Say your vows in The Islands of Tahiti

Your wedding day is one of the most special of your life. Imagine how much more special it would be if you said your vows in The Islands of Tahiti….

 Wedding ceremony on Bora Bora

Wedding ceremony on Bora Bora

Tahiti is the embodiment of romance, from the Islands’ lush landscapes to the pristine white beaches and clear bright oceans. This picture perfect heaven is the ideal location to commit to your significant other.

Traditional Wedding in Tahiti

On the islands, you can choose to have a traditional Tahitian wedding that is non-biding but breathtakingly beautiful, or a formal legally binding wedding.

 Breathtaking view of Bora Bora

Breathtaking view of Bora Bora

If opting for a traditional wedding, the ceremony begins with the sound of the Pu or conch shell, with the intention of summoning the Gods and all the Mana* to the wedding. This is followed by a water blessing from a Tahitian priest, the exchanging of the vows and leis and the wrapping of a Tifaifai** around you and your partner. The ceremony is filled with spectacular colours and enticing traditional music all while the ocean glimmers in the background. Nothing can be more romantic than that.

 Traditional wedding in Tahiti

Traditional wedding in Tahiti

Civil Ceremony

If a civil ceremony is what you are looking for, that can also be arranged in paradise. As long as you meet the criteria, outlined in the Rules of the French Civil Code, then your dream wedding can become a reality. The iconic beach wedding is an obvious choice for many, feeling the sand between your toes while declaring your love to your to-be spouse. Others opt for a church wedding, and a number of churches are situated on the beach or even over the water, allowing you to be surrounded by the beauty of the Islands of Tahiti.

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The Islands of Tahiti are a welcoming destination for all to celebrate their special day. Gay marriage was legalised in the region in 2013 allowing you to officially wed your partner regardless of your sexual preference.

When planning your wedding, be sure to find a local wedding planner to assist you in planning your big day. They will be able to give you practical advice and assist you in every aspect of your wedding in paradise!  

*Mana is a French Polynesian term and is the concept of magic within people, animals and inanimate object.

** A Tifaifai is a traditional handcrafted blanket or quilt