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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
Xxx

Aimee & Sung – Outrigger on the Lagoon

Aimee and Sung wanted a small and intimate wedding set in a beautiful location and what better place for that than Fiji.  With no experience in Fiji weddings and not knowing where to start, they came straight to us and we were excited to help them plan their special day.



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We asked Aimee if she would recommend hiring a wedding planner and she said ‘I highly recommend to any bride getting married in Fiji to hire a wedding planner.  I couldn’t have come close to organising anything like this without her’.



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The Outrigger on the Lagoon on the stunning Coral Coast was the perfect location for their wedding.  They wanted a beautiful location and that’s exactly what they got!  Aimee and Sung and their guests enjoyed everything the resort could offer during the 5 day celebration including relaxing treatments at the day spa, the magnificent tropical pool and the many restaurants.  They even went ziplining through the lush Fijian forest!



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When their big day arrived Aimee looked beautiful and was glowing in her Anna Campbell wedding gown.



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Sung wore a white shirt and tan pants teamed with thongs to suit the island setting.



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The ceremony was held by the water under a flowing white canopy. What a dream location to say your vows!



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The reception was in the Vahavu Lounge overlooking the pool.



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Aimee and Sung said that one of the highlights of the day was the entertainment.  They chose to have Polynesian entertainers and a fire show.



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They were also very impressed with the Fijian suppliers who helped make their dream day come alive.  They said that everyone was very professional and efficient and that everything looked just beautiful.



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For their honeymoon, Aimee and Sung stayed at Matamonoa Island.  She said ‘Our honeymoon was brilliant and a great wind down after the big day and hosting 35 people for 5 days previous’.

We received the loveliest email from Aimee after their wedding which said ‘Our wedding was a day I will remember forever. It was everything that we had dreamed of. It was relaxing, stress-free, so enjoyable and myself & Sung, aswell as our guests had an amazing time. All of our guests say its the best wedding they have ever been too.  Thank you for your services, I couldn’t have planned anywhere like the beautiful wedding day that we experienced!



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But the excitement doesn’t end here for this happy couple because aswell as getting their dream wedding, they also came home with a little something else….a baby!  Congratulations to the newlyweds, what an exciting time it is for you both!


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Thank you to Cheer Wedding Photography for the fantastic photos.