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Danielle & Porter’s Spring Wedding on St Simons Island

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Danielle and Porter’s magical day took place in April on St. Simons Island, Georgia. They had a traditional church wedding at Lovely Lane Chapel followed by a reception in the Lanier Ballroom at the oceanfront King and Prince Resort. Besides the couple themselves, things we LOVE about this wedding include the stunning Cake Table and the purple uplighting. Between the gorgeous tablescapes and the purple lighting, this has to be one of our favorite looks for the Lanier Ballroom! (Photos courtesy of Angelita Esparar Photography)

Photography: Angelita Esparar Photography
Event Coordinating/flowers: Carlson’s Premier Events & Rentals
Ceremony: Lovely Lane Chapel
Reception: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Cake: Cake-a-licious Cakes
Hair and Make-up: SunKiss Makeup & Hair
Dress: Frills and Fancies
Florist: JoAnn’s Florist
Photo Booth: Savannah Photo Booths

Wedding Party on St. Simons Island

Lovely Lane Chapel Wedding

Bridal Party Photo

Wedding Party St. Simons Island

Wedding Photos St. Simons Island

Wedding Table Settings

 

Wedding Bar

Lanier Ballroom Wedding Decorations

Wedding Cakes

Danielle & Porter on the Beach

Wedding Exit

Kasey & Matt’s Beautiful March Wedding on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Kasey and Matt’s church wedding on St. Simons Island was followed by an oceanfront reception with perfect Spring weather. Something definitely noteworthy is the couple’s choice of uplighting that masterfully enhances the historic stained glass of the Delegal Room. Another takeaway is the couple’s attention to the guests’ experience, they opted for games on the lawn that would entertain all ages and added fun personal touches such as a doughnut tower. Check out some of the fantastic details from their #akozakmoment. (Photos courtesy of Clayton Brannon Photography.)

St. Simons Island Church Wedding

Wesley United Methodist Church on St. Simons Island, GA

Prior to the reception, Cocktail Hour was held in the Retreat Room with elaborate fruit and cheese displays featuring local products and butler-passed hors d’oeuvres.

The buffet reception in the Delegal Ballroom featured the Taste of Georgia menu enhanced with a carving station – our most popular southern buffet. Also, Kasey & Matt’s wedding boasted craft beers, bourbon bars and a champagne toast with fun silver poppers that provided a festive and unique exit.

After the reception, guests had the opportunity to keep the party going and they continued the celebration in ECHO’s Bar and Lounge area after the bride and groom retreated to our romantic governor’s suite following their night of celebration.

Wesley Memorial Garden

Portraits at Wesley Memorial Garden on St. Simons Island, GA

St. Simons Island Oceanfront Reception

Oceanfront Receptions at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

St. Simons Island Wedding Reception

Reception Details at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

Delegal Ballroom Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception in the Delegal Ballroom at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

Wedding Reception Entrance and Exit

Wedding Reception entrance and exit on St. Simons Island, GA

 

Stephanie & Lee’s September Wedding on St Simons Island, GA

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

We are excited to share photos from a recent destination wedding here on St. Simons Island that was absolutely breathtaking! Complete with a rehearsal dinner overlooking the ocean, strolling reception in the Delegal Room (and an amazing doughnut tower!), and a cocktail hour on the oceanfront lawn, they gave their guests a night filled with good food, fun, and beautiful views. Check out their wedding photos below (thanks to Chris Moncus Photography for capturing all these amazing moments)!

Ceremony: St. William Catholic Church
Reception & Catering: King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Event Designer, Coordiantor & Flowers: Cocktails & Details
Photographer: Chris Moncus Photography
DJ: Island Sound
Hair & Makeup: Fantasy Hair & Makeup
Cakes: Publix

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Rehearsal Dinner at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, GA

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Rehearsal Dinner catering by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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The Bride & Groom’s First Look on the lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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The strolling reception in the Delegal Room included cocktail hour on the Lawn

 

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Oceanfront wedding photos and celebrations on St Simons Island, GA

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Oceanfront wedding reception in the Delegal Room at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

 

7 Winning Wedding Trends for 2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

First Looks.

We all love to watch the Groom’s face when the Bride walks down the aisle. However, these days  it’s more likely that he’s already seen her. Nowadays more couples are choosing to see each other before the ceremony. Sharing this intimate moment with just themselves and the photographer has become a trend. In addition to saving a special moment for the happy couple only on such a hectic day, they’re also eliminating an extensive photo shoot during their reception. This way, they can enjoy more of the special time with their friends and family.

First Look- photo courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography

First Look- photo courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography

 

Double Duty Dresses.

2 looks, 1 price tag. Brides can have their cake and eat it too when it comes to their dresses. Rock a princess-esque gown for your ceremony then remove the skirt and voila, you’ve got a form fitting cocktail dress perfect for a magical night of dancing!

 

Domestic Destination Weddings.

Couples love combining their special day with a trip they’ve been itching to take. Regardless of whether or not the location is a place they’ve never been or a destination that’s special to them, it’s all about the getaway. Everybody gets to take a vacation, and not leaving the country means no last minute passports required! Bonus appeal, 1) nobody has to have out-of-towners staying with them and 2) the destination staff handles the cleanup. (Pssst, The King and Prince Resort is a fantastic domestic destination wedding venue!)

Domestic Destination- photo courtesy of Ben Finch Photography

Domestic Destination- photo courtesy of Ben Finch Photography

 

Gifts that keep giving.

The average marrying age is increasing. This means couples are needing less and less home items. How many food processors does one couple really need? When 2 adults with 2 full houses wed, the registry is minimized. It’s less about the tangible items and more about the gift of experience. More couples that pay for the wedding themselves are opting to ‘Re-Stock the Piggy Bank’. Some let their guests know about their Honeymoon Fund where you can contribute to their getaway or “gift” the couple an excursion and/or amenity they’ve pre-selected for their Honeymoon Wish List. When neither of these are necessary, or a couple is feeling extra charitable, they ask guests for donations to their favorite charities in lieu of traditional wedding gifts.

 

Party Games.

We awwwwed. We cried. We ate. We danced. We Jenga’ed? Think outside the box with some entertainment for guests of all ages. What better way to entertain kids (and adults) than by having extra fun games like Giant Jenga. Or even pinatas filled with sweet treats. Fun is fun and fun is good!

Giant Jenga- photo courtesy Brannon Photography

Giant Jenga- photo courtesy of Brannon Photography

 

It’s more than just a hashtag.

Couples are taking modern technology up a notch and incorporating extras such as geofilters for Snapchat. But in a world of new technology, sometimes it’s fun to throwback to the retro days! On YOUR big day, swap selfie sticks for Polaroid cameas! You’d be surprised at how your pics turn out with just one snap. Shake your photo before you shake it on the dance floor!

Polaroid Snapshot- photo courtesy of @wahwah13

Polaroid Snapshot- photo courtesy of @wahwah13

 

Extra Sweetness.

Wedding cakes will always be a crucial and delectable highlight of the Main Event. But some couples are cookie people. Or share an affection for cheesecake. Or just wholly into doughnuts. If you’re wanting to get creative with desserts, this is prime time for the happy couple to satisfy a sweet tooth and savor every moment of the Big Day.

Doughnut Tower- photo courtesy of Chris Moncus Photography

Doughnut Tower- photo courtesy of Chris Moncus Photography

 

 

 

Dianne & Warren: June Wedding on St Simons Island

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Dianne & Warren exchanged vows in a beautiful oceanfront ceremony at The King and Prince Resort on St Simons Island, Georgia. Surrounded by sunshine and smiles, their “I Do’s” were followed by a reception in the Resort’s Delegal Room with pops of orange and LOTS of dancing. Here’s a peek into their special day:

Photos courtesy of Ben Finch Photography
Cake: Serendipity
Music: MYDE Enterprises
Florist: A Courtyard Florist

St Simons Island Wedding Photos

Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony

Cutting the Cake

Wedding Details

Wedding Couple at The King and Prince Resort

Wedding at The King and Prince

Wedding Buffet at The King and Prince

Wedding Ceremony St Simons Island

Wedding Reception Toasts

Wedding Reception Dancing

Nicole & Shea’s August Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

With plenty of sunshine on an August afternoon, lots of smiles from friends & family, and the perfect pops of blue, Nicole & Shea celebrated their special day in an oceanfront ceremony at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort followed by a reception in the Resort’s Delegal Room.

Photos courtesy of Thinh Lee
Coordinator, Archway, & Florist: Destination Planning
DJ: Johnathon with Feedback Entertainment
Cake: NaeNae’s Cake Creations

Wedding Party in Royal Blue

Royal Blue Cake Flowers and Bridesmaid Dresses

Wedding Ceremony on St. Simons Island

Wedding Party St. Simons Island

 

 

St. Simons Island Wedding Reception

Wedding Exit at The King and Prince

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11 Amazing Signature Cocktails for Your Wedding

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

11 Signature cocktails for your wedding

Indoors? Outdoors? Spring? Winter? Noon? Nighttime? It doesn’t matter. We’ve got a drink for you to try! Check out some of the fun and delicious drink recipes that ECHO restaurant and bar has shared below.

1) Caipirinha

Caipirinha

2) Cucumber Cooler

Cucumber Cooler

3) Peach & Blackberry Muddle

Peach and Blackberry Muddle

4) Cranberry Spritzer

Cranberry Spritzer

5) White Peach Sangria

White Peach Sangria

6) Princess Rita

The Princess Rita

7) Red Grape & Coconut Refresher

Red Grape and Coconut Refresher

8) Pimm’s Cup

Pimms Cup

9) St Simons Island Sunrise

St Simons Island Sunrise

10) Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini

11) Tiramisu Martini

Tiramisu Martini

For more drink ideas and recipes, click here to visit our website and view all of the recipes that ECHO has shared!

5 Last Minute Beauty Tricks For Your Wedding

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

1) No Glow? No problem. Coconut Water.

This magic elixir is here for you, in more ways than one! Drink it up, soak it up, or why not try both?! It’s the ultimate 2fer! Coconut water helps clear toxins from your skin AND makes sure you are totally glowing on your Big Day! You should notice more radiant and moisturized skin by the time you walk down the aisle.

Coconut Water Uses

2) Pore me? Ice, Ice, Baby.

Stress and adrenaline can take a toll on your skin. The countdown to the wedding can certainly contribute! Here’s a cool solution- ice cubes. It’s your special day, so don’t sweat the small stuff.

Ice Cubes

3) Case of the Casper? 2 words. Spray Tan.

This trick is nothing new, but if spraying isn’t in your normal beauty routine then we advise that you try spraying in advance. We’ve seen Bride Wars. It’s important to not overdo and to also choose a shade that works with your natural skin tone. We also like that you can achieve the sun-kissed skin with minimal time required!

Bride and Groom on Beach

4) 50 Shades of Whiter Teeth! That’s Something to Smile About. Charcoal Capsules.

Surprisingly, charcoal is very effective at removing stains on your teeth. Activated charcoal capsules are sold as dietary supplements at most health stores so if you ingest a little, you’ll be okay. Crack a capsule open and dip a wet toothbrush in the charcoal and brush lightly for a few minutes. Make sure you don’t scrub too hard because the jury is still out on whether it’s abrasive enough to damage your enamel.

Activated Charcoal for Teeth

5) What’s taking so long!? Hair’s the plan: Extensions or Biotin.

While patience is a virtue, time is also of the essence. Want instant longer locks? Have some fun and try extensions. Want to grow your own? Biotin is the ultimate go-to vitamin. Your hair will thank you!

Hair Extensions

 

Dennis & Katie’s May Wedding on St Simons Island

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Dennis & Katie’s special day in May was full of sunshine & smiles! Check out some of the gorgeous pics that Brooke Roberts Photography was able to snap.

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Griscom-McKeen Collage 2

 

Griscom-McKeen Wedding Collage 3

Ceremony Venue: St Simons Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue: Lanier Ballroom at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Coordinator: Olivia Pitts
Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes
Music: Chris Thomas Band
Lighting: Island Sound

Jenni & Devin’s May Wedding on St Simons Island

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

After having their “First Look” at The Avenue of the Oaks, Jenni & Devin celebrated their special day with an all oceanfront affair at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Their outdoor ceremony took place on the lawn, followed by dinner in the Lanier Ballroom, and dancing in the Delegal Room. Here’s a peek at some of the photos snapped by Brooke Roberts Photography:

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Venue: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photographer: Brooke Roberts Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Beth Williams
Hair & Make Up: Tifani Margaux Hair and Make Up Artistry
Florals: Straton Hall Events
Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes
Transportation: Martin’s Vintage Rides and Lighthouse Trolleys and Cap Fendig’s Dolphin Tours