Laura & Cole’s November Wedding on St Simons Island

February 10th, 2016

Laura & Cole planned an amazing November wedding that encompassed all aspects of St. Simons Island. From a beautiful ceremony under the Island’s oak trees at Epworth By the Sea, trolley transportation by St. Simons Trolley Tours, oceanfront cocktails on the lawn at The King and Prince Resort, to a reception full of laughter and dancing in our iconic Delegal Room. Each detail was masterfully planned including the pops of color with the blue bridesmaid dresses and the bright yellow sunflowers, the lace bolero Laura wore for her photos and ceremony, and the classic light strands selected for their seaside sunset cocktail hour- see for yourself in the photos below, courtesy of Stephanie Dee Photography.

Wedding Planning Team & Rentals: Cocktails & Details
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Epworth By The Sea
Wedding Ceremony Musicians & Reception DJ: Island Sound
Officiant: Dee Glass
Wedding Reception Venue & Caterers: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photographer: Stephanie Dee Photography
Cinematographer: Jonah Vox Weddings
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Devyn Miller
Transportation: St Simons Trolley

Bride Getting Ready

Bridal Party Before Wedding

Bride Behind Groom

Bride and Groom Photo

Bride and Groom on St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island Trolley Wedding

Wedding Party on St. Simons Island Trolley

Wedding Ceremony at Epworth By the Sea

St. Simons Island Oak Trees at Epworth By the Sea

Bridal Party Under Oak Tree

Bride and Groom Under Oak Tree

Wedding Hashtag

Wedding Bar

Oceanfront Cocktails on the Lawn at The King and Prince Resort

Oceanfront Lawn at The King and Prince Resort

Reception on the Oceanfront Lawn

Swings at The King and Prince Resort

Wedding Reception in the Delegal Room

First Dance in the Delegal Room

Father Daughter Dance in the Delegal Room

Mother Son Dance in the Delegal Room

Wedding Party in the Delegal Room

Wedding Party Toast

Wedding Sparklers

Grand Exit at The King and Prince Resort

Live Music on St. Simons Island – February 2016

February 1st, 2016

ECHO Lounge St. Simons Island

Stop by ECHO this February for live music, good food and fine drinks that are sure to lift your spirits and warm you up! Dine in the restaurant or at the bar and then take a seat by the fire while you listen to some of the area’s best musicians. Here is the lineup through February:

Feb 5th: Robby & Felix (8-11p)

Feb 11th: Joey & Friends (6-9p)

Feb 12: Signal Box (6-9p)

Feb 13: Don Berg Trio (6-9p)

Feb 19: Jamie Renee and The Walkers (7-10p)

Feb 20: Pier Pressure (7-10p)

Feb 26: Skeeter Truck (8-11p)

Feb 27: Traveling Riverside Band (7-10p)

 

Welcoming a Veteran Back to The King and Prince

January 28th, 2016

In the fall of 2015, we were proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Seth Burgess back to The King and Prince Resort. Mr. Burgess’s last visit with us was during World War II – all through the summer and fall of 1945, he was stationed on St Simons Island to attend Radar School. We were happy to be able to sit with Mr. Burgess and his wife in ECHO to chat about his time here 70 years ago.

Seth Burgess November 1945

Seth Burgess November 1945

We talked about how the rooms in the Historic Building were fashioned with bunk beds to accommodate all the Navy men here for their radar training. Some of his best memories included riding bikes around the island, listening to bands playing at a club near the Village, and a funny story about being his bunkman’s wingman because the girl he was taking on a date would only go if her friend had a date too.

The Radar room at The King and Prince

The Radar room at The King and Prince

Aerial of The King and Prince with radar towers in 1944

Aerial of The King and Prince with radar towers in 1944

While Mr. Burgess was here, our General Manager Michael Johnson took him on a tour, showing him our history wall.  He also posed for photos in front of ECHO, named to remember our naval radar connection to World War II.

Seth Burgess and Michael Johnson discussing The Resort's history

Seth Burgess and Michael Johnson discussing Resort history

Seth Burgess and his wife at ECHO in October 2015

Seth Burgess and his wife at ECHO in October 2015

 

Why You Should Consider a Naked Cake for Your Wedding

January 25th, 2016

Naked cakes aren’t going anywhere any time soon! They exude class with a minimalist vibe and their versatility to fit in with almost any wedding theme or color scheme is ensuring they stick around for a while.

The rustic elegance these eye catching cakes bring to the table is mesmerizing and the design possibilities are surprisingly endless. We love the simplicity of the idea that changing the flavor changes the color, it’s such an organic take on wedding cakes.

Changing the flavor to create a brown colored cake with accent middle layers of light icing and help create a more rustic feel. Whereas a lemon or vanilla cake with the same light icing will help create a more traditional wedding cake.

In case you’re still not sold on the idea of a naked cake, consider this, we’re in the South honey, and if you’re cake isn’t covered in icing, then that means it won’t melt!

Naked Wedding Cake with Roses

www.amyanaiz.com

Ombre Naked Wedding Cake

www.happyconfettiphotography.com

Three Tier Naked Wedding Cake

www.BobbiBrinkmanPhotography.com

Rustic Naked Wedding Cake

www.crystalstokesphotography.com

 

Meeting Planner Reviews of our St Simons Island Venue

January 18th, 2016

Over the years, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has become a staple venue for many meeting planners. In addition to our unique location as the only oceanfront resort on St Simons Island, we are the proud 6 time winner of the Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award and 7 time winner of Meetings Focus South Best of the South Award. Check it out for yourself, here are a few of our most recent reviews from meeting planners: 

  • “Group really enjoyed the property and prompt attention to their needs. Can’t wait to visit again!” –TH
  • “Everyone went out of his/her way to make this the most memorable & special occasion for my family. I cannot thank you all enough!” –LB
  • “The transportation we arranged for an off premise dinner did not show up. The front desk staff was very helpful and arranged for back up transport right away.” –DM
  • “Great hotel and staff, very professional!” –JV
  • “Everything went smoothly. The staff was very attentive to our needs/wants and handled our requests quickly and efficiently.” –JE
  • “Can’t get any better!! Thank you everyone for another successful meeting!” –LJ
  • “The experience at The King & Prince was great. Thank you!” –JB
  • “Would highly recommend to others. Will use again.” –ME
  • “Great property and staff!” –RJ
  • “A BIG Thank You to Kaitlin, Julie, Terri, Veronica, Emily, Michael, David, and Billie! They all made my meeting a success, thank you so much!” –CL
An aerial view of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

An aerial view of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Ali & Chase’s Fall Wedding on St. Simons Island

January 11th, 2016

Ali & Chase were married on the oceanfront lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, Georgia. Their September beachfront ceremony was followed by Mimosa toasts during their brunch reception in the Delegal Room. We love that they involved their pets in their big day and stayed in one our dog-friendly rooms!

The bride carried a beautiful white rose bouquet by island florist Cottage Flowers! Betty Ziegler made the cake and Dale Leonard Production was on on-hand for the video. Take a look at the amazing photos below from Bobbi Brinkman Photography:
Bride and Groom on St. Simons Island

Bride and Groom with Dogs

Bridesmaids and Bride on Pool Deck

Groomsmen and Groom on Pool Deck

Wedding Party on Beach

Bridesmaids and Bride on Beach

Bride and Groom at Wedding Cermony

Wedding Ceremony on Oceanfront Lawn

Wedding Ceremony St. Simons Island

Wedding Reception in Delegal Room

Lantern Centerpieces

Tree Wedding Print

First Dance
Coordinator: Beth Williams

 

 

2016 Resolutions – Now is the Time To…

December 31st, 2015

Each year we make big plans to start off great.

Why not start each year being super motivated and aiming for the stars? Obviously that’s a great idea. We should all want to start off trying to be a better version of ourselves!

Whether it’s related to work, relationships, or just self-improvement, most of us seem to start each New Year with new goals. Whether you’re finally getting around to starting that house project, or simply switching your focus, 2016 is the time to embrace change. Planning ahead and setting goals are the only way to grow.

Here’s a list of ideas to help jump start your 2016 as The Time To…

…Learn Something!
There’s lots of history to be found on St. Simons Island, starting with Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh, or Christ Church. You can even sign up for a trolley tour with Lighthouse Trolleys or Colonial Trolley and get a complete run down on EVERYTHING you need to know about St. Simons Island.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Trolley

Photo courtesy of Lighthouse Trolleys

…Make New Family Memories!
When’s the last time you had a professional update the family portrait? This time of year can be a little slower on the family schedules, why not take advantage of the time update the photos? Before spring and summer, you may even be able to get an awesome schedule with someone like Bobbi Brinkman Photography.

Bobbi Brinkman Family Portrait

Photo courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography

…Get a Different Perspective!
Have you ever seen the island from the air? Wilco Aviation offers 4 different packages for you to see the Golden Isles from a bird’s eye view.

Wilco Aviation St. Simons Island Tour

Photo courtesy of Wilco Aviation

…Broaden your Horizons!
Change your horizons by taking a water tour. In the Golden Isles, there’s lots of ways to take advantage of this. You can try paddleboarding the ocean with SSI SUP or take a tour through the famed Marshes of Glynn with a kayak rental from Southeast Adventures.

St. Simons Island Kayak Tours

Photo courtesy of Southeast Adventure

Embrace 2016 each day and remember that Now is the Time To DO SOMETHING!

Live Music on St. Simons Island – January 2016

December 30th, 2015

Band equipment in living room

Stop by ECHO this winter for live music, good food and fine drinks that are sure to lift your spirits and warm you up! Dine in the restaurant or at the bar and then take a seat by the fire while you listen to some of the area’s best musicians. Here is the lineup through January:

Jan. 1st: Robby and Felix

Jan. 2nd: Skeeter Truck

Jan. 8th: Jamie Renee and The Walkers

Jan. 9th: Don Berg

Jan. 15th: Traveling Riverside Band

Jan 16th: Signal Box

Jan. 22nd: Complicated Pants

Jan. 29th: Skeeter Truck

Jan. 30th: Stringrays

Add A Bit Of St. Simons Island To Your wedding

December 18th, 2015

St. Simons Island has so many wonderful local businesses that bring out the best of what the island has to offer. Here is our list of businesses that offer products or services that will enhance your wedding experience.

St. Simons Sweets–  Meet with the great people at St. Simons Sweets to have custom chocolates, cookies and more made as favors for your guests. We promise after just one taste everyone will be hooked! It also makes a great pit stop in the village for some ice cream or a sweet treat.

Lighthouse Trolleys– Lighthouse Trolleys can do it all! They provide trolley transportation to and from the reception for your guests, they also offer private historic tours and even dolphin tours by boat!

Del Sur Bakery has some of the BEST pastries on the island! If you are putting together welcome bags for your out of town guests, do them a favor and talk to the folks at Del Sur to see what they can bake up for you. We promise, you won’t regret it!

Local artist Ed Hose has a small storefront in the village where you can not only meet her, but also purchase some of her wonderful artwork. Her note cards, prints and coloring books also make a great addition to welcome bags or as favors for your guests. She can also create a custom mural for your big day….or even for your wedding invitations.

Brooke Roberts Photography-1105

 

Holiday Dining on St. Simons Island

December 14th, 2015

The holidays are heating up, do you know what’s for dinner? Luckily, between our kitchen and ECHO’s, we have you covered! Take a peek at the dining specials available to you throughout December:

Sunday Brunch on St. Simons Island

$9 Lunch Specials on St. Simons Island

New Year Special St. Simons Island

Christmas Eve Dinner St. Simons Island

Christmas Buffet on St Simons Island, GA

New Year's Eve at The King and Prince

 

Click here to visit our website to learn more about our holiday dining options or to make a reservation!