There’s nothing quite like the majesty of a waterfront Fijian wedding, and Melanie and James’s event is no exception! Melanie and James love nothing more than the ocean, the outdoors, and traveling, so a destination wedding on Fiji’s Coral Coast was a totally natural choice for them. The couple played off the tropical Fiji vibes with a breezy cabana-style ceremony arch, and wrapped up the day with a traditional fire dancer performance for their guests. Bottlebrush Films and Van Middleton Photography captured every picture perfect moment of the couple’s day, including a very special next-day beach session!
Melanie and James
Warwick Fiji, Coral Coast, Fiji
We wanted a destination wedding in a place that could cater to our budget. Warwick Fiji is a 5 star resort on the Fiji’s Coral Coast where the water is crystal clear and perfect for water activities. It met everything on our wish list as well as had the most incredible, happy, warm, and welcoming staff.
The most important part of planning was to have a wedding that was true to us as a couple. We are both people who have a connection with the ocean and the outdoors and we wanted our wedding to reflect our love of that.
We stayed true to our couple style with our love of the beach and relaxed vibes, as well as our love for the outdoors. We wanted to feel the wind on our skin and smell the salt in the air as we celebrated the most special day in our lives.
I will never forget when I walked down the aisle with my brother and saw my soon-to-be husband standing at the altar looking incredible & with an overwhelmed happiness on his face.
I wanted a cabana-style altar arch that was made up of soft white fabric that caught the gentle sea breeze and pink flowers that made the surroundings pop with colour.
Working with our photographer was fun filled with adventure. We had photos taken in a Fijian forest, in local beach huts, and during a sunset on the beach. Our photographer was very down to earth and nothing was too staged which is what we wanted.
Photography – Van Middleton Photography
Venue, Event Planner, & Floral Design – Warwick Fiji
Videography – Bottlebrush Films
Makeup & Hair Artist – Hair & Makeup Perfectionist
Wedding Dress – Made With Love
Groom’s Apparel – Hugo Boss
Rings – Midas Jewellery
Favors – Hutwoods
Congratulations to Melanie and James, and a huge thanks to Bottlebrush Films for sharing their gorgeous wedding with us. Want more unique and tropical wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this picture perfect Bali destination wedding at Bambu Indah!