CLAIRE & MARK
Planting seeds of love
The couple planned a small, quiet wedding with just close family and friends. They chose Plantation Island Resort in Fiji for the accommodation and ceremony, then honeymooned next door at Lomani Island
Resort. Bride: Claire Anne Mitchell (Hammond)
Groom: Mark Stephen Mitchell
Reside: New Zealand
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Plantation Island Resort, Fiji (www.plantationisland.com)
Honeymoon: Lomani Island Resort, Fiji (www.lomaniisland.com)
A Frantisek Riha design (http://frantisek.co.nz). Claire explained what she wanted – something beachy and funky. She says he has amazing vision, was so helpful, his prices are reasonable for the work he does, and the dress was
better than she expected.
GROOM & GROOMSMEN'S ATTIRE
Despite the heat they all wore pinstripe slim suits with white shirts
and red sashes.
The red and silver theme was still beachy and relaxed. Red anthiriums were used for the bouquet and to decorate the chocolate mud cake. The resort ordered red items for the tables, and Malakai brought in red satin for the arch. The couple were transported in a buggy and guests in a tractor-drawn carriage. Catering was Mongolian with chefs cooking dishes to order in front of the guests.
WHAT MADE IT SPECIAL
Claire’s dad flew in from Zimbabwe and her two daughters wrote their own speeches which they read before the couple read their own vows which they’d personally written. Claire says that opting for Plantation Island Resort was the best way to get married – they took care of everything and everyone was so
friendly and relaxed.