The Happy Hearts Love Sharks wedding contest was originally created in 2009 by Canadian shark conservation group Shark Truth.
Originally run purely as a Facebook competition to reward couples who had already held a shark fin free wedding, Shark Truth had 16 couples making their pledge public in the first year and 27 couples in the second – with a combined total of 10,000 bowls of shark fin soup prevented from being served.
In 2011, Shark Truth gave HK Shark Foundation exclusive rights to launch a Hong Kong version of the contest.
Along with partners EcoVision Asia, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Humane Society International, HKSF developed a new vision for the contest, which included extending its reach beyond purely the Facebook community, to include interested couples in China, and also targetting couples in the planning stages of their weddings so that we might influence those who had not previously considered having a shark-free wedding.
When our vision attracted the support of the sophisticated high society magazine Hong Kong Tatler and of the popular bridal publication Darizi, as well as a sea of awesome prize sponsorships, we knew we had something special to offer. And so the Hong Kong edition of Happy Hearts Love Sharks was born…
Pledge to make your wedding shark-free and enter the contest now!
Calling all shark-saving wedding couples – how would you like a fabulous twin-centre honeymoon in stunning tropical Fiji?
- AIR PACIFIC: Return international flights, for 2 people, from Hong Kong to Fiji’s Nadi airport*
- PEARL: Return private vehicle transfers, for 2 people, from Nadi airport
- PEARL: 5 night’s accommodation for 2 adults in an Ocean View Penthouse Suite
- PEARL: Full buffet breakfast daily for 2
- PEARL: Romantic 3-course seafood dinner in a beach bure for 2
- PEARL: Bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
- PEARL: 6 dives (3 days x 2-tank sharks dives) for two with Beqa Divers
- PEARL: A 30 minute massage for 2
- PEARL: All taxes for food/accommodation*
- AIR PACIFIC: Return domestic flight transfers, for 2 people, from Nadi to Kadavu island*
- MATAVA: Return boat transfers from Kadavu airport to MATAVA, Fiji’s premier fully certified eco-resort*
- MATAVA: 6 night’s accommodation, for 2 adults, in an oceanview bure at Matava
- MATAVA: 8 dives (4 x 2-tank morning dives) for two with Mad Fish Dive Centre, Matava’s on site PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and unlimited all day shore diving at The Critter Junction (NB. For non-divers, scuba diving package can be exchanged for other resort activities)
- MATAVA: Traditional Lovo Feast and Kava ceremony
- MATAVA: All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, unlimited tea/coffee)
- MATAVA: All taxes for food/accommodation*