I first met Sally and Jason while setting up a photobooth at Miss Peaches in Newtown for her engagement party. It was an awesome night and when someone mentioned they planned on getting married in Fiji, i may have asked Sal if they’d sorted a photographer out yet and mentioned that sometimes we get on a plane +boats to photograph a wedding… a few months later Ben and I were on a magical island!
Sally and Jason’s wedding was at Octopus Resort on Waya Island – its about 45-60 minutes off the west coast of Fiji. Octopus Resort specialise in intimate small (20-ish people) weddings. It’s a beautiful island, with an amazing coral reef, yummy food, super nice staff and on-the-freakin-beach bure (rooms)! Its amazing – We will be back.
The day started with all the guys pitching in getting the beach ready for the ceremony and the coconut bar ready for the reception. They had to bring all the paper lanterns and fairly lights with them from home. Everyone eventually separated into their own parts of the island to get ready for the wedding. Sally and Jason’s daughters were some one the cutes flower girls I’ve seen. They’re vows to each other were beautiful, funny and very heartfelt by everyone there. A super awesome moment was during the reception, Sally’s brother Jack played his guitar and sung infront of everyone. The day ended with most people in the pool.
It was kinda nice being apart of a smaller wedding. Things like who everyone were was clearer and you got to know them all very quickly. They were there because out off all the people Sally and Jason knew this handful of people were the most important to them, you could feel that all day. Sometimes you get caught up with all the “stuff” of a wedding, and this kinda brought it back to what weddings are about and I liked that 🙂