Archive for the ‘Recent Weddings’ Category

Janet & Stephen

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Gale who married at Benjor Beach Club in Vanuatu!

Janet & Stephen Gale

Lauren & Justin

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Congrats Mr & Mrs Fahey!

Lauren and Justin married at The Outrigger in Fiji…

Hi Mandi,

Thank you for all your help with organizing our wedding 🙂 we had a great day, weather was beautiful and the day was amazing! Thank you for getting us through that stressful weekend!

I had lots of cocktails for you (and for my sanity).

Lots of love, Lauren and Justin

Chloe & Bobby

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Congratulations to Chloe and Bobby who married in Fiji – and Chloe emailed saying that she struggled to find the words to describe the amazing job Mandi did in coordinating the wedding.  Nice struggle and thank you, Chloe!!!

“I would recommend Mandi Forrester-Jones from South Pacific Weddings to anyone who is considering planning a destination wedding, particularly to Fiji. Mandi assisted us from the beginning of organising our wedding down to the panicked phone calls she received on the day we flew to Fiji. There was no problem I presented to Mandi that she did not solve for me. She assisted in everything from liaising with the coordinator at the Sheraton Fiji to finding me a hairstylist when my own pulled out and she even followed up after our honeymoon to make sure everything went well. Mandi’s knowledge of everything from the legal requirements of a destination wedding to the best way to plan the menu were invaluable to us. Having organised our wedding and holiday from Australia I was worried that things would go wrong on the day but our wedding day was everything we dreamed it would. Every girl planning a wedding needs to find themselves a Mandi!!”

Natalie & Declan

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Hi Sonya,

We are back on solid ground again after thoroughly enjoying our cruise and narrowly avoiding a tropical cyclone. Our wedding was idyllic and wonderful. Exactly how we wanted it.

Thank you for all your hard work making our day a reality for us.

Once again, thanks for everything Sonya,

Kind regards

Natalie & Declan

(Photographer: Andrew Read)

Nicole & Kumar

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Hi Mandi

 Many thanks again for helping us organise our wedding and holiday.

Everything went really well for the wedding and we were looked after by Liana and the team at Muri Beach Club Hotel. Rarotonga is just stunning. 

Air New Zealand and Virgin were very helpful in letting me store my gown on the plane trip over. The gown only had a wrinkle or two which dropped out before the wedding day. 

Many thanks and best wishes for 2012.

Thanks, Nicole and Kumar

Karissa and Jason

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


Vanuatu wedding venue: Benjor Beach Club. Wedding coordination: Samara at Weddings, Parties Evrisamting. Photography: Andrew Read.

Karissa and special ‘bridesmaid’ join the warrior escorts…

 Tropical trio… terrific!

Allysha & Jason

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Congratulations to Jason and Allysha Zirbel (nee Barfield) who married at the Holiday Inn in Vanuatu with family and friends to witness.

The beach wedding was followed by the reception and then all went back to their ship to continue cruising the South Pacific.

(Sonya says thanks for the thank-you flowers and chockies – you didn’t have to do that, Allysha, but most appeciated!!)

Mel & Dan

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Congratulations to Melissa and Daniel who married at Sunset Bungalows in Vanuatu.  Leith Campbell was the photographer and this photo was taken at Dream Cove.


Hi Jenny & Sonya!

Daniel and I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you did putting our wedding together.

We had a fantastic time and you made our special day that much more amazing.

Jenny: We felt bad that you and the staff at the resort had taken so much time and care setting everything up, and the whole ceremony was over in about 15 minutes! It was wonderful and thank you again for all that you have done for us and making that moment happen!  Thank you again, and thank all the staff at Sunset Bungalows – they were great!

We hope to return again to Vanuatu for our 1 year anniversary, so you’ll probably be seeing us again in the future!

Melissa & Daniel

Sarah & Adam

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Holmes who married at Iririki Island Resort!

Hi there Ian
We would just like to say a big thank you to you and South Pacific Weddings for all the help you gave us with organising our holiday and wedding. Our holiday was excellent and our wedding day was amazing! We could not have asked for anything better. The whole thing ran very smoothly with no hiccups and that was from all the organising and help from you guys.

Once again thankyou and I highly reccommend your services.
Sarah & Adam

Rosetta & Ayden

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Congratualtions to Mr and Mrs Ziino who chose the beach at Breaka’s Beach Resort in Vanuatu for their wedding…


Hi Sonya,

We had such a beautiful wedding, the resort was absolutely gorgeous, with friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Thanks very much again for all your help.

Kind regards,

Rosetta & Ayden

Mirasol & Maik

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Andres, aka Mirasol and Maik (Mike) who married at Erakor Island Resort in Vanuatu.  Michael McLennan was the photographer.  Here is the email from Mirasol:


Hi Sonya and Ian,We just wanted you to know that our trip and our wedding was fantastic and everything went smoothly. I will definitely recommend your company to my friends and colleagues. Thank you for looking after us.

Our wedding coordinator Lita was fantastic, her professionalism and the extra touches was impressive. She did an exceptional job and an asset to the resort!  Erakor Island was a fantastic choice, it was peaceful and not too many people. The staff were friendly.

Thank you once again! We hope to do business with you guys again.

Mr and Mrs Andres




Top Shots

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Leith Campbell owns a business in Vanuatu called Top Shots – it is in the main street and sells photographic gear. Leith is also a top wedding photographer… here are a few of his weddings:

This one was taken at Benjor Beach Club… nice moment!


This one is at Eratap Beach Resort… bare feet in the sand can be so much part of a tropical wedding…


And this one could be Cocomo Resort… or Erakor Island Resort… or… well, who cares, she is just radiant!


And this is the happy snapper himself!


Kirsten & Kurt

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Congratulations to Kurt and Kirsten on their wedding in front of family and friends at Sunset Resort in the Cook Islands.

Sunset purchased the vacant beachfront next door to the resort and can do marquee receptions there (as well as receptions in the onsite restaurant, The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar).

Paradise Taveuni Wedding

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Here’s a wedding at Paradise Taveuni Resort in Fiji.  The resort is on Taveuni Island, looking across the Somosomo Strait to the northern island of Vanuatu Levu.  One of the most popular locations for a wedding ceremony at Taveuni is Sunset Point because, you guessed it, the backdrop is west and the setting sun.  This photo is of Australian couple, Dave and Darryl, with some of the Taveuni team.

Fernanda & Daniel

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Erakor Island Resort WeddingCongratulations to Daniel and Fernanda, who married at Erakor Island Resort.

The warrior escorts, musicians, dancers and conch shell blowers come from nearby Ekasup Village.

Erakor has four wedding packages: Simplicity, Harmony, Fantasy and the Tropical Dream Wedding.

Photography by Michael McLennan.

Jay & Ashley

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Ashley and Jay married in Vanuatu – congrats!

The wedding ceremony was at the Warwick Le Lagon Resort and the photographer was Michael McLennan.


Kerry & Nick

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Congratulations to Kerry and Nick who married at Iririki Island Resort in Vanuatu.

Photographer Michael McLennan.

Tracy & Mat

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Congratulations to Tracy and Mat who married in Vanuatu. The wedding ceremony was at Mele Cascades waterfall (this photo is on the beach in front of ‘Nippers’ – near the wharf for the ferry to take guests across to Hideaway Island). Lots of family and friends attended the wedding and helped make it a fun ‘wedding week’ with a cocktail party, dinners and doing fun things like getting off-road in fun buggies.  The reception was at La Tentation restaurant and Gerri and Nick did a wonderful job ensuring the evening flowed beautifully.  The photographer was Andrew Read.  Here is an email from Tracy:

Hi Sonya

I hope this email finds you happy & well.
Just wanting to say a very BIG thank you to yourself and Ian for all of your effort and hard work in helping to organise our wedding and wedding guests.
Our wedding week in Vanuatu went AMAZINGLY!
It reached all of our expectations and more.
The whole trip went off without a hitch.
We loved staying at Erakor Island. The staff are the friendliest in Vila. The food and service were both great.
Mangoes were super accommodating considering tables had to be moved every day to fit around us, as well as a lot of bus ordering etc.
Cocomo Resort apartments were beautiful. It was so good to have a kitchen and washing machine.
I can’t recommend South Pacific Weddings enough.
Thank you again
Tracy xo

Palm Cove Wedding

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

This is a photo of a wedding at The Reef House Boutique Resort & Spa in Palm Cove. Just posting because it is such a nice photo!