Elopement Fiji Musket Cove Wedding | Marcus+Justine

Elopement Fiji Musket Cove Wedding | Marcus+Justine

Elopement Fiji Musket Cove Wedding | Marcus+Justine

 

How incredibly honoured we are to have witnessed this life event. Not very often I’m lost for words however I cannot sum up the fun, joy + emotion felt at this incredibly special ceremony. Held far across the ocean the vows Marcus + Justine uttered quietly to each other with only the gentle waves to bear witness (and legally two photographers of course!) do it the most justice. With that said enjoy all the honesty, love and faith in each other that Marcus and Justine poured out on the sandy shores of Musket Cove Resort in Fiji on Wednesday May 3oth 2018.

 

MARCUS’ PERSONAL VOWS and PROMISES:

Justine,

20 years ago, I gave you my hand and helped you off the floor. That cute little embarrassed smile sucked me in right from the start. I knew then that you were special and would become an integral part of my life. We have been a formidable team ever since and endured all that life has to offer.

The good, and, the bad.

You have always had my back, and I have always had yours. We have a love and strength that is unbreakable. A strength that can withstand anything.We have done some amazing things together over the years that have made our lives so very interesting and satisfying, and I look forward to the next adventures we will share as husband and wife. Although I know that we already have these vows down pat, today I commit:

To love you wholeheartedly, and to protect you and our relationship with everything I have got.

I promise to listen, but more importantly, hear you.

I vow to always speak the truth, be transparent, open and honest with you.

And on the rare occasion – I shall admit when I am wrong.

I promise I will always be there to cuddle, comfort and care for you, and will work on your back when you need me too, but a massage could be pushing things!

I vow to give you joy in your life and to be your source of happiness.

I will be the one that shares the laughs, smiles and giggles with you.

And I WILL continue to tickle and annoy you.

I promise to always be loyal and faithful to you and vow that you and our relationship will always be my first priority.  I will always respect and be respectful of you, and ensure others will be too.

Now that we finally stand here, your hand in mine, making official what we have recognised in our hearts for a long time –

I want you to know – you are my soulmate, best friend, life partner and I am yours.

After this day I will be and always will be…..Your Husband.

Thank you for choosing me……I Love you.

 

JUSTINE’S PERSONAL VOWS and PROMISES:

Marcus,

20 years ago, a younger version of myself looked up after falling over ungraciously to see your grinning face before me.  You offered me your hand and lifted me up. We spent the entire evening until sunset laughing, talking, and in each others arms. I knew from our first encounter that I’d found my soulmate, what was to become my best friend and one true love. During our early courtship, you had asked me to make a decision.

I did.  I chose you.  I choose you now, I’ll always choose you.

Over the years there have been ups and downs, many experiences shared, and lots of growth and change. But the one thing that never changes is that you are still the one I want to hold my hand, embrace and spend all night talking too. Although, I believe I already have these vows and promises upheld, again I commit:

To respect and honour all that we have, and, all that we will have.

I promise I will always be transparent, open and honest with you.

I vow to show you unwavering loyalty and faithfulness.

I will always protect you, me, our love and our family.

There is nothing that could ever or will ever come between us as I believe our love is that strong.

I will always ensure you are my first priority and I will place you above all others.

I shall continue to nurture our love, be there for you when you need me, and be there, even when you don’t (as much as that may annoy you).

I promise to remember that neither one of us is perfect, but instead strive to remind us of all the ways that we are perfect for each other.

I shall ‘try’ to remember to turn the lights off and not make our bathroom into a Sauna, I will attempt ‘not’ to squeeze tubes in the middle, I shall on occasion ENDURE Star Wars with you.

I will occasionally pull your finger when you ask me too but I will not go under the covers.

I will be the salt to your pepper, chalk to your cheese, but most importantly be your source of happiness and share joy and laughter with you.

You are the only person I want to hug, kiss and say ‘I love you’ too at the end of every evening and the start of every morning and will continue to do this for the rest of our lives.

The last 20 years have certainly been memorable, I look forward to the next 20 and many many more years with you, as your wife.

With you, I am better than I was, more than I am and all this has happened by taking your hand.

Love you.

 

Now a little personal message to all their family + friends from Marcus and Justine:

On Wednesday, 30 May 2018, a little past 3pm, on the 20th Anniversary of being a ‘couple’, we FINALLY tied the knot by Eloping at Musket Cove (on the Island of Malololailai, Fiji). We were often told “no worries, no hurry – all in Fiji time”, and one could say our relationship had been on Fiji time too.

Typical to ‘us’, we opted not to follow the norm and Wed ‘our way’. As a couple who has always valued privacy, intimacy and is most comfortable in each other’s company, eloping was most ideal for us.

Although we wed thousands of miles from home, we did take pieces of home with us. A majority of our wedding items were locally sourced and custom designed to compliment ‘us’. From Justine’s dress, veil and jewellery right through to Marcus’ ‘one off’ ring. We even brought our own local photographers with us and you will see why further down the page.

Not one thing about our relationship is standard and that was evident at our Elopement.

We sought out a destination that could offer simple, intimate, raw tropical beauty with a warm, welcoming casual elegance. On a picture perfect Fiji day, our vows were softly spoken out the front of our beach Bure, under the refreshing tree canopy whilst the tide was coming back in to greet us. Afterwards we went on to explore all the serene and wild beauty this stunning island had to offer (And yes we even managed to throw in a little golfing! 😉) before retiring to a romantic dinner alone on the pier to reflect on our day.

I think you will agree Musket Cove and Dan and Kobe delivered our vision in spades!

We could not of asked for a more amazing day and we welcome our family and friends to now share in our journey and scroll down the page to enjoy all that transpired as much as we did.

Vinaka Vakalevu (heartfelt thanks)
Marcus and Justine.

 

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If your curious here is the song the fijian band sang and strummed away too. This is an example of what we loved about these guys, they chose it the night before at dinner when the band played it in the restaurant. After a quick check of the lyrics they laughed and concluded it was a fitting song considering how they met! It was perfect.

 

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin’ in

Wherever you go, whatever you do
You know these reckless thoughts of mine are following you
I’ve fallen for you, whatever you do
‘Cause, baby, you’ve shown me so many things that I never knew
Whatever it takes, baby, I’ll do it for you

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin’ in

You were so young, ah, and I was so free
I may have been young, but, baby, that’s not what I wanted to be
Well, you were the one
Oh, why was it me?
‘Cause, baby, you show me so many things that I never see
Whatever you need, baby, you’ve got it from me

Our love is alive, and so we begin
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Our love is a flame, burning within
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin’ in

Stumblin’ in, stumblin’ in
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Ah, stumblin’ in, mmmh, stumblin’ in
Now and then firelight will catch us
Stumblin’ in

Oh, stumblin’ in, ah, I was stumblin’ in
Foolishly laying our hearts on the table
Stumblin’ in

Oh, stumblin’ in
Ah, stumblin’ in
I was stumblin’ in
We were stumblin’ in

 

Stay tuned for more of this awesomeness in motion 🙂

Elopement Fiji Musket Cove Wedding | Marcus+Justine by Mister+Lady \ Documentable

 

Here are some of the fabulous people + businesses who helped Marcus + Justine have a picture perfect wedding day 🙂

Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering, Ground Arch, Planner, Transport (golf buggy!) + Band:

Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina, Malololailai Island, Fiji

http://www.musketcovefiji.com/en/

https://www.facebook.com/Musket-Cove-Island-Resort-and-Marina-Fiji-55192878984/

Photography + Film:

Mister+Lady \ Documentable

http://misterandlady.com 

https://www.facebook.com/misterandladyart/

Florist:

Leaf Lei + Bouquet

Manaia Flowers, Fjji

https://www.facebook.com/manaia.flowers

Event planner / Stylist:

Bride (ex Event Manager) and 

Gloria Osborne of Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina

Malololailai Islands, Fiji

http://www.musketcovefiji.com/en/weddings.html

https://www.facebook.com/Musket-Cove-Island-Resort-and-Marina-Fiji-55192878984/

Celebrant:

Viliame Karawa ‘Jim’, Fiji

Ceremony song

Artist + song name:

‘Stumblin In’ by Musket Cove Island Band

http://www.musketcovefiji.com/en/

https://www.facebook.com/Musket-Cove-Island-Resort-and-Marina-Fiji-55192878984/

Bridal gown designer + Veil:

Custom Designed

Divine Vintage Dresses by Karen Mizzi Longwood, Vic, Aust

 http://www.divinevintagedresses.com/justines-wedding

https://www.facebook.com/divinevintagedresses/

Hair + Make-up:

Ash Phaneuf (Principal Director) – Hair and Make-Uup Perfectionist Fiji

https://www.facebook.com/Wedding-HairMakeup-Perfectionist-Fiji-153041178100326/

https://www.facebook.com/ashphaneuf

Lingerie:

Bras N Things

http://www.brasnthings.com/

https://www.facebook.com/brasnthings/

Her Ring:

Antique Victorian Rose Gold and Ceylon Sapphire

Market Square Jewellers

https://www.marketsquarejewelers.com/

https://www.facebook.com/marketsquarejewelers/

Her Accessories

(earrings, bracelets, anklets etc):

Custom Designed Earrings and Pendant

Catherine The Jeweller, Euroa, Vic, Aust

www.Catherinethejeweller.com

https://www.facebook.com/catherinethejeweller/

Her Shoes:

Forbidden Heels

https://www.forbiddenheels.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/forbiddenheels.co.uk/

Nails:

Makare Spa, Musket Cove

www.musketcovefiji.com/en/spa.html

Hair Colourists:

Bare Hare, Euroa, Vic, Aust

https://www.facebook.com/Bare-Hare-1961318967483067/

Spray Tan:

Leshni from Balance Fiji – Mobile Spray Tanning

https://www.facebook.com/balancespafiji

His Suit:

Politix from Identity Menswear, Shepparton, Vic, Aust

https://www.identitymenswear.com

Belt + Shirt:

Tommy Hilfiger from Identity Menswear, Shepparton, Vic,

 https://www.identitymenswear.com

http://global.tommy.com/int/en/collections/tommynow/22

https://www.facebook.com/Tommy-Hilfiger-157389174281136/

Shoes:

Ferracini 24H from Identity Menswear, Shepparton, Vic, Aust

https://www.identitymenswear.com/contact/

Grooms wedding band:

Custom designed in Damascus Steel + Rose Gold by

Catherine The Jeweller, Euroa, Vic, Aust

www.Catherinethejeweller.com

https://www.facebook.com/catherinethejeweller/

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