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St. Simons Elopement Ideas

Saint Simons Island weddings are a staple to our beautiful area. Couples come from all around the country to plan their bare feet in the sand for a beach wedding or in the historic squares and gardens.  There are many gorgeous places that represent our beautiful coastal area very well– from sandy beaches to open parks.  Which Saint Simons wedding venue is right for you? It’s just a matter of which reflect your personality!

Our parks feature the beautiful Spanish Moss that everyone loves on the trees, and are often times very close to the piers to allow you beautiful post-elopement photo ops.  Many people fall in love with the beaches, and best of all they are free!  What’s most important is that you consider the tide levels for when you would like to have your wedding ceremony.  Consult the tide charts and take into account the weather, which can greatly affect the tides.  Also keep in mind that since the beaches are free, there is no way to reserve a space for your wedding. If you have elaborate décor, be sure that your wedding coordinator has a plan ahead of time to enact setup.

 

 

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East Beach wedding on St. Simons Island :: Photo by Anna and Spencer via Yes Bride

 

Wedding Elopement at Mallery Park in St SImons Island

Mallery Park on Saint Simons Island

 

Elopements Gascoigne Bluff on St. Simons Island

Gascoigne Bluff  near Epworth by the Sea

Small Gazebo in Neptune Park St. Simons Island

Gazebo by Neptune Park/The Village

Avenue of the Oaks St Simons Sea Island

Avenue of the Oaks to Sea Island

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Gazebo and Pool at the Best Western Island Inn

Neptune Park Casino Lawn St Simons Island

Neptune Park

Keep in mind that these are not your only options! Looking for Jekyll Island elopement venues? We’ve got you covered, too!  You can also look into many areas at your hotel or restaurant if you are making a weekend of it.  Here is what you need to elope:

• A wedding officiant of your choice

• A beautiful location

• Your wedding license from Glynn County

You can also download our Saint Simons Elopement Checklist to help get you started!

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Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island
Jul 11 2013

Jekyll Island Wedding: Anna & Jamie

 

Planning Anna and Jamie’s Jekyll Island wedding was amazing.  We worked closely with Anna and her mom to create some that was truly reflective of the couple: relaxed, casual and fun.  One of the most important things to Anna’s family was the inclusion  of her grandparents beautiful antiques and custom pieces.  With a backdrop of the gorgeous Villa Ospo as a wedding venue, everything tied very well together.

Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island

Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island

Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island

For the wedding ceremony, Anna lovingly wore her grandmother’s wedding gown and looked absolutely stunning for her first look under the oaks with Jamie.  Just a few hours later, she surprised him by walking in to his favorite song after exiting from a vintage Rolls Royce.

Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island

 

For the reception, Anna wanted something that didn’t look “too put together or too stuffy”.  As opposed to regular centerpieces, we incorporated vintage books, oil lamps and eclectic vases filled with a casual grouping of florals.  Each table had photos of the couple through out there lives, and these were in abundance: Anna’s mom and Jamie’s mom are best friends and were pregnant at the same time.

Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island

The gorgeous Villa Ospo is one of my favorite wedding venues on Jekyll Island that most don’t know about.  from it’s beautiful courtyards and sprawling yards, it is definitely a favorite wedding location in Millionaire’s Village.

Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island

Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island

 

This has to be two of my favorite moments from the evening…

Villa Ospo Wedding on Jekyll Island

 

// EVENT TEAM //

Saint Simons Island Wedding Planner: Cocktails & Details
Wedding Photographer: Brooke Roberts Photography
Caterer: Tasteful Temptations 
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Band: Traveling Riverside Band (OMG, you have to hear these guys do “Purple Rain”!)
Hair & Makeup: Kimberly’s Back Porch
Transportation: Martin’s Vintage Rides

 

Saint Simons Casino Wedding: Gay and Richard

What happens when one of the areas most beloved event pros and restauranteurs get married?  One. Heck. of. A. Party.

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Gay of Cottage Flowers and I have been friends for the longest time.  We’ve drank mimosas while designing, we’ve created some of the most beautiful weddings together, and we are truly good friends. When she got engaged, the screaming went on for approximately five minutes– straight.  Needless to say, the details of the wedding reflected Gay’s bubbly, feminine and classic personality. Bringing in peonies and lush hydrangeas, paired with some antique lanterns and chandeliers made for beautiful tablescapes.  To fill the St. Simons Casino Atrium’s ceiling, we hung round lanterns overhead.  Both popular fixtures in Saint Simons Island, over 320 people showed up for their wedding!

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saint simons casino atrium wedding

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saint simons casino wedding

What made this wedding so much fun and meaningful were the personal touches.  Gay and Richard had their parents’ wedding rings remade— Richard had Gay’s late father’s wedding band remade into a beautiful ring for Gay, and he wore his father’s ring.  Additionally, wrapped around Gay’s bouquet was a large swatch of beaded lace from Richard’s sister’s wedding dress, which as a boy, Richard had helped stitch and bead. Gay had a matron of honor AND best man–her co-designer Ruby and Ruby’s husband, Richard.  The groom on the other hand, had eleven groomsmen– all of which dressed as the Blues Brothers.  You’ll be tickled to know that Richard came down the aisle to “Soul Man”, flanked by his guys.

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Another great pleasure was to work with so many of my favorite vendors, who really pulled together to give one of our own a beautiful wedding.  This is one of my favorite pictures from the night of Brian from Tasteful Temptations who did the catering and Gay catching up at the end of the evening:
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Wedding Venue: Saint Simons Casino
Wedding Coordination:  Cocktails & Details
Wedding Florals & Décor:  Cottage Flowers
Photography:  Jennifer Leigh Photography
Catering:  Tasteful Temptations
Wedding Cake:  Mary Ann Daniels
Band: Fish Fry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Love: Our Favorite Jekyll Island Wedding Venues

Jekyll Island Wedding Venues

Photos by Scarlett Loves Stephen

Our area has some of the most beautiful wedding ceremony  and wedding reception venues for your event.  Everything from outdoor gardens to ballrooms, cottages to seaside tents, there is something here for every one and we can make it beautiful.

Beachview Club

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Photos by Brooke Roberts

 

Cherokee Cottage

Cherokee Cottage Jekyll island Wedding reception Venue

Crane Cottage

Crane Cottage Wedding Reception Venue Jekyll island

Crane Cottage Wedding Venue Jekyll Island

Photo by Scarlett Loves Stephen

 

Jekyll Island Convention Center

Jekyll Island wedding reception venue convention center

Jekyll Island Reception Wedding Venue Convention Center

 

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Photo by Brooke Roberts

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Villa Marianna

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Villa Ospo

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Lovely Lane Chapel Wedding on St. Simons

St Simons Wedding Ceremony Lovely Lane Chapel Epworth

Photo by Jason Travis

One of the  most beautiful wedding ceremony venues on St. Simons Island has to be Lovely Lane Chapel on the Epworth by the Sea campus. Surrounded by lush greenery, it’s stark white vintage chapel is a beautiful backdrop for those looking forward to exchanging vows in a church for their destination wedding.  With capacity of 150 inside the chapel, it can easily accommodate the average sized destination wedding that comes to the area.

St Simons Wedding Ceremony Lovely Lane Chapel Epworth

Photo by Jason Travis

Many fall in love with the architecture outside of this historic chapel, and use its quaint doors to showcase their personalities or themes by hanging ornamented wreaths, moss initials and more.

St Simons Wedding Ceremony Lovely Lane Chapel Epworth

There are plenty of ways to begin your ascent into the chapel– this comes from the side, which is one of my favorites. It allows the bride and her parents a few private moments before walking down the aisle.  Photo by Jason Travis

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The inside of the chapel is equally amazing.   With the vibrant stained glass windows behind the couple, it truly does make your wedding images striking.  While the chapel itself is rather dark in its color palette, it adds to its personality.  Make sure your photographer knows about this so that s/he can plan accordingly.

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The surrounding oaks and spanish moss which has become a staple to our area are in vast abundance on the grounds.  If you are looking for some places to take pictures outdoors among the natural environment, it truly doesn’t get any better.  If you are looking for an outdoor ceremony should your guest list go over the allotted capacity of the chapel, many brides and grooms have been happy to have their ceremonies outside of the chapel in front of its doors, using the stone pave way as an aisle.

Happy Planning!

St. Simons Lighthouse | St. Simons Wedding Venue

St. Simons Lighthouse Heritage Center WeddingAnna and Spencer  

There are so many gorgeous places to have weddings on St. Simons Island.  One of the favorites among brides and locals alike is the Lighthouse and the A.W. Jones Heritage Center.  Having your wedding at one of the area’s most notable landmarks can inspire your theme and images.  With it being right at the water, you are able to get some really wonderful pictures that will last a lifetime.

If you are looking for a place that can host both your ceremony and wedding reception, this is a perfect venue.  You have the option of using the nearby gazebo, the porch of the Keeper’s House or even the beautiful brick DeLong Courtyard.  There are also lovely oak trees with the iconic Spanish moss that make for a memorable backdrop.

Wedding at St Simons Lighthouse Gazebo  Anna and Spencer
Wedding at the St Simons Lighthouse Keeper's House
Once Like A Spark

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 Brooke Roberts

Most couples opt to have their cocktail hours outside in the brick courtyard and on the surrounding porches facing the water.  Gauging the time of year, position of the sun and tide, you can get a gentle breeze that makes the  area very comfortable.  Buffets are set up in the foyer of the Heritage Center in front of the gift shop (tip:  serpentine tables make for a great, unique design and work well for double-sided buffets which get your guests fed quickly!).

Weddings at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on St Simons Lighthouse

Weddings at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on St Simons Lighthouse

Weddings at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on St Simons Lighthouse

Realistically, the ballroom can fit up to 100 people comfortably with space for a dance floor.  Any overflow can be set up for guests to dine outside.   There is a stage that is the perfect focal point for your sweetheart or head table, cake table or DJ.

All in all, it’s a great venue in a wonderful area that has nearby hotels, making it convenient for your guests to actually walk to the wedding ceremony and reception.  You can bring in your own caterer and baker, which adds more flexibility for your planning.

Happy Planning!

St. Simons Island Wedding: Rachael + Jay

st simons wedding planner at villa de suenos :: photo by sarah deshaw

Working with Rachael and Jay was like a dream come true!

These nature and wine enthusiasts traveled all the way from beautiful Wyoming to wed on St. Simons for a relaxed, casual affair at Villa De Suenos. While the winds and clouds threatened outside the beautiful villa,  a warm, sentimental affair awaited inside to celebrate the joining of these two families.

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Wedding at Villa De Suenos :: St. Simons Island Wedding :: St. Simons Island Wedding Planner

Rachael was such a stunning bride, we were so very excited about her first look with Jay!  Sarah DeShaw did a wonderful job of capturing their personalities, but also their adoration of one another.

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Wedding at Villa De Suenos :: St. Simons Island Wedding :: St. Simons Wedding Planner :: Wedding Photography by Sarah DeShaw

After a tough call due to the adverse weather conditions, we had to move the wedding ceremony inside.  Once the musicians cued up, singing “Crazy Love”, I think we all knew that this was exactly how the ceremony was supposed to be.  It ended up being very intimate, personal and endearing. No amount of sunshine could have given that to us!

Wedding at Villa De Suenos :: St. Simons Island Wedding :: St. Simons Wedding Planner I loved this exchange between Rachael and her dad. As the youngest and last of his daughters to get married, this really touched her father’s heart.  I love the look on her face as her dad begins to tear up before walking her down the aisle.

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Wedding at Villa De Suenos :: St. Simons Island Wedding :: St. Simons Wedding Planner :: Wedding Photography by Sarah DeShaw

Event Team

Wedding Planner Cocktails + Details // Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue Villa De Suenos // Wedding Photography Sarah DeShaw //Catering Tasteful Temptations // Florist The Vine // Ceremony Musicians Backbeat Boulevard // DJ All About You Entertainment // Hair and Makeup Image Artisans

Real St. Simons Lighthouse Wedding: Katie and Jordan

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Katie and Jordan’s wedding was an absolute blast.  I’ve never seen the entire male population of the guest list ditch their ties, surround the bride on the dance floor and serenade her to the Doobey Brothers.  It was a great party– filled with beautiful sentiment, great food and of course great music.

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One of my most favorite things of the day was Katie’s wedding dress. It was amazing!  The cut was perfect for her silhouette, and had these beautiful organza and silk flowers along the skirt.  On top of that, it was embellished with a beaded belt on the sweetheart neckline. It was absolutely delicious.

st simons wedding florist flowers decorations st simons lighthouse wedding Two of the best kisses during the ceremony:
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st simons wedding reception venue lighthouse heritage center

st simons wedding reception venue lighthouse heritage center

st simons wedding reception venue lighthouse heritage center

 Event Team

Wedding Planner/Producer: Cocktails + Details //Wedding Photographer:  Brooke Roberts Photography // Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue:  St. Simons Lighthouse/A.W. Jones Heritage Center // Catering, Wedding Cake:  Tasteful Temptations // Florist: Edward on St. Simons // DJ: Island Sound 

Real King and Prince Wedding: Stacy and Matt | St. Simons Wedding

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Stacy and Matt’s wedding was a beautiful,  classic affair held at the King and Prince. Exchanging “I do’s” on the beachfront lawn started the festive evening full of dancing, photo booth excursions, the “crowning” of the Bride and the Maid of Awesome and fully choreographed dance number by the groom and groomsmen.  :).

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st simons island wedding at the king and prince photo by brooke roberts

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Matt proposed to Stacy at the LOVE statue in Philly–this was later showcased as the couple’s cake topper.  Having grown up in Brunswick, Stacy knew she wanted to come home for her wedding after moving to Pennsylvania.  The King and Prince on Saint Simons Island was a dream location with its gorgeous views and opulent ballrooms, not to mention stellar service.  Using traditional colors of black and white, with an accent of red, the event was amazing and timeless.

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Event Team

Wedding Planner/Producer:  Cocktails + Details // Photographer:  Brooke Roberts Photography // Florals: Cottage Flowers  // Wedding Cake:  Addy B’s Cakes // Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: King and Prince, St. Simons Island // Hair and Makeup:   Image Artisans // DJ: Island Sound Photobooth:  Partybooths