Leon & Melissa – Intercontinental Resort


White Pearl Photography’s professionalism and relaxed attitude on the day really helped to get what we wanted. Josh was fantastic at directing us and our bridal party, but did so in a way that made us all feel like he was hardly there. We chose White Pearl Photography purely because of the style we were after, natural and artistic. Could not fault anything, and our photos speak for themselves!!


Leon flew me over to Samoa where he was working on the TV show ‘Survivor’. He surprised me by taking me to a local restaurant on the beach, where a private candlelit table was set up just for us.During dinner our favourite song played, and then Leon asked me to marry him, while presenting me with a beautiful ring. It was magical.


We chose Clarah Luxford to be our celebrant because we felt very comfortable with her from the first meeting. Clarah personalised our vows and delivered our ceremony in a unique and beautiful way. Our ceremony was at the Hyatt Sanctuary Cove chapel, the most perfect setting for our special day, the building is just ‘heavenly’.


We hired Nikki Bartlett from Style on Q to do our decorations and flowers. Words cant express the phenomenal job she did. From the candles that lit the room to the lillies on the tables. This part of my wedding could be my favourite. It was all just simply stunning.


Geoff from Motion Art did an incredible job from the pre to post production. He and Josh worked in sync throughout the day without any fuss. We were unsure about having a videographer but it turned out to be one of the most valuable memories of our wedding. Geoff truly captured that everlasting moment.

Final thoughts

I turned up 30 minutes late. Had I been any longer I think my husband would have tried to marry the gorgeous celebrant!