Elegant Destination Wedding in Fiji by Hilary Cam Photography
Today’s very elegant affair comes from the tropical island of Fiji in the South Pacific. It’s actually the first time we’ve featured a Fijian wedding on the blog, so we’re thrilled to be sharing one with so many beautiful details. I always love it when couples incorporate the destination into their day, with lots of local elements or customs, and this is a fantastic example. And speaking of beautiful details, take a look at those wedding rings . . . . the groom is a member of the Canturi family. If you’ve seen the movie Moulin Rouge you’ll know what I’m talking about. Canturi were the jewellers behind Satine, the jaw dropping diamond creation worn by Nicole Kidman in the film. Now THAT is a necklace!
A big thank you also to Hilary Cam for these gorgeous images of Fiji, and of course to Olivia and Rob for letting us share their day.
From the Photographer: Our adventure starts at Sydney airport at 5am, somewhere between the terminals of Asiana and Air China, we are lost. There is another couple, apparently also bound for Fiji circling aimlessly in no particular direction, and we get to talking. They too are heading to a wedding… also at Natadola… Yes, we have just met our bridesmaid! It is at that moment Rob and Olli appear, wedding dress in hand and grins across their faces – we are all on the same flight! Rob and Olli, as it turns out, live on the same street as us, no more than a block away. The unique wedding rings are crafted by Canturi, a jeweler bearing the same family name and family tree as the Groom. Their best man had his wedding shot by me many years ago and their MC has a memorable voice for everyone, the wonderful radio star Rosie Beaton. It is ironic that the furthest flung wedding we have yet to shoot also feels closest to home. The Intercontinental Fiji is a stunning hotel and an ideal wedding venue. The next few days are a blur of white sandy beaches, jaw dropping buffets, fire dancers, cocktails and hanging by the pool with Rob & Olli, leading up to the big day. Although I admit, I was caught on many occasions scouting photo locations, rather than sun baking. The wedding itself is busting with delicate details, snappy stationery, scrumptious food and captivating entertainment. Rob & Olli, we coaxed you up rough mountainsides in the searing heat and you lured us to the poolside for cool drinks. Leaving Fiji we knew we got some good photos, but we also felt we made some great friends.
Photography: Hilary Cam Photography Sydney
Ceremony & Reception Location: InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa – Natadola Beach, Fiji