Good morning Maharanis! We are thrilled to bring you a spectacular Fiji destination wedding video of the gorgeous Natasha and Zamil. This film was created by the incredible Freedom Films, and was so cinematographically stunning and captured such joyful moments between the couple and their guests. Every shot of this video is simply breathtaking, from the stunning Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa venue to the lush decorations executed and planned perfectly by Paradise Bride Weddings & Events Fiji. The bride glows in every shot of this film, with her dewy yet dramatic hair and makeup done by the Fiji Bridal Weddings & Events, intricate mehendi applied by Bridal Mehendi by Patel Megha, and stunning bridal fashions created by RE Mumbai. The bride’s looks included a glittery reception outfit in peacock blue and coral and a vibrant red ceremony outfit that stood out beautifully from the beachy scenery. The video also features Natasha in two beautiful white wedding dresses, a breezy, long-sleeved lace number, perfect for frolicking in Fiji, and a glamorous, backless, beaded champagne gown in which Natasha and Zamil performed their first dance. The events included incredible performances and entertainment, from fire dancers against a dramatic sunset to live music performed by 3rd Above that kept the party going each night! All still photos were captured by the talented Jashan Photography. This film is also interspersed with lovely messages from Natasha and Zamil’s friends and family, and the sweet words and joy on each guest’s face shows how loved Natasha and Zamil are. Maharanis, we hope you love this video and that you’re transported to a tropical paradise while watching!
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
In all honestly planning an overseas wedding in Fiji was as exciting as it was a headache at times. Fiji time meant everything moved slower and getting responses took longer. With 4AM Skype calls due to the time difference it was a long year of planning but each time we managed to lock something in and the day we arrived at the resort and caught up face to face with our decorators and hotel staff and I felt at ease knowing they would make our vision come to life.
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Everything! It was a holiday through and through for every single person. As none of our family were involved in the planning process everyone was able to relax sit back and enjoy. Our entire wedding was unplugged as we wanted people to interact, our friends to meet our family and for everyone to engage with what was going on around them. Many of our friends had never been to a Hindu wedding before let alone Fiji so it was an experience for them all.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
At our wedding reception when we opened up the dance floor my grandfather got up took off his jacket and started circling it above his head and started dancing with my grandmother. As they are both in their 80s and had just made a journey halfway across the world and weren't sure how they would handle it with their health to see them get up and enjoy themselves so much meant the world to me. To see my family come together after 26 years and to be up together having fun every night till late was exactly what we wanted from our wedding - and we made it happen.
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
As Fiji is naturally so beautiful we tried to host all our events outdoors so people could admire the view and take in the amazing surrounds. With this in mind we wanted all the décor to simple but elegant so it was a subtle enhancement of the surroundings. We wanted our guests to be involved actively in as many events as we could. We designed and printed booklets for each event describing what was happening every step. We hosted our Pithi & Sadhak together so all our friends and family were together all of the time. With a beautiful water feature background with Frangipani trees we got all our guests involved in Pithi and all our friends had a go at smothering us! The only dance we organised was our own First Dance at the Reception which was hosted by a friend who does stand up comedy so everyone was in tears of laughter most of the night.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Have fun whilst planning as hard as it can be and try and savour every moment. Even with a 4 day wedding it goes so quickly. Enjoy the small moments with your family and your husband every chance you get - these are some of the best memories you will have.
See you tomorrow Maharanis!