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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

Jessica & Brad – Sheraton Fiji

Jessica and Brad wanted a small and intimate wedding and decided that Fiji would be the perfect location to celebrate the occasion with their family and friends.  I was excited to help them plan their wedding and travelled to Fiji to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day.

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The Sheraton Fiji provided a picture perfect backdrop for their special day and the days leading up to the wedding.  Jessica, Brad and their guests enjoyed all that the Sheraton had to offer including island day trips, a trip to Cloud 9, dive courses and a lot relaxing by the pool.

Jessica looked beautiful on her wedding day in a stunning white lace fish tail gown.

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The bridesmaids wore gorgeous flowing maxi dresses. 

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Brad and his groomsmen went for a casual island look in their white shirts and rolled up brown 3/4 pants.

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Jessica and Brad were married under a canopy of white tulle and greenery by the water’s edge.

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The reception was outdoors under palm trees strung with twinkling fairy lights.  It looked magical!

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Jessica and Brad thought the suppliers who helped them make their day perfect were excellent.  They were particularly impressed with the buffet style dinner served at the wedding which was one of the highlights of the day for them.

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Jessica and Brad spent their honeymoon on lush tropical Toberua Island which is located off the eastern side of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu.

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We asked Jessica and Brad to give some advice to couples planning a wedding in Fiji and they said ‘Be patient. Everything will come together and trust your planner. Chelsea has excellent experience with Fiji weddings.  I look back on our day with pure happiness and no regrets. It was the best day of my life!’.

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Thank you to Nadi Bay Photography Fiji for the gorgeous photos and we were also very excited to see Jessica and Brad’s wedding featured recently on the Bula Bride blog.

 

 

 

 

Dearne & Dean – Sheraton Fiji

Working worth Dearne & Dean was an absolute pleasure we were also lucky enough to be in Fiji to help them out on the day.  You could feel the love they had for each other and their great family and friends who had not only travelled to Fiji for the big day but also travelled 6 hours to Sydney to then fly out.  This was a great country wedding in the tropics of Fiji.

Dearne & Dean decide to have their wedding in Fiji as they thought it would be a good way to have the wedding and honeymoon all in the one place, and as they have two young girls Fiji was the prefect place.

They decided they needed to engage the services of a wedding planner as they did not know where to start as the process seemed overwhelming.



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Dearne wore a Gerry Shaw champagne wedding dress.



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The bridesmaid wore a dusty pink dress and the flower girls wore white linen dresses with pink embellishments on them.



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The boys wore a white shirt and khaki cotton pants.



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As the weather was not on our side we had to move their reception location to the Westin Ballroom.  Everyone at the Sheraton and from Grace Creations pulled together to set the room up and it looked amazing.



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What they loved most about the wedding was the atmosphere, setting and weather and catching up with all there friends. 

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We wish them and their family all the happiness in their future life together.

A big thank you to Tokman Imagez for the beautiful photos.

Corinne & Mark – Sheraton Fiji

Corinne & Mark we married at the beautiful Sheraton Fiji in September last year.  They and an 11.30am ceremony followed by a lunch time reception in the Flying Fish Restaurant.  Their brief to us was they wanted a pool party which was something we had not done before but I think we met the brief very well.



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Corinne and Mark chose Fiji for their wedding location as they wanted a beautiful beach wedding and thought Fiji was very affordable and an absolutely gorgeous country. They also have 3 children and knew Fiji was very family friendly place.



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They chose a wedding planner to ease the burden for themselves and make the experience as enjoyable and easy a possible.



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“hiring a wedding planner It makes all the decisions so much easier and eases the overwhelming amount of planning that you need to do. Chelsea was great and negotiated with the Sheraton for us and organised everything! We just had to choose what we wanted”

The bride wore a lace/vintage style dress that was bought online



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The groom and groomsmen wore natural coloured linen pants and white linen shirts, also bought online.



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The bridesmaids wore full-length beige coloured dresses with rose detail on the chest.



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They said the main highlights of the day was definitely the Kava Ceremony and jumping into the pool fully clothed.



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Hair and Makeup Perfections went above and beyond, this is our favourite photo.



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Prior to the wedding some of the wedding guests went Zip lining and to the Mud baths and had a great time.  The day after the wedding we organised  a half-day South Sea cruise with their guests which they said was very relaxing and enjoyable! They went snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking and relaxed with massages and highly recommend it.



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“I would definitely recommend hiring a wedding planner like Chelsea as she is an expert and knows the ins and outs of a wedding in Fiji and can help to negotiate with the hotels to ensure you receive exactly what you want.”



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“We had the best day of our lives! Corinne.

A big thank you to Sam from Ocean Studios for these great images.

Lisa & Craig – Sheraton Fiji

Lisa and Craig are blessed with a beautiful big family and with Fiji being such a child friendly place, it was the perfect location to celebrate their special day.  Lisa says ‘We chose Fiji as it’s a beautiful destination with friendly welcoming locals. We also wanted our wedding to be a holiday for our family and friends that travelled. Importantly we wanted all our kids to enjoy themselves on holiday too’.



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Lisa was pregnant and then had a newborn while organising the wedding, so having the time to plan her perfect day was scarce. She didn’t need any extra stress so this is where we stepped in to help create the wonderful wedding they were both after.

The Sheraton Fiji was the magical backdrop for their wedding.  Having visited the islands of Fiji on a previous trip, Lisa and Craig and their family and friends enjoyed what Denarau had to offer.  They visited the many different restaurants for dinner, the kids had great fun at the water park and on the banana ride, the boys played golf and the women were pampered at the Sheraton health spa.



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When the big day arrived, Lisa looked beautiful in her Collette Dinnigan ‘Rococo’ gown in ivory.



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The boys wore classic grey tailored suit and didn’t they look gorgeous!



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The girls looked so pretty in their layered dusky pink dresses with flowers by Heidi Briggs.


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The ceremony was held on the beach under a beautiful white canopy and lanterns hung between palm trees.  What an amazing setting!



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The reception was also held outside and it was filled with lots of love and laughter.  Lisa said ‘A beautiful ceremony was followed by such a memorable, fun and happy night shared with our wonderful family, friends and many kids. Not to forget the awesome dancing and entertainment the kids brought to our night,  we will cherish forever!’.



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Lisa and Craig combined their wedding with their honeymoon and stayed for 10 nights at the Sheraton.



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When we asked Lisa if she would have changed anything about her day she said ‘Maybe more photos during the day, even a videographer.  Even though I was quite relaxed the day went too quick and it’s a bit vague.  Otherwise I did have an awesome day and enjoyed it immensely’.



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Lastly, we asked Lisa and Craig if they have any advice for couples planning a wedding in Fiji and they said ‘If you are able to use a wedding planner we strongly recommend one as it takes the stress out of ensuring everything is booked to your liking and paperwork is correct.  The help we received from Chelsea Jayne Weddings was very professional and greatly appreciated’.

A big thank you to Kristjan Porm Photography for these beautiful images.

 

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.

 

Phoebe & Josh – Sheraton Fiji

When Phoebe and Josh were searching for a location for their wedding, they stumbled across an image of a beautiful chapel that sat in the middle of what looked like pure paradise. Phoebe jokingly said ‘wherever that chapel is, we HAVE to get married there!’.  After a little research they discovered it was in Fiji and that was that.  They had found the perfect location for their ceremony!

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The location was the beautiful Sheraton Fiji, situated on the tropical oasis of Denarau Island. Because neither Phoebe or Josh had been to Fiji before, let alone planned a wedding, they decided to hire Chelsea Jayne Weddings to help make the experience stress free.

When we asked Phoebe if she would recommend hiring a wedding planner she said: ‘Absolutely, 100%. I wish I had of known just how easy Chelsea would make it all. Everything flowed beyond perfectly and was organised to a superb standard. We have a very busy schedule – with an almost 8 yr old daughter who loves her sports, both of us working and 2 pets to look after. Having Chelsea enabled us to have the wedding of our dreams (even better actually) without minimal stress or lost time.’

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Phoebe looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day in her champagne coloured gown ‘Aphrodesia’ by Airs & Graces.

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Josh and his groomsmen looked the part in suits by Milano, ties and shirts by Hardy Amies London and shoes by Julius Marlow.

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The bridesmaids completed this picture perfect bridal party in two different styles of dresses both in ivory from the ‘Modern Vintage Bridesmaids’ Collection by Alfred Angelo.

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Looking back on her wedding day Phoebe couldn’t choose just one highlight from the day.  She said two aspects of the day that really stood out for her were the entertainment (Polynesian/Fire Dancing) and the food (the Deluxe Buffet) which she said was seriously the best.  She said there was SO much food and she had guests who said they would have come all that way for the food alone!



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Instead of a traditional hens and bucks party, Phoebe and Josh were joined by their guests for a day cruise around the islands with a pit stop at Musket Cove. There they enjoyed a delicious lunch, some snorkelling and some fun and games on the island.  Endless amounts of drinks and snacks were also included on the cruise and it sounded like such a terrific day. Both Phoebe and Josh highly recommend this fun day trip.

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Phoebe and Josh spent 10 nights at the Sheraton resort. They said it was magical. They were impressed by the lovely staff and the delicious food. They said the best part of it was the Starwood Privilege Card which covered the villas and the Westin restaurants also.  To learn more about the Starwood Membership Programme visit http://www.starprivilege-pacific.com.

As for a honeymoon….Josh says ‘No official “honeymoon” on our own yet, we might have to go back to Fiji!.

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We asked Phoebe and Josh what advice they would give a couple organising a wedding in Fiji and they both agreed that you should definitely hire a wedding planner, relax, do not stress and be patient…..you are on Fiji time!  This advice worked perfectly for them when they woke up on their wedding day to rainy, grey skies.  Their stress free attitude got them through a location change for their reception.  As Phoebe said herself ‘everything will be perfect!’.

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We love getting feedback from our clients and this is what Phoebe had to say about her experience with Chelsea Jayne Weddings:Chelsea is so accommodating. There was literally nothing that we wanted that she didn’t make happen. Thank you Chelsea from the bottom of our hearts. You are extremely good at what you do, and because of you – our wedding day was organised to perfection without us barely lifting a finger. Thank you.’

Also a big thank you to Sabrina Horn Photography (http://sabrina-horn.com) for the amazing photos.

 

 

Christie & Cameron – Sheraton Fiji

The Sheraton Fiji is one of our most popular resorts for weddings.  Christie and Cameron had holidayed in Fiji previously and loved the relaxed feel and lovely people. They wanted to capture that for their day and have a low stress wedding for them, their families and guests.

A very big thank you to Michelle from Cheer Photography  for these beautiful images.



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The ceremony was held on the Sheraton Beachfront and a reception followed on the Villa Pool Deck at the Sheraton Denarau Villas.

Christies dress was custom made from Hilde Heim in Enogerra, Brisbane. Satin bodice with layers of silk mesh skirt. Lovely and cool, easy to move in and great choice for the Fiji weather.



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Cameron’s outfit was from Rodger David, and the groomsmen wore charcoal suits with navy ties and pocket squares to match the bridesmaids.

The bridesmaids wore navy dresses from Baccini and Hill, Melbourne. The dresses were cotton with a satin weave so they looked luxurious but were very cool.



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The highlight of the day apart from marrying Cameron was the reception. Great speeches, wonderful MC, excellent entertainment. It was an amazing party that continued well into the night.



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Prior to the wedding their guests went on a day or half day cruise out to the islands with South Sea Cruises. The boys went deep sea fishing and caught some tuna which they brought back and the Flying Fish who cooked it for them.



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We asked Christie what advice would she give couples organising a wedding in Fiji?

Do what makes you happy (as a couple, no one else).Get a wedding planner and enjoy the process as much as possible. If that means doing heaps of DIY things to take over or just letting the resort take care of everything it’s up to you.

Men will never spend hours on Pintrest or Goggling the various flower types available at your time of year so just do the research and let them pick from a few choices!

Do an engagement session with your photographer, especially if you have never met them face to face or have never had professional photos. It really put us at ease and meant we knew what to do on the wedding day and that helped make for great photos and speed up the photo process.



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Is there anything you would have changed about your wedding day?

We would have organised a friend or staff member to have champagne and beers for the bridal party during photos. It’s very rushed after the ceremony and photos do take a while.



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We asked Christie  Why she choose Chelsea Jayne Weddings to help plan her wedding-

We chose to hire a wedding planner due to the logistics of planning a wedding overseas and the fact that we were unable to travel to Fiji to source and try our own suppliers we thought having someone with the experience and recommendations would benefit us.

Would you recommend hiring a wedding planner?

Yes! Absolutely after hearing other brides’ experiences (Fiji and Australian weddings) I would recommend it. Having Chelsea doing the hard yards meant we could focus on the day without the stress of chasing up quotes, slow replies to emails etc. We were able to enjoy the wedding preparation process which I think a lot of people don’t get to do as they have to communicate with so many people.



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