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Morgan + David’s Black Tie Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

(This was originally written, photographed and featured by the Isaac and Amanda Photography blog)

FEBRUARY 12, 2019

MORGAN AND DAVID – BLACK TIE KING AND PRINCE WEDDING

One of our favorite parts of living on St Simons Island, in the heart of the beautiful Golden Isles, is that our hometown is a wedding destination for brides and grooms (from all over) — which means we get the pleasure of serving couples we would’ve never met in the first place, let alone had the privilege of being at their side on the most important day of their life.

We are so fortunate to be able to celebrate Morgan and David from the very beginning!  In case you missed it you can read about their epic Sea Island Surprise Proposal here.

We (Isaac and Amanda) started the morning on Florence Street in a brick Charleston-style, beach home framed by live oaks, ocean views, and sea breeze.  It was the perfect location for Morgan to sip on champagne and slip into her Manolo Blahnik princess shoes before the first look at the Avenue of the Oaks.   The bridal party popped champagne and cheered on the couple before walking down the aisle of St Simons United Methodist Church.

Edward on St. Simons outdid themselves with the beautiful floral ceremony backdrop of greenery and palm trees and thanks to the incredible expertise and eye of Beth of Beth Williams & Company, the day was flawless from start to finish.

From the proposal, engagement, rehearsal dinner, welcome party and wedding one theme that seemed to follow us everywhere we went (following Morgan and David) was the amount of love they shared with friends from all different parts of their life.

Morgan and David, we love the way you love your family and love the way you love your friends like family, and we felt so honored to be part of that inner circle for the weekend. We hope you love your photos as much as we loved taking them, and that each time you see them, they’d help you re-live the magic of your wedding day over and over again.

It was truly an honor, and we’re so excited for you to see a few of our many favorites!

 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

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Coordinator: Beth Williams & Company

Bridal Brunch: //Frederica Golf Club hosted by Morgan’s Aunts and Cousins // 119 Florence St // Sea Island Lodge Locker Room // Ceremony: St Simons United Methodist Church //Venue: King and Prince Resort  //Florist: Edward on St. Simons // Cake: I do cakes by Mary Ann // HMUA: B.Lush Salon and Xada // Dress: Heidi Elnora  //Build a Bride Consultant: Cander Yeilding // Shoes:  Manolo Blahnik //Bridesmaids Watters // Band: Shimmer East Coat Entertainment / Men Attire: Jos A Banks // Invitations: // Videographer: Abby Born // Transportation: The Fendig Company  // Cookies:  Sweet Gypsey // Ceremony Brochure:  Rachel at Watermarks Printing //

 

Madi + Rhett’s Beach Proposal Story

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

(This was originally written, photographed and featured by the Isaac and Amanda Photography blog)

NOVEMBER 17, 2018

MADI AND RHETT – KING AND PRINCE PROPOSAL

There is nothing more romantic and special to a girl than waiting for their own handsome leading man to surprise them on a bended knee with a sparkling engagement ring!

Rhett reached out to us (Isaac and Amanda) the first week of October with a destination surprise proposal plan at The King and Prince.  And, we are so thankful Rhett trusted us to help him with his plan!  As natural light photographers— you KNOW how crazy we are about good light!  Looking at the tide and sunset time, we recommended East Beach by the coastguard station nearby for the beach pictures he was looking for.  We lucked out because it was close to the house they were staying at, so when Rhett tried to convince Madi to walk to the beach with him for a private moment to read a scripture, she didn’t think twice about it and only started to wonder why he was shaking.

It’s always a big moment for us, right before a proposal.   We get such a rush of excitement, it’s the moment when the guy wears his heart on his sleeve and asks the love of his life to marry him.  It’s the moment in the movie that makes your heart skip a beat.  It’s as new and as fresh and exciting as the words “I love you” but what they are really saying is “I choose you”.

One of our favorite moments was walking into The King and Prince to see their families and closest friends there to celebrate the newly engaged couple!  Madi was so happy it brought her to smile-in-her-eye tears.  They toasted and cheered and we ended our session by popping some champagne by the jetty as the tide rolled out and the sun began to fade.

Below are just a few of our favorites!  It was so hard to choose.  Rhett truly planned the perfect proposal, and we are so honored we were able to capture it.  Congratulations again Rhett and Madi!  You have so much to look forward too!

Big Hugs and Lots of Love!

Isaac and Amanda (and the team at The King and Prince)

Megan + Justin’s Beach Wedding on St. Simons Island

Friday, December 14th, 2018

When Megan + Justin tied the knot on the beach in April, high on their list of must haves were FUN + personality. Check out some highlights from their big day and notice their details- they didn’t miss a single opportunity to let their personalities shine!

Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography
Cakes: Low Country Flour Girls Bakery
Reception Venue + Catering: Oceanfront Lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Wedding venue: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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*The King and Prince Resort does not provide planning or chairs for beach weddings. The resort wedding managers + catering teams are available for ceremonies and/or receptions held on the resort’s property. Details regarding Resort venues, including the oceanfront lawn seen in the above reception photos, can be found here. If you have questions or would like to discuss, please call our Wedding Team at 912-268-5010 or contact by email here.

 

Jennifer + Darius “Slay the Day” in June on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

So much love and almost too much beauty- you’ve got to check out the eye catching details from Jennifer + Darius’ big day. We’ve never felt so good about seeing red!

Sidenote- with a last name like Slay, this stunning couple ruled the wedding hashtag game using #SlaytheDay!

Photography: Travis Daniels Photography
Hair: Salon Sew Royal (Brittany Carroll)
Event Planner + Coordinator: Weddings by Bailey
Cake: I Do Cakes (Mary Ann Daniels)
Floral: Edward on St. Simons
DJ: DJ Double C

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Bridal Party Getting Ready

First Dance

 

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Chelsea + Carter’s May Beachfront Wedding

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Florals: Cottage Flowers
DJ: Island Sound
Photographer: John Krivec Photography
Venue + Catering: The King and Prince Resort
Coordinator: Heather Marshall
Cake: Tina Locklear

 

After a ceremony on the oceanfront lawn, this couple partied in the Delegal Room. We are absolutely obsessing over their unique, and colorful, ceremony exit and can’t get over their escape up the stairs after. High five for originality + exit surprises!

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Beach Wedding Portrait

Wedding Reception

Reception Entrance

Wedding Party

Lantern Centerpiece

Dancing at Wedding Reception

Dancing at Wedding Reception

Starfish Wedding Cake

Thank You Wedding Sign

 

Want to see more of this couples gorgeous day? There’s plenty more here!

 

 

6 Types of Wedding Guests That Will Love St. Simons Island

Monday, March 5th, 2018


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*This blog post was guest written by Jennifer Prince

Wedding planning involves many different aspects – the dress, the color palette, the flowers. There are so many decisions to be made, and it’s always wise to consider your guests when you are planning. One choice that should be easy is including St. Simons Island into your big day! Even if your friends and family are traveling from a distance – and no matter their interests – they are sure to find something fun to do.

1 - The History BuffThe History Buff

For those who adore an area steeped in history, St. Simons Island is full of options. One island favorite is St. Simons Island Lighthouse. Boasting beautiful views from the top, history buffs will certainly find the museum and its docents adept at describing the daily life of those who lived and worked at the lighthouse.

 

If a lover of the past enjoys the great outdoors, then Fort Frederica is a must see. With seaside views and lovely grounds, this national park showcases the remains of a fortification and the town that surrounded it.

 

Also of note is Christ Church, whose interior structure resembles the hull of a ship and includes beautifully stained glass. The surrounding cemetery is captivating and includes graves as early as the turn of the 19th century.

2 - The ExplorerThe Explorer

 

Have an adventurous guest? Suggest that they rent a bicycle from Ocean Motion. The island is easy to navigate, and a big plus is that bikes can be ridden on the beach during low tide.

 

For those who are curious about the waterways, taking a boat tour with Cap Fendig (of Lighthouse Trolleys) is a lovely option. The explorer will enjoy seeing native birds, open waters and the Sidney Lanier Bridge.

3 - The FoodieThe Foodie

 

If your guests love food, then they are certainly in for a treat. Whether craving fine dining in the evening or a quick bite before the day begins, ECHO at The King and Prince is the perfect choice. As the only oceanfront restaurant on the island, the culinary team has a philosophy of “local first” when choosing ingredients for their carefully curated cuisine.

 

Another choice for your epicurean friends is Georgia Sea Grill. With a focus on both sustainable and local ingredients, their dinner menu is fabulous, and save room for dessert!

 

Gnat’s Landing is the ultimate place for outdoor, casual dining. Visitors can linger over long picnic tables or take up residence on the outdoor “Gnatio”.

 

For a hearty breakfast, a gourmet can get their fill at Sandcastle Café at the Pier. The morning buffet is delicious and filling, and trying the Bloody Mary is a must.

4 - The Nature LoverThe Nature Lover

It goes without saying that the beach at St. Simons Island is beautiful. Whether your guests choose to swim, lounge, or walk on the sand at sunrise, the ocean will beckon.

 

The island is peppered with stately oaks dripping with Spanish moss. An interesting fact is that none of the buildings on the island can be built higher than the tree canopy, so St. Simon’s has a unique, natural vibe.

 

Speaking of trees, those who love the outdoors and a bit of a hunt will enjoy the island’s tree spirits. There are approximately 20 of these carvings around the island – with 7 on public property – and searching for them is an adventure on its own.

5 - The UnwinderThe Unwinder

For your guests whose only goal is to attend your wedding and use the time to get away from it all, a stay at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort offers just the right atmosphere. With on-site eateries, there really is no reason to leave the property. They can have a massage, play golf, or soak in the sun by the pool or ocean. No matter the choice, your guests can truly have a respite at this historic hotel.

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Of course, it goes without saying that mostly everyone likes to pick up a little something while they’re away. Whether it’s for a souvenir or some heavy duty purchases, strolling through the stores in St. Simons Island is a treat. Two favorites are the Savannah Bee Company, where you can taste and sample, and Pane in the Glass, which carries beautifully crafted, artisan goods. Also of note is Pier Village, which is a street bursting with locally owned stores.

 

No matter the guest, the beauty of the area and plethora of fun things to do only serve to enhance a wedding on St. Simons Island. Happy planning!

 

Planning a St. Simons Island Wedding? Be sure to get in touch with Golden Isles Wedding Association, which can help you plan your day.

 

Jennifer Prince blogs at Hill City Bride (www.hillcitybride.com) where she provides inspiration for brides-to-be, which includes showcasing lovely destinations for them to consider for their wedding day.

Erin + Stephen’s June Wedding on St. Simons Island

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Erin and Stephen’s beautiful church wedding was followed by gatherings at The King and Prince Resort which included cocktail hour on the oceanfront lawn, dinner service in the Lanier Ballroom, and the reception after party in the classic Delegal Room. We love this couple’s spirited exit, where their guests cheered them on with pom poms made of their favorite team’s colors. Check out more of Brooke Robert’s photos from their special day.

Ceremony venue: St. Simons United Methodist Church
Reception venue + catering: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Photographer: Brooke Roberts Photography
Coordinator: Ally Moline Events
Band: East Coast Entertainment
Cake: Betty Zeigler
Flowers: Cottage Flowers
Videographer: Aloha Films
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Want to see more? You’re in luck, Aloha Films was kind enough to share their video too!

Susanne & Jon’s Summer Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

This gorgeous couple chose St. Simons Island for their destination wedding because The King and Prince Resort is so near and dear to the bride’s family. Their June wedding took place at Wesley United Methodist Church, with a First Look prior to the ceremony, and followed by a reception in the Lanier Ballroom at The King and Prince Resort. A few highlights from their day include a morning round of golf for the guys at The King and Prince Golf Course, the creative activity book for kids, their stellar band that had the guests celebrating all night, and a massive family photo that took up the main staircase in the Resort’s lobby. All photographs were taken and kindly shared by Heather Kline Photography.

Ceremony venue: Wesley United Methodist Church
Rehearsal Dinner, Reception + catering: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Flowers + design: Urban Poppy
Cake: Mary Ann Daniels
Music: Party on the Moon
Photography: Heather Kline Photography
Makeup: Judy Crouch
Hair: The Back Porch Salon
Videography: I Thee Film

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Anna + Tyler’s May Wedding on St. Simons Island

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Anna + Tyler’s May nuptials took place at St. Simons United Methodist Church followed by a trolley ride to The King and Prince Resort for dinner in the Lanier Ballroom and a reception chock full of dancing in the iconic Delegal Room. Take a look and see why this gorgeous couple was all smiles all day long! Photos were kindly provided by Brooke Roberts Photography.

Ceremony venue: St. Simons United Methodist Church
Reception venue + catering: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Coordinator: Lexis Hay
Flowers: Edward on St. Simons
Photographer: Brooke Roberts Photography
Cake: Mary Ann Daniels

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Want more? Click here to see more blogs from other “Real Weddings” at The King and Prince Resort.

 

Leslie & Hammond’s August Wedding on St. Simons Island

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Leslie & Hammond said “I do” in an oceanfront ceremony at The King and Prince overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Their reception immediately followed in the Resort’s Delegal Room surrounded by friends, family, and historic stained glass. Prior to the ceremony, the Bride & her tribe got ready in the spacious 4-bedroom Meadow’s House. Check out their details below with photos courtesy of Belletti Photography.

Ceremony + Reception: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Coordinator: Heather Marshall (Island Weddings Day of Coordinating)
Cake: Betty Zeigler Cakes
Florist: A Courtyard Florist
Band: KTG Entertainment

Bride Getting Ready

Before the Ceremony

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Groomsmen

Oceanfront Lawn Wedding Ceremony

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Bridal Party

Cake and First Dance Photos

 

 

Delegal Room Reception