Holly & Russell's Getaway Destination Wedding at beautiful Yasawa Island Resort

Yasawa Island Resort from the Lookout

With a tropical depression to the North West and Cyclone Ula threatening from the East, and after hours of waiting at the airport and many cancelled flights, I was finally able to fly out to what was meant to be our last wedding of 2015. However, thanks to the weather, it had become not only mine but quite possibly Fiji's very first wedding of the year on New Year's Day 2016.

Holly and Russell had flown in from the States earlier that week and seemed totally unfazed by our tropical weather. They were soon off hiking with me in tow up to the lookout point where I got to see for the first time the incredible raw beauty of this little Fijian island and realised why Holly and Russell were so relaxed. If you're getting married in heaven it really doesnt matter when you say 'I Do'!

For me personally, this was a great experience and I couldn't have chosen a better couple or location to start off the 2016 wedding season. 

We were so happy to receive the following feedback and can't wait to return to magical Yasawa Island Resort, Fiji!

"Laurence and Elanie helped us plan our wedding photography at Yasawa Is. Resort perfectly! We are in the U.S. and they made our photography work very well with the resort, which was difficult for us because we were so far away. They worked with the resort staff to make our day as special as could be. Laurence spent the day with us prior to our ceremony and captured photos of us on a pre-wedding hike up to the lookout. It was so great being in his company because we really felt as if we got to know about him and the culture of Fiji. When it came time for our ceremony later that afternoon and evening, we felt as if he were a friend; in a foreign country we did not expect to find that!

We had pre-wedding, ceremony and trash the dress photos the second day and Laurence woke us up early on the second day in order to get sunrise photos, swimming photos and much more. He really went over the top. We are SO pleased with our photos and so are our friends and families. They really are photos that are magazine quality and since we were in beautiful Fiji there was no photoshopping necessary for the sunset and beach photos. Laurence really knows how to capture the light, energy and love between a couple. He and Elanie have a great business that is personal, friendly, talented, and professional, and we highly recommend their photography to all!

Thank you Nadi Bay Photography :)

Russell and Holly Bliss
Yasawa Island Resort
January 1, 2016"

Lomolagi Beach on Yasawa Island Holly & Russell hiking across the miles of white sandy beach The couple posing for a photo at the lookout Resort staff setting up the ceremony venue the bride in her robe with the word bride on the back closeup of the bride showing hair and makeup the makeup artist zipping up the brides wedding dress the brides dress hanging from a beam on a wooden hanger the bride looking at herself in a mirror the bride's jewellery on a wooden table the bride being carried to the altar by Fijian warriors the bride getting off her chair at the altar the bride and groom listening to the priest during their wedding ceremony the groom placing the wedding ring on his brides finger the bride and groom kissing for the first time as manand wife The staff cheering as the couple are pronounced husband and wife the newly married couple walking along the beach the couple walking towards the rocks with the brides wedding dress being blown out by the wind the groom lifting the bride off her feet as he kisses her the couple leaning in for a kiss with the bride holding on to her flower crown Holly the bride showing a bit of leg as they sit on black rocks by the ocean A portrait  of the couple taken from a distance A closeup of the couple in the gardens of Yasawa Island Resort The newlyweds sitting on a rock together in the bush the couple standing side by side the groom carrying the bride a black and white portrait of the bride the couple sitting alone on the deserted beach the groom carrying the bride on the beach the bride and groom walking away from the ocean the groom hugging the bride on the beach the groom hugging the bride as she looks at the camera the bride and groom on the beach with the sun flaring behind them the couple on the beach with sunset behind them