I have always been a strong believer in philanthropy.
Many would think that philanthropy is a thing of fortune people who can donate huge amounts of money to foundations or organizations helping less fortunate people. But really, anyone can help to better humanity.
Philanthropy does not necessarily need to be all financially driven and to take the form of direct donations to charities, philanthropy is also volunteering at your local shelter, or donating your time and expertise to nonprofit groups to help implementing solutions to social problems.
Traveling overseas to have a destination wedding in Tahiti, and marrying in Moorea, is likely to be an experience of a lifetime. When doing so, and when traveling the world in general, you are given little opportunities to contribute to the conservation of the place you are visiting.
Tahiti is a gorgeous place that I am lucky to call home, and we all want to keep it that way for generations to come, and of course, for all future visitors to Tahiti.
For every ceremony booked with me (whether you are marrying in Moorea or in the outer islands), a percentage of my fees will automatically go to one of two local non-profit organizations I support, and that I feel are doing an amazing preservation job in Moorea.
Moorea Coral Gardeners (reef restoration and conservation)
More on their project here.
Eimeo Animara (caring for stray animals and finding them forever homes)
Stray animals is a real problem in the islands. All too often, litters of pups are being abandoned on the road side, in trash bins, and any place in between. Eimeo Animara is doing an exceptional job trying to rescue as many as possible, care for them, neuter them, find them foster families, and for the lucky ones, forever homes.
This is a subject close to my heart, as we’ve ourselves rescued one of those puppies a few years back, a little “Moorea-sheperd” who was abandoned with the rest of the litter in a cardboard box on the road side, condemned to a tragic destiny. Hina has become part of our family, and we just cannot imagine what her life would have been should we have not adopted her. There are so many Hina’s around the island needing help and care.
More on the organization here.
So when booking my services as your destination wedding planner in Tahiti, or as your officiant for your ceremony in Moorea (or both), let me know which organization you would like me to donate to!