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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Overall, it was an amazing day!

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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)

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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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

 

Get the Royal Treatment at the King and Prince on St. Simons Island

Royal Treatment Cottage at the King and Prince resort on St. Simons

If you are having your wedding on either St. Simons Island or Jekyll Island, you now have a new place to get pampered before the big day.  Even if  you’re just in the area, it is a good excuse to take care of you.  The King and Prince now has The Royal Treatment Cottage which is described as:

 

…an historic beach cottage on the Resort grounds just steps from the sands and sea breezes of the Atlantic. Here an intimate seaside retreat has been created where the utmost attention is given to experiences that soothe and treatments that rejuvenate.

The front porch with its comfy chaises invite you into the calming atmosphere inside where the casual warmth and refreshing decor of a quaint beach cottage are right at home with its indulgent and therapeutic elements. A fireside relaxation lounge, changing cabanas and quiet treatment rooms all ensure a tranquil experience.

 

 

While at The Royal Treatment Cottage for their treatments, guests enjoy the use of robes, sandals and totes for personal belongings. Complimentary bottled water is provided with juices and teas available.  Check out the list of services and reserve your spot now! 

I Want A Wedding Like…Roselyn Sánchez

 

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Without a Trace star Roselyn Sánchez married last November in a beautifully intimate wedding ceremony and reception that was bursting with color and details.   Her Old World style was reflected in everything from her lush flowers, romantic wedding gown, and so much more. 

 

What she did…

 

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The Puerto Rican beauty wed in Old San Juan in front of 250 family and friends at Castillo de San Cristóbal. It was an old Spanish Fort built during the colonization of Puerto Rico, so in some areas it is refurbished and in others you can tell that it is a part of the Puerto Rican cultural history. Instead of pew markers or a carpet of petals, the aisle was lined with rectangular arrangements of deep orange and antique roses coupled with hydrangea.  This works beautifully since naturally the eye starts at the floor and works its way up.  Roselyn’s elegance in all of it simplicity plays off the colors of the old fort. To play up its colors and texture, gentle uplighting was used at the altar.

What you can do

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Find wedding venues in your area that are rich in history like Savannah’s Mansion at Forsyth Park, Brunswick’s Old  City Hall or the gorgeous Mediterranean inspired Ocean Lodge on Saint Simons Island. When your venue has personality, it is much easier to pull from its existing decor and architecture.  While Roselyn’s wedding was outdoors, you can still have the same gorgeous aisle lining arrangements.  You can incorporate your own style by using arrangements on shepherd hooks, columns, or on the ground.  Keeping your colors fluid and design simple to avoid sensory overload.

 

What she did…

image Roselyn’s bouquet was simple, and on the smaller side when compared to other bridal bouquets.  The ivory and white flowers play up the yellow and orange orchids Adding a little more luxe to her flowers, bouquet jewels enhance the elegant set.

What you can do…

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Opt for a vibrant color as your impact flower—blues, greens, pinks, or reds, whatever your heart fancies!  Your base flowers should be lighter than your impact flower, in varying shades, textures and sizes.  Opt for berries, shells, or jewels to enhance your bouquet.  

What she did…

 

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While Roselyn’s organza silk beaded dress by Angel Sanchez was very beautiful, even she admitted it was very heavy and hard for her to walk.  During her reception however, she changed into a shorter but equally fabulous dress. 

 

What you can do…

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Look for other dresses that can express your fun, ready-to-party side for you to wear after your first dance like this BCBG MAX AZRIA Laser Cut Sheath Dress or this super fun Fringe Mini Dress by La Rok.

 

Stay tuned for more!