- Posted on Thursday, 15 June 2017
Garphing and Tzeyin’s love story is one for the ages: the couple decided to book two tickets to Fiji in lieu of a proposal, and they’ve never looked back since. They entrusted Kama Catch Me to take care of everything prior to their arrival, and after a lost baggage crisis was averted, Garphin and Tzeyin finally said ‘I Do’ against a jaw-dropping view of the beautiful Nausori Highlands.
How did you meet?
“We studied at the same university.” ~ Tzeyin
How did he propose?
“I don't think we had a real proposal – there was no diamond or flowers. One day, Garphing just showed me a few online adverts about Fiji. I mused on how amazing it would be to have a helicopter proposal there, and after a few minutes of silence, he responded with “Why don’t we spend the money to get married there instead?” And the next thing we knew, we were booking our flights to Fiji.” ~ Tzeyin
Tell us all about your elopement.
“Gitte of Kama Catch Me helped us to organise everything, from scouting for the venue down to the decorations. All we needed to do was tell her our preferences via email, and after that all that was left for us to do was to sit back and relax until the day itself. It was romantic and whimsical all at once. We did make the ring carrier and cloths hangers ourselves though!” ~ Tzeyin
Any tips or wedding advice for other brides and grooms-to-be?
“If you are planning a destination wedding, make sure to have a few days buffer between your arrival and your wedding day. You never know what will happen. We actually lost our baggage on the day we arrived – luckily, it was retrieved later that the same day.
You don't need to spend money on expensive flowers like roses, peonies, etc. All the flowers that we used are grown locally in Fiji – bougainvillea, pink ginger, orchids and some greenery! It may look very commonplace at first, but trust your stylist. In the end, we had such a magnificent wedding arch!” ~ Tzeyin
Congratulations on your marriage, Garphing and Tzeyin! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Getting Ready Venue: The Fiji Orchid
Ceremony Venue: Nausori Highlands, Fiji
Photography: Kama Catch Me
Wedding Dress: Emmanuel Haute Couture
Bride's Shoes: Aldo
Groom's Outfit: CYC The Custom Shop
Groom's Shoes: Nike
Wedding Bands: Ling Jewellery
Hair and Makeup: Wedding Hair/Makeup Perfectionist Fiji
Flowers and Décor: Paradise Bride Fiji
Ring Carrier and Clothes Hangers: DIY
Wedding Planning and Styling: Gitte of Kama Catch Me
Cake: Taste Fiji
Celebrant: Celebrant Fiji
Transport: Kama Catch Me