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Fun Ways To Add A Touch of Georgia To Your Wedding

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Your wedding day is a time to celebrate you and your spouse but also to share with family and friends the things that mean the most to you. Many couples use their ceremony or reception to show their personality. Here are a few suggestions to show off your peach state pride on your big day!

We love this idea of incorporating fresh fruit for your guests to take home. What better way to show your peach state pride than with a peach?

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 You can’t say “Georgia” without thinking about Coke! Give your guests a taste of the south with old fashioned glass coke bottles.

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Send your guests home with a “Georgia on my mind” koozie.

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For a unique (and beautiful) bouquet, add raw cotton which is also one of Georgia’s top crops!

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Instead of a traditional guestbook, have your guests sign a Georgia “guestbook” that you can display in your home.

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For more wedding tips, visit our website.

A Casual, Fun Wedding on St. Simons Island

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Local photographer Jeannie Reeves did a beautiful job capturing the love and fun spirit of this wedding at our resort! The vows took place on our oceanfront lawn and a reception followed in the Delegal Room.

Oceanfront Wedding Venue St. Simons Island

Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony St. Simons Island

Island Themed Table Toppers

Starfish Wedding Cake

Family Beach Wedding Photo

Starfish Table Settings

Beach Wedding Tips

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Beach Wedding on St. Simons Island

The beach can provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding but there are many details you will want to remember before you say “I do” at the ocean’s edge.

Check the tides- Before you set a time for your wedding, check a local tide chart to make sure there will be enough sand for you to stand on during the ceremony. In places like St. Simons Island, the tide can completely cover the beach during high tide which would make a beach wedding impossible at certain times of the day.

Do you need a permit?- Some towns require you to have a permit to get married on the beach. Some require you to reserve a specific space on the beach and in some areas, you can just walk right out and get married! Make sure you do your research and find out if you need a permit or to reserve a specific part of the beach. The last thing you want is the local authorities crashing your beach wedding!

Provide sunscreen for your guests- You may think that your guests will automatically wear or bring sunscreen, but the reality is that most of them will not. As a courtesy (and to prevent your guests from turning into lobsters), set up a sunscreen station where your guests can apply sunscreen. You may also want to provide some fun sunglasses for those who forgot to bring theirs! Your guests will appreciate it. And while we are on the subject of sunscreen, make sure you and your bridal party have applied an ample amount as well.

Offer refreshments- As a courtesy to your guests, especially on a hot day it is a good idea to offer some cool refreshments before and after the ceremony. Fruit infused water, sweet tea and lemonade are just a few that you may want to consider offering.

For more information about planning your beach wedding, visit our website.

Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Trends

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Our experts have been hard at work scouring the Internet to bring you the top wedding dress trends for spring 2015. If you are planning on getting married, or have a friend who is, take notes and let us help make your wedding even more beautiful than you could imagine!

 

This season you will see lots of off the shoulder necklines!

The Orchard from designer Lela Rose

The Orchard from designer Lela Rose

Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Carolina Herrera Off the Shoulder Wedding Dress

Carolina Herrera

 

Subtle colors are making a big statement this spring. They are a great way to add an extra pop of color to the day.

Meadow by David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Meadow by David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Aurora by Maggie Sottero

Aurora by Maggie Sottero

Geraldine by Sophia Tolli

Geraldine by Sophia Tolli

The Perfect Groomsmen Gifts

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

It can be easy to come up with ideas for what to give as bridesmaids gifts, but sometimes the groomsmen’s gifts can be harder to find and decide on. Our wedding team has come up with some great ideas for some fun (and some functional) gifts for your future husband to give to his groomsmen.

Hand forged railroad spike bottle opener (with name & wedding date)

Groomsman Bottle Opener

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Personalized Whiskey Glasses

Personalized Whiskey Glasses

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Personalized Cuff Links

Personalized Cuff Links

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Handmade Leather Toiletry Case

Handmade Leather Toiletry Case

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A Shotgun Bullet Money Clip

Shotgun Bullet Money Clip

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Reception Featured on Destination I Do

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Jennifer & Brad were married in a spring ceremony at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and a reception followed here at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. JD3 Photography captured their special day which has been featured on the Destination I Do blog.

Wedding at The King and Prince

Oceanfront Wedding Party Photo

Setting Up for the Reception

First Dance Photo

Wedding Photo with Bubbles

Destination Wedding Tips

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Destination Weddings on St. Simons Island

Planning a destination can be both fun and nerve-wracking. You are getting ready to have your wedding at your dream location but the downside is that you don’t have the luxury of having someone run to your house to pick up an item that you forgot to bring to the wedding venue. Although there can be last minute challenges that can occur during a destination wedding, remember that most weddings (no matter where they are) will have a hiccup or two. Here are our tips to help make sure your dream destination wedding goes off without a hitch!

  • Hire a wedding planner. One of the best investments you can make for your wedding is to hire a planner. This is even more important when you are planning a destination wedding. If you are able to hire a planner who is local to where you are getting married, you will have their expertise at your fingertips when you have a question about a wedding venue or a vendor. This will mean less of a headache for you!
  • Stay organized. When packing for your wedding, write a list of everything you plan to pack and be packed up and ready to go a few days prior to your departure. This will help alleviate the issue of forgetting to pack something.
  • Ship items. Don’t try to pack ceremony items & wedding favors in your suitcase. You will drive yourself crazy. Instead, ship these items to the wedding venue (or to your wedding planner) ahead of time. That will free up space in your luggage to pack that extra pair of shoes or your favorite dress!
  • Do NOT check your wedding dress. Whatever you do, do NOT check your wedding dress when you get to the airport. It may be a pain, but carry it with you. You won’t be able to forgive yourself if you check your wedding dress and the airline damages it or it gets lost for a few days.

Once you arrive at your destination, we recommend you meet with your planner, do a walk-through of the wedding location and have a menu tasting with the caterer or reception venue. Remember that you chose a destination wedding for a reason. Don’t forget to take in the local culture and scenery. Enjoy the location and relax before you say “I do”!

For more information about planning a destination wedding on St. Simons Island, visit our website.

An Oceanside Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

It was the perfect day for a summer wedding. Local photographer Annaliese of Studio Pixel Pop captured the day perfectly with these beautiful photos of Mr. & Mrs. Chancey saying “I do” on the oceanfront lawn. To learn more about weddings at The King and Prince Resort, visit our website or our Pinterest page! (Click to enlarge each image.)

Bridal Party on Beach

Wedding Ceremony on the Beach

Flower Girl in a Wagon

Bridal Party Picture

Bride and Groom on the Beach

Our Top 5 Wedding Tips for 2015

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Beach Wedding Photo

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It’s hard to believe that 2015 is right around the corner. Since it is the holiday season and we know that many engagements happen this time of the year, we thought we would close 2014 and start 2015 with some wisdom from our wedding experts.

5. Set a budget: There are so many important aspects to planning a wedding but if you do not set a budget, you really cannot plan accordingly and can get yourself into sticky situations as far as your finances are concerned. One of the first decisions you should make about your wedding is your budget. After that big decision is made, you can really start planning for your wedding.

4. It is never too early to shop for bridal gowns: It can take brides several months to find the perfect dress for their big day. Add to that the time (and a lot of it) that it takes for alterations, and you’ll understand why we recommend starting to look for a dress sooner rather than later. There is nothing worse than rushing to make a huge decision. Go early, bring a few friends or family members with you and have fun! We recommend starting to look at least 9 months in advance.

3. Hire a planner: If you have money in the budget, we suggest hiring a planner for your big day. They will take care of a lot of last minute details that can stress out a bride. They will make sure that your day is perfect in every way possible and you won’t have to worry about the caterer showing up late or fielding phone calls about electrical outlets.

2. Consider getting married at a resort: Your wedding day can be hectic. Out of town guests usually stay at a hotel, your wedding ceremony is at one place, the reception is at another….it adds up to a lot of extra time spent driving for you and your guests. When you have your wedding at a resort, you are just steps away from the ceremony and reception. You don’t have to worry about your guests getting lost or drinking and driving and you have one point of contact for everything. Read more about resort weddings here.

1. Add some of your personality to the day: We’ve all been to weddings and we know how amazing they can be and also how bland some can be. Don’t have a bland wedding! There are so many ways you can add personality to the day! If you have a dog, incorporate them into the ceremony. Write your own vows, use childhood photos or quotes for table numbers, have a sundae bar or a signature drink for your guests. The possibilities are endless! For more fun ideas, check out our Pinterest boards.

A Fall Wedding on St. Simons Island

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

In late October, Jessica & Joe were married in a ceremony at Lovely Lane Chapel on St. Simons Island. A reception followed at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Britt Croft Photography captured beautiful images of their special day. Click here for more real wedding inspiration!

Bridal Party on St. Simons Island

 

Wedding Couple on the Beach

 

 

Wedding Photo Walking on the Beach

 

Blue and White Wedding Centerpiece

Wedding Dance Photos

Blue and White Wedding Cake

Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

First Dance Photo, Reception at The King and Prince