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bride and groom blowing gold glitter at the Jekyll Hotel Club
Dec 18 2020

Jekyll Island Wedding – Jekyll Club Hotel

Diana and Drew told our Cocktails & Details® team they envisioned ‘southern charm with a European twist’ for their Jekyll Club Hotel wedding. ‘We are sophisticated but not stuffy, love fun details, and Drew is down with my glitter obsession.’

The Jekyll Club hotel was the perfect backdrop for their wedding. From the southern charm of its mature trees draped in Spanish moss to its iconic architecture, it had everything they wanted.

bride and groom standing under trees with hanging Spanish moss

The Library at Crane Cottage

The spacious cottage allowed lots of space for Dianna and her wedding party to have hair and makeup services on site. 

Dianna wore an A-line wedding gown with a v- neck and natural waist by Enaura Bridal. She carried a loose hand-tied European style bridal bouquet with cream dahlias, Ocean song roses, ivory garden roses, lavender lisianthus, dusty miller, and silver dollar eucalyptus.

Her crystal and rhinestone Badgley Mischka pumps were the perfect accessories!

bride carrying a purple and white bridal bouquet
flat lay photo of bride's accessories and Badgley Mischka rhinestone wedding shoes

Meet Drew!

Drew looked handsome in a dark navy vested suit. The notched satin collar and white bow tie added a touch of sophistication.

Groom wearing navy blue suit at Jekyll Club Hotel

After getting ready, Drew took a little walk under the incredible trees to get ready for his first look at his bride-to-be.

The setting, the anticipation, and their first look are EVERYTHING!

bride walking toward her groom for their first look at Jekyll Club Hotel
bride seeking up on her groom at Jekyll Club Hotel
bride tapping on her groom's shoulder at Jekyll Club Hotel
Fist Look at Jekyll Club Hotel
bride and groom sneaking a kiss after their fist look

Crane Cottage Wedding Ceremony

The couple chose the sunken garden at Crane Cottage for their wedding ceremony. Steps away from the cottage, the lawn was set with large garden urns overflowing with florals in shades of purple and blue. White garden chairs lined the aisle trimmed in floral petals.

outdoor wedding ceremony at Crane Cottage

Dianna, escorted by her parents, made her way to her husband-to-be to the sounds of Canon in D. By the sweet look on Drew’s face, you would never know he had just seen his bride a short time before.

bride being escorted down the aisle at the Crane Cottage wedding ceremony
groom smiling as his bride makes her way down the aisle from Crane Cottage

The couple exchanged their wedding vows surrounded by family and friends before heading off to ‘All You Need is Love’ by the Beatles.

brigand groom receiving a wedding blessing at the Jekyll Club Hotel wedding
JUST MARRIED excited bride and groom after their Crane Cottage wedding ceremony

Cocktails & Details®

After their cocktail hour around the reflecting pool, wedding guests made their way to the hotel’s courtyard. The wedding reception was set with tables along the covered walkway, with the buffet reception set around the center fountain.

wedding reception in the courtyard at Crane Cottage

Tables were dressed in white linens lined with greenery roping with cream and purple blossoms to add pops of color. Gold candlesticks intertwined with floating candles and votives completed the tablescape. Guest tables were named for cities worldwide, with a map of the world as the seating chart.

long reception tables draped in white linen with greenery, candles and purple flowers.

Dancing the Night Away

A white frame tent with lounge seating and black and white dancefloor created the perfect space for dancing after dinner.

The newlyweds opened the dancefloor with their first dance to Thomas Rhett’s ‘In Case You Didn’t Know.’

frame tent with dance floor and lounge area at Crane Cottage
bride and groom dancing their first dance on a black and white checkered dance floor

Shortly after the dancefloor opened, Diana had a little surprise for Drew! She planned a reunion with the ladies from her acapella singing group. A quick change into matching outfits, with a bit of glitter for the bride and their performance of an ABBA song, was the highlight of the reception.

bride with an acapella performance for her groom
bride singing to her groom at their Crane Cottage wedding reception
bride serenading her groom at their Jekyll Club Hotel wedding

The couple closed the reception by cutting their beautiful four-tiered white and gold wedding cake before making their exit!

bride and groom cutting their four-tiered white and gold wedding cake at Crane Cottage

The Send-Off and After Party

The couple may have ended the reception with a traditional send-off- but the party continued at Crane Cottage. The afterparty included a fantastic DJ, glow sticks, and some late-night sliders and fries.

Our Cocktails & Details® team loved this incredible couple, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness.

The Event Team

Jekyll Island Wedding Planning: Cocktails & Details®

Jekyll Island Wedding Venue: Jekyll Club Hotel

Ceremony Musicians: Pegge Ealum

Wedding Officiant: Pastor Bonnie Lanyi

Band: Power 2 Party

DJ: Island Sound 

Wedding Photographer: Brooke Roberts Photography

Cinematographer: Gavin Sellers Creative

Floral Design: Cocktails & Details®

Rentals: Jekyll Club Hotel

Hair and Makeup: Tiffany Jones

King and Prince Lawn Wedding Ceremony Reception
May 31 2017

Great Gatsby Wedding at The King and Prince Resort

When we met with Jackie and Alex to discuss their wedding plans, we were just as excited as they were to be a part of their wedding. As you’ll see in their fantastic images from Brooke Roberts, they are so very much in love (just look at the way Alex looks at Jackie.  #heartmelt).  What made them the perfect Cocktails & Details® couple is that they are known for throwing parties back in their current hometown of Atlanta.  To quote Alex, “Everyone fights for an invite to our parties!”. Instantly, we were in love. We also knew we had to make this wedding amazing.

Saint Simons Island Wedding Planner Venue Photo by Brooke Roberts

Alex and his family vacationed on Saint Simons quite often when he was a child, so it held sentimental meaning for him. When he shared the King and Price with Jackie, they both knew this was they place they had to exchange vows.  The mission was simple– a formal, classic affair that was full of details and surprises.

 

We wanted to create an event experience that was unforgettable, but also approachable and enjoyable for guests.  Jackie and Alex wanted a Great Gatsby style affair, but the directives were clear– nothing cheesy or over done.  We took the task of developing an event that immersive in the theme and location, while staying true to the details that made the couple who they were to family and friends.

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Wanting to keep to tradition, they opted not to see each other prior to the wedding, but did take pictures at the beautiful Avenue of the Oaks near Sea Island.  And, hello!  How stunning are they!  One of our favorite details were the girls’ custom made jewelry and Jacquelyn’s era inspired bohemian wedding bouquet.


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saint simons island wedding planner at the king and prince

Saint Simons Island Wedding at King and Prince
Saint Simons Island Wedding at King and Prince
Since they didn’t see each other during a First Look, I love how Brooke and Paul captured their first time seeing each other at their wedding ceremony at the King and Prince.

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real king and prince wedding on saint simons island

 

While Jackie and Alex were off taking fabulous pictures like these, guests were treated to a champagne tower that was popped upon their arrival, while listening to the sweet sounds of a jazz pianist and guitarist.

saint simons island wedding photographer

Champagne tower

gold sequins and wedding flowers

 

Along with champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres, butlers passed around the guests’ escort cards, giving that beautiful white glove treatment that can be expected at a Gatsby wedding.  Upon time for dinner, all of the doors to the ballroom were opened simultaneously with a formal dinner announcement from the head butler.

King and Prince Wedding on Saint Simons Island
gold black and white wedding
We designed an intimate table setting of estate and banquet tables around a diamond shaped dance floor. This was perfect for all of the guests to have a great eye line to everything in the room— from the cake cutting to the jazz trio on a bandstand.
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Gatsby inspired wedding cake
King and Prince Wedding Reception
While guests enjoyed dinner, unbeknownst to them, we had a few more surprises.  As we whisked Jackie and Alex away for a little private time, we had black request cards passed out at different intervals to select guests throughout the evening. You can imagine how everyone’s curiosity was piqued when they received (or saw someone receive one) a card that told them they were needed upstairs.

Speakeasy invitation card Gatsby wedding

Guests are led upstairs to the King and Prince’s Retreat Room, where they were met with a very real looking Prohibition sign, signaling something clandestine was ahead.

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We turned the entire floor of the Retreat Room into a Speakeasy– incorporating the vintage bar, aged signs, bootlegger crate and barrels.  There was even a bouncer, ensuring all patrons of the speakeasy would follow the rules.

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King and Prince wedding reception
Guests had no idea what was going on but were having a blast. Each was invited into the Speakeasy to see Jackie and Alex canoodling in their private club. Once all the guests were inside, the party began and was NON.STOP.

King and Prince wedding reception

st simons wedding reception dj

We weren’t necessarily done– while guests danced, smoked cigars and played in the Photo Booth, we sent in cigarette girls with late night bites for everyone to enjoy while the night winded down.

saint simons wedding planner coordinator

Overall, it was an amazing day!

saint simons wedding planner coordinator

 

Special Touch: Jackie & Alex’s dog, Carter made a special appearance in his little bow tie!

Fun Moment: Pretty much everything!

Unique Detail: Their first trip together, Alex met Jackie in New York, where he sent her dozens of lavender roses.  We incorporated these in Alex’s boutonniere and Jackie’s bouquet.

Event Team

Wedding Planning & Design: Cocktails & Details®
FloralsStraton Hall Events
Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Hair and Makeup: Emma Collins Beauty
Dinner Entertainment: Phil Morrison Trio
Speakeasy Entertainment: Party Solutions Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Serendipity Bakery
Dinner Menus: Minted
Rentals: LUXE
Wedding Ceremony Venue: King and Prince Resort (Delegal Room)
Wedding Reception Venue: King and Prince Resort (Retreat Room)

Westin Jekyll Island wedding ceremony reception
May 26 2016

Styled Shoot: Modern Wedding at Westin Jekyll Island

When the Westin Jekyll Island opened, I knew it was going to be an amazing wedding venue.  Their courtyard provides a gorgeous ocean backdrop for a wedding ceremony or cocktail hour. It is always fun to team up with your wedding squad and flex your creative muscles. So when it was time to come up with a concept for our editorial shoot, the Westin Jekyll Island was the perfect place to tell the tale of a modern, fashionable wedding by the sea (cue DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean“).

We designed lush, ivory florals against a delicious palette of blush, gold and champagne. The balustrade lined platform is the perfect place for a Jekyll Island wedding ceremony.
To frame the ceremony area, we debuted our new Devyn wall– a floral backdrop inspired by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding in Florence.

The table was just divine!  I loved the play on texture with the metallic and soft blush linen for the dining table. It provided the perfect base for the tall trumpet arrangement at the center.  Dinner in the courtyard of the Westin Jekyll Island is sublime!  Guests will love the views!

Westin Jekyll Island wedding ceremony reception
Westin Jekyll Island wedding ceremony reception
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Event Team

LOCATION // Westin Jekyll Island

DESIGNER // Cocktails & Details®

PHOTOGRAPHY // Brooke Roberts Photography

FLORALS & FLATWARE // Straton Hall

FLORAL WALL // Cocktails & Details®

RENTALS // Beachview Event Rentals

LINENS // La Tavola & Cocktails and Details®

MENUS // Bella Figura

CHARGERS // BBJ Linen

HAIR & MAKE UP // Devyn Denae

WEDDING DRESS // Olia Zavozina