Grand Beach Weddings
Imagine celebrating your special day in an exotic tropical setting; meeting your loved one on a white, sandy beach with a warm breeze stirring the air. On Turtle Island, weddings or renewing wedding vows are special events, and some of our guests' fondest memories are of the delightful Fijian wedding ceremonies held at sunset on the shores of the famous Blue Lagoon.
The bride and groom have the choice of traditional Fijian wedding attire made especially for you by the Turtle Island staff members or you may bring your own wedding attire. All of the guests, along with the bride and groom, wear garlands of fresh, fragrant flowers around their necks.
The trumpeting of conch shells announces the bride's arrival on the wedding raft, called a “billi billi.” Drums beat ceremonial rhythms as the bride alights on the shore and is escorted to her groom by two Fijian attendants. As they approach the chapel, they are heralded by a Fijian choir.
After the ceremony, everyone participates in a Kava ceremony, an ancient tradition in honor of the bride and groom. The newlyweds are then carried onto the billi billi for their return to the wedding feast. Guests and staff alike raise their glasses in a toast to the happy couple and continue to celebrate with traditional Fijian festivities.
Turtle Island weddings aren't just for newly-weds. They're also a lovely way to renew vows. Our staff will make all the preparations, from the wedding clothes to the wedding feast.
To assure that everything proceeds smoothly, plan to arrive in Nadi on a weekday, at least three days before your wedding day. This allows time to obtain your license before coming to Turtle Island, time to get acquainted with staff members and fellow guests, and to plan the feast and wedding garments.
Grand Fijian Beach Wedding Ceremony Package Includes:
Costs: Please contact us for pricing
Contact us today to begin planning your Grand Beach Wedding.