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Carla & Patrick – Sheraton Fiji Resort

Another stunning wedding at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, Carla & Patrick were married in the beautiful paradise Chapel followed by their reception in the Flying Fish Restaurant which is located on the Sheraton beachfront.

Carla brought over her own artificial flowers for the wedding to tie in with her pastel pink bridesmaids dresses and the beautiful wedding cake was by Taste Fiji.

Images by Yoshi from Ocean Studios.



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Cathy & Simon – Sheraton Fiji Resort & Westin Denarau

Cathy & Simon were married at the stunning Paradise Chapel at the Sheraton Fiji followed by their reception at the Kitchen Bure over at the Westin Denarau.

Images by Tokman Imagez



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“Hi Chelsea and Miriama,

Firstly, to both of you, thank you so so much! Chelsea, you made planning the wedding a breeze and Miriama, you were amazing when we arrived, making sure I was happy with everything and that we’d covered off of everything.

I can’t think of anything else, other than to say again, thanks to you both so much!!! Can we do this again next year?! It was so much fun! To top it off, I think in total, we received about 6 bottles of champers and we received free room upgrades at two of the other resorts we stayed at, so after that holiday, I’m not sure I can stay in any hotels that are less than 5 stars now “

Thank you again!

Cathy & Simon

Fiona & Ian – Sheraton Fiji Resort

We were lucky enough to be in Fiji for Fiona & Ian’s wedding at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, it is always such a pleasure to share the day with our brides and grooms.  The ceremony was held in the stunning Paradise Chapel on the waterfront at the Sheraton followed by the reception at the fabulous Flying Fish Restaurant on the Sheraton Beachfront.

Photos by Rusila from Leezett Photography



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“Thanks so much for helping us organise the wedding Chelsea!!! Couldn’t have done it without you and your tireless work. Not to mention your prompt and fix it attitude. It was a perfect day for us both and you still managed to help us with all the minor details right to the very end. We appreciate every little bit.”

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Lyndsay & Kyle – Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Lyndsay & Kyle were married at the Outrigger Fiji Beach resort.  Lindsay has summed up her day in her own words and what can I say… word of mouth is the best recommendation.

OMG! What a stunning place to be, everything was beautiful right down to selection of towels and linen. I can’t imagine a better backdrop for our special day (03/07/2015). We were married in the amazingly gorgeous Chapel on the hill with our 27 guests as witnesses. I can’t even begin to describe how breath taking the view was. Our reception was held at the Vahavu (adults only pool area). Again, completely taken aback at how beautiful this space was. (For those that are still planning and have guests with kids, don’t stress, we had 6 kids in our group aged between 1 1/2 – 10 years and not one of them even noticed the pool area let alone went anywhere near it). Asmeen was our resort based wedding co-ordination and was super organised. I was instantly calmed by her knowledge and reassurance that everything was going to be perfect and let me assure you, it was…. While we are still on the matter of the Outrigger I do need to make a special mention to 2 very beautiful staff members that made every member of our group feel special. We met King George and Vanessa our first day in Fiji and will always remember them both for their amazing service, skills and all round awesome personalities…. Well done guys!



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Hair and Make-Up – Totoka
If I had to some these guys up in one word it would be FABULOUS. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing we all looked and felt after they got ahold of us. This transformation included a friend of mine, the MOB, MOG, 2x Bridesmaids, myself and my very adorable niece and my own little princess. Absolutely nothing was an issue for this wonderful duo and I would highly recommend them in a heart beat…. 



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Reception Set-Up – Party and Event Hire Fiji…..
Well I asked and I received…… Everything was perfect. Our reception was as mentioned above at the Vahavu and for all those who have seen this beautiful venue imagine the roof draped with loads of fairy lights and white lanterns followed by long rectangle tables covered in hessian table runners, fern and leaf lengths, loads of tea light candles and pineapples….. It was magical! We also had a kids table set up with bright pink pineapples, coloured cushions, white ottomans and lolly jars… They loved it.. We made our own kids activity packs containing a personalised pencil case and colouring in books to entertain the kids while us adults got on with the “boring formalities”, safe to say they enjoyed their own sanctuary until it was time to carve up the dance floor with there moves…



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Photography – Leezett Photography

OMG! I had the pleasure of a brief meet with Leezett a few days before our big day and she greeted me with open arms and huge smile, instantly I was comfortable with her. Our big day arrived and whilst we were pressed for time she not once made me our any of our party feel like we needed to move. We chose Leezett’s company for so many reasons, I had researched so many Fiji based photographers and had always wanted a duo to capture our day (1 to focus on the bride and groom and 1 to focus on those sneaky moments that people think no one see’s) and boy did we receive some excellent service. Both myself and the groom are very uncomfortable in front of a camera but what Leezett was able to capture is anything short of a miracle. You can only imagine how draining it is from having to constantly strike a pose or a huge pearly white smile and this was very clear to Leezett, she would pull us aside and show us exactly what she was capturing to give us the extra boost we needed to get through the shoot… The only frustrating thing there is with this subject is having to be patient while they work their magic and not having your photos right away…. I simply can’t wait for that message from Leezett saying our photos are ready….. Again, I would recommend in a heart beat!



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Extra shout out – Chelsea Jayne Wedding Planners (Sydney based)

Well we all know how frustrating it is waiting for an email back when the other end is on “Fiji Time”. I for one am a very impatient person and like to know the answers to my questions straight away, hence why we decided to hire a planner. From the initial contact with Chelsea she made me feel so special (which is what every bride wants to be feeling). We had so many emails, phone calls and text messages back and forth within the first few days of our hiring her and I could finally feel like things were being put in place and could let out that breath I had been holding for months. What an amazing woman she truly is to manage so many different weddings and still make you feel like your her only client. Chelsea worked out what we were wanting and took over from there. Nothing was too big or too small for her to work on and I was completely god smacked at how it all came together….. For all those brides finding it a little too overwhelming please take the time to contact Chelsea, she will make you melt from the first contact…..

Happy Wedding Planning to all of you!
Lyndsay
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Sarah & Richard – Sheraton Fiji

They travelled all the way from the country to say I-do on the tropical Island of Fiji. Sarah & Richard’s wedding was held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort & Westin Denarau which is our most popular resorts chosen by our brides and grooms.  The Sheraton & Westin have several areas for ceremonies and receptions and has lots of different accommodation options, and the food and services is always fabulous.

Their wedding was held in the stunning Paradise Chapel which is located right on the point of the Sheraton beachfront,  Fiji put on the perfect day for them.  Hair & Makeup Perfectionist did a fabulous job on Sarah, her hair looked absolutely beautiful and how cute is that pineapple clutch!

Their reception was held in the Westin Bure which is located right on the ocean front next to the main restaurant, it’s such a beautiful spot with the open sides and that amazing Fijian thatched roof.  Grace Creations did burlap tables runners & chairs ties with tropical flowers and pineapple as the centerpieces and they decorated the roof with fairy lights and paper lanterns.

We hope you enjoy these beautiful photos by Zoom Fiji of their special day.



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Sarah & Richard spent their honeymoon in New York.

“Bula Chelsea!! Everything went to plan. It was everything we wanted and more.  Thanks again for all your help.  Sarah & Richard

Carly & Nick – Sheraton Fiji

The Sheraton Fiji is one of our favourite locations to plan a wedding, so when Carly & Nick contacted us to help them plan their wedding day there we were excited to assist!

Surrounded by 40 of their closest family and friends, Carly and Nick were married in the beautiful Paradise Chapel.  Positioned right on the beachfront, the Chapel offers the most amazing backdrop for wedding ceremonies.

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Due to the prediction of rain, the reception was moved from the lawn area near the beachfront to the ballroom at the Westin Denarau Resort & Spa.  The ballroom was set up just as though it was still on the beach with fairy lights and lanterns strung up over the reception area and tables decorated with vases of floating pink frangipanis. 

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Even though their wedding didn’t quite go to plan with their wet weather option coming into play, Carly and Nick said that overall the day was amazing and were especially impressed with the food, cake and service that the staff provided during the reception.

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Carly also had some lovely words to say about her experience with Chelsea Jayne Weddings ‘First of all let me say my wedding would not have been possible without your amazing help and knowledge of Fiji. I have no idea how brides get things done without a wedding planner. You made the whole process so simple.’

Photography:  Matt Trewin Photography

Kiara & Antony – Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

Kiara and Antony always knew they wanted a destination wedding for their special day.  They dreamed of a tropical location and first thought that the Cook Islands or Hawaii would be   great option, but after a quick trip to Fiji their heart was set on this beautiful oasis.

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Destination weddings can be tricky to organise so both Kiara and Antony knew they would need some help and called us in to assist them.  Kiara tells “With the distance, time difference and also not being very familiar with Fiji, I needed someone who had organised a lot of weddings in Fiji and knew the best places and best suppliers to use. It was something my husband and I discussed and we decided that spending that extra money was worth saving us the stress and fear of the unknown. We did not regret it”

With the help and guidance from Chelsea Jayne Weddings, Kiara and Antony made the decision that the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Club & Spa on the Coral Coast would be the perfect location for their wedding.

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With all the guests staying at this gorgeous resort, Kiara and Antony arranged for drinks in the Kama Lounge the night before the wedding so that everyone could meet and get to know each other.  What a fantastic idea!

The ceremony was held in the chapel within the beautiful grounds of the resort.



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Kiara looked beautiful in her amazing full length mermaid style wedding gown in off white with tulle and feather details.  How amazing are her Manolo Blahnik shoes to match.

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Antony and his groomsmen wore long sleeve white shirts made from light cotton and dark grey pin stripe trousers.

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The bridesmaids wore gorgeous Tiffany Blue full length gown with a jewelled halter neckline.

The reception was held in the beautiful Navo Restaurant, we kept the decor simple but keeping in the Tiffany blue theme.



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When we asked Kiara what her favourite part of the day was she couldn’t choose just one! ‘So hard to decide. 1. Having my closest friends and family there in this amazing location on the best day of my life. 2. The excitement the day before and after. 3. Waking up the morning of and taking in where I was and what I was going to do that day. 4. The sun setting in the background during the speeches and looking around at everyone in this amazing pink light from the sunset and having a moment of: Oh my god, this is my wedding!!

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Kiara and Antony were so impressed with the level of service they received from their wedding suppliers and by the excellent service by the Intercontinental ‘we were treated like royalty!’



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We asked Kiara if she would advise couples planning a destination wedding to hire a wedding planner and she answered ‘Absolutely. Worth every penny. The saving in time and stress and worry made the additional expense of a Wedding Planner totally worth it. Through the Facbeook pages you often hear brides complain about Resorts and Suppliers not getting back to them. Chelsea would respond to me even if it was to say, am chasing them up again, still haven’t heard’.

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Thank you to Stu and Malia (www.maliajohnson.com) for the beautiful photos.

Mia & Aaron – Sheraton

Mia and Aaron knew exactly what they wanted when they started planning their wedding. As it was both of their second marriages, they really wanted to do something this time around that was just about them, and their love for one another and their family.  Mia says ‘We loved the idea of a destination wedding, so we could combine it with a family holiday at the same time with our 3 beautiful children – and as Fiji was somewhere we had travelled previously and loved, we thought it would make the perfect backdrop to our magical day’.

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To help create the perfect celebration, Mia and Aaron didn’t hesitate in hiring a wedding planner to assist them.  With both leading very busy lives and Mia having planned her first wedding without the help of a wedding planner, she knew that this was something that would make the whole process smoother and a lot less stressful.  She told us ‘We decided to invest in a wedding planner, and one that specialised in Fiji weddings in particular, and it was one of the best decisions we ever made in the planning of our wedding. It took a lot of stress and worry off both of our shoulders, knowing that Chelsea had absolutely everything under control’.

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In the days leading up to the wedding, Mia, Aaron and their guests made the most of the location with a big emphasise on relaxation, something they don’t get to do very often.  They enjoyed sipping cocktails by the pool and lazing about on the day beds.  Mia also enjoyed a full body massage the day before the wedding, the groomsmen attempted a spot of fishing and the children loved visiting the kids club.

The big day finally arrived and Mia looked simply stunning in her custom made Elizabeth De Varga Gown.

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The bridesmaids wore the most amazing coloured coral coloured dresses from Two Birds Bridesmaids.  The bouquets were Dark Pink Gingers for the bride and Light Pink Gingers for the Bridesmaids. 

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The men all looked fantastic in their suits from Roger David.  We love the pops of colour from the ties against the suits!

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The ceremony was held in the Chapel on the beautiful grounds of the Sheraton.

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With the sun setting and the fairy lights twinkling in the trees, the guests made their way to the reception which was set up on a grassed area right on the ocean’s edge.  What a magical setting!

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Mia and Aaron were so happy with how everything went on their wedding day with only positive feedback about the whole experience ‘Even though some things didn’t always run according to plan, there were never any issues as with the help of Chelsea (in the lead up) and then, with the beautiful wedding co-ordinators at our resort, everything was seen to and adjustments were made seamlessly and effortless’.

When we asked Mia to choose a highlight from her day she found it hard to choose just one and said ‘The whole week spent in Fiji was just perfect. Not only did we have a wedding day, but we got to have a wedding week shared with our most closest and dearest friends and family’.

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Finally, Mia gave couples planning a wedding in Fiji some great advice ‘Trust in your wedding planner – she has done this more times than you count on your hands and toes. The relationship that Chelsea has with the Fijian wedding suppliers is invaluable, and knowing that she was able to help create for us what we had envisioned for our magical day is priceless!’.

A big thank you to Nadi Bay Photography for the beautiful photos.

 

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