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Packing Tips For Your Destination Wedding

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Beach Wedding on St. Simons Island

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Packing for a destination wedding can be a bit more stressful than getting ready for a wedding at home. Unlike having a wedding close to home, often times you cannot just run home (or to the store) and pick up important items that you may forget for your big day. Read on to learn important tips from our wedding experts to make sure you don’t leave anything important behind.

Make a list, check it twice…or even three times…Lists will really be your best friend when packing for your destination wedding. Have a friend or relative check your list to make sure you aren’t forgetting anything. Once you are all packed up, keep that list with you so you don’t forget to pack anything for your trip home!

Keep makeup minimal– especially if you are going somewhere warm…and don’t forget your sunscreen. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you pack your own sunscreen and moisturizer. The last thing you want is to have a reaction to your sunscreen the day of your wedding.

Do you really need ALL of those shoes? Shoes can take up so.much.room. Do yourself a favor and put a few pairs back in your closet. We promise that you won’t miss them…and you’ll have a bit more room for more important things.

Carry on your wedding dress. Do not check it! This is probably one of the most important tips we can give you.

Baggage fees and overweight bags can add up quick. Instead of going over the weight limit on your bags, pack an extra one and pay the extra baggage fee. You will usually pay less for an extra bag than you would for over stuffing your luggage and paying the fee. Also, instead of flying with your extra wedding gear, ship it to your destination, pay a few extra bucks to have it insured and track it. It’s more likely to make it to your destination and not be late.

 

An Oceanfront Wedding On St. Simons Island

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Local wedding and portrait photographer Jeannie Reeves spent a cool June day photographing Julia & Alan’s wedding at our resort. They said “I do” outside on the oceanfront lawn with the ocean as their backdrop. To see more photos from Julia & Alan’s wedding, or to learn more about Jeannie Reeves Photography, visit her website.

Wedding Bouquet Closeup

Oceanfront Lawn at The King and Prince

Wedding Programs

Wedding Kiss Photo

Wedding Reception at The King and Prince

Oceanfront Wedding on St. Simons Island

 

To plan your dream wedding at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

Add A Little “Something Blue” To Your Wedding

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

They say that the bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” on her wedding day but we know a lot of brides these days don’t go the traditional route. Here are some of our favorite unique ways to incorporate blue into your wedding day! For more wedding tips, visit our website.

Blanc de Bleu adds a unique twist to your toast! This blue sparkling wine with a hint of blueberry flavor is the first of it’s kind in the United States. It’s such a fun way to add blue to your reception!

Blanc de Bleu Sparkling Wine

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These Finn peep toe pumps from Badgley Mischka will add some sparkle and color to your look.

Badgley Mischka Blue Peep Toe

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We love the contrast of this blue hydrangea bouquet against the bride’s white dress.

Blue Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet

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Make your blue sweet by adding it to your wedding cake. This ombre blue floral cake from Amy Beck Cake Design is a feast for your eyes and taste buds!

Blue Ombre Wedding Cake

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Since your wedding day is about celebrating, we know you will eat, drink and be merry….how about serving up some blueberry mojitos for your guests?

Blueberry Mojitos

Mary Liz & Barron’s Summer Wedding on St. Simons Island

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Mary Liz and Barron’s ceremony took place at Lovely Lane Chapel with a reception at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. The resort and the beach created a beautiful backdrop for their special day. Thanks to Peacock Photo & Video for capturing these unforgettable moments. To see more of Mary Liz & Barron’s photos, visit Peacock Photo & Video’s blog.

Portrait of the bride at The King and Prince

Just Married sign on St. Simons Island beach

 

Bridal party with confetti on beach

Bride and groom on St. Simons Island beach

Wedding photo on St. Simons Island

Alissa & Kyle’s Springtime Wedding

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Alissa & Kyle chose a late spring day to get married on our beautiful oceanfront lawn with the Atlantic ocean as the backdrop. Their friends and family were able to witness them say “I do” before they partied the night away to the sounds of “Trotline” in the historic Delegal room. Stout Photography captured their special day.

Bride and Groom on Beach

Wedding Ceremony on Oceanfront Lawn

Bridesmaids on Beach

 

Wedding Party on St. Simons Island

 

Dancing at Wedding Reception

Groomsmen Dancing at Wedding Reception

Wedding Grand Exit

Wedding Grand Exit

 

Bride and Groom on Beach St. Simons Island

How To Prepare For A Wedding Venue Site Visit

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Wedding Reception at The King and Prince

Planning a wedding can be very overwhelming. Add to that the fact that most brides who are planning their big day have no experience, and it can make for some major issues on the wedding day. We asked our experts for their tips on questions brides need to ask on a site visit and here is their advice:

When you go to your site visit, be prepared! Have your questions written out ahead of time and bring a pen and paper so you can write down answers and take notes. Also, don’t be afraid to snap some photos of the space. When you are looking at multiple venues, you can forget details about a location or size of a room. Photos can also help when you are planning the layout of the reception space and decor.

A simple question that brides often forget to ask is: How many hours are included in the rental? Also, once you decide on a venue, this information should be in the contract.

Are there restrictions on alcohol, volume or decor? Remember that based on location, each spot may have different restrictions for alcohol and noise/volume of music for a late night reception. The last thing you want is for the DJ or band to have to quiet down because neighbors are complaining of loud music when there is a noise ordinance in place.

Many historic buildings will have restrictions on decor. Make sure you are able to hang lights from the ceiling or hang flowers/decor from the chandeliers. Another thing to keep in mind is that you may want to think a little about decor before you choose a reception venue for this exact reason.

What is included in the site fee? Does the fee only cover rental of the event space or does it include set up and clean up from their staff? Does the fee include any equipment? Make sure it is all written out in your contract.

Where are the parking facilities and is there a fee?

Where are the restrooms located and where are they located in reference to the event space? This is especially important if you have anyone with mobility issues attending your wedding.

If you want candles at your reception, make sure the event space allows for candles. 

Our final words of wisdom: Remember that the more information you have, the better. Always, always, always bring someone with you when you are scouting a place out. Often times, you will forget to ask certain questions or may overlook an issue with the space that your friend/mother/fiancee may catch. Once you decide on a reception venue and you are ready to sign the contract, make sure you are comfortable with everything that is in the contract. If you are not, ask for them to revise it until you are satisfied and comfortable with the terms.

5 Bridesmaid Dresses Perfect for a Beach Wedding

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Bridesmaid dresses are one part of your wedding that your best girlfriends will either love or hate. Usually there is no way to make them all happy, but we know that these dresses will impress even your most picky friends. Not only are these dresses gorgeous and flattering for many different body types, they are also the perfect dresses for a beach wedding!

This “Kylie” silk chiffon A-line one shoulder dress from J.Crew is simple but sophisticated. 

Silk Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress from J. Crew

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“Laura” by Donna Morgan is a strapless silk chiffon dress with a sweetheart neckline with an empire waist. 

Silk Chiffon Bridesmaid Dress by Donna Morgan

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We absolutely adore this fun, flirty dress from designer Lula Kate! “Sassy Stripes” has a strapless sweetheart neckline with a cocktail skirt….and of course, fun stripes! 

Sassy Stripes Bridesmaid Dress by LulaKate

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We cannot say enough good things about this versatile dress from Two Birds. It consists of one dress that can be worn 15 different ways! 

Wrap Bridesmaid Dress from twobirds

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Who said that everyone has to wear the same dress? Designer Vatana Watters will prove everyone wrong with “Mix & Match” dresses for your bridesmaids. 

Mix and Match Bridesmaid Dresses from Vatana Watters

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Read Reviews From Our Brides!

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Weddings on St. Simons Island

 

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort provides wedding services from bridal luncheons to the perfect location for your ceremony and reception. We strive to make every wedding as special as the next but the true testament is from our happy brides! Below are some reviews from TheKnot.com where brides have taken the time to review us.

 

“From start to finish, they were there to help!” The King and Prince was really there every step of the way to make sure that my day went as I wanted. It is a beautiful location and their priced fairly. I loved the flexibility and kindness of the staff. They helped me enjoy the wedding of my dreams. -Clara S.

“Perfection.” I am so happy we chose the King & Price, our wedding coordinator Scarlett was phenomenal, the place was beyond amazing and the cost was fair. Great value and perfect place. -Franny

“Wedding of my dreams!” The King and Prince Beach Resort is the perfect location for a fairytale wedding! The staff is amazing and will make your wildest dreams come true! I am from Portland, OR, so obviously, this was a destination wedding. The staff made it so simple to plan, and set up tastings and tours the one weekend I had available without any hesitation. The wedding weekend was perfect! I came in on a Thursday and only had to have one small 15 minute meeting to square away the final details! I am so blessed to have had the perfect wedding! If you want the perfect beach wedding, I fully recommend The King and Prince Beach Resort!  -Janell G

2015 Wedding Dress Trend: Low Cut Backs

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

This year, low cut backs are making a comeback on wedding dresses. While this trend may not be for the faint of heart, we know that those who do wear one of these dresses will be absolutely stunning on their wedding day.

This swan inspired body by designer Galia Lahav has a dramatic silhouette with layers of tulle. On the back, French lace dotted with pearls completes the delicate and gorgeous look.

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This corded lace fit to flare gown by Kenneth Pool offers a unique but equally beautiful look.

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Exquisite beaded lace adorns the bodice of this romantic dress by Maggie Sottero. A Swarovski Crystal neckline and a double keyhole back complete this beautiful dress.

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The illusion back neckline for “Millie” by Nicole Miller is intricately beaded in a layered necklace style look. Thin beading around the waistline ties the look together for a romantic look.

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Melissa & Trey’s Seaside Wedding on St. Simons Island

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Melissa and Trey were married on April 24th, 2015 in a small seaside wedding on the Oceanfront Lawn. Rev. Terri Karvunis officiated the ceremony and a reception was held in the historic Delegal Room. Thanks to Bobbi Brinkman Photography for capturing their special day!

Oceanfront Lawn at The King and Prince

 

Wedding Ceremony at The King and Prince

 

Seashell Themed Wedding Cake

 

Wedding Photos on the Beach

 

Grand Exit Photo

 

For more photos of their wedding, visit the Bobbi Brinkman Photography website.