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Tahiti Wedding Celebrations

Tahiti Wedding Celebration
Start your honeymoon in paradise by celebrating your future together in the traditional Polynesian style. Whether it be a wedding, an exchange or renewal of personal vows, or a special anniversary, a traditional Tahitian ceremony* is, for many, a dream come true. As each of the ceremonies featured here has its unique flavor, ranging from simple to lavish, you can choose the experience that best fits your fantasy.


*These ceremonies are not legal weddings. Couples intending to marry legally can do so at home and then exchange personal vows at one of these celebrations.

Moorea

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort - “Traditional Tahitian Wedding Ceremony” In the tropical garden by the lagoon, musicians and villagers greet the couple with traditional love songs. Vows are exchanged before a Tahitian High Priest (Includes 24 photos).

InterContinental Resort Moorea - "Traditional Polynesian Wedding Ceremony" The bride, surrounded by dancers and musicians, waits on the beach for the groom who arrives by outrigger canoe. The couple exchanges vows, adorning each other with Tiare garlands. They are wrapped in a Tifaifai (a magnificent handmade quilt) and presented their Tahitian names, written on tapa. Following the ceremony, champagne, canapes and a “bed of flowers.”

Tiki Village - Re-enact a lavish traditional Tahitian wedding or anniversary ceremony dressed as a Tahitian princess and chief. A Tahitian priest performs the ceremony at a stone temple, accompanied by the songs and dances of the local villagers. You are presented with flower leis and heis, a tapa marriage certificate, champagne, and photos of the ceremony.

The “royal” ceremony includes the groom arriving by royal canoe, Tahitian dances, and a romantic lagoon cruise with musicians and champagne.

Tahiti

InterContinental Resort Tahiti - The romantic "Intimate Tahitian Ceremony" unfolds beachside on the hotel's motu. Serenaded by a Tahitian trio, the bride and groom exchange tiare leis and receive a wedding blessing from a Tahitian priest. Afterward, they are presented with a tapa wedding certificate and wrapped in a tifaifai, a handmade wedding quilt. Bora

Bora Bora

Bora Bora Pearl Beach - The "Te Ruau Ceremony" takes place on the white sand beach. The bride and groom, dressed in wedding pareos, arrive in outrigger canoes as musicians and dancers welcome them. A Polynesian wedding coordinator blesses the union, giving each a Tahitian name. The couple are wrapped in a tifaifai, a Polynesian wedding quilt. A fruit basket and honeymoon bed of flowers await them in their bungalow.

InterContinental Le Moana Beach Bora Bora - "Traditional Polynesian Te Tama Ceremony" takes place on the hotel's lovely beach, decorated Polynesian style. The bride and groom are dressed in traditional Polynesian wedding pareos. A group of dancers and musicians serenade the couple with traditional love songs. A Tahitian priest unites them in a traditional ceremony, baptizing the couple with Tahitian names and wrapping them in a tifaifai wedding quilt. Following the ceremony, the couple returns to their bungalow where a beautiful arrangement of tropical flowers adorns their bed. Champagne and wedding cake await them.

Hotel Bora Bora - The “Polynesian Ceremony” is performed at sunset with musicians and dancers. You’ll be adorned with Tiare flower garlands and leis. Receive a souvenir tapa cloth certificate.

Bora Bora Lagoon Resort - Dressed in white pareos, flower leis and heis, you celebrate at this beach ceremony, accompanied by traditional songs and dances. Following the ceremony is a sunset canoe cruise with cocktails and music, and a candlelight dinner at the Otemanu Restaurant. Photos of the ceremony included.

Bora Bora Nui - "Traditional Ceremony" The ceremony is conducted by a Tahititan priest at sunset, amid coconut palms and flowers. The couple exchange flower leis and heis, accompanied by Tahititian songs and dances.