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Susanne & Jon’s Summer Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

This gorgeous couple chose St. Simons Island for their destination wedding because The King and Prince Resort is so near and dear to the bride’s family. Their June wedding took place at Wesley United Methodist Church, with a First Look prior to the ceremony, and followed by a reception in the Lanier Ballroom at The King and Prince Resort. A few highlights from their day include a morning round of golf for the guys at The King and Prince Golf Course, the creative activity book for kids, their stellar band that had the guests celebrating all night, and a massive family photo that took up the main staircase in the Resort’s lobby. All photographs were taken and kindly shared by Heather Kline Photography.

Ceremony venue: Wesley United Methodist Church
Rehearsal Dinner, Reception + catering: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Flowers + design: Urban Poppy
Cake: Mary Ann Daniels
Music: Party on the Moon
Photography: Heather Kline Photography
Makeup: Judy Crouch
Hair: The Back Porch Salon
Videography: I Thee Film

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Leslie & Hammond’s August Wedding on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Leslie & Hammond said “I do” in an oceanfront ceremony at The King and Prince overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Their reception immediately followed in the Resort’s Delegal Room surrounded by friends, family, and historic stained glass. Prior to the ceremony, the Bride & her tribe got ready in the spacious 4-bedroom Meadow’s House. Check out their details below with photos courtesy of Belletti Photography.

Ceremony + Reception: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Coordinator: Heather Marshall (Island Weddings Day of Coordinating)
Cake: Betty Zeigler Cakes
Florist: A Courtyard Florist
Band: KTG Entertainment

Bride Getting Ready

Before the Ceremony

Bridesmaids

Groomsmen

Oceanfront Lawn Wedding Ceremony

Bride and Groom Oceanfront Lawn

Bridal Party

Cake and First Dance Photos

 

 

Delegal Room Reception

Jackie & Alexander’s April Oceanfront Wedding

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Jackie & Alexander’s wedding had everything! Literally everything. From beautiful Spring sunshine, to sparkly details, panoramic ocean views, to surprise Speakeasy parties, you have to see it all. First the couple had their ceremony on the oceanfront lawn, followed by cocktail hour in the Colonnade as guests were serenaded by a jazz trio. Dinner was held in the iconic Delegal Ballroom which is where guests were when they received surprise invitations to attend the Speakeasy party in the upstairs Retreat Room. Photos courtesy of Brooke Roberts Photography.

Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Venue: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Event coordinator, design, + floral: Terrica Skaggs of Cocktails & Details
Emma Collins of Emma Collins Beauty
DJ: Kevin of Party Solution Entertainment
Music: Phil Morrison Trio
Cake: Serendipity Bakery

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Danielle & Porter’s Spring Wedding on St Simons Island

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Danielle and Porter’s magical day took place in April on St. Simons Island, Georgia. They had a traditional church wedding at Lovely Lane Chapel followed by a reception in the Lanier Ballroom at the oceanfront King and Prince Resort. Besides the couple themselves, things we LOVE about this wedding include the stunning Cake Table and the purple uplighting. Between the gorgeous tablescapes and the purple lighting, this has to be one of our favorite looks for the Lanier Ballroom! (Photos courtesy of Angelita Esparar Photography)

Photography: Angelita Esparar Photography
Event Coordinating/flowers: Carlson’s Premier Events & Rentals
Ceremony: Lovely Lane Chapel
Reception: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Cake: Cake-a-licious Cakes
Hair and Make-up: SunKiss Makeup & Hair
Dress: Frills and Fancies
Florist: JoAnn’s Florist
Photo Booth: Savannah Photo Booths

Wedding Party on St. Simons Island

Lovely Lane Chapel Wedding

Bridal Party Photo

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Wedding Photos St. Simons Island

Wedding Table Settings

 

Wedding Bar

Lanier Ballroom Wedding Decorations

Wedding Cakes

Danielle & Porter on the Beach

Wedding Exit

Kasey & Matt’s Beautiful March Wedding on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Kasey and Matt’s church wedding on St. Simons Island was followed by an oceanfront reception with perfect Spring weather. Something definitely noteworthy is the couple’s choice of uplighting that masterfully enhances the historic stained glass of the Delegal Room. Another takeaway is the couple’s attention to the guests’ experience, they opted for games on the lawn that would entertain all ages and added fun personal touches such as a doughnut tower. Check out some of the fantastic details from their #akozakmoment. (Photos courtesy of Clayton Brannon Photography.)

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Wesley United Methodist Church on St. Simons Island, GA

Prior to the reception, Cocktail Hour was held in the Retreat Room with elaborate fruit and cheese displays featuring local products and butler-passed hors d’oeuvres.

The buffet reception in the Delegal Ballroom featured the Taste of Georgia menu enhanced with a carving station – our most popular southern buffet. Also, Kasey & Matt’s wedding boasted craft beers, bourbon bars and a champagne toast with fun silver poppers that provided a festive and unique exit.

After the reception, guests had the opportunity to keep the party going and they continued the celebration in ECHO’s Bar and Lounge area after the bride and groom retreated to our romantic governor’s suite following their night of celebration.

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Portraits at Wesley Memorial Garden on St. Simons Island, GA

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Oceanfront Receptions at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

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Reception Details at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

Delegal Ballroom Wedding Reception

Wedding Reception in the Delegal Ballroom at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, GA

Wedding Reception Entrance and Exit

Wedding Reception entrance and exit on St. Simons Island, GA

 

Stephanie & Lee’s September Wedding on St Simons Island, GA

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

We are excited to share photos from a recent destination wedding here on St. Simons Island that was absolutely breathtaking! Complete with a rehearsal dinner overlooking the ocean, strolling reception in the Delegal Room (and an amazing doughnut tower!), and a cocktail hour on the oceanfront lawn, they gave their guests a night filled with good food, fun, and beautiful views. Check out their wedding photos below (thanks to Chris Moncus Photography for capturing all these amazing moments)!

Ceremony: St. William Catholic Church
Reception & Catering: King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Event Designer, Coordiantor & Flowers: Cocktails & Details
Photographer: Chris Moncus Photography
DJ: Island Sound
Hair & Makeup: Fantasy Hair & Makeup
Cakes: Publix

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Rehearsal Dinner at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, GA

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Rehearsal Dinner catering by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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The Bride & Groom’s First Look on the lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

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The strolling reception in the Delegal Room included cocktail hour on the Lawn

 

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Oceanfront wedding photos and celebrations on St Simons Island, GA

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Oceanfront wedding reception in the Delegal Room at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

 

7 Winning Wedding Trends for 2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

First Looks.

We all love to watch the Groom’s face when the Bride walks down the aisle. However, these days  it’s more likely that he’s already seen her. Nowadays more couples are choosing to see each other before the ceremony. Sharing this intimate moment with just themselves and the photographer has become a trend. In addition to saving a special moment for the happy couple only on such a hectic day, they’re also eliminating an extensive photo shoot during their reception. This way, they can enjoy more of the special time with their friends and family.

First Look- photo courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography

First Look- photo courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography

 

Double Duty Dresses.

2 looks, 1 price tag. Brides can have their cake and eat it too when it comes to their dresses. Rock a princess-esque gown for your ceremony then remove the skirt and voila, you’ve got a form fitting cocktail dress perfect for a magical night of dancing!

 

Domestic Destination Weddings.

Couples love combining their special day with a trip they’ve been itching to take. Regardless of whether or not the location is a place they’ve never been or a destination that’s special to them, it’s all about the getaway. Everybody gets to take a vacation, and not leaving the country means no last minute passports required! Bonus appeal, 1) nobody has to have out-of-towners staying with them and 2) the destination staff handles the cleanup. (Pssst, The King and Prince Resort is a fantastic domestic destination wedding venue!)

Domestic Destination- photo courtesy of Ben Finch Photography

Domestic Destination- photo courtesy of Ben Finch Photography

 

Gifts that keep giving.

The average marrying age is increasing. This means couples are needing less and less home items. How many food processors does one couple really need? When 2 adults with 2 full houses wed, the registry is minimized. It’s less about the tangible items and more about the gift of experience. More couples that pay for the wedding themselves are opting to ‘Re-Stock the Piggy Bank’. Some let their guests know about their Honeymoon Fund where you can contribute to their getaway or “gift” the couple an excursion and/or amenity they’ve pre-selected for their Honeymoon Wish List. When neither of these are necessary, or a couple is feeling extra charitable, they ask guests for donations to their favorite charities in lieu of traditional wedding gifts.

 

Party Games.

We awwwwed. We cried. We ate. We danced. We Jenga’ed? Think outside the box with some entertainment for guests of all ages. What better way to entertain kids (and adults) than by having extra fun games like Giant Jenga. Or even pinatas filled with sweet treats. Fun is fun and fun is good!

Giant Jenga- photo courtesy Brannon Photography

Giant Jenga- photo courtesy of Brannon Photography

 

It’s more than just a hashtag.

Couples are taking modern technology up a notch and incorporating extras such as geofilters for Snapchat. But in a world of new technology, sometimes it’s fun to throwback to the retro days! On YOUR big day, swap selfie sticks for Polaroid cameas! You’d be surprised at how your pics turn out with just one snap. Shake your photo before you shake it on the dance floor!

Polaroid Snapshot- photo courtesy of @wahwah13

Polaroid Snapshot- photo courtesy of @wahwah13

 

Extra Sweetness.

Wedding cakes will always be a crucial and delectable highlight of the Main Event. But some couples are cookie people. Or share an affection for cheesecake. Or just wholly into doughnuts. If you’re wanting to get creative with desserts, this is prime time for the happy couple to satisfy a sweet tooth and savor every moment of the Big Day.

Doughnut Tower- photo courtesy of Chris Moncus Photography

Doughnut Tower- photo courtesy of Chris Moncus Photography

 

 

 

Dianne & Warren: June Wedding on St Simons Island

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Dianne & Warren exchanged vows in a beautiful oceanfront ceremony at The King and Prince Resort on St Simons Island, Georgia. Surrounded by sunshine and smiles, their “I Do’s” were followed by a reception in the Resort’s Delegal Room with pops of orange and LOTS of dancing. Here’s a peek into their special day:

Photos courtesy of Ben Finch Photography
Cake: Serendipity
Music: MYDE Enterprises
Florist: A Courtyard Florist

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Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony

Cutting the Cake

Wedding Details

Wedding Couple at The King and Prince Resort

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Wedding Buffet at The King and Prince

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Wedding Reception Toasts

Wedding Reception Dancing

Nicole & Shea’s August Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

With plenty of sunshine on an August afternoon, lots of smiles from friends & family, and the perfect pops of blue, Nicole & Shea celebrated their special day in an oceanfront ceremony at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort followed by a reception in the Resort’s Delegal Room.

Photos courtesy of Thinh Lee
Coordinator, Archway, & Florist: Destination Planning
DJ: Johnathon with Feedback Entertainment
Cake: NaeNae’s Cake Creations

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Royal Blue Cake Flowers and Bridesmaid Dresses

Wedding Ceremony on St. Simons Island

Wedding Party St. Simons Island

 

 

St. Simons Island Wedding Reception

Wedding Exit at The King and Prince

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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!