Posts Tagged ‘Georgia Weddings’

Perfect Day to Become a Bride to Be!!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Was today the day?  Did he choose the most romantic day of the year to tell you he wanted to spend the rest of his life with you?  Congratulations!  So you’ve called your parents and all your friends, posted pictures on Facebook, and told pretty much everybody who’ll listen:  ”I’m getting married!”  Now it’s time to plan. Deciding on the perfect place for your happily ever after to begin is certainly a daunting task, with which we are glad to help.  We are going to let the pictures tell the story…  Then, give Ruth and Scarlett a call at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and start planning the destination beach wedding of your dreams!

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Island Wedding

Georgia Beach Wedding

Destination Beach Wedding

Delegal Room at The King and Prince

 

From more weddings pictures at The King and Prince Resort, visit our wedding gallery!

 

Photos courtesy of (from top) – Light.Love.Laughter Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography, Rebecca Cerasani Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography

 

Don’t Super-Size Me!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
destination wedding location

Destination Weddings at The King and Prince!

Looking for that perfect destination wedding venue?  Come here, under the St. Simons sun, and create an event to draw together your closest family and dearest friends, changing lives forever.  Whether that means a gang of four – or 300 of your most cherished soul mates  The King and Prince Resort is perfectly scaled to frame your wedding in a way that will create memories for years to come.

Consider this:  a ceremony or reception on the oceanfront lawn for 300.  A banquet in the Lanier Ballroom for 280.  Brunch in the historic, ocean-limned Delegal Room for 200.

Envisioning a more intimate scale?  Imagine your event in the Retreat Room or Solarium with panoramic views of the Atlantic.    Or head out to the Ocean Terrace Grill for a relaxed venue and refreshments.  Then again, there’s always the balcony on your oceanfront room:  A bottle of champagne, room service, and thou!

Click here to view photos from real weddings at The King and Prince!

An Offbeat Activity for Your Destination Wedding Guests: Try a Ghost Walk

Monday, October 29th, 2012
St. Simons Lighthouse

Haunted Lighthouses in the US

‘Tis the season for all things spooky and scary right about now.  And let’s face it, planning any wedding can sometimes generate a few shades of the macabre.  Why not face the demons head on and schedule a “Ghost Walk of St. Simons” tour one enchanted evening with your resort wedding guests?  After all, Coastal Living ranks the St. Simons lighthouse as one of the Top Ten Haunted Lighthouses in the US.  You’ll walk in the footsteps of the past, learn a little local history……..and it’s dog- and kid-friendly.   Your guests will love it – and you for daring to diverge from the beaten path.  Then, the next day as you lounge on the beach or in one of the King and Prince’s six swimming pools, you might just feel a little more connected to the sights and sounds of this very special beach wedding resort.

The Latest Thing in Weddings

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Oceanfront destination wedding
What’s the latest trend in weddings?  The oldest things in the world:  simplicity, family, and friends.  Gone are the days when bride and groom spent their wedding day isolated from others, like figures on a wedding cake.  Regardless of their potential to spend, couples today are looking to connect with others rather than trying to impress them.

And, of course, the perfect venue for elegance and simplicity is a Georgia beach wedding at the King and Prince Resort.  There you can spend hours overlooking the Atlantic, or explore the community that is the island itself.  You’re not in a faceless “all-inclusive” golden cage, but rather surrounded by history and interests at all levels, from sports to history to spa.

If I had it to do all over again, I’d be here.  Hmmmmm maybe 25th anniversary coming up?  Save the date……………

Go Rustic at Your Wedding With Shrimp and Grits at the King and Prince

Monday, September 24th, 2012

shrimp and grits recipe

Loving the idea of a rustic wedding but don’t want to do the whole barn-haybale-kerchief thing?  Elegant-ize your event with a St. Simons Island Wedding at the King and Prince!  Shrimp and Grits are healthy, local, down-home fare – just perfect for a relaxed brunch or elegant reception.  The K&P just took the ‘People’s Choice’  prize at the at the 2012 Wild Georgia Shirmp & Grits Festival and you can try Chef Jeff Kaplan’s winning recipe below at home for a taste of success.  Then invite your guests here and share with them that perfect combination of grace, welcome and simplicity that is St. Simons Island!

SHRIMP & GRITS WITH TASSO CREAM SAUCE

2 Servings

1 cup heavy cream

3 T. olive oil

1/3 cup Tasso Ham

¼ cup Kernel Corn

¼ cup Diced Tomatoes

2 T. chopped Green Onion

½ cup Wild Georgia Shrimp

1 T. Cajun Seasoning

¼ cup Asiago Cheese

Salt & Pepper to Taste

In one saucepan, sauté the shrimp with Cajun seasoning using olive oil. In another pan, sauté the ham, corn, tomatoes and green onions. Add heavy cream and Asiago cheese; let simmer for two minutes. Add shrimp and serve over cooked stone ground grits of your choice.

Set the Stage

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Destination Wedding SpaceLooking for the perfect destination wedding venue?  Create a little of your own history at the King and Prince.  Gorgeous blue stained glass windows frame the ocean view in the resort’s Delegal Room.  The room, named for the first British fortification on the south end of the island, sets the stage for an elegant reception or welcome brunch.  Each window bursts with light, depicting St. Simons scenes:  St. Simons Lighthouse, the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Christ Church, the beach, the King and Prince……..Or, for a more casual spin, create a treasure hunt for guests:  first one to visit each historic sight wins a prize (maybe a return trip?).

Colors for your Fall Destination Wedding

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

 

fall wedding colors

 

Who’s done their research to make sure your wedding colors coordinate with the Pantone color wheel for your Fall 2012 destination wedding!  Here they are:  beautiful hues for fall.  And the perfect backdrop for your colorful event?  The King and Prince bathed in lovely Honey Gold set against an Olympian Blue sky with a sprinkling of Bright Chartreuse in the palms.  This must be your year – here!

Destination Weddings at The King and Prince

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Nancy Krabill at Taste of Glynn

Plan your St. Simons Island wedding at the King and Prince Resort, and begin your own love affair with this place that will call you home time and time again.   Talk to visitors and you’ll hear the mantra, steady as the sea breezes playing on the coast:  ”I’ve been coming here for years,” “My parents honeymooned here and now it’s my turn,”  “We came as wedding guests and stayed on for the rest of the week…”

I’m Nancy Krabill, a local with my own trove of King and Prince memories, but more about that later. For the next few weeks, I’ll be sending you real-time blasts that only an insider can share with brides-to-be considering their all-important wedding resort venue.  After all, the destination itself is a key star in your wedding event.  You’ll want one that needs no rehearsal: not just another pretty backdrop but one with a real sense of place, time and culture.

If this beach in Georgia sounds just peachy to you, come back here for a visit as we explore the history and charm not only of the resort, but also of its surroundings, cuisine, local characters, outdoor activities, and of course, shopping opportunities.

Warmest regards – Nancy

Southern Culinary Traditions

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Southern Culinary Traditions

 

Shrimp and Grits…most northerners might cringe at the thought of eating such a thing, at least I did.  That was until I experienced one of the most exquisite and memorable meals in my life at the King & Prince Beach and Golf Resort.  Shrimp and Grits, from the Kings Tavern have a flavor and aroma that is divine.

 

Shrimp and grits began as a seasonal shrimper’s breakfast.  Low country, shrimp were cooked with bacon grease and poured over creamy grits, where it became known as breakfast shrimp.  Being a travel writer and going on Fam trips to different regions of the country, I have the opportunity to try all types of ethic foods.   I find myself sitting at a table among other writers from all over the U.S., gathered at St. Simons Island, Georgia to experience a true Southern Culinary Tradition

 

The evening began with cocktails by Thirteenth Colony Distillery of Americus, and Artisan Cheeses by Sweet Grass Dairy, brought to us from Thomasville, Georgia.  This special event was presented in the original historical wing of the resort, called the Solarium.  To me this is the most inspirational part of the King and Prince Resort

 

Sous Chef Dwayne Austell chose a volunteer out of our group to participate in creating a delightful meal of Shrimp and Grits.  Together they began by sautéing fresh Wild Georgia Shrimp with a bit of Cajun seasoning, creating an atmosphere of aromatic pleasure.

 

 

This culinary presentation was created by the Executive Chef Jeff Kaplan and his Sous Chef’s Paula Murphy & Dwayne Austell. Together created a sensual experience that sent the taste buds dancing, and the sheer aroma moved the soul.  The presentations were a visual wonder of artistry.

 

 

From there we went on to Oysters on the Half Shell, Sweet Corn, Asparagus, Tomato, Cilantro Vinaigrette  and Chardonnay, Frog Town Cellars, Dahlonega, Ga 2008

 

After the first course, The Intermezzo we were presented with Blackberry Sorbet, Mist of Blackberry Liqueur, which was out of this world.

 

The entrée was Wild Georgia Low Country Shrimp and Grits and Sangiovese, Frog Town Cellars, Dahlonega, Ga 2008 and finished of with Sugar Marsh Cottage Petit Fours.

 

This was an unbelievable and delightful way to start four days of adventure at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.  Our host and severs were some of the best I have ever experienced.

 

There are many recipes for shrimp and grits all over the Internet, cooked every way imaginable.  If you would like to try and make it for yourself, here is the recipe from the Chef.

 

King and Prince Shrimp & Grits in a Tasso Cream Sauce Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

1 cup heaving cream

1/3 cup tasso ham 

 ¼ cup kernel corn

¼ cup diced tomatoes 

2 tablespoons chopped green onions 

½ cup wild Georgia shrimp

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

¼ cup asiago cheese

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil

 

Preparation:  In a sauce pan, sauté the Georgia shrimp with Cajun seasoning using olive oil.  In another pan, sauté tasso ham, corn, tomatoes, and green onions: add heavy cream and asiago cheese: let simmer two minutes.  Add shrimp and serve over stone ground grits of your choice. 

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The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
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Flip Flop Friendly Wedding

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Nothing says “beach” like flip flops, so why not let your guests get comfy and slip on a pair? Baskets of flip flops around the dance floor is fun and unexpected! Then, send them home with some fun and funky flip flop favors so they will remember that awesome wedding by the sea!