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Behind the scenes: InterContinental Weddings

We love us a good photoshoot at Bula Bride! One of our fave things to do is team up with our vendors and recreate what they do for brides and grooms on their wedding day. We then enlist some fab models, an amazing photographer (or two!) a hair and make up artist and create wedding magic!

We started chatting to InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa at the start of the year about a shoot aimed at showcasing their fabulous wedding set-ups and we were so excited to start planning once we had this photoshoot locked in. With the InterContinental Fiji being one of Fiji’s most stunning mainland resorts, we knew we were going to get a bunch of dream pictures.

From pure beachfront to high up at the top of the resort at Club InterContinental, there are so many choices for your ceremony and reception locations. In this blog we are going to run you through the range of amazing locations within the resort that you could select your dream wedding. We found it hard to pick a favourite spot – they are all amazing!!

Read more about the range of options at The InterContinental:

The Chapel

Set a very short distance back off the beach, the InterContinental chapel has incredible views out to the ocean and makes for a stunning location to be married. Directly out the front of the chapel is the Chapel lawn, which is a perfect spot for canapes and cocktails after the wedding and for your guests to relax as you get your wedding portraits done. Sunset here is also incredibly beautiful, and we were lucky to witness this for ourselves during the shoot.

Walking out of the chapel after being married offers a delightful backdrop to your photos, with the tall glass windows showing off the sea behind and the height of the building making it feel rather grand. “Flower showers” are common here and add a great pop of colour to your “just married” wedding images.

Kama “Meke” Lawn

Overlooking the white sands of Natadola Bay and the azure ocean, the Kama “Meke” lawn is the ideal place to hold a wedding reception as the sun sets over the South Pacific.

Positioned near the chapel, the Kama “Meke” lawn offers incredible ocean views just ever so slightly back from the beach. If you want to keep your heels on and are keen on a dance floor, this is the spot for you. The InterContinental weddings team can set up a range of truly beautiful receptions here and it is a lovely and private location.

Sample package at Kama “Meke” lawn:
CEREMONY
• Chapel hire or ceremony on the beach or lawn
• Seasonal tropical floral arrangements – bridal bouquet, groom’s lei or buttonhole, chapel pew bouquets and flower shower
• Minister or Celebrant
• Fijian Choir or Serenaders
• Bridal warrior escort to ceremony venue
• Exclusive use of the Orchid Room for 4 hours on the day of your wedding

RECEPTION
• Dinner venue hire with white linen, seasonal tropical floral centerpieces and settings
• A three tier wedding cake
• An buffet dinner for 50 guests (excluding beverages)
• Pre-dinner Cocktails and Canapés for 50 guests for one hour on our premium beverage package
• Decorative lighting
• Polynesian fire dance show

Club InterContinental

Poised high on a plateau overlooking one of Fiji’s best beaches, Club InterContinental is Fiji’s first ‘Club’ experience offering discerning travellers the exclusivity of a resort within a resort.
resort. An exclusive venue, Club InterContinental features 50 one and two bedroom luxury suites on the Natadola hilltops. A dreamy location for your wedding, this exotic venue can be yours for your Fiji celebration.

Club InterContinental is the Resort’s premium level accommodation, and to have access to this venue, guests need to hire the entire complex for that signature uber luxe wedding with 50-100 guests.

Sample package at Club InterContinental:

CEREMONY
• Chapel hire or ceremony at Club InterContinental Lounge
• Seasonal tropical floral arrangements – bridal bouquet, groom’s lei or buttonhole, chapel pew bouquets and flower shower
• Minister or Celebrant
• Fijian Choir or Serenaders
• Bridal warrior escort to ceremony venue
• Exclusive use of the Orchid Room for 4 hours on the day of your wedding

RECEPTION
• Dinner venue hire with white linen, seasonal tropical floral centerpieces and settings
• A three tier wedding cake
• An elegant three course dinner for 50-100 guests (excluding beverages)
• Pre-dinner Cocktails and Canapés for 50-100 guests for one hour on a premium beverage package
• Decorative lighting
• Polynesian fire dance show

Navo Lawn & Restaurant

The Navo lawn is simply stunning with its lush green grass and the ocean in the background. Ceremony decor can be customised on request and the resort can provide a beautiful picturesque floral arch to be married under.

Continue through the course of the afternoon with an elegant reception at the Navo restaurant in a private dining space.

Sample package at Navo:

CEREMONY
• Chapel hire or ceremony at Navo lawn
• Seasonal tropical floral arrangements – bridal bouquet, groom’s lei or buttonhole, chapel pew bouquets and flower shower
• Minister or Celebrant
• Fijian Choir or Serenaders
• Bridal warrior escort to ceremony venue
• Exclusive use of the Orchid Room for 4 hours on the day of your wedding

RECEPTION
• Dinner venue hire with white linen, seasonal tropical floral centerpieces and settings
• A three tier wedding cake
• An elegant three course dinner for 50 guests (excluding beverages)
• Pre-dinner Cocktails and Canapés for 50 guests for one hour on our premium beverage package
• Decorative lighting
• Polynesian fire dance show

Natadola Suite

Enclosed at the very top of the resort, The Natadola Suite is the pinnacle of luxury accommodation in Fiji. Located at the Club InterContinental hilltop, the residential-style suite is a private sanctuary.

Encompassed by lush tropical gardens, and privy to spectacular panoramic views of Natadola Bay, this suite is a sprawling 218 square metres, featuring two bedrooms with ensuites, kitchenette, an indoor dining and living room area, private pool, a tropical courtyard, and dedicated outdoor entertainment space.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa offers a choice of outstanding cuisine to help you celebrate your special day. Prepared by their acclaimed chefs you can be assured of absolute professionalism with exacting attention to detail.
The modern and locally inspired cuisine shows our chefs commitment to using only the best local ingredients such as rock lobsters from the Yasawa Islands, fresh fish from the Koro Sea, crabs from the local villages and vegetables from the neighbouring Sigatoka Valley. Private dinners for smaller wedding groups here are not in common, with this being a perfect spot to have a private and prestigious reception for smaller groups of 2-20.

Spa InterContinental

A haven of peace and relaxation, Spa InterContinental presents the perfect pre-wedding venue to get ready. Known for combining Asian, Eastern and Western treatment methods to bring balance to mind, body and soul, their wide range of spa experiences and the caring touch of their qualified therapists makes them one of the best Fiji resorts for pre and post wedding relaxation.

Celebrations and special occasions are perfect opportunities to enjoy time together in Fiji’s Spa InterContinental’s Celebration Suite; ‘Orchid Room’. With a dedicated treatment area, relaxation lounge, steam-showers, and plunge pool, the luxurious Orchid Room is ideal for couples bridal parties to do their wedding preparations in. Brides can relax in the serene atmosphere while getting beautified by their chosen hair and make up artist.

Enjoy spending your wedding morning with a glass of bubbles and various selections from the Spa Cuisine menu and enjoy the morning being truly pampered.

At InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, their dedicated team of professionals are always on hand to ensure that your day is a truly memorable one. Their committed wedding executives ensure you are free to focus on your joy and happiness and entrust the finer details to them. Though this was a photoshoot, we could see that their team would surely execute the same level of perfection on a wedding day for their bride. It was fabulous to explore a range of their locations and see their set-ups over our 3 day shoot.

We had a whole lot of fun on this shoot and hope we inspire you to take a look at an InterContinental wedding! Many thanks to the shoot team for making this happen, everyone bought their ‘A’ game and we couldn’t have asked for a better crew:

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa: Hudson, Zack & the wedding team
Photographers: Stu & Malia Johnson
Models: Katherine and Dane
Hair & Make Up: Lydia
When Freddie Met Lilly: Vanessa

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