Christopher Polanco & Heather Allen

Christopher & Heather

October 4, 2008

Christopher Polanco & Heather Allen

Christopher & Heather

October 4, 2008

Hi and "bula!" (which means 'welcome' down in Fiji...aren't we smart?)

Thanks for visiting our honeymoon registry site. We are looking forward to celebrating on October 4th with all our close friends and family. A special thanks to all who are making the long drive or flight into town...especially with gas prices the way they are. We expected the wedding to bankrupt us...not you as well. But, to make up for that, we have been trying to think of fun and creative details to include in our wedding so it isn't "just another wedding." We want you all to have fond memories of the day, just as we will have. Just having you there will help create those fond memories.

We realize that many of you would like to commemorate our wedding with a gift. All we ask is for your prayers, your presence, and your party attitude, but, if you still insist on more, you can help to create our dream honeymoon in Fiji. Since we already have most household items, a gift of lasting memories would be ideal. Toasters and blenders get old and break...memories last forever!

Vinaka! (which means 'thank you' in Fiji...even smarter, huh?)
Chris & Heather

We're going to Vatulele Island, Fiji!

Since a return trip back to Uncle Mike's house in Colorado where the proposal took place, more specifically his driveway, was not an option for a honeymoon, we figured something more romantic was in order. After tossing around a few ideas, we finally decided on Fiji...and we get more and more excited about it with every passing day. We had our picking between the hundreds of islands that Fiji encompasses, but have settled on Vatulele island. It's a small island located southeast of the main island of Viti Levu ("vee-tee-leh-vuu) with only 1 resort located on it, and we're staying there!!!

We will fly from Los Angeles on Saturday, November 8th, and arrive in Nadi (pronounced "nan-dee), Fiji on Monday, November 10th. That's right...we lose out on November 9th...hopefully nothing important happens that day. Then, we will take a short flight on a sea plane and land on the beach in front of the Vatulele Island Resort. This resort looks great and we have heard only great things about it. It is sure to be a very romantic week together where we can unwind from all the energy spent on the wedding. The resort contains a total of only 17 secluded bures, all on a white sand beach. We plan to do a lot of relaxing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, exploring, cultural activites, eating, and drinking! We will try our best to do it all before departing Fiji on Monday, November 17th. The wierd part is that, time wise, we land in L.A. before we take off from Fiji. The international time line is confusing! But, at least that will give us some extra time to prepare our minds and wipe away the tears before having to return to work.

Feel free to explore the resort's website. We can't wait to see it in person.

Vatulele Island Resort

Our Registry

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Because swimming would take too long, we have to fly.
$10000
21/25
$100
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Because a honeymoon isn't complete without a good lei.
Gift Fulfilled
We could swim from the main island, but, if you're treating, we prefer the sea plane.
Gift Fulfilled
We need to sleep somewhere, so why not a beach front bure?
$7500
39/42
$100
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Start our day off right with breakfast in bed and a little champagne.
Gift Fulfilled
A romantic picnic lunch on our own private island for the day.
Gift Fulfilled
Heather needs to get resort scuba certified so Chris doesn't leave her alone for a couple of days.
Gift Fulfilled
We need to rent scuba gear...or else WE WILL DIE in the water!!! You don't want that do you? We thought not.
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We would love to dive a couple of the famous sites...maybe even 2 days worth.
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We could do it ourselves, but we'd love to be pampered by professionals who know how to give a real massage.
$8000
3/3
$100
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A kayak trip around Vatulele Island. We need to work off all the food and drinks we'll be consuming.
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We would love to tip our guides that lead us on our diving, hiking, and village trips.
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A little culture...to attend a fire-walking ceremony.
Gift Fulfilled
More culture...when we attend a kava drinking ceremony. Hopefully we don't gather enough liquid courage to try fire-walking ourselves!
Gift Fulfilled
Even more culture...attend a Lovo. It's a Fijian feast similar to a Luau.
Gift Fulfilled
Because Chris can't support Heather's shopping habits, he's asking for help. Heather may want to buy some local jewelry or clothes...or shoes!
Gift Fulfilled
We got to look good on the beach! So, new swim suits are in order.
$2500
1/5
$100
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Some new sandals will keep our feet looking stylish.
$5000
1/2
$100
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Beach towels will dry us off after a dip...and when we wrap it around us, we'll think you're giving us a hug. (cheezy...we know)
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Protect our eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. You don't want us going blind do you?
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Heather needs her own snorkel gear. This way she doesn't have to put her mouth on a snorkel that 100+ other people already have.
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$000
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