Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Ally Moline Events
Cake + Florals: Straton Hall
DJ: Island Sound
Hair: Amy Jenkins
Makeup: Felicia Cammon
Ceremony, Reception + Catering: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Posts Tagged ‘Destination Beach Wedding’
Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
*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.
The 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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
We are excited to share photos from a recent destination wedding here on St. Simons Island that was absolutely breathtaking! Complete with a rehearsal dinner overlooking the ocean, strolling reception in the Delegal Room (and an amazing doughnut tower!), and a cocktail hour on the oceanfront lawn, they gave their guests a night filled with good food, fun, and beautiful views. Check out their wedding photos below (thanks to Chris Moncus Photography for capturing all these amazing moments)!
Ceremony: St. William Catholic Church
Reception & Catering: King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Event Designer, Coordiantor & Flowers: Cocktails & Details
Photographer: Chris Moncus Photography
DJ: Island Sound
Hair & Makeup: Fantasy Hair & Makeup
Kate & Judd were married over the summer in a ceremony on the oceanfront lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Their simple, yet elegant wedding let their personalities shine through on their special day. Once Like A Spark Photography was there to capture the ceremony and reception at the resort. For more photos of their wedding, visit Once Like A Spark online.
Choosing colors for your wedding will help bring out your personality for your special day, but deciding which colors to use can be a headache because there are SO many options! Our wedding experts have chosen their top picks for spring 2015 wedding colors!
Aquamarine – We think this color would look great for a beach wedding. Complimenting the colors of the sand, it is a flattering color on most skin tones.
Tangerine – Add a pop of color to your bouquet with bright flowers! Adding a few bright colors into the mix will make the bouquet uniquely you!
Purple – A timeless, classic, and we think a rather “royal” color; there are so many different ways to use purple in your wedding. We love the idea of different shades/flowers on the table at the reception combined with purple napkins to tie it all together.
No matter which colors you choose, we know your wedding will be one of the most beautiful days in your life! For more information about planning your wedding, visit our website.
Greetings, all! We’re The King and Prince’s wedding experts, Ruth Driggs and Scarlett Starr! This is your special invitation to join us at this year’s Golden Isles Magazine Bridal Fair held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Georgia’s Golden Isles! If you’re considering a wedding in Georgia, the Bridal Fair is your perfect first step. We’ll be there on Sunday, January 20 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. There you can experience the latest destination wedding trends and make personal connections with local photographers, florists and wedding planners. We’ll be there to share our insider secrets, make introductions and help ensure that your catered events at the resort go off without a hitch.
Pssst! Have you heard? The King and Prince’s renovations should be complete in February, just in time for your St. Simons Island wedding! You’ll see a fresh new look to the historic Delegal dining room, with gracious French doors that open out to the sun and sea. The reinvention of the Lanier Ballroom includes majestic European-style lighting that will inspire you to dance the night away.
So save the date and drop by to meet us on January 20th! Want some advance reconnaissance? Just email Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get together!
You’re in the planning stages, navigating that slippery slope between starry-eyed betrothal and a wedding’s obligations and expectations.
- Those of you who have always dreamed of your wedding in your hometown, surrounded by tradition, will find great comfort and presence in forging ahead with those plans.
- Others of you, however, envision creating a world away in a remote spot, where you’re in charge of the timeline and the size of the guest list naturally limits itself.
If you find yourself in the second group, consider a destination wedding venue at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, just off Georgia’s coast. Pictured above, the resort’s front lawn provides the perfect spot to gather with family and friends for a casual reception or to meet before venturing out to discover the island’s delights. Surrounded by friends, family, nature, history and the pounding surf, you’ll create your own traditions………..which can include, by the way, annual reunions on your anniversary at the King and Prince!
Here comes the Bride…. it’s a classic. Vivaldi? Love it. But since you’re spreading your wings and creating a different sort of wedding experience, consider this. Whether you walk down the aisle or down the beach at your destination wedding, set the stage with alternative music such as “A Thousand Years” by The Piano Guys (click here for a listen). Its slow, measured pace, a sort of love song between piano and cello, sets the stage- transporting you and your guests into an open, relaxed presence where the timeless nature of the vows you make will shine for years in memory.
Looking for the perfect backdrop? May we suggest the Delegal Room at the King and Prince: historic, elegant, yours for a day.
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!
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……………