Leigh and Jason were married at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort in an oceanfront ceremony on the lawn, followed by cocktail hour inside, and a reception in the Lanier Ballroom. In addition to fun party favors, such as sunglasses and light up sticks, they chose to also have cotton candy and the quintessential photo booth. To set their style apart, they accented their ceremony and reception with shades of green- notice the light ombre effect at the bottom of her dress, the flowers on the cake, and the uplighting of the ballroom.
Packing for a destination wedding can be a bit more stressful than getting ready for a wedding at home. Unlike having a wedding close to home, often times you cannot just run home (or to the store) and pick up important items that you may forget for your big day. Read on to learn important tips from our wedding experts to make sure you don’t leave anything important behind.
Make a list, check it twice…or even three times…Lists will really be your best friend when packing for your destination wedding. Have a friend or relative check your list to make sure you aren’t forgetting anything. Once you are all packed up, keep that list with you so you don’t forget to pack anything for your trip home!
Keep makeup minimal– especially if you are going somewhere warm…and don’t forget your sunscreen. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you pack your own sunscreen and moisturizer. The last thing you want is to have a reaction to your sunscreen the day of your wedding.
Do you really need ALL of those shoes? Shoes can take up so.much.room. Do yourself a favor and put a few pairs back in your closet. We promise that you won’t miss them…and you’ll have a bit more room for more important things.
Carry on your wedding dress. Do not check it! This is probably one of the most important tips we can give you.
Baggage fees and overweight bags can add up quick. Instead of going over the weight limit on your bags, pack an extra one and pay the extra baggage fee. You will usually pay less for an extra bag than you would for over stuffing your luggage and paying the fee. Also, instead of flying with your extra wedding gear, ship it to your destination, pay a few extra bucks to have it insured and track it. It’s more likely to make it to your destination and not be late.
Meeting and event planners are always looking for fun ways to spice up their events. Themed banquets, fun team building activities and group outings are all great ways to add some extra excitement to group events but the new trend is adding a photo booth to your event! Many photo booths come complete with fun props to take hilarious photos that attendees will be able to laugh about and keep for years to come.
Local Golden Isles photographer, Studio Pixel Pop is the expert when it comes to photo booths for group events. Photo booths can be set up for corporate events, holiday parties, church groups, group meetings and even weddings! For more information about booking a photo booth for your next event, visit Studio Pixel Pop online. To learn more about group events on St. Simons Island, visit our website.
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.)
It’s hard to believe that 2015 is right around the corner. Since it is the holiday season and we know that many engagements happen this time of the year, we thought we would close 2014 and start 2015 with some wisdom from our wedding experts.
5. Set a budget: There are so many important aspects to planning a wedding but if you do not set a budget, you really cannot plan accordingly and can get yourself into sticky situations as far as your finances are concerned. One of the first decisions you should make about your wedding is your budget. After that big decision is made, you can really start planning for your wedding.
4. It is never too early to shop for bridal gowns: It can take brides several months to find the perfect dress for their big day. Add to that the time (and a lot of it) that it takes for alterations, and you’ll understand why we recommend starting to look for a dress sooner rather than later. There is nothing worse than rushing to make a huge decision. Go early, bring a few friends or family members with you and have fun! We recommend starting to look at least 9 months in advance.
3. Hire a planner: If you have money in the budget, we suggest hiring a planner for your big day. They will take care of a lot of last minute details that can stress out a bride. They will make sure that your day is perfect in every way possible and you won’t have to worry about the caterer showing up late or fielding phone calls about electrical outlets.
2. Consider getting married at a resort: Your wedding day can be hectic. Out of town guests usually stay at a hotel, your wedding ceremony is at one place, the reception is at another….it adds up to a lot of extra time spent driving for you and your guests. When you have your wedding at a resort, you are just steps away from the ceremony and reception. You don’t have to worry about your guests getting lost or drinking and driving and you have one point of contact for everything. Read more about resort weddings here.
1. Add some of your personality to the day: We’ve all been to weddings and we know how amazing they can be and also how bland some can be. Don’t have a bland wedding! There are so many ways you can add personality to the day! If you have a dog, incorporate them into the ceremony. Write your own vows, use childhood photos or quotes for table numbers, have a sundae bar or a signature drink for your guests. The possibilities are endless! For more fun ideas, check out our Pinterest boards.