Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

Favors for Your Fall Wedding

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

When we think about fall weddings, we think about vibrant colors like red, orange and yellow, hearty menu options, apples and hot cocoa. What about wedding favors? Here are our picks for fun fall wedding favors to complement your fall wedding!

Leaf Ornaments: “Fall” for these ornaments! They are a unique favor to give to your wedding guests to commemorate your special day!

Leaf Ornament Wedding Favors

www.etsy.com/shop/LivLoveLearn

Maple Syrup: They say that “Love is Sweet.” Make it even sweeter with real maple syrup for your guests to enjoy long after your reception is over.

Maple Syrup Wedding Favor

www.etsy.com/shop/EastMountainMaple

Candles: Love is in the air when you send your guests home with these scented soy candles in fall scents such as Pumpkin Spice and Macintosh Apple.

Pumpkin Spice Soy Candles

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Samssoycandles

Jams & Jellies: Your guests will enjoy this delicious, homemade jam – locally made in LaFayette, Georgia!

Jelly Jar Wedding Favors

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SouthernJamsandJelly

Gourmet Treats: “Treat” your guests to gourmet lollipops, caramels, marshmallows or shortbread. They won’t make it out the door without trying these delicious gourmet delights!

Gourmet Wedding Favors

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGroovyBaker

The sky is the limit when considering favors for your fall wedding. Our experts suggest giving something useful or something that complements the theme of your wedding. For more wedding tips or, to learn about weddings at The King and Prince, visit our website.

 

An Oceanfront Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

On July 18th, 2014 Obi & Sydney were married on the oceanfront lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. A reception followed on the resort property in the historic Delegal Dining Room. This is You photography captured these beautiful images of their special day.

Oceanfront Wedding on St. Simons Island

Walking Down the Aisle

Beach Wedding Photos

Reception Centerpieces

Delegal Dining Room St. Simons Island

Candid Wedding Photo

Wedding Photos at The King and Prince Resort

 

Wedding Day Survival Kit

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Wedding Day Survival Kit

Friends don’t let friends get married without it – the wedding day survival kit. It has everything the bride may need for her special day in case any last minute emergencies arise. Here is our list for what to pack in the bride’s wedding day survival kit. Remember to have fun and add some unexpected, fun extras too!

Personal Hygiene

  1. Pain reliever – Advil, Tylenol or Asprin
  2. Band-Aids
  3. Mouthwash
  4. Razors
  5. Feminine Hygiene Products
  6. Chapstick
  7. Tooth Brush & Toothpaste
  8. Dental Floss
  9. Tweezers
  10. Deodorant
  11. Lotion
  12. Q-tips
  13. Tums
  14. Eye Drops
  15. Tissues

 

Beauty

  1. Hair Brush/Comb
  2. Hair Spray
  3. Nail File
  4. Mirror
  5. Bobby Pins
  6. Safety Pins
  7. Extra Earring Backs
  8. Sewing Kit
  9. Bleach Pen
  10. Fashion Tape
  11. Lint Roller
  12. Dryer Sheets

 

Extras

  1. Baby Wipes
  2. Batteries
  3. Straws
  4. Small Scissors
  5. Snacks
  6. Water

For more ideas for your wedding, visit our website!

5 Items Not To Forget On Your Wedding Day

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Oceanfront Wedding at The King and Prince Resort

We’ve all heard of “pregnancy brain” but many brides swear that while planning their wedding, they had “wedding brain.” With so much to do leading up to and on one of the most important days of your life, it’s no wonder many brides forget a thing or two! Here are the top 5 things that brides often overlook-and how you can be sure this doesn’t happen to you.

5. Break in your shoes: You searched high and low for months to find the most amazing pair of shoes to go with your dress…but after the 2nd hour in your dream shoes (and dress), your feet are killing you. By the time your feet are hurting, the only thing you can do is take off the shoes for a bit or be a trooper and suffer through the pain. Do yourself a favor and break in those dream shoes before your big day! Wear them for a few hours around the house every day to ensure that your feet are happy!

4. For outdoor weddings, remember the sunscreen: Our ocean front location means that we have many couples who tie the knot outside. Ceremonies can range from short and sweet to lengthy. No matter how long your ceremony is, be kind to your skin and apply sun screen before you get dressed. Task one of your bridesmaids with bringing sunscreen to re-apply if the weather or sun warrants it. This tip goes not just for you but for the wedding party and your guests. If you are having an outdoor wedding (especially in the afternoon), have a sunscreen station or hand out sunscreen favors to your guests so they don’t burn!

3. Don’t do anything drastic: We all want to look perfect on our wedding day. In an effort to do so, many brides make plans to dye or cut their hair, try a spray tan for the first time or get a facial just days before they say “I do.”  This can result in disaster and many women have heard horror stories about what can go wrong (or lived through it). If you want to treat yourself to a facial, do so 3 or 4 weeks prior to the wedding. If you are thinking of drastically changing your hair style, don’t! Just wait until after you get married. The last thing you want is for you to not like your new style and to be stuck looking at it in wedding photos for years to come. And that spray tan you’ve always wanted but never tried? Try it out a month or two before your wedding to make sure it will look ok. Then, re-apply a few days before the wedding.

2. Eat: With so much going on, many brides lose track of time and forget to eat. Ask your maid of honor or wedding planner to have non-messy finger food available for you throughout the day. The last thing you want to happen is for guests to hear your stomach growling while you say “I do.”

1. Make it official: Pack up the marriage license the night before the wedding. Double and triple-check to make sure you have it. Also, remember to have the officiant sign the document afterwards. You’d be surprised how many couples forget this very important paper.

Inspiration for a Fall Wedding

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Fall is such a fun time to have a wedding. You can use vibrant colors in your bouquet & bridesmaid dresses and there are some delicious fall foods (hello pumpkin!). Here are some of our picks to provide you with inspiration for a fall wedding.

Fall Wedding Bouquet

www.thelunabluestudio.com

Fall Themed Bouquet

www.botanicafloralpdx.com

Fall Themed Wedding Bouquet

www.lovemedophotography.com

Pumpkin Name Cards for Wedding

www.swankproductions.com

Pumpkin Centerpiece

www.yourcozyhome.blogspot.com

Fall Themed Centerpiece

www.marthastewartweddings.com

Fall Themed Wedding Cake

www.projectwedding.com

Tips to Lessen Stress While Planning a Wedding

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Vintage Wedding Theme

Although it can be the happiest day of your life, your wedding can also cause a lot of stress. From the moment he proposes, to the moment you say “I do,” there is a lot of planning to do-and a fair amount of stress along the way. Here are our tips on lessening the stress while you are planning for the happiest day of your life.

Hire A Wedding Planner- A wedding planner will help you in so many ways. They have built relationships with many businesses so they know who is trustworthy and does a great job…and who does not. The planner will give you back something that many people lose when planning their own wedding-TIME.

Set A Budget- Setting a budget early on can help you plan more efficiently. It is important to make sure that you and your significant other (along with whomever else will be paying for the wedding) are on the same page with the budget and expenses. Prioritize the really important items for you and your spouse so you have a good starting point. Once you have set a budget, be sure to stick to it. Remember that you have a budget for a reason! This will save you a lot of stress.

Ask for Help- Often in life, we find ourselves in over our heads because we did not ask for-or accept help that was offered. When it comes to a big life event like your wedding, if someone offers you help, take it and delegate! Your close family and friends really won’t mind giving you a helping hand for your big day and you won’t be as stressed out!

Treat Yourself- Set aside a little time and money to get away with your fiancee for a weekend or to spend the day at a spa. Many couples get so caught up in planning the wedding that they forget to spend time with each other or to take care of themselves. So, set some time aside to spend time together as a couple or for pampering.

For more tips and ideas on wedding planning, visit our website.

 

Wedding and Reception on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

This summer, Gina & Brian were married at Lovely Lane Chapel and held their reception at The King and Prince Resort. The island and resort were a beautiful backdrop for their summer wedding. Peacock Photo & Video captured these beautiful images of Gina & Brian’s special day.

St. Simons Island Wedding Reception

Rings and Bouquet Close-up

Wedding Reception on St. Simons Island

Oceanfront Lawn on St. Simons Island

Beach Wedding Photos on St. Simons Island

Wedding on St. Simons Island Georgia

Wedding Reception at The King and Prince Resort

To view more photos from Gina & Brian’s wedding, visit the Peacock Photo & Video website. To learn more about weddings at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

Add Some Color to Your Wedding With Shoes

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

We all know the saying…. “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” but what about adding more than blue? A new trend in weddings is to add a bit of color with your shoes! The colors and combinations are endless. From vintage heels to colored sneakers, there are more possibilities than you’ll know what to do with!

You can be the star of the show:

Pink Wedding Shoes

 

Or let the bridal party get in on the fun too:

Bridesmaids Shoes

 

Be extra adventurous and have the groom & groomsmen get in on the fun as well!

Fun Wedding Shoes

 

 

Unique Ways to Depart from Your Wedding Reception

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Antique car rentals on St. Simons Island

We’ve all seen the “Just Married” signs on the back of a decorated car and we’ve all seen the bride & groom depart the reception and get into a limo to be whisked away to the airport but when you get married on St. Simons Island, there are some unique ways to depart from your wedding reception.

  • Classic Cars are an excellent way to make a statement when you depart! Martin’s Wedding Transportation is a locally owned and operated. They have 4 different cars to choose from including: A 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan, A 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Sedan, A 1969 Cadillac DeVille Convertible and A 1930 Model A Ford.
  • Hopping on some bikes as you leave the reception is a very eco-friendly and island-style way to depart and it is a great way to get some neat wedding photos! You can rent bikes for your big day at Ocean Motion Surf Company right at the foot of our property.
  • Horse-drawn carriage or on horseback: Three Oaks Farm can make your fairy tale dreams come true! They have many wedding packages available which include arriving or departing on horseback, by horse drawn carriage or in a Cinderella carriage!
  • For those who are adventurous, depart from the reception on a stand up paddlebaord courtesy of St. Simons SUP. This is the perfect combo of adventure and a great way to get some “trash the dress” photos….(if you fall off the board). It’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but it’s a fun way to break away from tradition.

These are just a few of many different options that are available to our wedding couples. Contact our wedding catering managers to learn more about unique departure ideas or for information about getting married at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort!

Cocktail Hour Ideas for Your Wedding

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Cocktail hour can make a great first impression for your wedding guests and it is a great way to get the party started. There are many good ideas when it comes to cocktail hours. Here are some of our top picks for how to start your wedding reception off on the right foot!

Champagne Grapefruit Mojito

Signature Wedding Cocktails: These have become quite popular over the past few years. Meet with the bartender at your wedding venue and ask them to come up with a few signature drinks for you or, if there are some unique drinks that you have in mind, let them know! Some of our favorites are: Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade, The Lavender Collins and The Champagne Grapefruit Mojito.

Food Bars: A relatively new trend in receptions are food bars. They allow your guests to customize the food to their specific tastes in a fun, new way! We’ve seen many different types of food bars including: baked potato bars, taco bars, mashed potato bars, popcorn bars and mini-burger bars….don’t forget the bacon!

Lighter Fare: Salad in a cup, Crudite cups or platters, fresh fruit kabobs, sushi, mini shrimp cocktail and caprese salad are just a few ideas of food that can provide guests with lighter, but still delicious options during the cocktail hour.

The chefs at our resort would be happy to create a custom menu for your wedding. Visit our website for more information or to contact us!