By French law, a civil ceremony in Tahiti must take place at the City Hall of a chosen commune, before the Mayor or one of his/her representative, to be deemed legal; it is rather short and, most couples then arrange a celebratory ceremony (symbolic), to complete the day and to be able to exchange vows in a less “administrative” way.
Why Having A Wedding Celebrant In Tahiti To Do My Ceremony?
Whether you are not religious, you are no longer going to a place of worship on a regular basis and feel like you are not connected to religious traditions, you are divorced, gay, or you want your ceremony to simply translate what your couple is, a celebrant ceremony is what you are looking for.
Those non-religious ceremonies have become popular in some places around the world over the past few years.
In the Islands of Tahiti, up until recently, the one and only alternative to a religious ceremony was one traditional Tahitian ceremony; this generally has you dressed up with white pareus (sarongs), sometimes costumes, and you are wed by a Grand Priest officiating in Tahitian language, to the sound of ukuleles and with dancers performing a show in your honor.
Some couples however have a vision of their wedding ceremony to be more of a Western style, in an intimate setting. Simple but meaningful.
Since December 2014 it is possible to hire a Wedding Celebrant in Tahiti (me!), professionally trained in the U.S. and holding a diploma in weddings.
As a Wedding Celebrant I will develop and write a personalized ceremony that recognizes your unique personalities, that tells your story and makes your vision of a perfect ceremony come to life.
A wedding is about exchanging vows and promises, so your ceremony should be the one most important part of your wedding day (Champagne comes tight next of course…).
The choice of a ceremony location will be yours: I will officiate your ceremony on a lovely beach, on a catamaran in the middle of the lagoon, up a mountain top with dramatic high rugged mountain peaks in the background, in the pineapple fields… (almost) everything is possible. Tomorrow I’m heading to the Tuamotu islands to officiate a wedding ceremony in Rangiroa, at a place called “Blue Lagoon”, that is literally an immensely huge lagoon, stunningly clear waters where it will be just the couple and myself officiating the ceremony (and of course a photographer + a videographer, because who wouldn’t want to capture such beauty?).
Photo Credit : Hélène Havard
Your wedding ceremony will be all together unique, memorable, heartfelt and true to your personal story.
It will sound like no other simply because as a Wedding Celebrant I will come to the table with no agenda, and will never template weddings like all traditional wedding places do. You will have final approval over the ceremony script and it will considered perfect only when you say so (although most of my couples prefer to keep the ceremony a surprise and hear it for the 1st time on the day).
Photo Credit 1 & 3 : AngelM
nb : our newlyweds’ identity has been volontarily blured on images 3… note that the wedding certificate presented is an exclusive creation from RAIROA CREATION, two artists based on the atoll of Rangiroa who use a painting technique utilizing different colored clays found on the islands of Tahiti. My very favorite for a unique wedding ceremony in Rangiroa!
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