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Laurent & Jordan Elopement & Beach Wedding in Moorea

Same-sex beach wedding in Moorea (4)

Laurent & Jordan live in France. They planned a trip to Tahiti in September of last year to visit some friends of them, who live and work in the Tahitian capital island.


Wouldn’t A Beach Wedding In Moorea Be Perfect To Exchange Their I do’s?

Laurent thought so and reached out to me 10 months ahead of the trip, wanting to organize a surprise beach wedding in Moorea for him and fiancé Jordan to pledge their love to each other. In the course of wedding planning, we agreed that only a few elements of the wedding day would remain a secret and a surprise to Jordan, who was made aware of the wedding plans.

Laurent wanted the traditional Tahitian blessings to be incorporated into their personal ceremony for their beach wedding in Moorea, so I co-officiated the ceremony with a Tahitian master of ceremony who delivered the special blessings.

Same-sex beach wedding in Moorea (2)

Four of their friends joined them the morning of, and together we headed to a private beach on an islet where that was just the 6 of them, myself and the Tahitian crew (and of course the photographer and videographer). It was very intimate, and despite the drizzling rain we got on our way to the islet, the sky cleared up before us for the duration of the ceremony.

Same-sex beach wedding in Moorea (1)
Laurent & Jordan, in place of rings, exchanged bracelets of jasper, quartz tiger’s eye and marble – their lucky stones, and it was perfect!

Same-sex beach wedding in Moorea (3)

Our two lovebirds did some more photos that morning, before meeting their friends back to their resort for a celebratory lunch. We had moved the giant floral arrangement from their beach altar to the wedding lunch table in the meantime, and it looked amazing.


Nous tenions Jordan et moi à te remercier, Nelly, pour tout ce que tu as fait pour nous. Du début à la fin, tu as su te montrer disponible, professionnelle, à l’écoute de nos attentes, tout en sachant nous conseiller sur notre projet. La cérémonie a été au-delà de nos espérances, remplie d’émotions. Merci pour ta plume et avoir su trouvé les mots justes pour décrire au mieux l’amour qui nous lie Jordan et moi. Nous n’oublierons jamais cette journée qui restera gravée dans notre mémoire pour l’éternité. Merci simplement pour tout.

Thank you Laurent & Jordan for trusting us with your wedding day in Moorea, and we wish you a very happy life!


• Wedding Planner + Officiant in Moorea: Nelly at wedOtahiti
• Beach decor: Weddings in Moorea
• Photographer: Helene Havard


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Nelly is both a Certified Tahiti Wedding Planner in Moorea and a professionally trained Tahiti Wedding Officiant (Celebrant), but also a Green Wedding Professional, a wedding insider and blogger in the Islands of Tahiti. Want someone with an intimate knowledge of your destination to plan a Tahiti wedding? Someone who has the clout to get you the very best services and special perks? Ultimately someone who will help you plan a wedding in the Islands of Tahiti that is uniquely yours? Nelly provides wedding planning and ceremony celebrancy services in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa and beyond. Follow her on this blog!

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