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Sarah & Michael : Our Story


We met in a bar and it was love at first sight!!
Oh wait that’s the lie we said we would tell if it all worked out haha

We met on POF (Plenty OF Fish) eeeewwwwwww gross!!

I was looking for Mr Right and he was looking for a visa wife!! It was true love!!

Our first date nearly didn’t happen. He was severely hung over and I was supposed be having a girls night to celebrate Alana’s birthday. We met for drinks at Pocket Bar in Surry Hills. He will tell you he bought me numerous drinks and bled him dry. I maintain that I paid for some drinks but not all as lets face it I’m old fashioned that way. We chatted for a while and it was a nice date but it wasn’t love at first sight!!

We caught up a few weeks later and went ten pin bowling. We ordered cocktails that were meant to be shared but instead had one each and went on to have a bender. So we pub crawled our way through Sydney and danced all night. Needless to say we were both pretty unwell the next day. He spent the day looking after me despite being stupidly hungover himself and this is what sealed the deal. We spent the rest of the weekend together and pretty much every weekend since.

I wanted someone to love and cherish me and he did that from pretty much the beginning. He still wanted a visa wife lol so the rest is history. I think he got more than he bargained for tbh!!

Event Details

Wedding Date:

18th May 2021


Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa


Overlooking Viti Levu’s idyllic Coral Coast on one side and its own private beach and lagoon on the other, the resort offers an authentic and private Fiji island experience. Yet with road access across the water to the mainland, your warm Fijian greeting is an easy hour’s drive from the main airport.

Once you’ve checked in, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the beautifully renovated resort. Whether you’re seeking an exclusive, adults-only experience, or one to keep the whole family occupied, you’ll find something for every moment and mood. With 3 pools, the coral reef, and a private sandy beach on a deep lagoon that’s swimmable any time of day, there’s a place to dip your toes right across the island.

Shangri-La’s trump card is its abundance of dining options, all sourcing the fresh and quality produce in Fiji. With 5 new dining concepts and three bars, all on the waterfront, this is a resort experience that doesn’t rest on the laurels of its location. With each meal comes the promise of something exciting and different, or the chance to re-visit the family favourites.

​For more information on the resort and rooms click here Shangri-Las’s Fijian Resort & Spa

Guest Travel

As a guide, currently a 5 night package includes:

  • Transfers from Nadi International Airport to the resort
  • 5 nights accommodation in an Ocean Deluxe Twin
  • Coach transfer from the resort to the airport

Currently approx $800 per person plus flights

​​Flights are approximately $600 return from Sydney in addition to the above.  Flights will be available to quote and book approximately 9-10 months in advance

Alternative Options

Although it is preferable that the group is together, we are able to quote and book alternative options. If you would like to look at  options, just drop us a line so we can make sure you ​get what you are looking for!

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About Viva Destination Weddings

Hello and welcome from wedding specialist team, we just wanted to introduce ourselves & let you know the run down on how to organize your holiday without the stress (aka. with us).

We have been working alongside the Bride and Groom to ensure their Destination Wedding is all they have ever dreamed of – and more!

But we also understand that a wedding is nothing without the guests, so you may have questions about the trip and we are here to help with your travel needs.

We are an ATAS accredited travel agent with a special flair in destination wedding planning, best of all, we charge absolutely no extra costs to use our service than going online. through any other agent or direct to the hotel or airline. We also offer lay-by and flexible payment options.​​

In fact, the more people we have, the better! The more we can negotiate as a group, which means the more value we can offer to you!

We can arrange your travel from wherever you are departing, while providing personalised service to ensure that you have a wonderful stress free holiday. We will make sure your individual needs are met in combining a tailor made getaway for yourself, to go hand in hand with the festivities of the fabulous wedding!

Mandi Forrester-Jones

Travel Queen

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