Like many clients, I met Clare & Ali through a mutual friend. We instantly hit it off and before we knew it had put the plans into action for me to fly out and document their Fiji wedding. I remember the meeting well, we had talked about so much.. the wedding was almost an after thought but on the drive back home it hit me… WHAT?! Someone loves my work enough to take me to Fiji to shoot for them… it was very humbling.
All I can really say is that I am very thankful for the opportunity, and very appreciative for being made so welcome by everyone at the wedding. It was a real party, and very much a representation of who Clare & Ali are, and how amazing their friends and family are too. They spent over a week in Fiji enjoying the islands, the resort and having a proper rest and relaxation with their guests. Weddings are such a whirlwind, a busy day full of lots of action but often it is hard to find the time to spend quality time with everyone.. I think they ticked all the boxes here. I only wish I could have stayed longer to document some of their adventures.
I look forward to returning to Fiji to shoot again, but my heart is heavy with the damage done by Cyclone Winston recently.. you can help by donating here.
A Magical Fiji Wedding
Locations: The Sofitel, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji
A lot of the vendors involved were guests, with them helping out with the hair, make up, the dress and the rest was planned by Clare who did an amazing job.
A big thank you also to my good friend Kunaal for showing me a little bit of Fiji, the sights and the hospitality shown to me when he took me to his lovely family home for an Indian feast (and Kava).