Abby and Ryan

Escaping for destination weddings is always once of my favourite ways to spend a Wednesday on Polka Dot Honeymoons and when you head to somewhere like Fiji I am in even more of a dream land! Abby and Ryan invited their guests and their photographers- The Follans to be there on their special, tropical inspired wedding day in beautiful Fiji.

Abby tells the story of how they came to be. “I met Ryan when I was 15 and he was 18 (16 & 19 by the time we were dating)…. We met while Ryan was holidaying in my home town Toowoon Bay on the central coast. I walked past his caravan on the way to the beach & we got chatting he put his number in my phone & after a few months of talking on the phone non stop we decided to start dating spending alternate weekends on the coast & Sydney. We got married on our 13th anniversary. ”

Abby and Ryan  chose Wananavu Beach Resort for their wedding, Abby remarking, “It was perfect – Ryan & I had an amazing time! The staff at Wananavu beach resort are so lovely & welcoming- they knew all of our 50 guests by name from day one. It’s such a beautiful destination!”

Abby walked down the aisle to ‘I wanna grow old with you’ – Adam Sandler.

Abby describes the wedding as, “A fun outdoor tropical oasis, laid a back mood with our closest friends & family.”

Of their photographers, Abby remarks, “The Follans were amazing, we highly recommend these guys!! Our photos turned out fantastic! They put so much effort into our wedding! They took such natural beautiful photos everyone comments on how great our wedding photos are!! They were really friendly, relaxed and professional! ”

Abby made her own jewels for the day, explaining, “I’m a jeweller and own my own jewellery business; made designer jewellery (Made Designer Jewellery) so it was exciting to make our wedding rings, my engagement ring, my earrings & necklace! I also made Swarovski crystal bling for my bouquet.”

Guests dined under palm trees and paper lanterns, Abby remembering, “The reception was a lot of fun.. Because we choose not to have a bridal party we had two seats at each table & rotated around to sit & chat to all our guests! Also I loved how much everyone was up dancing all night I think bare foot on the sand had something to do with it …”

For their first dance, Abby remembers, “I really wanted to get some dance lessons but we ran out of time so I was quite nervous about our first dance but it was amazing it felt like we were in our own little bubble just enjoying the moment and had fun with it! We both thought it was perfect, we danced to Alicia Key’s if I ain’t got you. ”

Abby loved, ” Having a live band! we have always been big fans of live music so we were so excited about Kulture Band and they were fantastic.”

Congratulations Abby and Ryan! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to The Follans for sharing today’s wedding with us!