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WFML Real Bride Tamika

WFML Real Bride: Tamika

Island Dreaming: Tamika & Chris’s Desination Wedding in Vanuatu
WFML bride Tamika knew exactly the type of dress she wanted for her big day. Read on to find out how her and her partner Chris coordinated their destination wedding in Vanuatu, and how the Christina Gown helped fulfil her dreams of being an island princess.

WFML Real Bride TamikaSo Tamika, please tell us – with months (or even years!) of planning, did the Big Day run smoothly!?
It took us about 18 months of planning for the big day, and the day was perfect! It rained pretty much all day then stopped about half hour before the wedding. The wedding coordinator was amazing and the day went to plan.

Was your wedding themed? Did you and your hubby go for a traditional feel or more contemporary style?
The wedding was not themed, however it was a destination wedding in Vanuatu, so we did incorporate elements of an island theme into our wedding. It was a mix between traditional and contemporary.

How did The Dress fit into your theme? Did you have an idea of which style you wanted before beginning the search for your Bridal Gown? And did this change much after you saw the girls at WFML?
The Christina gown fit perfectly with the beautiful embellished flowers on the tulle. All I wanted was a strapless dress with a little poof which wasn’t too over the top for the location.

Vanessa was amazing at showing me various options, but I knew the type of dress I wanted when I went in. When I tried on this dress I could just picture myself on the island with flowers. 

Did your man choose his Suit? Or with some guidance did you help him? Did his suit compliment your gown? (or was it the other way around hehe).
Chris did not wear a suit. Vanuatu is so hot in January so we went with casual attire; brown chino pants and a button-up white shirt. I picked out the idea of wearing chinos and a white shirt but he did get to pick the shoes 🙂

WFML Real Bride Tamika

How many dresses did you try on before you knew it was the one? 5? 10? 15+?
I only tried on dresses with WFML, I didn’t try on dresses at other shops. With Vanessa I tried on maybe 7 dresses before choosing the Christina gown.

How did your gown make you feel on your very Special Day?
The gown made me feel like an island princess! Not too showy, just right for the location.

WFML Real Bride TamikaWere the girls from When Freddie met Lilly helpful in what can be quite a busy and time consuming process when find The Dress?
All the girls at WFML were amazing, every step of the way. It made a probably stressful part easy.

Any tips for our future Brides choosing a gown that makes the day complete?
My only tip would be make sure you are happy with the dress. It’s your day and your dress!! Also think of the venue location as well. 🙂

What other vendors (cake, venue, photographer etc) did you use for your day
Our ceremony and reception were held at Warwick Le Lagon Resort in Port Vila Vanuatu, who also did the catering.


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