About Nelly
About Nelly

Destination Wedding Planner in Tahiti. Professional
Ceremony Officiant (Life-Cycle Celebrant). Moorea Wedding Specialist.

Hi, I’m Nelly. The very first (and to date the only) professional wedding officiant in Tahiti, performing personal ceremonies of a Western-style.

I moved to colourful French Polynesia back in 2002, and though I thought I’d stay a year or two, I stayed much longer – I let you do the maths! I pursued my career in hotels and hospitality working successfully with the largest inbound Tour Operator in Tahiti and then at several resorts in the islands. I was based in Bora Bora, next in Huahine, and since 2009, I’ve enjoyed living in beautiful Moorea.

While I loved managing resorts, there came a time in my life when I wished my job would also allow me to fully enjoy and appreciate the beautiful environment I am lucky to call home. I wanted to make the best use of the skills and expertise I possessed in managing sales, marketing, and event planning to serve couples around the world and help them plan unique destination weddings in Tahiti.

So I merged my passion for the islands of Tahiti, my love for all the details that go into planning a wedding, and my desire to serve couples abroad and I launched wedOtahiti.

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About Nelly

Both creative and practical,
detail oriented, and highly invested
in creating what you want,
you can count on me to be
unbiased in every situation.

About Nelly

I believe in lifelong learning and graduated as a Certified Wedding & Event Planner at The Wedding Planning Institute, to complement my Master’s Degree in Hotel Management & Marketing. I am also a Certified Green Wedding Professional.

In the very first months of 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.
That’s when I decided to become the very first (and to date the only) professional wedding officiant in Tahiti.
I studied ceremony creation and performance, and perfected the art of ceremonial public speaking at the Celebrant Foundation & Institute.

In 2014, I became a certified Weddings and Other Ceremonies for Couples Life-Cycle Celebrant®
And I have since enjoyed writing heartfelt personalized ceremonies that recognize my couples’ unique personalities and tell their story.
A good deal of laughter and happy tears are my indicators of a successful ceremony!

When I’m not working on fabulous Tahiti destination weddings, you will most likely find me either hiking my island home or hanging around my garden with my Hubby, my beloved “Moorea-sheperd” dog and my cat…
I could easily live on French cheese and bread with red wine. I also love sushi’s and tuna sashimi.
I dream about traveling the world and have already visited over 20 countries… lots of destinations where I envision myself trekking or scuba diving remain on my to-do list.

Now that you know me better, tell me about your wedding in Tahiti!

Tell me about your wedding in Tahiti!

Will you be having a destination wedding with your friends and family in attendance, or will you elope to Tahiti and have a super personal and intimate ceremony?

Tell me about your wedding in Tahiti!

Will you be having a destination wedding with your friends and family in attendance, or will you elope to Tahiti and have a super personal and intimate ceremony?

Let me help you plan a stress-free destination wedding in Tahiti. Click the button below to get started.

About Nelly

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