March 2015 archive

Melissa & Danny – Castaway Island

Castaway Island, what a perfect place for a wedding!  This pristine, private island was the ideal location for Melissa and Danny’s tropical wedding.


Melissa tells us how they met ‘We met through friends and became best friends.  The rest is history!’ We loved helping these best friends create their dream day on Castaway Island.


When their guests arrived on Castaway Island, Melissa and Danny had arranged for welcome bags to be waiting in their rooms.  They filled them with snacks, drinks, Pure Fiji sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellant and playing cards.  Such a special touch and a great way to greet your guests.

To start the celebrations, the couple organised for a big island themed sunset cocktail party the night before the wedding.  They enjoyed canapes and cocktails at sunset followed by many more cocktails and pizzas later in the night.  

Melissa and Danny were married on the beach.  The location couldn’t have been any more amazing!


Ceremony set up

On the day, the bride looked beautiful in a custom dress By Norma Bridal Couture.

Melissa 4

Melissa 3

M&D beach

The bridesmaid wore gowns the Stella and Samara Gowns from Bridesmaids Only and the flowergirl wore a Lace and tulle dress from KingSoleil on Etsy.


We love the casual beachside look of the groom and his groomsmen.  They all wore shirts and chinos from Industrie and bow ties from Roger David.

Boys at ceremony



Melissa bought silk flowers by Silkflora in Petersham to decorate the tables for the reception and for the bouquets.  We think they look beautiful and what a great idea for when you can’t get the type of flowers you really want.

Table set up

At the reception the guests enjoyed a seafood buffet followed by a two tier chocolate and caramel mud cake.


Arrive at reception

Bridal party


While the guests stayed at the bar and danced until dawn, Melissa and Danny snuck off to reminisce about their amazing day.  When we asked Melissa and Danny about their whole wedding experience Melissa says ‘Aside from marrying my best friend in paradise, seeing  the smiles on our guests faces every day was so special to Danny and I.  Castaway is truly the most magical place we’ve ever visited and we are so blessed to now be part of the Castaway family.  Nothing will ever compare to the experience we all shared together’.

Blck and white M&D

Kids club

We were so thrilled to help Melissa and Danny create their perfect wedding day and Melissa says ‘The whole thing would have been a nightmare if not for the fabulous Chelsea!’.

Thank you to Leezett Photography for the beautiful photos.

Carly & Nick – Sheraton Fiji

The Sheraton Fiji is one of our favourite locations to plan a wedding, so when Carly & Nick contacted us to help them plan their wedding day there we were excited to assist!

Surrounded by 40 of their closest family and friends, Carly and Nick were married in the beautiful Paradise Chapel.  Positioned right on the beachfront, the Chapel offers the most amazing backdrop for wedding ceremonies.






Due to the prediction of rain, the reception was moved from the lawn area near the beachfront to the ballroom at the Westin Denarau Resort & Spa.  The ballroom was set up just as though it was still on the beach with fairy lights and lanterns strung up over the reception area and tables decorated with vases of floating pink frangipanis. 




Even though their wedding didn’t quite go to plan with their wet weather option coming into play, Carly and Nick said that overall the day was amazing and were especially impressed with the food, cake and service that the staff provided during the reception.



Carly also had some lovely words to say about her experience with Chelsea Jayne Weddings ‘First of all let me say my wedding would not have been possible without your amazing help and knowledge of Fiji. I have no idea how brides get things done without a wedding planner. You made the whole process so simple.’

Photography:  Matt Trewin Photography