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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.

Griscom-McKeen Collage 1

 

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:

Arnold-Weaver Collage 1

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 2

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 3

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 4

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 5

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 6

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

Leigh and Jason’s November Wedding

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Leigh and Jason were married at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort in an oceanfront ceremony on the lawn, followed by cocktail hour inside, and a reception in the Lanier Ballroom. In addition to fun party favors, such as sunglasses and light up sticks, they chose to also have cotton candy and the quintessential photo booth. To set their style apart, they accented their ceremony and reception with shades of green- notice the light ombre effect at the bottom of her dress, the flowers on the cake, and the uplighting of the ballroom.

Photography: Bobbi Brinkman Photography
Videographer: I Thee Film
Photobooth: Studio Pixel Pop
DJ: Island Sound
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Cake: Betty Zeigler
Coordinator: Allyson Moline

Wedding Ceremony on Lawn

 

 

Bride and Groom

 

 

Wedding Reception Decorations

 

 

Wedding Reception St. Simons Island

Evelyn & Zachary: Summer Nuptials on St Simons Island

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Evelyn & Zachary had a summer wedding here on St Simons Island, GA. The ceremony took place at Wesley United Methodist Church and the reception on the outdoor lawn and the Delegal Room at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Their amazing wedding was bursting with personality- from the bright bridesmaid kimonos to the doctor-themed groom’s cake. Add in their classic car and unique dance floor and this couple definitely wins an award for their abilities to blend personal style into their Big Day!

Photos courtesy of Chris Moncus Photography.
Morning Wedding Prep at the King and Prince Resort  St. Simons Island Wedding Collage

An Exciting Reception in the Delegal Room

7 Ways to Accent Your Wedding with Rose Quartz

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Just started planning the Big Day? Or is your date just around the proverbial corner? Doesn’t matter. There’s still plenty of time to incorporate Rose Quartz, 2016’s Color of the Year, into your wedding or reception. Here’s a quick list of 7 ideas for you to try:

1. Accent your bridal look 

Rose Quartz Wedding Accessories

Sash: LeFleurShop, Studs (left): iloniti, Floral Hair Wreath: BudgetWeddingBouquet, Studs (right): Theodele

 

2. Accent the ladies in your bridal party 

Rose Quartz Bridal Party

Bridesmaid dress: BHLDN, Necklace: Lisa Kerns Jewelry, Kimono Robes: silkandmore

 

3. Accent with florals

Rose Quartz Wedding Bouquets

Bouquets: Floral Designs by Trish

 

4. Accent your cakes

Rose Quartz Wedding Cakes

Cakes: Pinterest

 

5. Accent guest favors with sweet treats like macarons

Wedding Macarons

 Macarons: Tree House Macarons

 

6. Accent your venue or tents with drapery, linens, and lighting

Rose Quartz Wedding Reception

Decorations: Beachview Event Rentals

 

7. Accent your entire evening with a St. Simons Island sunset

Sunset on St Simons Island, GA

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Dee Photography

We might be biased, but we think the sun setting over the beach here at The King and Prince is the best rose quartz accent you could pick!

Laura & Cole’s November Wedding on St Simons Island

Wednesday, 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

Why You Should Consider a Naked Cake for Your Wedding

Monday, 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

 

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

Monday, 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