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Steven & Lashauna : A love story

“Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Mark 10:9)

Our LOVE story was already written down before we even knew each other. When I was first introduced to her by our mutual friend, I was captivated by her amazing smile and how beautiful she looked in her pictures. It was like how some would say, “love at first sight.” I can still remember the day we first met in person. She had on a multi-colored stripe top, grey sweater pants with heels, and I had just put on something casual. When I saw her for the first time, I didn’t know whether to hug or shake her hand, but she reached out and hugged me. We had such a beautiful night, and because of her, I felt on top of the world.

During her time with me, she had brought life back into me and made me feel alive. We enjoyed our time together and made memories that we will cherish forever. Unfortunately, the day had come for her to go back home, and it was a day I can never forget. My body felt heavy, my heart dropped, and my eyes were starting to feel up with tears, and I tried so hard not to let her see me cry. As the time arrived for us to say our goodbyes, it was one of the hardest moments for me. However, before she left, she told me, “We shall meet again.”

A few months after she left, she told me to apply for a US Visa. Little did I know that this was God’s blessing on my life to go and see her again. Months became weeks, and weeks became days for the day that I would see her again. Upon my departure from Kuwait to the states, I had told myself that no matter how long it took me to get to her, I was going to see her again. During that long flight, all I could think about was seeing her face and that beautiful smile of hers. I finally arrived, and we met, and once again, we made more memories together on my trip to the states. As the day came for me to leave her behind, that feeling of seeing her go came back to me, but this time she was the one seeing me go. I did not want to go; all I wanted was to stay with her and never leave her side. It was one of the longest flights ever heading back home, and I couldn’t help myself knowing that I would be leaving her behind in the states. When I got home, it never felt like home to me, or as Mr. Hines puts it, “Home is where the heart is,” and my heart was with her.

I had fallen in love with her and became attached that I could not live without her. On the 15th of August 2019 at 11 pm was the night that I was going to propose to her and have her make me the happiest man alive. When I stood before her, I spoke from the heart, and I let her know I how felt about her. She looked stunning with her white top, light blue jeans, and heels on with the sparkling lights behind her, which made her look even more beautiful. After I let her know how I felt and my intentions, I finally got down on one knee and said to her, “would you make me the happiest man alive by being my wife” she nodded and said, “YEEESSSS!!”. Then at that moment, she became my FIANCÉE. I thank God for blessing me with such an amazing, beautiful, and loving fiancée whom I can’t wait to upgrade to be my WIFE.

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Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

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Escape to the South Pacific and retreat to a Fiji beach resort that merges luxury hotel facilities with the natural beauty, vibrant local culture and elegant French touches of the destination.

The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa offers families a resort that caters perfectly to their needs. Family rooms come complete with child-friendly design, Sony PlayStation’s and are located close to the children’s pool water slide and kids club.
Couples find romance and intimacy in luxurious rooms and intimate beachfront suites. The lavish Mandara Spa offers couples treatments in thatched Bures while Adrenalin Water Sports features a wealth of excitement. Fiji’s premier event venue, the Sofitel also offers extensive conference facilities including the country’s largest ballroom. Imaginative incentive gatherings and wedding ideas create unforgettable memories set by the ocean or sprawling lagoon-style pool.

​For more information on the resort and rooms click here Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Guest Travel

We have negotiated special group rates for this wedding party

We can also book any other hotels you want too, or make the most of our extensive experience and ask us to put together an awesome itinerary for you

All packages include:
  • Premium private car transfers from Nadi International Airport to the resort
  • Accommodation as below based on twin share as shown
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults per room~
  • Private car transfer back to the airport​
    ​~No children allowed in Waitui rooms
​Group rates
No “book by” date until rooms released
3 nights minimum stay

Superior Room – King bed (based on 2 adults sharing)

3 nights
$849.00 per person x 2
4 nights
$1,115.00 ​per person x 2

Luxury Room, Waitui Beach Club (adults only, 16 years & over) King bed (based on 2 adults sharing)

3 nights
$1,239.00 per person x 2
4 nights
$1,635.00 ​per person x 2
  • Supplements for rooms with 2 beds apply
  • ​Group rate requires a minimum of 10 rooms to be booked, otherwise a surcharge will apply
  • All rates are in Australian Dollars and subject to function – use a guide only
  • Flights are not included in the above prices.  Let us know and we can also arrange these for you
  • These are suggested packages and we are able to quote on any duration as well as any other requirements you may have

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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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