Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Our Renovated Event Space Is Perfect For Your Wedding

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Our resort has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and brides are beyond happy with the new look! The Delegal Room the Retreat Room and the Lanier Ballroom as well as the main lobby have been completely renovated and we are ready to host your wedding. Below are some photos of our new space. If you are interested in learning more about weddings at The King and Prince, visit our website.

 

 Delegal Room

Retreat Room Wedding Venue

Delegal Celebration St. Simons Island

Lanier Ballroom Wedding on St. Simons Island

Creative Ways To Ask Your Friends To Be In Your Bridal Party

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

He asked, you said yes….now it’s YOUR turn to pop the question….to your friends!

 

If she is lost without her cup of Starbucks…

Starbucks bridesmaid cup

Ask her with a bottle of wineBridesmade Wine Bottle

Turn your big day into good fortune with a fortune cookie

Bridesmaid Fortune Cookie

Give her a gift that she can wear for many years to come…

Pearl Necklace for Bridesmaids

Send her a card

Bridesmaid Card

Ask her with a box of chocolates

Box of Chocolates for Bridesmaids

No matter how you ask your friends, they are sure to say yes! Remember to savor the moments that you spend planning your wedding with your closest girlfriends. Are you already married? How did you pop the question to your friends?

Say “I Do” With A Brooch Bouquet

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Brooch Wedding Bouquet

A brooch bouquet can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any wedding. But why would you want to use a brooch bouquet? Here are a few pros and cons:

Pros: Unlike flowers which will eventually die and dry up (and can only be preserved for a certain amount of time) a brooch bouquet can last forever.

You can walk down the aisle with family and friends who cannot be there for the big day (by using their brooches in the  bouquet).

It is a thoughtful way to remember loved ones who have passed on. (Again, by using their brooches in the bouquet)

You can make the bouquet at home (with the help of friends and family) and it can be a fun project for everyone.

Cons: They are heavy! All that metal really adds up to some extra weight.

The big question -How do you go about making a brooch bouquet? The easiest way to start is to ask the women in your life for help. Ask your mom, your aunt, your grandmother, your mother in law and your friends to see if they have any brooches to contribute to the bouquet. It can be something small and inexpensive that they found at a store or it could be a family heirloom that has a lot of meaning and sentiment. Ask each person to write a little something about where the brooch is from (is it from an antique store down the road or from your great, great grandmother who bought it in Rome?) It will be nice to read the stories of how these brooches made their way into your life and it is a nice keepsake to have from the wedding.

Pressed for time? That’s ok. You can order one of these beauties online! View our Pinterest page for more classic brooch ideas. **Brooch bouquet photo used from Etsy (AnnaSinclair) here are more of her beautiful creations.

Using Pantone Colors For Your Spring 2014 Wedding

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Pantone colors 2014

Planning a wedding can be very stressful but don’t let picking out colors get you down! Remember that you are planning a happy and very special occasion. Choose colors that will accent your personality and your special day.

The colors for spring 2014 balance soft pastels of purple and green with vivid shades of blue and yellow. Whether you are looking for your bridal party to wear something soft and elegant or bold and daring, there is a color for every taste! Let these colors be your guide to help make your wedding planning a bit easier.

Here are a few of our picks for dresses and decor for spring 2014:

Pastel Bouquet

Mint Green Bridesmaid Dresses

Yellow Wedding Decor

Pale Orange Bridesmaid Dresses

Blue Accent Table

 

The Perfect Backdrop For The Wedding Of Your Dreams

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The King and Prince recently underwent a massive renovation of their lobby, restaurant and meeting/wedding spaces. The result has been several brand new and spectacular event spaces for you to have the wedding of your dreams-just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. Below are some photos of our renovations.

To learn about weddings at The King and Prince, visit our website. If you would like to plan the wedding of your dreams at our resort, please call us at: 912-638-3631

 

Bride Lobby

Bride Lobby Stairs

Bride Fireplace

Bride Retreat

Bride Retreat Windows

Thank you to Peacock Photo & Video for taking these photos and sharing them with us. For more information about Peacock Photo & Video or to book them for your wedding, visit their website.

Best Apps for Wedding Planning

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Although wedding planners prove to be valuable assets in organizing nuptials, not every bride and groom has the time or the financial resources to hire one. Fortunately, several  wedding planning apps aid organizing and staying on top of the “to do list.”

For some brides-to-be, the language of wedding gowns and dresses requires its own dictionary. With the aid of iBridal Gown, the fashion definitions, fabrics, and styles are accessible via the wedding app. The time saving wedding app lets you compile your tops picks, and store info such as the gown’s designer, price, style, and location.

The wedding app “that gets you down the aisle,” referred to as Wedding Happy provides a number of useful tasks, whether one plans to hire a wedding planner or not. Some brides like the vendor management integration with Yelp to locate vendors. The wedding planning app also submits notifications when deadlines are due. Unlike other wedding apps that require an Internet connection, Wedding Happy enables brides-to-be the opportunity to organize their wedding planning offline.

The online nuptials resource guide, The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner presents several useful tools. Wedding ideas, a checklist of tasks and answers on the go are some of this wedding planning app’s best features. You can also access their list of over 150,000 wedding vendors and browse photos that link to their specific vendor.

The iPad Wedding Planner tries to organize wedding planning like a professional. Guest list, seating plans, color schemes, reminders, and a thank you list account for a few of the features. There’s also a budget planning spread sheet for updating new vendor details.

From the bachelorette party and bridal shower to the wedding reception dinner, Appy Couple performs several functions to keep photos and other wedding planning details running smoothly. In addition to the application compiling and storing all photos, the wedding app even takes song requests during the wedding reception. As an added bonus, Appy Couple also hosts a free wedding website to post wedding details and updates.

Last but not least, the Pinterest app is an unlimited source of inspiration for brides. Download the app and check out The King and Prince’s wedding board!

6 Considerations for a Destination Wedding

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Wedding Reception Space

The King and Prince Resort offers five different venue spaces, from the formal dining room with ocean views to the oceanfront lawn! Click for a list of our function spaces.

Thinking of having a destination wedding or looking for the perfect location? Here are some tips on what to think about when choosing a wedding venue:

1. Consider a wedding venue with variety.

This includes looking for a variety of different spaces for events, especially if you are hosting multiple events on-site, such as the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, brunch, etc. Also, if guests are staying on-site, look for a resort with a variety of different room types at different price points to ensure guests find a room that fits their needs and budget.

2. Satisfy your inner foodie.

Whether you plan to create a group itinerary or not, choose an oceanfront destination where restaurants and bars abound. This alleviates the need to rent a shuttle for every excursion off the premises, plus an assortment of dining options ensures your guests will find something they love to eat!

 3.   Opt for accessibility.

Hawaii is a favorite oceanfront wedding destination. The only caveat is that many guests may find the long flight, pricier airfare, and time off of work a bit cost prohibitive. Instead opt for a wedding destination within a reasonable driving or flight distance for most invitees. This increases the likelihood that most friends and family will participate in your special day.

4. Check for activities galore.

Even though there’s no written rule that brides and grooms have to serve as activity coordinators for their guests, choosing a location with a variety of activities can be an added bonus for your guests.

 5.  Visit in person.

Another upside to choosing a destination venue within a reasonable distance is that it gives you the opportunity to visit at least once, if not more, when planning your wedding. Everything from seeing the venue and meeting vendors to a trial run for hair and a food tasting is much easier when your venue is relatively close.

 6.  Know the local marriage requirements.

This is true especially if getting married in foreign country, but also true when saying ‘I Do’ in the U.S. Each state differs, so find out what documentation you need to get a marriage license, the waiting period is after you get your license, and where to turn it in after the ceremony.

Say ‘I Do’ to Oceanfront Fun on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Celebrate your wedding on the beach on St. Simons Island!

Celebrate your wedding on the beach on St. Simons Island!

Few wedding venues tout the beauty, southern hospitality and variety of oceanfront activities as St. Simons Island, Georgia. Flaunting breathtaking views of the Atlantic Coast, brides and grooms discover that’s there’s no shortage of places to exchange vows and things to do around the island.

St. Simons Island itself is small with a laid-back atmosphere, but boasts a variety of activities for everyone: massages, boat tours, golfing, shopping, art galleries, gourmet dining and much more. When inviting guests to a destination wedding, why not make it a vacation for them too?

Brides and grooms may charter different boat tours around St. Simons Island. From dolphin gazing, fishing to other water sports, there’s an Atlantic Ocean expedition to suit almost every seafaring appetite. Or charter a trolley and check out the scenery of the island and its rich history.

Along the St. Simons Island pier, a slew of restaurants, boutiques and other places of interest comprise the historical town. Enchanting landmarks such as the St. Simons Island’s lighthouse, the Coastal Maritime Center and Fort Frederica convey a compelling account on the area’s place in American history.

There are a variety of places to get married on the island, such as the romantic and picturesque Christ Church. The King and Prince Resort provides the perfect spot for a reception plus gives your guests an amazing getaway experience. Our expansive beachfront provides everyone with a prime spot to bask in the sun and enjoy the ocean views. Several swimming pools, dual tennis courts, massages and our oceanfront restaurant specializing in seasonal, farm-to-table dishes will make this an occasion that all of your guests will remember!

Christ Church

Christ Church on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

southern wedding

Spanish moss as a breathtaking backdrop.

Destination Wedding Etiquette Advice

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

During the planning process, engaged couples often wonder about destination wedding etiquette. Often the questions come up, Who pays for travel and accommodations for the wedding guests? What about for the wedding party?

Although etiquette rules say you are not responsible for paying for the travel accommodations of your guests or wedding party, there are several considerations that will make travel easier for everyone:

  1. Prior to finalizing the wedding destination, make sure the resort has ample rooms to accommodate your guests.
  2. Evaluate the destination wedding site’s amenities to ensure that there’s adequate activity coverage to entertain your guests before and after the special day. Here at The King and Prince wedding venue, we pride ourselves on offering golf, tennis, massages, swimming pools and ample restaurants and entertainment close by.
  3. Remember to provide your guests with all the details to simplify coordinating their itinerary. Some brides and grooms maintain this information on a website, featuring the destination details (address, website, how to book and other details), car rentals, airport information and so forth.
  4. Note that many wedding destinations offer brides and grooms a discount, predicated on a minimum of room reservations. The discounted room rate generally has an expiration date, allowing hotels, resorts and destination weddings to reserve any remaining rooms.
  5. Whatever you do, give your guests ample time to make travel arrangements if you would like the invitees to be present for your special day. ‘Save the Dates’ are a great way to do this.
  6. Note that air travel rates are more expensive during certain times of the year. In other words, if you’re planning a wedding in the summer or around the holidays, give your guests plenty of time to make travel arrangements.
  7. Finally, consider the tradition of welcome bags. Gift baskets or welcome bags waiting for guests in their rooms can include snacks, area information, pampering products, or themed items representing the location. This thoughtful gesture will show your guests how much you appreciate their presence and acknowledge the effort it took for them to be there for your big day!

Choosing Your Wedding Menu

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Ho-hum, limited and unsavory are not the words that come to mind when brides and grooms sample the menu at The King and Prince! Incorporating culinary influences from around the world, Executive Chef Jason Brumfiel is renowned for a diverse menu, prepared with food from locally sourced Georgia farms. Offering everything from Southern, authentic Mexican to Caribbean cuisine, an extensive catering menu satisfies and often challenges engaged couples with its myriad of delectable offerings.

For an example of satisfying but daunting decisions to make, Chef Brumfiel offers an appetizer of a mushroom cap, filled with escargot with shallot wine butter. Then, there’s the seafood crepe drizzled in a champagne cream sauce as another option. And, as if the choices of plated starters weren’t challenging enough, there are even seared scallops, served on a bed of spinach with apple brandy cream sauce.

NOTEWORTHY: Our grits are sourced from a farm in Lakeland, Georgia, where the owners Kevin & Gayla Shaw cultivate all-natural, non-GMO grits. We also offer a variety of other local sourced ingredients, including Georgia shrimp, local beef, honey, and olive oils.

In addition to plated options, we also offer themed buffets, including a low country boil, fresh seafood, Mexican fiesta-inspired dishes, Caribbean, and an American-style barbecue buffet menu. There is truly something to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate!

Review our wedding and celebration menus here!