Fiji Wedding Photography {Corrina & Roger}

08 Oct 2013, Posted by Nigel in Weddings

Fiji Wedding Photography

Who doesn’t love a destination wedding! Corrina & Roger decided to have their wedding in the beautiful Shangri-La Resort in Fiji on the 6th September 2013. Believe it or not, this is the same place where my wife Justina and I were engaged way back in 2005 but that is another story :)

I met up with Corrina and her bridesmaids just as they were being moved into the Ocean Bure. The Bure was wonderful with high ceilings and plenty of light. The girls did their own hair and makeup with a little help from their friends and family. The bridesmaids got into their dresses then helped Corrina into hers with some help from Kathy (Mum). Once everybody was dressed I got a couple photos before heading off to Roger and the boys who were waiting at the chapel.

The chapel which is on the grounds of the resort has a stunning glass wall at the end providing views out to the pacific ocean. A few photos of Roger and the boys out front of the chapel and then I headed to the chapel entrance where Corrina was to arrive any minute now.
Upon Corrina’s arrival her proud-as-punch dad, Barry helped her out of the car. After a few adjustments to the wedding dress and the veil lowered over Corrina’s face, it was time for the walk down the aisle. Roger’s eyes met Corrina’s and his face lit up with excitement and emotion. I always try my best to capture the Groom’s first look of the Bride. Corrina and Roger had an intimate wedding surrounded by their closest family and friends and even had a Fijian choir who sounded magical in the chapel. After the big kiss they were showered in rose petals as they left the chapel. A little Shangri-La tradition is to hammer your own engraved wedding nameplate into the timber frames surrounding the chapel. There has been quite a few weddings here!

Family photos were done out front of the chapel and then I headed off for a walk around the resort with the bridal party. We had some fun around one of the pools and on the palm tree covered foreshore. We even got a few photos in the resort reception with Corrina and Roger happy to go along with any ideas I had.

With the setting sun, the location photos were finished and we headed off to the wedding reception which was still at the resort in the new Ratu Makutu Events Centre. This was a huge timber structure that stood prominently in the middle of the resort. After all the guests were seated and the meals were being eaten everybody was treated to some great Fijian dancing which even included fire dancing outside of the building. The fire dancing was spectacular!

Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to photograph your wedding day Corrina and Roger.

Preparation Location: Ocean Bure
Wedding Ceremony: Wedding Chapel
Locations Photos: Shangri-La Resort Fiji
Reception: Ratu Makutu
Fiji Wedding Photography: NKN Photography

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