Kim Waters and David Stovall got married on Saturday, February 22, 2014, and what a marvelous wedding day it was! The weather must have been specially ordered for these two as their guests arrived and were seated in the white wedding chairs on the beautiful manicured oceanfront lawn of the King and Prince Hotel. The backdrop was the Atlantic Ocean with the sounds of seagulls and waves crashing on the shore.
The violinist began the prelude music as wedding guests were seated and the wedding party gathered to enter the ceremony. Five o’clock had finally arrived and the wedding began! The bride’s nephew, Riley Westbrook, played his Tenor Ukelele and sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” as the mothers were seated. Such a beautiful rendition and a very special gift from Riley to the couple.
Crystal Murphy, the Violinist played the processional of Canon in D. Judge David Roper, Superior Court Judge and long time personal friend of David and Kim, led the Groom, David, his Best Man and brother, Mel Stovall, and his Groomsman and nephew, Matthew Stovall, to the front of the ceremony. The groom and his attendants wore black suits and ties, although the groom wore a bow tie that had been adjusted by nearly everyone at some point during the evening. LOL! Their boutonnières were a small succulent with stem wrapped in twine. David stood and waited for his bride on the beautifully designed hooked rug, which signified the couple’s love of St. Simons Island. The rug had been hooked by his sister especially for the wedding day.
The Maid of Honor and daughter of the Groom, Claire Stovall, began the processional, followed by the Matron of Honor, and sister of the bride, Kayla Waters Shoemake. Their dresses were a gorgeous, above the knee, strapless dress and sea foam green in color. As they stood in place, the Ring bearer and Grand Nephew of the Groom, Corbin Stovall proceeded down the aisle, bearing the rings of the bride and groom. Corbin was followed by five of the cutest little fairy flower girls flitting about and finally landing in place in front of the ceremony. The little girls were dressed in tutus of sea foam green with white leotard and pink ballet shoes. Their hair was adorned with a ring of babies breath and ribbon and they carried little bouquets of babies breath. They were Gracie, Kingsley, Kaynen, Carrie, & Abbie.
The violinist began the Bridal chorus and Judge Roper had the guests stand as the Bride, Kim, appeared at the entrance of the lawn ceremony, escorted by both parents, Joyce and Floyd Waters. All eyes were on the bride. Kim was stunningly beautiful in her full length, drop waist, trumpet wedding gown with sleeveless v-neckline and button closed back. The dress also had a chapel train that could be bustled later, for the reception. Kim’s something blue was her Rotary Pin, which she wore proudly for all to see.
The Judge performed the ceremony and the romantic vows were said as the rings were exchanged. He pronounced David and Kim, husband and wife And they sealed the marriage with a kiss. The bridal March began as they walked arm in arm up the aisle and the guests cheered. They were followed in order by each member of the wedding party.
After a few more photos from photographer and sister in law of the bride, Courtney Waters, the bride and groom were welcomed into the Solarium of the King and Prince Hotel for the reception. And a fine reception it was! King and Prince presented a buffet to die for! Kim and David spared no expense when choosing a delicious menu to serve their guests.
David blessed the food as all the guests joined hands and the buffet line began. During dinner, the guests enjoyed a slideshow of Kim and David’s life together. And as always, the waitstaff at the King and Prince were quite attentive to each guest’s needs of food or drink.
A champagne toast was enjoyed by each guest as heartfelt toasts were given by several family members. The bride and groom cut the beautiful wedding cake, made with love by Kayla Waters Shoemake and topped with an airplane, to represent Kim and David in their love and involvement as airplane owners and pilots. A fabulous wedding weekend for all!
I dearly loved my time as Wedding Planner for Kim and David. They are both professionals in every sense of the word. They wanted a small intimate event for their close friends and family, with no fuss, no drama, no stress, and that’s exactly what they got! The families on both sides were loving and caring throughout and worked diligently together for the common goal. Everyone had a wonderful time just being with each other and loving Kim and David on their wedding day. I don’t know of a better way to end a wedding day, than with the love of your family and closest friends in the place that you love…St. Simons Island. It was a story of love. It was a story of true romance.
“There is no remedy for love, but to love more.” ~ Thoreau
Venue – Ruth Driggs, The King & Prince Hotel, St. Simons Island, GA
Catering – Ruth Driggs, The King & Prince Hotel, St. Simons Island, GA
Violinist – Crystal Murphy
Ukelele & Soloist – Riley Westbrook
Officiant – David Roper, Superior Court Judge
Cake Baker – Kayla Waters Shoemake
Photographer – Courtney Mashburn Waters Photography
Florist – Shoemake Flowers
Wedding Planner – Carla Pryor, http://www.stsimonselopements.com