In 2006, I was Married in Fiji. Whilst planning my destination wedding, I searched high and low for recommendations from past brides. I wanted photos, hints & tips on all aspects of planning a destination wedding in Fiji. Information was scarce! I took a real leap of faith when making bookings. 


I was meticulous throughout the planning process and thankfully, my wedding at Sonaisali Island Resort was beautiful. We had an intimate beachfront ceremony surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Every detail was taken care of. We were able to enjoy the occasion with our guests, happy and relaxed - The way a destination wedding should be!

​Afterwards, I really wanted to share the magic of my day with others who were considering and/or planning a Fijian wedding themselves. I set about creating the one-stop-shop that I had been looking for... And so in 2007, the 'I was Married in Fiji' group was born on Facebook. The aim was to connect brides-to-be with services and suppliers, and also to connect with other couples who had already had their dream wedding in Fiji. Unfortunately, the original group was lost in the Facebook group reformat in 2010. Forced to start over, the 'I was Married in Fiji' group came back stronger than ever, assisted by the growth in the Fijian wedding industry.


I'm Leanne, lover of all things tropical island.

Over the past 11 years I have gained a strong insight into what brides are looking for when planning their Fijian destination wedding. I understand some of the challenges that arise when planning a destination wedding. As a result hundreds of brides have been able to benefit from the resources available through 'I was Married in Fiji'. In 2015, I began offering a complete Fijian Wedding Planning service. This has allowed me to utilise the long standing relationships held with leading providers in the industry, including but not limited to, resorts, photographers, hair and makeup artists, musicians etc. Sister group 'Holidaying in Fiji' was initially created to cater for my brides guests, to inspire them to get out and see all that Fiji has to offer. It has since taken on a life of itself!

As a Fijian Destination Wedding Specialist and Independent Travel Agent, I continue to visit Fiji regularly and have visited and stayed at many of the resorts. I regularly attend Tourism Fiji Expos and Familiarisations and am recognised as a "Matai Specialist".  As a Mother of three children, I am also well versed in family travel...PLUS...I sell Fiji exclusively! My knowledge and passion for Fiji Weddings, Honeymoons & Holidays will see that your dream wedding and/or holiday becomes a reality!

The 'I was Married in Fiji' and 'Holidaying in Fiji' websites bring you all the resources from the popular Facebook groups, on a user-friendly platform. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have loved creating them.


Leanne Owen


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