Destination Wedding: Fiji


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Location // Musket Cove Resort, Fiji

Wedding Planner // Gloria Osbourne

Florist // Musket Cove


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Videography // Lumen Films Suva

Dress // Rachel Gilbert

Accessories // Fletcher & Grace


The morning of Leah and Frank’s wedding I had that amazing thing happen to me, you know when you wake up and forget you’re in a tropical paradise.

Leah from the Philippines and Frank from Germany met when they had both recently moved to Melbourne, Australia. Beginning as ‘just friends’ interested in exploring their new city together, soon after they fell in love – and how could you not fall in love surrounded by bespoke laneways, street art and amazing coffee. Fast forward many coffees and numerous adventures to Frank proposing on top of the German Parliament Building.

Musket Cove Island Resort, Malolo Lailai, Fiji was the perfect location for this wunderlust wedding. A shared travel bug and curiosity of other cultures is such a big part of Leah and Frank’s story that Fiji was where they chose to say I Do.

This intimate wedding attended by Leah and Frank’s nearest and dearest encompassed modern romantic simplicity with attention to detail, featuring a Fijian cultural influence.

After the formalities we headed to the beach where Leah and Frank frolicked amongst the white sand, turquoise water and luxury yachts. After the portrait shoot, Leah slipped into a pastel blue dress and Frank lost the jacket and tie and opted for a coconut instead.

My favourite part of a wedding to capture is the entrance and exit, I can honestly say this is the first time I captured an exit featuring traditional Fijian fire dancers –These newly weds really know how to go out with a bang!

Leah and Frank, thank you for saving me from the freezing Canberra weather and inviting me capture your intimate day. I hope you enjoyed honeymooning in Hawaii, and wishing you both health and happiness in your plans to start a family.

I am also excited to announce I am off to Fiji again in two weeks for Sheree and Matt’s wedding at Treasure Island. Watch this space for more tropical Island envy.

Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay Wedding Photographer

Shae Estella Photo is a Australian Destination Wedding Photographer based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Shae regularly photographs weddings on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. She is available for wedding and portrait photography across Australia and beyond including New Zealand, Fiji, Santorini Greece, Mallorca Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland and France. Some of Shae Estella Photo’s favourite local wedding locations includes Spicers Clovelly in Montville, Yandina Station, Maleny Retreat, The Old Dairy Maleny, Flaxton Gardens, Weddings at Tiffanys and Maleny Manor. Shae Estella Photo’s style is natural, candid and fun. She is a member of the AIPP and has been published in various blogs and magazines including Hello May, White Magazine, Nouba, Together Journal, The Brides Diary, Boho Weddings and Hooray Magazine! Contact Shae Estella Photo today for her wedding photography prices and more information!