Nadi, Fiji: March 10, 2014–Tourism Fiji’s social media competition to win a wedding in Fiji valued at over FJD$30,000 has been won. The lucky couple that competed against 470 other participants from around the globe will be married as part of the Fijian Tourism Expo on the 8 May 2014.

The winning couple is Alena Karaka and Mark Armstrong from Queensland, Australia.

Weddings are one of the fastest growing niche markets in tourism for Fiji and this will be highlighted at the Fijian Tourism Expo, with professional wedding planners attending the event to meet with a broad range of Fijian wedding service suppliers.

The “Pin Your Perfect Wedding” competition on Facebook and Pinterest invited couples to create a Pinterest board of their perfect wedding. From the ideal dress, hair and makeup to wedding rings, decorations and venue, we wanted to see what their perfect tropical wedding would look like. In addition to the 470 entries, the competition was viewed by over 28,000 people.

Sally Cooper, Tourism Fiji’s Director of Events, says she was impressed by both the volume and quality of entries in the competition. “Literally hundreds of people have made such a huge effort with their entries,” she says. “This made our job of choosing a winner incredibly tough. But Alena’s entry stood out as one that beautifully brought to life all that is great about a Fijian destination wedding.”

In addition to the wedding itself to be held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, the prize also includes a sunset cruise, photography, hair and makeup, flowers, champagne and a honeymoon getaway to a romantic island. This is only possible due to the amazing sponsorship and support from key wedding service providers in Fiji -Tadra flowers, Taste Kitchen, 1000 Lumens, Tokman Imagez, Coconut Crab Wonderz, SamBridalCo, Totoka Hair and makeup, Adrenalin Fiji, Nukubati Private Island, The Orchid Fiji , Pure Fiji and Victoria Wines.

The winner’s entry can be viewed at Further information about the Fijian Tourism Expo is available at




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