Archive of ‘Uncategorized’ category

Olivia & Raj – Indian Ceremony & Reception, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Denarau

We are so excited to finally get this wedding up on our blog, showcasing the coming together of two different cultures. We love the tradition and vibrant colours and what a stunning couple they were!!!  We counted 5 different outfits for Olivia during her 2 days of celebration.

The Indian ceremony was held on the Sofitel beachfront with the reception on the North Lawn at the Sofitel.

Images by Michelle from Cheer Photography



Raj&OliSatWedding-788





Raj&OliSatWedding-794





Raj&OliSatWedding-804





Raj&OliSatWedding-849





Raj&OliSatWedding-887





Raj&OliSatWedding-897





Raj&OliSatWedding-907





Raj&OliSatWedding-732





Raj&OliSatWedding-746





Raj&OliSatWedding-765





Raj&OliSatWedding-974





Raj&OliSatWedding-1029





Raj&OliSatWedding-1064





Raj&OliSatWedding-1156





Raj&OliSatWedding-951





Raj&OliSatWedding-952





Raj&OliSatWedding-958





Raj&OliSatWedding-1254





Raj&OliSatWedding-1347





Raj&OliSatWedding-1358





Raj&OliSatWedding-1365





Raj&OliSatWedding-1376





Raj&OliSatWedding-1490





Raj&OliSatParty-153





Raj&OliSatParty-65





Raj&OliSatParty-63





Raj&OliSatParty-66





Raj&OliSatParty-83





Raj&OliSatParty-84





Raj&OliSatParty-86





Raj&OliSatParty-88





Raj&OliSatParty-4





Raj&OliSatParty-5





Raj&OliSatParty-166





Raj&OliSatParty-188





Raj&OliSatParty-223





Raj&OliSatParty-354





Raj&OliSatParty-486





Raj&OliSatParty-606



Part 1 Michaela & Erik – Their adventure begins

I’m so very excited to share with you this wedding held on board the Bel’Mare.  This couple had travelled all the way from the USA to honour the grooms mother on the biggest day of their lives.  Michaela and Erik want to tell you their story in their own words.

Our adventure to Fiji begins with my mother, Johanne Berg-Raubitschek…

Growing up with my five sisters, my mother would often tell us stories about her amazing journeys to far-away, exotic places. She would show us pictures from old newspaper and magazine articles, from a time when reporters and photographers were enthusiastically documenting her travels around the world. We listened with anticipation and awe because, aside from being a good storyteller, my mother had been one of the few, select, Pan Am stewardesses who “stylishly” helped pioneer aviation during the 1950’s. It was an exciting time, full of new discoveries and adventures!

One brisk sunny day in January, while Michaela and I were spending time with my mother, I asked, “Mom, out of all the places that you’ve traveled to in the world, which was your favorite?”

My mother’s face brimmed with a beautiful smile. Without hesitation she said, “Fiji… Erik, it’s the most-wonderful place in the world!” She took my hand in hers and continued, “You and Michaela have to go to Fiji!” We smiled back, and I told her that we would.

Unexpectedly, with such youthful excitement, and so anxious to tell us more, my mother began describing Fiji. It seemed as if she was experiencing Fiji at that very moment. She told us about the clear turquoise-blue ocean, the fantastic expanses of coral – “playgrounds” for the most-colorful tropical fish we’d ever see, the brilliant sunrises, sunsets and warm tropical breezes, the “wonderful” seashells that you would find along the soft white-sand beaches, the magnificent sea turtles – more graceful than you could imagine while they’re swimming through the water, and what she treasured the most – the beautiful, and kind-hearted Fijian people.

She paused for a moment, her eyes glittering with anticipation, “Can I go with you?”

I answered, “Of course mom. We’ll all go together. Fiji sounds like an amazing place. You can be our guide.”

“When do we go? Are we going now?”

I tucked my mother into her blankets, and gently kissed her forehead, “Not today Mom, but soon. I promise.” She smiled.

…My mother passed away the next day.

Michaela & I decided, then, that we would not only visit Fiji, we would be married on the islands. Fiji would become a new chapter in our lives – an amazing new adventure!

…And, as promised, we would bring my mother along the journey. We would lay her ashes to rest in Fiji – my mother’s favorite place in the world.



Mother



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



Dress





Girls dresses





Girls





Groom





Boys





Chapel





Boys waiting





Flowers





FIiona chapel





Chapel 2





Bridal party





Couple





Couple 4





Coiple 3





Couple 5



 

“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.”

Ian.

Jenna & Aaron- Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Jenna & Aaron were married at the gorgeous Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa.  The ceremony was held on the lawn area in front of their ground floor pool Villa and guests were served with canapés and sparking wine by the poolside.

The reception was then held in the Maravu Restaurant where guest were served a delicious three course alternate menu followed by a decadent chocolate mud, white chocolate mud and red velvet wedding cake designed by the Hilton.  Jenna and Aaron first dance was to the Benny Benassi remix.

These beautiful images are by Nadi Bay Photography.



Jenna & Aaron-001



 

 



Jenna & Aaron-002





Jenna & Aaron-003





Jenna & Aaron-004





Jenna & Aaron-005





Jenna & Aaron-006





Jenna & Aaron-007





Jenna & Aaron-008





Jenna & Aaron-009





Jenna & Aaron-010





Jenna & Aaron-011





Jenna & Aaron-012



 

“Our wedding was truly amazing and it was all thanks to Chelsea, who made sure that every little detail was taken care of and that everything went smoothly on the day.  I wouldn’t hesitate for a  second in suggesting Chelsea to anyone getting married in Fiji, she was an absolute life saver and it meant that we could enjoy our time over there knowing that everything was taken care of. Chelsea, thank you!”

Thanks again for all your help!

Regards

Jenna

1 2