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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

St Simons Island Wedding Photos

Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony

Cutting the Cake

Wedding Details

Wedding Couple at The King and Prince Resort

Wedding at The King and Prince

Wedding Buffet at The King and Prince

Wedding Ceremony St Simons Island

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

Wedding Party in Royal Blue

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!

5 Last Minute Beauty Tricks For Your Wedding

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

1) No Glow? No problem. Coconut Water.

This magic elixir is here for you, in more ways than one! Drink it up, soak it up, or why not try both?! It’s the ultimate 2fer! Coconut water helps clear toxins from your skin AND makes sure you are totally glowing on your Big Day! You should notice more radiant and moisturized skin by the time you walk down the aisle.

Coconut Water Uses

2) Pore me? Ice, Ice, Baby.

Stress and adrenaline can take a toll on your skin. The countdown to the wedding can certainly contribute! Here’s a cool solution- ice cubes. It’s your special day, so don’t sweat the small stuff.

Ice Cubes

3) Case of the Casper? 2 words. Spray Tan.

This trick is nothing new, but if spraying isn’t in your normal beauty routine then we advise that you try spraying in advance. We’ve seen Bride Wars. It’s important to not overdo and to also choose a shade that works with your natural skin tone. We also like that you can achieve the sun-kissed skin with minimal time required!

Bride and Groom on Beach

4) 50 Shades of Whiter Teeth! That’s Something to Smile About. Charcoal Capsules.

Surprisingly, charcoal is very effective at removing stains on your teeth. Activated charcoal capsules are sold as dietary supplements at most health stores so if you ingest a little, you’ll be okay. Crack a capsule open and dip a wet toothbrush in the charcoal and brush lightly for a few minutes. Make sure you don’t scrub too hard because the jury is still out on whether it’s abrasive enough to damage your enamel.

Activated Charcoal for Teeth

5) What’s taking so long!? Hair’s the plan: Extensions or Biotin.

While patience is a virtue, time is also of the essence. Want instant longer locks? Have some fun and try extensions. Want to grow your own? Biotin is the ultimate go-to vitamin. Your hair will thank you!

Hair Extensions

 

Dennis & Katie’s May Wedding on St Simons Island

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Dennis & Katie’s special day in May was full of sunshine & smiles! Check out some of the gorgeous pics that Brooke Roberts Photography was able to snap.

Griscom-McKeen Collage 1

 

Griscom-McKeen Collage 2

 

Griscom-McKeen Wedding Collage 3

Ceremony Venue: St Simons Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue: Lanier Ballroom at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Coordinator: Olivia Pitts
Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes
Music: Chris Thomas Band
Lighting: Island Sound

Jenni & Devin’s May Wedding on St Simons Island

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

After having their “First Look” at The Avenue of the Oaks, Jenni & Devin celebrated their special day with an all oceanfront affair at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Their outdoor ceremony took place on the lawn, followed by dinner in the Lanier Ballroom, and dancing in the Delegal Room. Here’s a peek at some of the photos snapped by Brooke Roberts Photography:

Arnold-Weaver Collage 1

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 2

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 3

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 4

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 5

 

Arnold-Weaver Collage 6

Venue: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photographer: Brooke Roberts Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Beth Williams
Hair & Make Up: Tifani Margaux Hair and Make Up Artistry
Florals: Straton Hall Events
Cake: I Do Wedding Cakes
Transportation: Martin’s Vintage Rides and Lighthouse Trolleys and Cap Fendig’s Dolphin Tours

Leigh and Jason’s November Wedding

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Leigh and Jason were married at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort in an oceanfront ceremony on the lawn, followed by cocktail hour inside, and a reception in the Lanier Ballroom. In addition to fun party favors, such as sunglasses and light up sticks, they chose to also have cotton candy and the quintessential photo booth. To set their style apart, they accented their ceremony and reception with shades of green- notice the light ombre effect at the bottom of her dress, the flowers on the cake, and the uplighting of the ballroom.

Photography: Bobbi Brinkman Photography
Videographer: I Thee Film
Photobooth: Studio Pixel Pop
DJ: Island Sound
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Cake: Betty Zeigler
Coordinator: Allyson Moline

Wedding Ceremony on Lawn

 

 

Bride and Groom

 

 

Wedding Reception Decorations

 

 

Wedding Reception St. Simons Island

Evelyn & Zachary: Summer Nuptials on St Simons Island

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Evelyn & Zachary had a summer wedding here on St Simons Island, GA. The ceremony took place at Wesley United Methodist Church and the reception on the outdoor lawn and the Delegal Room at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Their amazing wedding was bursting with personality- from the bright bridesmaid kimonos to the doctor-themed groom’s cake. Add in their classic car and unique dance floor and this couple definitely wins an award for their abilities to blend personal style into their Big Day!

Photos courtesy of Chris Moncus Photography.
Morning Wedding Prep at the King and Prince Resort  St. Simons Island Wedding Collage

An Exciting Reception in the Delegal Room

7 Ways to Accent Your Wedding with Rose Quartz

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Just started planning the Big Day? Or is your date just around the proverbial corner? Doesn’t matter. There’s still plenty of time to incorporate Rose Quartz, 2016’s Color of the Year, into your wedding or reception. Here’s a quick list of 7 ideas for you to try:

1. Accent your bridal look 

Rose Quartz Wedding Accessories

Sash: LeFleurShop, Studs (left): iloniti, Floral Hair Wreath: BudgetWeddingBouquet, Studs (right): Theodele

 

2. Accent the ladies in your bridal party 

Rose Quartz Bridal Party

Bridesmaid dress: BHLDN, Necklace: Lisa Kerns Jewelry, Kimono Robes: silkandmore

 

3. Accent with florals

Rose Quartz Wedding Bouquets

Bouquets: Floral Designs by Trish

 

4. Accent your cakes

Rose Quartz Wedding Cakes

Cakes: Pinterest

 

5. Accent guest favors with sweet treats like macarons

Wedding Macarons

 Macarons: Tree House Macarons

 

6. Accent your venue or tents with drapery, linens, and lighting

Rose Quartz Wedding Reception

Decorations: Beachview Event Rentals

 

7. Accent your entire evening with a St. Simons Island sunset

Sunset on St Simons Island, GA

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Dee Photography

We might be biased, but we think the sun setting over the beach here at The King and Prince is the best rose quartz accent you could pick!