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Fiji Wedding Videography

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Fiji Wedding Videography

Crave a destination wedding? Look no further than Fiji.

Imagine soft sand, crystal clear waters, vibrant flora and fauna, delicious tropical fruits, and an atmosphere of total serenity. In fact there is no need to imagine: in just four hours (from the Australian East Coast) you could be in Fiji.

Photo by Leezett Photography

Photo by Leezett Photography

Why Fiji?

Home to over a hundred islands, Fiji is renowned for its year round tropical climate, and spellbinding culture (fire twirling anyone?). And how convenient: you can couple your honeymoon and wedding locations! Who wouldn’t want to finish off a wedding with island-hopping, a Sigatoka river safari, village-visiting, deep sea fishing or snorkelling! Name the adventure, Fiji has it!

Picture this:

Waterfalls: often located beyond local villages, you can both experience island life as well as plunge into crystal clear, refreshing water.

Coral reefs: no need to catch a boat out, all you need to do is wade off Mana island to spot psychedelic starfish, and schools of fish in such breathtaking colours that you won’t want to come back in for hours.

Cave swimming: this will require a boat but what a picturesque surrounding. Why not consider an intimate yacht-based wedding, and get your videographer to come along to film all of your guests’ antics?

Blue Lagoon anyone? Recreate this 1980s film (minus the shipwreck) and experience remote beauty at its best.

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Photo by Leezett Photography

Photo by Leezett Photography

Now that we have your attention, let’s talk weddings!

Make your wedding a week-long event, and you can organise it all from overseas:
Join a Facebook group. We recommend “I was married in Fiji” and “Getting married in Fiji”. It’s a great way to find all of your providers at your fingertips, and to snap up some great bargains.

Read some helpful posts on Bula Bride for inspiration and real stories of past bride and groom adventures in Fiji.

Take a quick reconnaissance trip to stake out possible locations (good excuse for a holiday if we ever needed one!). Whether it be the resorts of Denauru (close to the airport therefore excellent for large wedding parties or people with children) or more remote locations such as Treasure Island (better for intimate events), there will be something for everyone.

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Organise your must-haves in Australia and bring them over. We have oft-seen brides using their carry-on allowance for dresses, cakes, and bridal button bouquets. By preparing in your home country, you get to spend more time enjoying your Fiji time.
Allow for Fiji-time: it’s a tropical island, so things go slow. The good news is, you will feel relaxed. The better news, choosing reputable wedding suppliers will make sure everything goes without a hitch.

Choose a videographer with Fiji destination experience. With Turbo Productions, we travel from Australia to Fiji to capture your most important moments.

We guarantee, if a tropical and beautiful destination is what you’re looking for, Fiji is probably the place for you.

Turbo Productions provide affordable Wedding Videography in Fiji.  Click below to check availability and to receive a no obligation information pack / quote!

Photo by Leezett Photography

Photo by Leezett Photography

 

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Destination Weddings

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A few years back, a destination wedding meant a couple went away, seemingly on holiday and snuck back into the country quietly as husband and wife. They had to scramble to find someone who could be their witness and clothing that was acceptably ‘marital’, the reception was a simple beachside matter and they had some explaining to do when they arrived back home.

“Turbo Productions specialises in destination wedding videography throughout the South Pacific, New Zealand and all areas of Australia, with some of our most memorable weddings being filmed in European destinations”

In the past few years, the destinations have become more far-reaching and more exotic. As travel became more affordable, friends have started to hop on for the ride, dresses and cakes are precariously perched in overhead compartments from Australian designers, and whole hotels become the lodgings for the wedding party and far flung guests.

For those global couples, where the bride heralds from the northern hemisphere and the groom from the southern recesses of Australia or NZ, a destination wedding is also often very practical, with Bali or Thailand serving as a suitable halfway point.

To give you some inspiration, we showcase some of our favourite destination weddings captured by Turbo Productions … and for good measure, some of the places we have seen from our travels which should also be considered.

For more information on destinations, visit our friends at Destination Weddings

Nice, France (Sarah and Anthony)

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Director, James Anderson, was at a dinner when the call came through that Sarah (from New Zealand) and Anthony (from Wales) wanted him to film their wedding in France in less than 48 hours. Too good an opportunity to miss, James joined a truly multi-cultural crew, with the bride and groom flying in from their Dubai post, friends and family from the UK, the photographer (Daniel Griffiths) from Sydney, and a 5 piece band from New Zealand.

The backdrop of Èze (on the coast between Nice, France and the small principality of Monaco), and the Chateau de la Chèvre d’Or provided one of most spectacular settings we have ever visited. Set upon a cliff top, a short ten minute drive outside of Nice, Sarah and Antony tied the knot, in an emotional ceremony before cruising the coast in a beautiful vintage car, as their guests were entertained by a trumpeter, piano accordionist and guitar player, over champagne and canapés.

It was a fun-filled reception with the NZ band keeping up the dancing and everyone’s spirits, as a brief Mediterranean storm rolled into attempt to upset the outdoor wedding. Jamming to Crowded House’s ‘Weather With You’, the wedding party danced through the storm and into the night.

Bracciano, Italy (Maddy and Michael)

Maddy and Michael - Preparations

Maddy had a dream, like most little girls, to have a fairy tale wedding, in a castle. Living in Pennsylvania, United States, didn’t afford Maddy with a way to make these dream a reality, until they decided on a destination wedding. Engaging Jay Studio, Italy as their photographer (image above) and Turbo Productions as their videographer, they set their idyllic wedding in Odescalchi Castle, located in Bracciano Italy.

Replete with a string quartet, fan fair, and delectable Italian cuisine, Maddy and Michael’s dreams came true, with 30 of their closest family and friends flying in for the celebration. To top off the spectacle, they even had the same impressive 5 tiered wedding cake and fireworks display that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had organised, marrying there a year earlier.

Maddy and Michael

Queenstown, New Zealand (Dovika and Stephen)

Stephen and Dovika - Queesntown NZ

[pullquote align=”right”]We are extremely camera shy but your attitude and the way you go about your job is more than we could have asked for. Thank you! – Dovika and Stephen[/pullquote]With this undoubtedly being our favourite destination in the world, it is difficult to single out any one wedding from the many spectacular weddings we have filmed in Queenstown. If we had to pick a few, it would be the 2011 winter wedding of Dovika and Stephen, and Melissa and Peter, who married in 2013.

Dovika and Stephen, were an Irish couple, campervanning around the South Island of New Zealand, when they decided to undertake the ultimate journey, deciding to marry in the snow-tops of Queenstown.

Dovika PoliceWith 5 family members flying in for the celebrations, they married at Stoneridge Estate, in the lush Otago winery region, followed by a helicopter photo shoot to the famous ledge overlooking Queenstown and Lake Wakitipu. This is still some of the prettiest footage we have shot, with Dovika donning a faux-fur stole to cope with the high altitude and low temperatures, and Stephen looking on lovingly. The photo shoot ended with the bride and groom being dropped off in style by helicopter on the Sky Line, with 360 degrees of the lake-side town, and Turbo Productions got to hitch a ride back with the helicopter pilot to the airport.

Stephen and Dovika - New Zealand

Photos by Alpine Image Co, New Zealand

Queesnstown, New Zealand (Melissa and Peter)

Melissa and Peter View

For Peter (NZ) and Melissa (UK), they were making the journey to Queenstown from Perth, Australia. When Melissa’s mum was unable to fly due to an illness, they were comforted to know that Turbo Productions would be able to capture the day so that she could participate from afar.

[pullquote align=”center”]I would like to take a few moments to pass on special thanks to James for doing such a professional job of our wedding video. He travelled to NZ at short notice to work with us and this was within our set budget. – Melissa and Peter [/pullquote]

Fiji Islands (Briana and Rob)

Fiji is also another oft-frequented Turbo destination (it’s now a home away from home, with us looking forward to the friendly Fijian choral welcome every time we step on Fijian soil). However, the wedding that comes to mind is Briana and Rob’s Treasure Island paradise.

Coming from country NSW, they organised a wedding party of around 50 to join them. The whole island was taken over by the wedding party, and what a party it was!

In a chapel overlooking the ocean, Briana and Rob exchanged emotion-filled vowels, before moving onto an outdoor reception which had a true festival feeling, capping the evening off with a piñata. James from Turbo Productions was accepted into the family, sitting alongside the parents, as the local Treasure Island resort band entertained the guests.

Having visited some spectacular countries in the last 10 years, we recommend another 5 you shouldn’t look past:

Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka WeddingQueenstown’s little sister, this is a foodie haven, and has spectacular scenery, with Lake Wanaka and its surrounding forests providing amazing photo opportunities. As it is smaller than Queenstown, it also has a more intimate feel.

 

Taormina, Italy

ItalyIn Sicily, this small town has Greek amphitheatres, a stylish main street, and overlooks the Mediterranean sea. It offers a medieval feel, and hospitable Italian hosts.

 

Tulum, Mexico

MexicoIf you love Tacos, ruins, and a beach paradise, plus friendly people, great cocktails, and some fabulous accommodation, then look no further than Tulum, Mexico. Close to Playa del Carmen, and Cancun, this turquoise beach is further away from the crowds.

 

Varadero, Cuba

CubaWhat Fiji or Bali is to the Australians, Cuba is to the Canadians, with a row of 5-star hotels to choose from. This is Cuba; the most spectacular water and beaches you will ever see, the heat of the Caribbean, and the friendliest people on earth.

 

Mauritius

MauritiusThis is not just another island holiday. Melding creole cooking, French influence, and being a stone’s throw from Africa and Madagascar makes Mauritius a truly unique experience.

 

 

FOR MORE WEDDING DESTINATION IDEAS, VISIT:
www.weddingdestinations.com.au

 

If you are thinking about a destination wedding, contact us for some tips or suggestions, or to learn more about our  video services – visit www.turboproductions.com.au. We could also be enticed to Mexico or Mauritius (just let us know!).