Destination I Do
Friday, June 14, 2013

Destination Wedding Fiji

Words by Alicia Clark
Photos courtesy of Kama Catch Me

Charles and Anaseini’s destination wedding in Fiji was not only in a visually stunning location, but one which was rife with traditional culture, family and happiness.

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Although they live in Australia, Fiji holds a special place in the hearts of Charles and Anaseini. The couple met through mutual family and are both Fijians, making Fiji an easy choice for the couple to say their “I do’s.”

With family already in Fiji, and friends ecstatic for the vacation of a lifetime, the couple had no problems with travel-anxious guests. The couple left accommodation arrangements up to their guests, but were sure to prepare them for all the wedding would entail.

Planning a wedding from afar was strenuous the couple admits, but well worth it, and with the right resources, doable. When it came to finding suppliers, Charles and Anaseini found most of their vendors through the “Getting Married in Fiji” group on Facebook.

“[The group] was a massive help and had a list of all the different suppliers in their respective categories in the Fiji wedding industry,” the couple said.

With the assistance of both Facebook and a local wedding planner, pulling together a breathtaking Fijian wedding was a breeze.

Our favorite details? The super fun “photo bure” in lieu of a traditional photo booth and the couple’s wardrobe changes!

The bride and groom looked wonderful in their traditional wedding attire, especially with the fresh scented garlands made for them by their parents. While the couple wanted to have an authentic Fijian wedding, the cost of such an endeavor can be a bit of a stretch.

“For any products needed for the wedding, be sure to compare prices between countries – it’s worth the research,” the couple said.

Despite any hardship they may have encountered, the couple was absolutely thrilled with the way their wedding turned out.

“[Planning a destination wedding] can be draining with so much involved, but overall a rewarding and once-in-a-lifetime experience,” the bride and groom said. “We were overwhelmed with the joy at the end of it all.”

Vendors: Photographer: Kama Catch Me Photography, Venue/Wedding Planning: The Pearl South Pacific Resort, Traditional Fijian Wedding Gown: Aisea Konrote, Groom’s Clothing Designer: Country Road, Music: Tom Mawi & Friends, Wedding Cake: KatyAna’s Cakes, Hair & Makeup: Stanley Morell

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