Posts Tagged ‘St. Simons Island Weddings’

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

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

A Resort Wedding on St. Simons Island, Georgia

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

On a beautiful spring day, Erin & Chris were married in an oceanfront ceremony at our historic resort. A reception followed in our newly-renovated Delegal Dining Room. Photographer Brooke Roberts captured their special day with these beautiful images.

Oceanfront Ceremony on St. Simons Island

Wedding Ceremony on St. Simons Island

Delegal Dining Room Wedding Set-up

Father Daughter Dance in Delegal Dining Room

 Georgia Oceanfront Wedding Pictures

Georgia Oceanfront Wedding Photos

An Oceanfront Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

On July 18th, 2014 Obi & Sydney were married on the oceanfront lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. A reception followed on the resort property in the historic Delegal Dining Room. This is You photography captured these beautiful images of their special day.

Oceanfront Wedding on St. Simons Island

Walking Down the Aisle

Beach Wedding Photos

Reception Centerpieces

Delegal Dining Room St. Simons Island

Candid Wedding Photo

Wedding Photos at The King and Prince Resort

 

Wedding and Reception on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

This summer, Gina & Brian were married at Lovely Lane Chapel and held their reception at The King and Prince Resort. The island and resort were a beautiful backdrop for their summer wedding. Peacock Photo & Video captured these beautiful images of Gina & Brian’s special day.

St. Simons Island Wedding Reception

Rings and Bouquet Close-up

Wedding Reception on St. Simons Island

Oceanfront Lawn on St. Simons Island

Beach Wedding Photos on St. Simons Island

Wedding on St. Simons Island Georgia

Wedding Reception at The King and Prince Resort

To view more photos from Gina & Brian’s wedding, visit the Peacock Photo & Video website. To learn more about weddings at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website.

Unique Ways to Depart from Your Wedding Reception

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Antique car rentals on St. Simons Island

We’ve all seen the “Just Married” signs on the back of a decorated car and we’ve all seen the bride & groom depart the reception and get into a limo to be whisked away to the airport but when you get married on St. Simons Island, there are some unique ways to depart from your wedding reception.

  • Classic Cars are an excellent way to make a statement when you depart! Martin’s Wedding Transportation is a locally owned and operated. They have 4 different cars to choose from including: A 1940 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan, A 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Sedan, A 1969 Cadillac DeVille Convertible and A 1930 Model A Ford.
  • Hopping on some bikes as you leave the reception is a very eco-friendly and island-style way to depart and it is a great way to get some neat wedding photos! You can rent bikes for your big day at Ocean Motion Surf Company right at the foot of our property.
  • Horse-drawn carriage or on horseback: Three Oaks Farm can make your fairy tale dreams come true! They have many wedding packages available which include arriving or departing on horseback, by horse drawn carriage or in a Cinderella carriage!
  • For those who are adventurous, depart from the reception on a stand up paddlebaord courtesy of St. Simons SUP. This is the perfect combo of adventure and a great way to get some “trash the dress” photos….(if you fall off the board). It’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but it’s a fun way to break away from tradition.

These are just a few of many different options that are available to our wedding couples. Contact our wedding catering managers to learn more about unique departure ideas or for information about getting married at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort!

The Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Wedding at a Resort

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Oceanfront Lawn on St. Simons Island

There are endless options when it comes to where to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. Our wedding experts often hear from couples after their wedding who tell us that they are so happy they chose to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue. Here are our top 5 reasons to hold your wedding at a resort.

5. You Can Spend More Time With Family & Friends. Think about how busy a wedding weekend can be.  Often times, family and friends have flown in from across the country to attend your special day. There is so much catching up to do…but everyone is staying at different hotels across town. But, when you hold your event at a resort, you and your guests have the option of staying at the same location, usually at a discounted rate. This means more time to spend with friends and family and more money in your pocket!

4. You’ll Avoid Hidden Catering Costs. Did you know that many catering companies charge extra for tables and chairs….and even extra fees for plates, staffing and trash removal? The per-person charge at a resort will cover all of this-and more!

3. Transportation. Remember the time that you went to your cousin’s wedding and half the guests got lost on the way to the reception? That simply does not happen when your wedding is at a resort. The reception is steps away from the ceremony location. If there is time between the ceremony and reception, your guests can go back to their room to freshen up or relax for a few minutes. Sometimes, couples will pay to transport their guests from one location to another and again, when you have your wedding at a resort, there is no need or cost for this!

2. Take The Elevator Home. When your guests are staying at the location of the reception, there is no need to worry about anyone drinking too much and driving to their hotel. It is one less thing to worry about on your big day.

1. Less Stress, More Fun. Planning a wedding is stressful and it usually stays that way right up until the wedding day. When you have your wedding at a resort, there is far less stress involved. From the moment you wake up ’til the moment your head hits the pillow that night, the resort’s wedding team is working hard to ensure that you and your guests have a great time. Hair & makeup can be done in your room, your ceremony is just a short walk from your room and the reception is just steps from the ceremony! With less stress AND saving money, you’ll be able to enjoy your weekend with your friends and family!

For more information about resort weddings, please visit our website.

The Wedding of Your Dreams at The King and Prince

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The King and Prince provides a breathtaking oceanfront backdrop for magical wedding festivities. The resort’s venue spaces (which can accommodate up to 300 people), culinary creations, amenities and attentive staff are sure to make your day memorable!

These are photos of real weddings at The King and Prince. For more information on hosting your wedding at our resort, visit our website or call 912-638-3631. More wedding photos are available to view here.

Bride and Groom at The King and Prince

Flower Girl Umbrellas

Wedding Palm Trees

King and Prince Wedding Centerpiece

(Photo by Britt Croft Photography)

King and Prince Weddings

Wedding at The King and Prince Resort

(Photo by Peacock Photo & Video)

Green Wedding Tips

Friday, June 20th, 2014

 

Chalk Board Seating Chart

Every year, 220 million tons of waste are generated in the United States. Some eco-friendly brides want to do their small part by making sure that their wedding lessens that footprint. Here are some ways you can do your part to help the environment and still have an amazing wedding!

Wedding Invitations: Many companies now offer wedding invitations made out of recycled paper or paper with seeds. They will usually cost a little bit more but are beautiful….especially if you use seeded paper that your guests can plant so they can enjoy the flowers for years to come! Another way to save postage and some trees is to forgo the RSVP card and ask guests to RSVP via phone or email.

Flowers: Many florists use flowers that are imported or sprayed with pesticides. Do your part for the environment by using local or seasonal flowers. Instead of having large floral displays on the table, try using succulents or a small bush that guests can take home and plant after the wedding is over. They will last a lot longer than cut flowers will too!

Transportation: Is your reception being held at a different venue than your ceremony? Think about getting some motor coaches or trolleys to transport your guests to the reception. This will ensure that nobody gets lost and will help your carbon footprint.

Seating Chart: Instead of individual place cards for seating, how about using a chalk board or vintage window to display your guest’s names and their table. Both can be re-used in your home!

Wedding Favors: There are some really neat ideas when thinking about eco-friendly favors for your guests. Flower seeds, succulents or potted plants, local honey, seedlings and homemade soap are all great examples of green wedding favors that your guests will love. In addition, in leiu of favors, you could make a donation in your guest’s name to an eco-friendly charity that is close to your and your spouse (such as: The Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy or the World Wildlife Fund).

Green Wedding Favors

For more green-wedding ideas, visit our Pinterest page. To learn about weddings on St. Simons Island, visit our website.