Celebratory + legal wedding in Bora Bora

Christine & Gaëtan are from New-Brunswick, Canada. In October of last year, they traveled to the islands of Tahiti along with their two besties Antonina & Jean. They first visited Moorea, then they continued on to Huahine and eventually they stayed for a full week in Bora Bora at the gorgeous St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.

Christine had secured my services over a year 1/2 in advance; since they had their hearts set on a wedding in Bora Bora, I flew there the morning of to meet with them at their resort.

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Christine & Antonina had their hair & make-up done at the resort’s beautiful Spa while sipping some Champagne – they had a quick lunch there as well – and off we went!

Legal wedding in Bora Bora


First, Their Legal Wedding In Bora Bora

We were taken with a private boat to the City Hall for their legal wedding in Bora Bora – Vaitape… with some more Champagne poured on the way of course. Antonina & Jean acted as Christine & Gaëtan’s two witnesses, and no translation was required since they all spoke French.


Next, Their Celebratory Ceremony At The St. Regis Bora Bora

Back to their resort, they were welcomed with yet another bottle of Champagne, and we transferred back to the Spa as this is the location they had booked for their celebratory ceremony with me, with Mount Otemanu in the background (topped with some clouds…).

Celebrant Nelly officiant at St. Regis Bora Bora

We had some of their family members follow the ceremony live on a tablet (thank you Laurie for holding it the entire time!) and they then did more photos around the resort… but not before Christine popped another bottle of Champagne!

Christine popped a bottle of Champagne

All four of them enjoyed a delicious night and to Christine & Gaëtan’s complete surprise, the night ended with a stunning firework gifted to them by Antonina & Jean & shot in their honor… and we are pretty sure there was some more Champagne involved!

Thank you Christine & Gaëtan for trusting me in writing your ceremony and handling your legal wedding in Bora Bora, and we hope to see you back soon!

• Bora Bora Ceremony Officiant / Life-Cycle Wedding Celebrant: Nelly at wedOtahiti
• Wedding Planner in Bora Bora: Nelly at wedOtahiti (with the wonderful assistance of Laurie at St. Regis)
• Photographer: Damien Gobron
• Videographer: Sadry Ghacir
• Venue: St. Regis Bora Bora

More of this legal wedding in Bora Bora in the gallery under the ‘elopements’ tab!


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