By definition, exotic means:
unusual and exciting because of coming (or seeming to come) from far away
so for us living in beautiful Tahiti – Moorea year-round, exotic looks like this…
(and yes, that’s where I got married)
Manuela & Mattias live in Sweden so an exotic wedding destination to them took on a whole different meaning.
They met at a student’s place in Umea – Sweden where Manuela, originally from Spain, had just arrived. She was rather shy since she did not speak or understand much English back then, but Mattias could immediately see that she had a warm and nice personality emanating from her body language. He was returning from a run around a frozen lake by minus 15 degrees outside and lots of snow… you must be a native of Sweden to do that, right? Manuela was trying to keep herself warm and thought he was crazy.
They never dated per se, but they quickly developed a warm friendship and Mattias even adjusted his dinner time to Manuela’s, to make sure he had the chance to see her every night; a few months went by and Manuela realized that there was little time left before she’d be heading back to Spain, and Mattias was not getting the signals, obviously.
She had to do something and on May 10th, 2008, she decided to pop the question ‘You know that I love you, right?’ to which Mattias answered with a ‘Yes, as a friend”. She then thought he was the cutest and most innocent guy on earth, and opened up to him about her feelings.
Last year, Mattias proposed to Nela and they decided to travel to the other side of the planet to have a beach wedding in Moorea.
I loved Manuela’s tea length dress which was the perfect fit for a beach wedding, and her bubbly personality!
Manuela never wears any make-up and did not need false lashes as hers were so long and beautiful; she wanted a natural look and looked so pretty, what do you think?
I very much enjoyed meeting you Manuela & Mattias and wish you all the best in life and to fulfill your dreams of moving to Llanes one day, and living the life you have always wanted to have until you become the oldest couple ever alive!
More of Manuela & Mattias photos here!
• Moorea Ceremony Officiant / Life-Cycle Wedding Celebrant: Nelly at wedOtahiti
• Wedding Planner in Moorea: Nelly at wedOtahiti
• Photographer: AngelM
• Hair stylist: Maryse
• Make-up artist: Audrey Bodilis
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