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Karla & Corey | Wedding

I am at a complete loss for words when it comes to trying to explain the awesomeness that was Karla & Corey’s wedding. For starters, it was in VANUATU (at the Holiday Inn in Port Vila)!! For the rest, I’ll let the pictures do the talking (and a little ad-lib as I go)

Looking at the photos is like an outer body experience. I’m still pinching myself that I was there. They upped the ante in practically every part of the day.

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I felt like a kid in a candy store photographing all the details. Wandering the silent ground of the resort at 6am. Every tree. Every flower. Every hut. All potential backdrops :)

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Karla is actually an incredible makeup artist, and not only did her own makeup, but the makeup of pretty much all her family & friends.

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Photobooth: when all the mirrors are already taken :)

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It was a much more relaxed scene with Corey & Bailey (their 6 year old son).

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Seriously, this kid is too cute for words!

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These few shots may look like regular getting ready photos, but Karla is actually spraying hair spray on her face, rather than finishing spray. Her reaction is priceless

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Bailey looks so far beyond proud to be giving his mum away.

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Getting carried down the aisle. There’s always a first somewhere in the wedding, even for me :)

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After the ceremony, we headed into the mountains to Mele Cascades, Vanuatu’s stunning waterfalls, a short drive from Port Vila. Gorgeous!!!

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To start with, we weren’t sure how far to climb, but once Karla picked up her dress and started walking through the water, there was no where to go, but right to the top!

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And it was so worth it!!

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After a brief siesta, it all started again, with a blessing by the lagoon.

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Nothing makes a grand entrance quite like a warrior escorted canoe.

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These two are gorgeous inside and out!

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The team at the Holiday Inn did an incredible job setting up the marquee for the reception.

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The highlight of the night was the fire dance and fireworks. These really are incredible shows to watch! I’ve even included a little video clip at the bottom of the post!

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Fire breathing cake cutting!!

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Rather than a traditional guestbook, Karla & Corey had everyone write a message on a Jenga piece. How cool is that. I love that it will be a conversation piece forever!

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These two had some pretty impressive moves :)

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Karla & Corey, I hope you had the best day ever, and holiday in Vanuatu!! Congrats again xx

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