Where : Moorea
Moorea Destination Wedding Planner : Nelly Grange
Ceremony : Western-style, 85 guests traveling from all across the U.S.
Where to start?…why not with answering the real questions that are on your mind 1. Was the expense worth it & 2. Would you hire Nelly again? The answer to both is an absolute YES!
The hubs and I hired Nelly for the We Do It All package and she really did do it ALL! We had three big events outside of the wedding day -> volunteer event for 50 guests, pre-wedding excursion for 55 guests, welcome party for 82 guests, and everything in-between. We are absolutely positive we couldn’t have done it without her support and connections and appreciate all she did to make each event perfect and uniquely ‘us’!
We started our journey with Nelly about 11 months before our destination wedding in Mo’orea. Before we hired her we met in person and she took us around the island to show us all the places that could house an 80 person wedding (and to make sure we could work together). She was honest with us up front and helped us understand that ‘big’ weddings aren’t common on the island, therefore the venue selection was limited unless we went with a big resort. Further she was open that the language barrier and lack of internet access for many vendors would make it difficult for us to plan from the US.
All of the above mentioned items were an understatement, and we added quite a few more to the list – transportation, holidays, international wire transfers – to name a few. In the end, Nelly helped sort through the noise and made those things look easy.
Two of our favorite things about Nelly is how well she is connected with vendors on the island, as well as having an exceptional eye for design. She’d simply ask for our vision and then execute it beautifully or recommended great vendors that would compliment our style!
Nelly also knew just what to say to keep the bridezilla at bay! Even in trouble spots, like a brides worst nightmare of having to switch wedding venues a month before the wedding day (100% NOT her fault), she handled with poise, extreme professionalism, and worked that much harder to make our dream wedding venue a reality! We knew we had high expectations and she was always willing to listen and either go make it happen or respectfully talk us into reason 🤣.
Nelly thank you for making our dream wedding week a reality! Every single one of the events turned out GREAT and all of our guests are still talking about it being the best wedding they’ve ever been to!
Tara & Matt, Seattle WA, United-States
Photo Credit : Marc Gérard Photography