Catherine & Rob live in Ireland, and they married in Moorea this past December. They wanted to have a legal destination wedding in Moorea as well as a celebratory ceremony on a beach, before a dozen of their closest ones.
Catherine & Rob first met in a local pub in Skibbereen, Ireland.
When Rob first saw Catherine, he remembers thinking how beautiful and eloquent she looked, and how soft her voice sounded.
Catherine recalled feeling an instant attraction to Rob and being very blown away with what Rob has achieved in his life and everything he has overcome to be the person he is today.
They talked of their travels and how these have shaped them both as human beings… no surprise that a couple years later their love of travel led them to Tahiti for a destination wedding in Moorea !
They as a couple loved the idea of a natural romantic wedding and were hoping December brings some lovely weather as Rob is a diver and a kite surfer so I suggested that they stay on the North-Western side of the island where kite surfing is excellent, and diving spots are at super close proximity.
The day started with Catherine, Rob, their two witnesses and me heading to the City Hall in Moorea for the legal wedding ceremony that must take place before the Mayor. Quick and easy as usual, we then drove back to the resort where Catherine & Rob had booked for a couple of nights, for Catherine to get her hair & make-up done, and to get dressed for the wedding.
They chose to do a first look just outside of their bungalow and then to head with their photographer and videographer to Opunohu valley to do photos in those gorgeous landscapes I’m so lucky to call home!
Rob later met with his guests and together they all headed to a private beach where the ceremony would be held, while Catherine transferred separately a few minutes later & made her grand entrance to the beach in an outrigger canoe, to the sound of their favorite song played on a saxophone.
It was a lovely wedding ceremony in a beautiful natural setting, just how they imagined it!
After the ceremony they celebrated their destination do’s drinking Maitai cocktails on the beach, and later gathered back in a gorgeous private villa where (more Maitai cocktails were served) we organized an intimate wedding dinner for them.
Thank you so much Catherine & Rob for trusting us with your destination wedding in Moorea, you are a gorgeous couple and we were very happy, and honoured, to meet you and all of your friends.
• Officiant / Life-Cycle Wedding Celebrant: Nelly at wedOtahiti
• Wedding Planner in Moorea: Nelly at wedOtahiti
• Photographer: Helene Havard
• Videographer: Flying World Pictures
• Make-up: Audrey Bodilis
• Hair: Maryse
• Ceremony Decor: Weddings in Moorea