A Wedding at Sugarbeach Hotel Mauritius: Jozua & Elaine’s Love Story

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This is the second in our series of the story behind the weddings in Mauritius, and it’s such a romantic one! We were so happy to meet and capture Jozua and Elaine’s beautiful wedding and we felt privileged to be part of their special day.
How Jozua and Elaine Fell in Love

It was 1986, and the two 16-year-olds became best friends. After 1988, they lost touch and had their own lives. Both got married- but they never forgot each other. An amazing 27 years later they ran into each other.

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They were both single again and those feelings they’d had so many years before were instantly reignited. His unforgettable proposal was on the Big Wheel on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront in Cape Town.

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How They Planned for Their Destination Wedding

Jozua and Elaine knew that they wanted their honeymoon in Mauritius. After doing a lot of online research, they decided to also have their wedding in Mauritius at the Sugar Beach Resort.

They took 6 months to plan and find all of the local wedding professionals they’d need for their special day and they saved up for it in the meantime.

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Jozua and Elaine’s Wedding in Mauritius

Elaine wore a gorgeous vintage mermaid-style dress that made her look and feel like a princess. Jozua wore stone-colored trousers and shirt to match the beach-themed wedding.

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They wanted the wedding colors to reflect purity and the beach setting, so they chose white with hints of stone and cream as accents. Heike Brunner, the wedding planner at the Sugar Beach Resort, helped take care of all of the flowers and decorations to create their dream wedding.

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On the day itself, Elaine received a personal message from Jozua on DVD. It had been filmed by Ido Productions as a surprise for her, and it was a romantic and wonderfully heartwarming gift.


Their only advice to other people considering having a destination wedding or honeymoon: Mauritius! They felt everything was more than perfect from the moment they arrived until the moment they left. They’re still in awe and taken by the whole experience.

We absolutely loved their story and meeting Jozua and Elaine. We appreciate being able to share it with you. What about you? Have you got a beautiful wedding in Mauritius story you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below! Until later, adieu- Ido Productions

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Jozua and Elaine Would Like to Thank:

World Leisure Holidays: You arranged everything for us in such a professional and organized way.

Sugar Beach Resort: We are extremely grateful for everything they did to make our time there such an amazing experience.

Ido Productions: A huge thank you for capturing each and every special moment of our wedding with the most beautiful photos and dvd. Words aren’t enough to describe how perfect everything was which they did. We felt so relaxed with the team and are so honored to have them as our friends now!

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