s such a simple solution!
4. Reserve a block or rooms at a hotel for your guests- Even if most of your guests are local, it is always a good idea to set up a block of rooms at more than one hotel. If you are having your reception at a resort, be sure to set up a block of rooms there as well so your guests have the option to take the elevator home. Usually, hotels will not charge you to set aside a few rooms for your guests which means there is no extra cost to you for this convenience.
3. Designate someone to be responsible for your “belongings” the day of your wedding- Believe us when we say that you will have a million different things on your mind on your wedding day. Make sure to designate the maid of honor or another friend to look after your things. She can keep your cell phone, lipstick and anything else you may need safe and close by for when you need it….without you having to carry it around or worry about it.
2. Break in your wedding shoes- There is nothing worse than wearing brand new shoes for 5+ hours straight! Break your shoes in by wearing them around the house during the last few weeks before your wedding. Your feet will thank us later.
1. Be present on your wedding day- With so much going on during your wedding day, it is so easy for everything to become a blur. This is your “once in a lifetime” wedding! Don’t let this day pass you by without you remembering most of it due to stress. Remember to take a little time for you and later on with your husband as well. Remember to be in the moment and enjoy every moment of this special day. There will be plenty of photographs but those wonderful memories last so much longer.
April 23rd, 2015
The groom’s cake originated in Victorian England but has been adapted into modern culture. Many brides surprise their new husband with a special cake that shows off his personality or interests. Here are a few of our favorite groom’s cakes!
For the coffee drinker in your life…
If he loves Star Trek, Dr. Who or Game of Thrones….
For the Braves fan in your life…
A football cake for your sports fan…
There’s even a cake for movie buffs!
April 16th, 2015
St. Simons Island has so much to offer and we want to share it with you! Click the links to view The ABC’s of St. Simons Island Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.
R. Redfern Village– A shoppers and foodie’s paradise, Redfern has lots to offer. From restaurants to shops and art galleries, you could spend an entire day exploring this small corner of the island. Some of our favorites for shopping are: Tibi, Two Friends and The Vine. For delicious eats be sure to check out Blackwater Grill and Gnat’s Landing.
S. Sailing– The best way to experience the island is from the water! Barry’s Beach Service rents out Hobie Cat sailboats from East Beach. Spend a day on the water and you’ll enjoy every minute of it.
T. Tours– From trolley tours to history tours to ghost tours, you’ll find a tour for whatever your interest may be. Lighthouse Trolleys offers a variety of tours throughout the year ranging from history to water tours and even a foodie tour! If you are looking for something a little scary, Ghost Walk of St. Simons has you covered.
U. Undiscovered– There are undiscovered treasures and memories waiting around every corner of our beautiful Southern island. It doesn’t take much to start collecting them once you arrive!
V. The Village– The heart of the island lies in the village. You will find a lovely waterfront park and pier as well as many independent shops and lots of restaurants. Throughout the year, the village plays host to many festivals and live music events.
Stay tuned for our next post as we finish up our ABC series!
April 13th, 2015
Ciara and Justin were married on March 14th at Lovely Lane Chapel on St. Simons Island. After the wedding, guests were transported to The King and Prince Resort via trolley from Lighthouse Trolleys. A reception followed at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The wedding and reception were photographed by Peacock Photo & Video. To view more photos of their special day, visit their website.
April 10th, 2015
When it comes to meetings, not everyone has a big budget to spend. However, it is possible to have a professional meeting at a nice venue while still looking out for your bottom dollar. Here are some tips for saving money on your next meeting or conference:
1. Be Flexible- The best way to save money on rooms and event space is to be flexible with your dates. Let the sales manager know up front that you have a certain budget to work with and that your dates are flexible. This can help the sales manager find low-demand dates that can give you the same meeting space and rooms for less!
2. Select A Location That Has On-Site Food & Beverage- Food costs can really drive your bill up fast. By finding a location that has on-site food and beverage, you will be able to negotiate costs better and they may be willing to create a smaller, more cost effective menu for your event.
3. Ask For Volunteers- Save on labor costs by asking for a few attendees to volunteer their time to man the registration table for a few hours during the conference. You can discount or give them free registration to cover the cost of their time and it will save you on labor costs.
4. Offer Sponsorship Opportunities- Depending on the type of event you are planning, you may be able to ask businesses to sponsor the event for a fee. This will offset your costs and help them gain new customers. It can be a win-win situation!
To learn more tips on meeting planning or to host your next meeting at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.