Together we can create the wedding ceremony
or vow renewal ceremony you want in Tahiti

As a wedding officiant in Moorea (Life-Cycle Celebrant) I specialize in small and intimate ceremonies. I’ll develop and write a personalized ceremony that recognizes your unique personalities, tells your story, and brings your vision of the ceremony to life.

Back when I started running my business, I identified a need for bespoke ceremonies of a Western-style for those couples not willing to settle for the one-fits-all (template) ceremonies of a Tahitian style offered in the resorts.

I trained and graduated with a diploma in weddings from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute in the United-States, and I became the very first (and to date the only) professional wedding officiant in Tahiti. With years of experience in special event planning in the Tahitian islands you won’t find a better officiant in Moorea to help you create the personal ceremony you’re seeking.


Unique wedding ceremonies
in Moorea that evoke laughter,
and happy tears through meaningful and heartfelt storytelling.

Officiant in Moorea crafting wedding and vow renewal ceremonies

Whether you are about to elope to get married on a beach in Moorea, or celebrate a wedding anniversary, renew vows, make memories to commemorate a special milestone in your journey as a couple with a commitment ceremony, I make sure the words spoken, the vows exchanged, and the overall flow and atmosphere perfectly reflect not just your beliefs but your vision too.

In Moorea, I can take you to private islet beaches, up the mountains to majestic lookouts, or anywhere in the lush nature of the island (in the pineapple fields, in the tropical forest…).
Empty beach in the wee hours when the first rays of the sun rise? Glorious sunset as the backdrop?

Whatever you choose, I’ll make sure your love story is at the center of your celebration.
Have a vision for your ceremony in Moorea? I want to hear all about it.

Heartfelt storytelling by Nelly your Officiant in Moorea
  • I’ll come to our e-mail correspondences or Skype calls with no agenda. I never template my ceremonies.
    And I don’t fill in the blanks, or show up a few minutes before your ceremony and read a one-size-fits-all text.
    I am deeply committed to creating a wedding ceremony that is memorable, true to your personal story, and uniquely crafted for the couple in front of me.
  • I am a proud ally of the LGBTQ community and supporter of Marriage Equality. I have a contemporary perspective and always advocate for my couples, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.
  • In France, and as such in Tahiti, a marriage ceremony must take place before the mayor at the City Hall to be deemed legal, so if you want to be legally married in Tahiti, you’ll have to have a legal ceremony at City Hall, which I can help you with too, and a celebratory ceremony I help you facilitate wherever you see yourself exchanging vows.
  • My packages vary to include your specific preferences regarding the ceremony.
  • It is important to me to give back to my community, so for every ceremony booked with me a percentage of my fees will automatically go to one of two local non-profit organizations:
    1. Moorea Coral Gardeners (reef restoration and conservation)
    2. Eimeo Animara (caring for stray animals and finding them forever homes).

Our Past Elopement Couples Say It Best!

Here are some reviews’ snippets from happily married couples who shared their experience of eloping to Moorea and getting legally married there as well (full reviews can be found here):

  • Moorea Elopement ~ Anya and Thaddeus

    We just got back from our elopement trip to French Polynesia and Nelly was absolutely wonderful all around! Couldn’t have done it without her! She is very kind, professional, extremely attentive to details and made sure our special day was everything we envisioned to the finest details!

    Smiling couple who eloped in Moorea
  • Moorea Elopement ~ Vicky and Ruben

    Nelly was great and very patient with all of our questions and decisions, especially with all the paperwork to get us legally married. She knows everybody on the island and made our path very comfortable and unstressful.

    Sunrise ceremony in Moorea
  • Moorea Elopement ~ Danny and Ashley

    The process of organizing to marry in Moorea, French Polynesia from Australia was made very smooth thanks to Nelly, she was prompt, friendly, efficient and professional. She was there to help with anything and everything from start to finish (from paperwork to flowers) and we couldn’t have done it without her, she goes above and beyond to help you and is definitely value for money.
    Not to mention she is also genuinely lovely and we felt lucky to have her marry us as well (on a private island she organised for us). If you are considering a wedding in the French Polynesia, do so with Nellys expertise, it’s not worth the risk of having to deal with the variables / attempt communication / things in general going wrong if you do it alone.

    Private beach wedding ceremony in Moorea

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