This past year I have been asked on several occasions to include dream wedding altars in my couples’ wedding day experience designing process.
As an experienced Wedding Planner in Moorea, I specialize in planning small and intimate celebrations in Tahiti that combine a personal experience with striking landscapes and untouched beauty, and so I’m all for letting the amazing views of the lagoon or the mountains blend in, and I want to create unique heartfelt ceremonies, every time.
I Was Up For The Challenge!
Others would have said “no rentals available in Tahiti, sorry!” or I could have gone the
boring easy way of purchasing an arbor, adding two standard bouquets et voilà! To me it was inconceivable to even consider doing lame copies of Pinterest images (every future bride’s BFF) as it takes way more than just being crafty to make a gorgeous wedding altar (and I’ve seen terrible productions from so-called “professionals” who have wanted to go the “we can do it” route and failed miserably at delivering, which is a no-no to me).
It’s About A Design, It’s About Colors, It’s About The Couple.
Not everything works for everyone and not everything works everywhere.
Oh and don’t get me started on those NY top designers’ pieces of art (think of talented Preston Bailey’s work for example) as
1/ these cost thousands, I should say hundreds of thousands and logistics are way beyond what you can even imagine, so I’ll break the news to you: NO, you can’t have the same in Tahiti for 500$. To put things in a perspective a peony in Tahiti (coming from New-Zealand) costs 15-18$, I repeat, one peony costs 15-18$ in Tahiti so that’s less than 30 flowers for 500$ and you don’t have an actual altar structure yet, or covered the cost of the labor for building and breaking it down, designing, nothing. And not enough flowers to make a statement.
Kelly & Justin from Washington
2/ Flowers are outsourced from New-Zealand so they’re difficult to get in Tahiti in an exact shade or size (and sometimes they won’t make it to the plane and there’s nothing we can do about it), and some species that are super popular for weddings like orchids or calla lilies are strictly forbidden and can’t be imported at all to Tahiti, because of plant control regulations. So a flexible mindset is essential and we have great alternatives, you can trust me.
Marilyn & Alain from New-York
And that’s my point. There’s a reason why you opted out of a ballroom in NY to elope on a beach in Moorea!
You don’t want another couple’s dream altar, you want your own dream altar, one that is true to who you are and one that is true to the destination you’ve chosen, too.
I’m happy to have joined forces with Weddings in Moorea to create dream wedding altars / archs for my couples. I can work on a design and leave it to Weddings in Moorea to do the magic!
Catherine & Rob from Ireland
The key is to always let the amazing views of the lagoon or the mountains blend in. You want it beautiful and most of all you want your love to stand out.
What Do You Think?