Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

The Perfect Groomsmen Gifts

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

It can be easy to come up with ideas for what to give as bridesmaids gifts, but sometimes the groomsmen’s gifts can be harder to find and decide on. Our wedding team has come up with some great ideas for some fun (and some functional) gifts for your future husband to give to his groomsmen.

Hand forged railroad spike bottle opener (with name & wedding date)

Groomsman Bottle Opener

www.etsy.com/shop/WayfarerForge

 

Personalized Whiskey Glasses

Personalized Whiskey Glasses

www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanFarmhouseTampa

 

Personalized Cuff Links

Personalized Cuff Links

www.etsy.com/shop/weddingonline16

 

Handmade Leather Toiletry Case

Handmade Leather Toiletry Case

www.etsy.com/shop/LifetimeLeatherCo

 

A Shotgun Bullet Money Clip

Shotgun Bullet Money Clip

www.etsy.com/shop/RicochetRounds

Reception Featured on Destination I Do

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Jennifer & Brad were married in a spring ceremony at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and a reception followed here at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. JD3 Photography captured their special day which has been featured on the Destination I Do blog.

Wedding at The King and Prince

Oceanfront Wedding Party Photo

Setting Up for the Reception

First Dance Photo

Wedding Photo with Bubbles

Destination Wedding Tips

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Destination Weddings on St. Simons Island

Planning a destination can be both fun and nerve-wracking. You are getting ready to have your wedding at your dream location but the downside is that you don’t have the luxury of having someone run to your house to pick up an item that you forgot to bring to the wedding venue. Although there can be last minute challenges that can occur during a destination wedding, remember that most weddings (no matter where they are) will have a hiccup or two. Here are our tips to help make sure your dream destination wedding goes off without a hitch!

  • Hire a wedding planner. One of the best investments you can make for your wedding is to hire a planner. This is even more important when you are planning a destination wedding. If you are able to hire a planner who is local to where you are getting married, you will have their expertise at your fingertips when you have a question about a wedding venue or a vendor. This will mean less of a headache for you!
  • Stay organized. When packing for your wedding, write a list of everything you plan to pack and be packed up and ready to go a few days prior to your departure. This will help alleviate the issue of forgetting to pack something.
  • Ship items. Don’t try to pack ceremony items & wedding favors in your suitcase. You will drive yourself crazy. Instead, ship these items to the wedding venue (or to your wedding planner) ahead of time. That will free up space in your luggage to pack that extra pair of shoes or your favorite dress!
  • Do NOT check your wedding dress. Whatever you do, do NOT check your wedding dress when you get to the airport. It may be a pain, but carry it with you. You won’t be able to forgive yourself if you check your wedding dress and the airline damages it or it gets lost for a few days.

Once you arrive at your destination, we recommend you meet with your planner, do a walk-through of the wedding location and have a menu tasting with the caterer or reception venue. Remember that you chose a destination wedding for a reason. Don’t forget to take in the local culture and scenery. Enjoy the location and relax before you say “I do”!

For more information about planning a destination wedding on St. Simons Island, visit our website.

An Oceanside Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

It was the perfect day for a summer wedding. Local photographer Annaliese of Studio Pixel Pop captured the day perfectly with these beautiful photos of Mr. & Mrs. Chancey saying “I do” on the oceanfront lawn. To learn more about weddings at The King and Prince Resort, visit our website or our Pinterest page! (Click to enlarge each image.)

Bridal Party on Beach

Wedding Ceremony on the Beach

Flower Girl in a Wagon

Bridal Party Picture

Bride and Groom on the Beach

Our Top 5 Wedding Tips for 2015

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Beach Wedding Photo

www.studiopixelpop.com

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is right around the corner. Since it is the holiday season and we know that many engagements happen this time of the year, we thought we would close 2014 and start 2015 with some wisdom from our wedding experts.

5. Set a budget: There are so many important aspects to planning a wedding but if you do not set a budget, you really cannot plan accordingly and can get yourself into sticky situations as far as your finances are concerned. One of the first decisions you should make about your wedding is your budget. After that big decision is made, you can really start planning for your wedding.

4. It is never too early to shop for bridal gowns: It can take brides several months to find the perfect dress for their big day. Add to that the time (and a lot of it) that it takes for alterations, and you’ll understand why we recommend starting to look for a dress sooner rather than later. There is nothing worse than rushing to make a huge decision. Go early, bring a few friends or family members with you and have fun! We recommend starting to look at least 9 months in advance.

3. Hire a planner: If you have money in the budget, we suggest hiring a planner for your big day. They will take care of a lot of last minute details that can stress out a bride. They will make sure that your day is perfect in every way possible and you won’t have to worry about the caterer showing up late or fielding phone calls about electrical outlets.

2. Consider getting married at a resort: Your wedding day can be hectic. Out of town guests usually stay at a hotel, your wedding ceremony is at one place, the reception is at another….it adds up to a lot of extra time spent driving for you and your guests. When you have your wedding at a resort, you are just steps away from the ceremony and reception. You don’t have to worry about your guests getting lost or drinking and driving and you have one point of contact for everything. Read more about resort weddings here.

1. Add some of your personality to the day: We’ve all been to weddings and we know how amazing they can be and also how bland some can be. Don’t have a bland wedding! There are so many ways you can add personality to the day! If you have a dog, incorporate them into the ceremony. Write your own vows, use childhood photos or quotes for table numbers, have a sundae bar or a signature drink for your guests. The possibilities are endless! For more fun ideas, check out our Pinterest boards.

A Fall Wedding on St. Simons Island

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

In late October, Jessica & Joe were married in a ceremony at Lovely Lane Chapel on St. Simons Island. A reception followed at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Britt Croft Photography captured beautiful images of their special day. Click here for more real wedding inspiration!

Bridal Party on St. Simons Island

 

Wedding Couple on the Beach

 

 

Wedding Photo Walking on the Beach

 

Blue and White Wedding Centerpiece

Wedding Dance Photos

Blue and White Wedding Cake

Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

First Dance Photo, Reception at The King and Prince

Wedding Cake Inspiration

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The choices when it comes to deciding on a wedding cake are astounding. Your cake can make a statement or be a centerpiece at your reception. Or, perhaps you’d like a cupcake display instead of an actual cake! Here are some of our favorite wedding cakes. We hope they inspire you when you are planning your wedding!

 

The shabby chic wedding cake. Why we love it: This cake is simple, beautiful and romantic all at the same time!

Shabby Chic Wedding Cake

www.cptphotography.com

 

The Rustic Wedding Cake. Why we love it: This cake proves that imperfections (even on cake) are a beautiful thing.

Rustic Wedding Cake

http://crystalstokesphotography.com

 

The Unique Wedding Cake. Why we love it: The great thing about getting married is that you are able to really show off your personality and one of the many ways you can do that is through your wedding cake!

Unique Wedding Cake

http://andweddingphoto.com

 

Cupcakes. Why we love it: Cupcakes have evolved over the years to a much more gourmet experience. Serving cupcakes instead of cakes means that your guests can have a wide variety of cakes to try and it is a creative twist on a wedding tradition.

Wedding Cupcakes

http://heatherlynnphotographie.com

Winter Wedding Reception Ideas

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Winter can be a magical time for a wedding. Most people associate winter weddings with colors such as white, blue and silver. Our experts recommend adding a pop of color to your reception to liven up the space a bit! Also, try using strands of mini white lights or candles to decorate the space and, if there is a fireplace available to you, use it! Here are some of our favorite ideas for a winter wedding reception.

 

Add winter elements and color to your bouquet to make it unique.

WInter Wedding Bouquet

www.nadiadphoto.com

Use fresh flowers to brighten up the reception space. You can also use crystal for an extra “winter” effect.

Crystal in Wedding Bouquet

www.kristenweaver.com

 Use candles to make the space feel warm, inviting and cozy.

Candle Centerpiece

www.whitelilacinc.com

 Help your guests get into the winter spirit with a hot chocolate bar.

Hot Chocolate Bar

Have fun when choosing wedding favors! You can give candles, s’mores kits, and our favorite, Christmas ornaments. 

Ornament Wedding Favor

www.ginameola.com

Wow your guests with a delicious, winter-inspired wedding cake!

Winter Wedding Cake

www.fayecahill.com.au

For more information about planning your wedding, visit our website.

Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Wedding Do's and Don'ts

There are so many different things to remember and consider when planning your wedding. Everyone will give you advice on what to do and it can be information overload. Here are some top “Do’s and Don’ts” from our wedding experts.

Wedding Invitations

Do: Double-check the wording on your invites several times and have someone proof-read them to make sure all information is correct.

Do: Order a few extra invites just in case you forget to add someone to your list.

Don’t: Include your registry information in the wedding invites. This information should go out with bridal shower invites or save the dates.

 

Budget

Do: Hire a wedding planner. This single decision can help save you from a lot of unnecessary stress up to and through your wedding day. (They can even help you save money!)

Do: Clearly communicate your budget with your partner and anyone else involved in the financial aspect of your wedding.

Do: Make a budget and stick to it!

Don’t: Ask guests for monetary gifts.

Don’t: Overextend your bridal party. They may be on a budget as well. Make sure everyone is clear on what they are expected to pay for (if anything).

 

Beauty

Do: Have someone else do your hair and makeup. You will be too nervous!

Do: Make sure to do a trial run with hair and makeup prior to your wedding day. Take photos when you are finished and bring them with you to ensure that you look as beautiful as you did on your trial run!

Don’t: Look drastically different from how you look every day.

Don’t: Look like a lobster (or an orange). Work on your tan well in advance. Or, test out your spray tan before the big day.

 

The Reception

Do: Set up a time for a menu (and cake) tasting prior to your wedding day. It is important that you are completely satisfied with the food at your reception and it is also a good time to clearly communicate with your caterer.

Do: Offer a vegetarian entree option.

Do: Seat older guests away from the music or the DJ. They may not enjoy the loud music as much as the other guests and may be happier talking to the others at their table.

Don’t: Drink too much. You’ll regret it.

Don’t: Go over 4 minutes when delivering a toast. As a rule of thumb, ask the bride and groom is there is a certain time allotted for each speech.

 

Do make sure that when you are planning your wedding, you are happy with the choices you have made. If you have any questions about planning your wedding or would like to learn more about weddings at our oceanfront resort, visit our website.

 

 

 

A Resort Wedding on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

On a beautiful spring day, Erin & Chris were married in an oceanfront ceremony at our historic resort. A reception followed in our newly-renovated Delegal Dining Room. Photographer Brooke Roberts captured their special day with these beautiful images.

Oceanfront Ceremony on St. Simons Island

Wedding Ceremony on St. Simons Island

Delegal Dining Room Wedding Set-up

Father Daughter Dance in Delegal Dining Room

 Georgia Oceanfront Wedding Pictures

Georgia Oceanfront Wedding Photos