7 Ways to Accent Your Wedding with Rose Quartz

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!

Coastal Georgia Women’s Golf Fundraiser

March 8th, 2016
In February, The King and Prince Golf Course hosted a fundraiser for the College of Coastal Georgia’s women’s golf team. This women’s fundraiser event was played on Saturday but kicked off with a clinic hosted on Friday that included instruction from Mike Shannon and Mike Cook from Sea Island.
Mike Shannon is rated as one on the top putting instructors in the country.  He has written many books and is now designing putters himself.  Mike Cook is one on the top 100 teachers in the United States.  He is the coach of the College of Coastal Georgia’s men’s golf team and has won two National Championships (2014 and 2015).
Mike Shannon Golf Instructor

Mike Shannon

Mike Cook Golf Instructor

Mike Cook

Mike Shannon

Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser
Attendees at the Coastal Georgia Golf Fundraiser

March 2016 Events in The Golden Isles

March 3rd, 2016

St. Simons Island Beach

Red Hot Chili Cook-Off: Saturday March 5th, 2016 (11:30am-2:30pm)
A day of spicy fun for the entire family, the Rotary of the Golden Isles is hosting their annual fundraising event with the best of the best competing for the title of Chili Master. Music will be provided by the Stringrays. Tickets are available in advance for $5 and $8 at the gate. Details here.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, March 4th, 2016 (5-8pm)
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

The Georgia Elvis Festival: Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th, March 2016
The Georgia Elvis Festival will return to the Ritz Theater, Brunswick in 2016. The annual event is a three-day festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music.  It is sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., the company which controls the estate of Elvis Presley and operates Graceland. The festival features two headline shows on Friday and Saturday and is proceeded by a free opening ceremony on Thursday night, held in Mary Ross Park.

The weekend also features a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which is held in Memphis during Elvis Week each August. Each year between thirty and forty Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs) enter for the chance to win over $5,000 in cash and the chance to represent the Georgia Elvis Festival in the finals. A Sunday morning Elvis Gospel music event in Mary Ross Park, Elvis performers at Brunswick’s pocket parks during dinner time, and late night After Hours parties round out the weekends events. Throughout the festival, funds are raised to help support Georgia Special Olympics. More details here.

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 (10-2pm)
The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second Saturday of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.

Easter Egg Hunt at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 (1pm)
Children 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our Easter egg hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for age groups, with games and crafts before and after the big search. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and pose for photographs.

Games will begin at 1:00pm and the egg hunt will begin promptly at 1:30pm. More games and crafts will follow the egg hunt. Games will include egg toss, sack race, spoon race, Frisbee toss, egg decorating and etc. Imagination Playground, an innovative playground system, will also be among included activities. Imagination Playground transforms children’s lives through play, it is a breakthrough play space concept developed to encourage child-directed, creative free play.

Kids under 5 get in for free, 6-17 are $5 per person, seniors are $7 per person and adults are $8 per person.

Golden Isles Community Chorus Presents “Of Men and Angels”: Sunday, March 13th, 2016 (7pm)
On Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm, the Golden Isles Community Chorus, directed by Christopher Goodson and accompanied by Cameron Cody, will present a special choral concert and evening of music featuring song that contemplate heaven and earth, “Of Men and Angels,” at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, 6520 Frederica Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. The GICC will present this concert with various selections accompanied by piano, organ, and some unaccompanied or “a cappella.”

There is NO ADMISSION for the performance, which is free and open to the public. A voluntary love offering will be taken to assist Music@Wesley, the major sponsor of the Golden Isles Community Chorus, which will help provide future concerts and services of music for the community. The church is located at 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522, across from the Fort Frederica National Monument. Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us for this special concert. You won’t want to miss it!

Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park: Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th, March 2016
Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Spring Invitational Arts & Crafts Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10:00-5:00pm on all days.

63rd Annual Christ Church Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 19th, 2016 (10am -5pm)
The Christ Church Tour of Homes is a traditional springtime celebration in the Golden Isles. Coordinated by the Episcopal Church Women, the annual tour is the major fundraising drive of the Church for the year and benefits area charities for women and children in need.

Jewish Food & Culture Festival: Sunday, March 20th, 2016 (12pm-4pm)
The historic Temple Beth Tefilloh is hosting the 2nd Annual Jewish Food and Culture festival on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, 2016 at the Morning Star Marina (in the Courtyard near the Coastal Kitchen & Raw Bar) – just off the Causeway.

Our Golden Isles community and beyond are invited to enjoy the delicious and traditional foods of the Jewish people. Guests will also to learn more about the Jewish culture by experiencing the music and the ceremonies. Admission to the festival is free. Come Join the fun!

The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island: Saturday, March 26th, 2016 (10-2pm)
The Farmer’s Market at The Market at Sea Island has been so well received that it will now be held on the second Saturday of each month. This event is held in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island and features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music and food samples and takeaways.

Easter Brunch at The King and Prince Resort: Sunday, March 27th, 2016 (11am-3pm)
Celebrate Easter with a brunch buffet at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort! Adults $64; children ages 5-12 $31; children 4 and under no charge. Prices include coffee, decaf, hot tea and iced tea. Reservations required and can be made by calling 912-268-5967. For details & to see the menu, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura & Cole’s November Wedding on St Simons Island

February 10th, 2016

Laura & Cole planned an amazing November wedding that encompassed all aspects of St. Simons Island. From a beautiful ceremony under the Island’s oak trees at Epworth By the Sea, trolley transportation by St. Simons Trolley Tours, oceanfront cocktails on the lawn at The King and Prince Resort, to a reception full of laughter and dancing in our iconic Delegal Room. Each detail was masterfully planned including the pops of color with the blue bridesmaid dresses and the bright yellow sunflowers, the lace bolero Laura wore for her photos and ceremony, and the classic light strands selected for their seaside sunset cocktail hour- see for yourself in the photos below, courtesy of Stephanie Dee Photography.

Wedding Planning Team & Rentals: Cocktails & Details
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Epworth By The Sea
Wedding Ceremony Musicians & Reception DJ: Island Sound
Officiant: Dee Glass
Wedding Reception Venue & Caterers: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photographer: Stephanie Dee Photography
Cinematographer: Jonah Vox Weddings
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Devyn Miller
Transportation: St Simons Trolley

Bride Getting Ready

Bridal Party Before Wedding

Bride Behind Groom

Bride and Groom Photo

Bride and Groom on St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island Trolley Wedding

Wedding Party on St. Simons Island Trolley

Wedding Ceremony at Epworth By the Sea

St. Simons Island Oak Trees at Epworth By the Sea

Bridal Party Under Oak Tree

Bride and Groom Under Oak Tree

Wedding Hashtag

Wedding Bar

Oceanfront Cocktails on the Lawn at The King and Prince Resort

Oceanfront Lawn at The King and Prince Resort

Reception on the Oceanfront Lawn

Swings at The King and Prince Resort

Wedding Reception in the Delegal Room

First Dance in the Delegal Room

Father Daughter Dance in the Delegal Room

Mother Son Dance in the Delegal Room

Wedding Party in the Delegal Room

Wedding Party Toast

Wedding Sparklers

Grand Exit at The King and Prince Resort

Live Music on St. Simons Island – February 2016

February 1st, 2016

ECHO Lounge St. Simons Island

Stop by ECHO this February for live music, good food and fine drinks that are sure to lift your spirits and warm you up! Dine in the restaurant or at the bar and then take a seat by the fire while you listen to some of the area’s best musicians. Here is the lineup through February:

Feb 5th: Robby & Felix (8-11p)

Feb 11th: Joey & Friends (6-9p)

Feb 12: Signal Box (6-9p)

Feb 13: Don Berg Trio (6-9p)

Feb 19: Jamie Renee and The Walkers (7-10p)

Feb 20: Pier Pressure (7-10p)

Feb 26: Skeeter Truck (8-11p)

Feb 27: Traveling Riverside Band (7-10p)

 

Welcoming a Veteran Back to The King and Prince

January 28th, 2016

In the fall of 2015, we were proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Seth Burgess back to The King and Prince Resort. Mr. Burgess’s last visit with us was during World War II – all through the summer and fall of 1945, he was stationed on St Simons Island to attend Radar School. We were happy to be able to sit with Mr. Burgess and his wife in ECHO to chat about his time here 70 years ago.

Seth Burgess November 1945

Seth Burgess November 1945

We talked about how the rooms in the Historic Building were fashioned with bunk beds to accommodate all the Navy men here for their radar training. Some of his best memories included riding bikes around the island, listening to bands playing at a club near the Village, and a funny story about being his bunkman’s wingman because the girl he was taking on a date would only go if her friend had a date too.

The Radar room at The King and Prince

The Radar room at The King and Prince

Aerial of The King and Prince with radar towers in 1944

Aerial of The King and Prince with radar towers in 1944

While Mr. Burgess was here, our General Manager Michael Johnson took him on a tour, showing him our history wall.  He also posed for photos in front of ECHO, named to remember our naval radar connection to World War II.

Seth Burgess and Michael Johnson discussing The Resort's history

Seth Burgess and Michael Johnson discussing Resort history

Seth Burgess and his wife at ECHO in October 2015

Seth Burgess and his wife at ECHO in October 2015

 

Why You Should Consider a Naked Cake for Your Wedding

January 25th, 2016

Naked cakes aren’t going anywhere any time soon! They exude class with a minimalist vibe and their versatility to fit in with almost any wedding theme or color scheme is ensuring they stick around for a while.

The rustic elegance these eye catching cakes bring to the table is mesmerizing and the design possibilities are surprisingly endless. We love the simplicity of the idea that changing the flavor changes the color, it’s such an organic take on wedding cakes.

Changing the flavor to create a brown colored cake with accent middle layers of light icing and help create a more rustic feel. Whereas a lemon or vanilla cake with the same light icing will help create a more traditional wedding cake.

In case you’re still not sold on the idea of a naked cake, consider this, we’re in the South honey, and if you’re cake isn’t covered in icing, then that means it won’t melt!

Naked Wedding Cake with Roses

www.amyanaiz.com

Ombre Naked Wedding Cake

www.happyconfettiphotography.com

Three Tier Naked Wedding Cake

www.BobbiBrinkmanPhotography.com

Rustic Naked Wedding Cake

www.crystalstokesphotography.com

 

Meeting Planner Reviews of our St Simons Island Venue

January 18th, 2016

Over the years, The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has become a staple venue for many meeting planners. In addition to our unique location as the only oceanfront resort on St Simons Island, we are the proud 6 time winner of the Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award and 7 time winner of Meetings Focus South Best of the South Award. Check it out for yourself, here are a few of our most recent reviews from meeting planners: 

  • “Group really enjoyed the property and prompt attention to their needs. Can’t wait to visit again!” –TH
  • “Everyone went out of his/her way to make this the most memorable & special occasion for my family. I cannot thank you all enough!” –LB
  • “The transportation we arranged for an off premise dinner did not show up. The front desk staff was very helpful and arranged for back up transport right away.” –DM
  • “Great hotel and staff, very professional!” –JV
  • “Everything went smoothly. The staff was very attentive to our needs/wants and handled our requests quickly and efficiently.” –JE
  • “Can’t get any better!! Thank you everyone for another successful meeting!” –LJ
  • “The experience at The King & Prince was great. Thank you!” –JB
  • “Would highly recommend to others. Will use again.” –ME
  • “Great property and staff!” –RJ
  • “A BIG Thank You to Kaitlin, Julie, Terri, Veronica, Emily, Michael, David, and Billie! They all made my meeting a success, thank you so much!” –CL
An aerial view of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

An aerial view of The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Ali & Chase’s Fall Wedding on St. Simons Island

January 11th, 2016

Ali & Chase were married on the oceanfront lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, Georgia. Their September beachfront ceremony was followed by Mimosa toasts during their brunch reception in the Delegal Room. We love that they involved their pets in their big day and stayed in one our dog-friendly rooms!

The bride carried a beautiful white rose bouquet by island florist Cottage Flowers! Betty Ziegler made the cake and Dale Leonard Production was on on-hand for the video. Take a look at the amazing photos below from Bobbi Brinkman Photography:
Bride and Groom on St. Simons Island

Bride and Groom with Dogs

Bridesmaids and Bride on Pool Deck

Groomsmen and Groom on Pool Deck

Wedding Party on Beach

Bridesmaids and Bride on Beach

Bride and Groom at Wedding Cermony

Wedding Ceremony on Oceanfront Lawn

Wedding Ceremony St. Simons Island

Wedding Reception in Delegal Room

Lantern Centerpieces

Tree Wedding Print

First Dance
Coordinator: Beth Williams

 

 

2016 Resolutions – Now is the Time To…

December 31st, 2015

Each year we make big plans to start off great.

Why not start each year being super motivated and aiming for the stars? Obviously that’s a great idea. We should all want to start off trying to be a better version of ourselves!

Whether it’s related to work, relationships, or just self-improvement, most of us seem to start each New Year with new goals. Whether you’re finally getting around to starting that house project, or simply switching your focus, 2016 is the time to embrace change. Planning ahead and setting goals are the only way to grow.

Here’s a list of ideas to help jump start your 2016 as The Time To…

…Learn Something!
There’s lots of history to be found on St. Simons Island, starting with Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh, or Christ Church. You can even sign up for a trolley tour with Lighthouse Trolleys or Colonial Trolley and get a complete run down on EVERYTHING you need to know about St. Simons Island.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Trolley

Photo courtesy of Lighthouse Trolleys

…Make New Family Memories!
When’s the last time you had a professional update the family portrait? This time of year can be a little slower on the family schedules, why not take advantage of the time update the photos? Before spring and summer, you may even be able to get an awesome schedule with someone like Bobbi Brinkman Photography.

Bobbi Brinkman Family Portrait

Photo courtesy of Bobbi Brinkman Photography

…Get a Different Perspective!
Have you ever seen the island from the air? Wilco Aviation offers 4 different packages for you to see the Golden Isles from a bird’s eye view.

Wilco Aviation St. Simons Island Tour

Photo courtesy of Wilco Aviation

…Broaden your Horizons!
Change your horizons by taking a water tour. In the Golden Isles, there’s lots of ways to take advantage of this. You can try paddleboarding the ocean with SSI SUP or take a tour through the famed Marshes of Glynn with a kayak rental from Southeast Adventures.

St. Simons Island Kayak Tours

Photo courtesy of Southeast Adventure

Embrace 2016 each day and remember that Now is the Time To DO SOMETHING!