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Bec & Matt | Wedding

Bec & Matt were married a few weeks ago in at the Outrigger on the Lagoon in Fiji. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know just how much I love Fiji, and that I’ll jump at every single chance I can to get there as often as possible.

The Outrigger is just a 20 minute drive from where I got married in January, so we kind of had a second honeymoon at Maui Palms :)

The wedding day was overcast, and while it did rain a for a few minutes here and there, it didn’t put a dampener on the day at all.

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Bec looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress.

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To welcome their friends and family to Fiji, Bec & Matt put together these Bula Welcome Bags from A Peachy Shop, the creator of Bula Bride!

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Once they were ready, Bec & Matt opted for a First Look. I seriously can’t advocate these enough for destination weddings (or any wedding really!). It means your guests can keep lounging by the pool as long as possible before getting ready, plus you get to jump straight into cocktail hour with everyone after the ceremony!

Fiji Wedding Photographer: First look

I love the way her face lights up when she looks at him!

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The ceremony was short and sweet, and reminded me so much of my own. Listening to the beautiful Fijian accent recite the same words made my eyes well up just a little :)

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Bec & Matt, congratulations once again! It was an absolute pleasure getting to share some Fiji time with you x

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Julie & John | Wedding

Julie & John were married back in December at Quay Restaurant on the first day of Summer!

Everyone got ready together at the Holiday Inn at The Rocks, and we spent the first hour or so wandering the harbour foreshore and some of the laneways around The Rocks.

Julie wore a stunning Lisa Ho dress and to die for glittery Jimmy Choo shoes.

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Her bouquet was simply divine.

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The ceremony & reception were held at Quay Restaurant and styled by the lovely ladies at Girl Friday Weddings!

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The timing of the ceremony was perfectly coordinated with the departure of a cruise ship in dock at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

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As the ship departed, it seemed like all 3000 passengers cheered, waves and wished the couple well!

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Then the real view appeared!

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After some drinks and canapes on the deck, we moved inside to the restaurant with the best view in the city!

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Julie & John, I hope you had a wonderful day and honeymoon in the Tasmanian wilderness! x

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Deanna & Matthew | Wedding

Deanna & Matthew were married a few weeks ago at The Pearl South Pacific, in Fiji & I was beyond thrilled to be able to capture it for them!

While the weather was a little overcast and on the windy side, it was still a gorgeous wedding full of smiles, love and laughter.

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I can’t express just how much I love Matt’s cufflinks!

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Deanna looked positively stunning!

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They decided to have all the bridal party portraits before the ceremony, so I set up a first look and it worked perfectly.

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This was certainly a first for me. Instead of the tradition of the groom removing the bride’s garter, they played a game called Horses, Knights & Cavaliers. I could best describe it as a variant of musical chairs and the last man standing was required to remove the bride’s garter blindfolded. It was hilarious!

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There were some pretty impressive limbo skills going on.

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Towards the end of the night there were a lot of shots happening. I’ve got no idea what they tasted like, but the facial expressions say it all ;)

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Congratulations again Deanna & Matt!! I hope you had the best day ever!!!

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