Posts Tagged ‘East Beach’

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)

Explore St. Simons Island by Bike

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Many of our guests rent bikes while they are on the island-or even bring their own from home. Exploring the island by bike is a great way to get around during your stay or to explore the island just for a day. Ocean Motion bike shop sits right at the foot of The King and Prince Resort and they have many adult and children’s bike options available.

 

Route 1: The Marsh & East Beach

Georgia’s coastal marshland accounts for nearly 378,000 acres of land on the back side of the six barrier islands. The marsh behind East Beach is a wonderful area to view nature at its best. You will see fiddler crabs, shore birds such as egrets, sandpipers, gulls, oyster catchers and raccoons.

While riding through the East Beach neighborhood, you will see the quaint side of St. Simons Island.

The Route: Turn right onto Ocean Boulevard. You will stay on Ocean Boulevard for a little over a mile while you ride along the marsh. Then, turn right onto 15th Street in the East Beach neighborhood. 15th Street will dead-end into Bruce Drive. When you turn onto Bruce Drive you will be at Gould’s Inlet which is a nice place to watch the shore birds or relax on the beach (at low tide). Continue on Bruce Drive and then make a right onto 1st Street. You will then make a left back onto Ocean Boulevard to ride back to the hotel. (See map below)

Marsh & East Beach Bike Route

 

Route 2: Bike Ride to The Village

The pier and village area of St. Simons is the heart of the island. There is so much to see and do! This bike ride will take you partially along Beachview Drive which runs parallel to the ocean. Enjoy the sea breeze and look out for dolphins in the water along your bike ride. Once you reach the village, you will ride past the lighthouse and Neptune Park and into the heart of the village. There are several bike racks where you can leave your bike while you explore all of the shops and restaurants this area has to offer.

The Route: From the resort, make a left onto Beachview Drive. Beachview will dead-end and turn into 5th Street as you make a right turn. After you make the right, make a left onto Ocean Boulevard. Stay on Ocean Boulevard as you pass the elementary school and then make a left onto 7th Street. As you ride down 7th street, it will turn into Oglethorpe Avenue which will take you past the lighthouse and Neptune Park and finally into the village. (See map below)

Bike Ride to the Village