Posts Tagged ‘Why Choose a Destination Wedding?’

Bridal Confession: Why I Choose a Destination Wedding

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

One bride’s point of view on the benefits of a destination wedding…

I knew that I had to plan a destination wedding. It all started with my husband’s family’s obsession with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They envisioned our most important day on a farm in Nebraska, designed in the colors of the college football team.

When different members of the family started emailing us photos of various red and white colored barns, I knew that a destination wedding was my only way out of their Husker fantasy nuptial.

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, my family would never agree to a wedding to a Husker themed wedding…we had to be in neutral territory.

So, that’s when my fiance and I decided on a wedding destination.

Because my parents were financing our wedding and being from two different religions, we did not want have to choose one over the other. A destination wedding  would make the most sense. Besides, we did not want to evoke discord between our families’ about a church ceremony.

Our destination plans also served as another  convenient way to weed out our ever growing guest list. Between our family requests, friends and colleagues, we were up to 400+ people.

We knew we had to escape the drama of both our families, if our special day was going to play out without any conflicts.  Approaching our wedding plans  as if we were scouting a film for a movie, we wanted our destination wedding to take place somewhere, foreign and exotic from our usual surroundings. As we compared wedding destinations in other countries, we were pruning our guest list to 150 people.

At first, we contemplated a destination wedding in Florence, Italy. But, then we realized that we’d excluding many family members. Then, we considered Cozumel. But, that was still too far to expect 150 guests to board an international flight.

That’s when we decided on an oceanfront wedding right here in the United States. It was “beachy” enough to feel like we were someplace special without boarding an international flight. Choosing a location situated with a front row view of the Atlantic Coast that could host our ceremony, reception and honeymoon proved to be the perfect decision for us!

There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the location for your wedding, but nothing beats an ocean view!

For more information about weddings at The King and Prince Resort, click here.


Perfect Day to Become a Bride to Be!!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Was today the day?  Did he choose the most romantic day of the year to tell you he wanted to spend the rest of his life with you?  Congratulations!  So you’ve called your parents and all your friends, posted pictures on Facebook, and told pretty much everybody who’ll listen:  “I’m getting married!”  Now it’s time to plan. Deciding on the perfect place for your happily ever after to begin is certainly a daunting task, with which we are glad to help.  We are going to let the pictures tell the story…  Then, give Ruth and Scarlett a call at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and start planning the destination beach wedding of your dreams!

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Island Wedding

Georgia Beach Wedding

Destination Beach Wedding

Delegal Room at The King and Prince


From more weddings pictures at The King and Prince Resort, visit our wedding gallery!


Photos courtesy of (from top) – Light.Love.Laughter Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography, Rebecca Cerasani Photography, Brooke Roberts Photography


St. Simons Island — Not Just Another Pretty Beach!

Friday, January 18th, 2013
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Wedding Beneath Spanish Moss

Planning your destination wedding?   Always dreamed of exchanging vows ‘neath Spanish moss and live oaks?  You’ll find it all here on St. Simons Island.  Spend your days oceanside at the newly renovated King and Prince terrace, sipping signature cocktails, sifting sand and soaking up rays.  Then change the scene a bit.  Shift your ceremony to the island’s center and take your place under historic oaks draped in Spanish moss.  As the dappled light fades, a new life begins.

Interested in more Georgia destination wedding venue ideas?  Visit this year’s Golden Isles Magazine Bridal Fair this Sunday from 1-4 pm at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.  The King and Prince’s wedding experts, Ruth Driggs and Scarlett Starr will be on hand to share their insider tips and suggestions with you!

Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?

Monday, November 12th, 2012


Destination Wedding Location
Why Choose a Destination Wedding?

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!

Don’t Super-Size Me!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
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Destination Weddings at The King and Prince!

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!

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An Offbeat Activity for Your Destination Wedding Guests: Try a Ghost Walk

Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Haunted Lighthouses in the US

‘Tis the season for all things spooky and scary right about now.  And let’s face it, planning any wedding can sometimes generate a few shades of the macabre.  Why not face the demons head on and schedule a “Ghost Walk of St. Simons” tour one enchanted evening with your resort wedding guests?  After all, Coastal Living ranks the St. Simons lighthouse as one of the Top Ten Haunted Lighthouses in the US.  You’ll walk in the footsteps of the past, learn a little local history……..and it’s dog- and kid-friendly.   Your guests will love it – and you for daring to diverge from the beaten path.  Then, the next day as you lounge on the beach or in one of the King and Prince’s six swimming pools, you might just feel a little more connected to the sights and sounds of this very special beach wedding resort.

The Latest Thing in Weddings

Friday, September 28th, 2012

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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……………