Add A Little “Something Blue” To Your Wedding

July 23rd, 2015

They say that the bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” on her wedding day but we know a lot of brides these days don’t go the traditional route. Here are some of our favorite unique ways to incorporate blue into your wedding day! For more wedding tips, visit our website.

Blanc de Bleu adds a unique twist to your toast! This blue sparkling wine with a hint of blueberry flavor is the first of it’s kind in the United States. It’s such a fun way to add blue to your reception!

Blanc de Bleu Sparkling Wine

http://www.blancdebleu.com/

These Finn peep toe pumps from Badgley Mischka will add some sparkle and color to your look.

Badgley Mischka Blue Peep Toe

http://www.badgleymischka.com/

We love the contrast of this blue hydrangea bouquet against the bride’s white dress.

Blue Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet

http://www.briankraft.com

Make your blue sweet by adding it to your wedding cake. This ombre blue floral cake from Amy Beck Cake Design is a feast for your eyes and taste buds!

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake

http://www.beale-wittig.com/

Since your wedding day is about celebrating, we know you will eat, drink and be merry….how about serving up some blueberry mojitos for your guests?

Blueberry Mojitos

St. Simons Island Named Top Island

July 17th, 2015

Beach outside of The King and Prince Resort

 

Travel + Leisure Magazine has named the Golden Isles as one of the best islands in the US and Canada! For those who don’t know, the Golden Isles of Georgia include a group of barrier islands (St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and Little St. Simons Island) and the mainland city of Brunswick, Georgia. We have the honor of being #3 out of the top 5 islands and we know that our guests will agree that our beautiful island deserves this title. With pristine beaches, several golf courses, great fishing, charming southern hospitality and some of the best restaurants around, it is easy to see why the Golden Isles was chosen as one of the best! To view the article, visit their website.

July 2015 Events in The Golden Isles

July 12th, 2015

“Sounds by the Sea” with Sam Rodriguez: Sunday, July 12th 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.

“A Little Light Music” Featuring Mason Waters and the Groove All Stars: Sunday, July 19th 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.

Art Gallery Crawl: Thursday, July 23rd from 5-8pm- This crawl features work from over 100 artists! Bring your friends and start at any gallery listed. Trolleys will provide transportation between each gallery. Galleries participating are: Wallin Gallery, Palmer Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Artist’s Annex Gallery, Glynn Visual Arts and GVA Gallery. For more information, visit their website.

Paint Party at The King and Prince, Presented by ECHO: Thursday, July 30th from 6-9pm at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort- Let your inner Picasso out with a glass of wine and sign up for this fun event! The $55 fee includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call ECHO to reserve your seat at 912-268-5967.

 

Mary Liz & Barron’s Summer Wedding on St. Simons Island

July 9th, 2015

Mary Liz and Barron’s ceremony took place at Lovely Lane Chapel with a reception at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. The resort and the beach created a beautiful backdrop for their special day. Thanks to Peacock Photo & Video for capturing these unforgettable moments. To see more of Mary Liz & Barron’s photos, visit Peacock Photo & Video’s blog.

Portrait of the bride at The King and Prince

Just Married sign on St. Simons Island beach

 

Bridal party with confetti on beach

Bride and groom on St. Simons Island beach

Wedding photo on St. Simons Island

Elegant Island Living “Best Of” List 2015

June 30th, 2015

Elegant Island Living Best Of issue

Local island magazine, Elegant Island Living has published their “Best Of” issue for 2015 and we are happy to be named with the best of the best! The publication’s faithful readers have named us “Best Of” in the following categories:

Best Hotel: The King and Prince Resort

Best View From A Restaurant: ECHO St. Simons

Best Restaurant With A Beach Vibe: ECHO St. Simons

Best Golf Course: The King and Prince Golf Course

We would like to thank all of our guests and restaurant patrons. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. We look forward to many more wonderful years on St. Simons Island!

5 Unique Wedding Registries

June 30th, 2015

Top Wedding RegistriesWhen we think of wedding registries, we often think about the usual places like Macy’s, Target, Bloomingdales and Bed Bath & Beyond. But what about expanding your horizons and registering for not just household items but also experiences, art or even to help others? Here are our top 5 picks for unique wedding registries that you will want to check out!

Add some culture & art with a registry through The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. You’ll be able to register for beautiful reprints from your favorite artists as well as unique lamps, stunning vases, tea kettles, flatware, candles and more! You’ll be able to add items from artists like Keith Haring, Frank Lloyd Wright and Henri Matisse.

Simplify your life with a registry from Zola. Through their site you can register for housewares, honeymoons and lots of other fun things to  make your new life together a great adventure! It is a one stop shop which will make things much easier for not only you, but your wedding guests too!

Support small businesses with an Etsy registry. You’ll be able to decorate your house with some uniquely beautiful items like this abstract painting or a custom family name sign.

Say “I do” to giving to your favorite charities with The I Do Foundation. For those couples that want to help others when they get married, this registry allows you to choose your favorite charities for your friends and family to donate to in lieu of giving gifts to you. Your guests can learn about the charity, their mission statement, how they help others and even their financials so they know that their gift is going to a legitimate cause.

You can’t go wrong with a registry from Amazon! Tried and true, Amazon remains one of America’s favorite ways to shop! You can find (and register for) pretty much anything under the sun and it can be shipped to their door….or yours! Can’t find what you are looking for? Did you know that you can add items from other websites to your Amazon registry?

For more wedding tips or to learn about oceanfront weddings at our resort, visit our website!

Alissa & Kyle’s Springtime Wedding

June 19th, 2015

Alissa & Kyle chose a late spring day to get married on our beautiful oceanfront lawn with the Atlantic ocean as the backdrop. Their friends and family were able to witness them say “I do” before they partied the night away to the sounds of “Trotline” in the historic Delegal room. Stout Photography captured their special day.

Bride and Groom on Beach

Wedding Ceremony on Oceanfront Lawn

Bridesmaids on Beach

 

Wedding Party on St. Simons Island

 

Dancing at Wedding Reception

Groomsmen Dancing at Wedding Reception

Wedding Grand Exit

Wedding Grand Exit

 

Bride and Groom on Beach St. Simons Island

ECHO Restaurant is the Hottest Place on St. Simons!

June 18th, 2015

ECHO Restaurant Bar

ECHO has quickly become a favorite spot for both locals and visitors of St. Simons Island. The oceanfront location means you can take in the expansive view and enjoy the ocean breeze while you dine on some of the freshest cuisine on the island! The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as seating near the bar for those looking to grab a drink and a bite. The restaurant often has live music in the evening. Check their schedule to see if your favorite local band will be playing soon!

ECHO Restaurant Outdoor Seating

Need another reason to visit? Once a month, the restaurant offers “Paint & Play” which is a fun painting event for adults! Get Your Muse On hosts this girls night out event where you are given step by step instructions to paint your masterpiece on canvas! The cost of the event includes drinks, appetizers and all painting supplies. Visit ECHO’s Facebook page for more information and pricing.

Paint and Play at ECHO

Meeting Planners Review Our St. Simons Island Resort

June 16th, 2015

Oceanfront Meeting Space

The comfort and contentment of our business and leisure guests is of the utmost importance to us. We know that everyone has a choice of where they want to stay and we are thankful every time guests choose to stay at our oceanfront resort. After a group or association meets at our resort, we ask the meeting planner to give us feedback on their meeting and visit.

Here is what meeting planners are saying about their meeting or event at our resort:

“Impressed with banquet staff & bell staff. Very courteous!” K.R.

“The King and Prince is a fantastic hotel. My group loved it and we wanted to stay longer.” J.J.

“Our conference setting was excellent, as usual.” C.C.

“We were very pleased with everything. Trina in sales was great!” M.I. 

“Outstanding people, very accommodating. We would love to host another event at your resort!” N.R.

“The event was absolutely wonderful!” S.D.

“The whole experience.The golf course was in excellent condition. Rick Maddox & his team do an excellent job.” A.L.

To learn more about groups and events at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

How To Prepare For A Wedding Venue Site Visit

June 14th, 2015

Wedding Reception at The King and Prince

Planning a wedding can be very overwhelming. Add to that the fact that most brides who are planning their big day have no experience, and it can make for some major issues on the wedding day. We asked our experts for their tips on questions brides need to ask on a site visit and here is their advice:

When you go to your site visit, be prepared! Have your questions written out ahead of time and bring a pen and paper so you can write down answers and take notes. Also, don’t be afraid to snap some photos of the space. When you are looking at multiple venues, you can forget details about a location or size of a room. Photos can also help when you are planning the layout of the reception space and decor.

A simple question that brides often forget to ask is: How many hours are included in the rental? Also, once you decide on a venue, this information should be in the contract.

Are there restrictions on alcohol, volume or decor? Remember that based on location, each spot may have different restrictions for alcohol and noise/volume of music for a late night reception. The last thing you want is for the DJ or band to have to quiet down because neighbors are complaining of loud music when there is a noise ordinance in place.

Many historic buildings will have restrictions on decor. Make sure you are able to hang lights from the ceiling or hang flowers/decor from the chandeliers. Another thing to keep in mind is that you may want to think a little about decor before you choose a reception venue for this exact reason.

What is included in the site fee? Does the fee only cover rental of the event space or does it include set up and clean up from their staff? Does the fee include any equipment? Make sure it is all written out in your contract.

Where are the parking facilities and is there a fee?

Where are the restrooms located and where are they located in reference to the event space? This is especially important if you have anyone with mobility issues attending your wedding.

If you want candles at your reception, make sure the event space allows for candles. 

Our final words of wisdom: Remember that the more information you have, the better. Always, always, always bring someone with you when you are scouting a place out. Often times, you will forget to ask certain questions or may overlook an issue with the space that your friend/mother/fiancee may catch. Once you decide on a reception venue and you are ready to sign the contract, make sure you are comfortable with everything that is in the contract. If you are not, ask for them to revise it until you are satisfied and comfortable with the terms.