I started my wedding officiant career back in 2014, when I trained and certified as a Wedding Life-Cycle Celebrant® in December. As my final assignment and exams approached – so before I officially received my diploma as a professional Life-Cycle Celebrant®, I was hired by two couples whom I was planning an elopement for, to also develop and officiate their upcoming wedding ceremony. One of them was traveling to the Tuamotu archipelago exclusively, and they had their hearts set on a Rangiroa wedding.
Yes, my second ever wedding ceremony as an officiant was in Rangiroa. Call me lucky.
I was back to Rangiroa for a wedding two years later, just a few days before ringing in the New Year. I was to meet one of my couples there and be the officiant for their Rangiroa wedding. This was once again very special.
Here is what Sarah & Brock wanted for their Rangiroa wedding: “Just Us and a Unique Setting”
The Blue Lagoon immediately came to mind as a possible wedding ceremony location for them, which they agreed to.
The Blue Lagoon As The Venue For Their Rangiroa Wedding
Watch this, and now imagine yourselves standing there to say your destination do’s
Sarah & Brock had both a legal and a celebratory wedding in Rangiroa. We started off the day by driving to the City Hall in Avatoru for the legal portion of the wedding, which must take place before the Mayor to be deemed legal.
We were later headed back to the Kia Ora Resort & Spa where Sarah & Brock were staying. There we boarded the boat that was taking us privately to the Blue Lagoon. An hour or so to a magical place.
As we arrived at the Blue Lagoon, there were a dozen or more of black-tip sharks swimming around the boat.
This was truly amazing. The colors were amazing. The water was amazing.
We stepped off the boat and walked in the shallow waters to the perfect place to hold their ceremony.
Here You Go : Just You and a Unique Setting. The Blue Lagoon in Rangiroa.
Nelly was amazing! We wanted a unique intimate ceremony in a one-of-a-kind location and she nailed it! Nelly helped keep us organized and on track for our legal wedding in Rangiroa (soooo many steps) as well as put together the ceremony itself when we eloped in December. If it wasn’t for her I am not sure what I would have done – as it was just the two of us I completely relied on her and her judgment and she did not disappoint! She was super organized, listened to what we wanted while getting to know us and incredibly efficient answering all of my emails it was hard to believe that she was so far away! She allowed us to completely enjoy our day knowing that every detail had been taken care of – it was incredible.
If you are looking for something other than the cookie-cutter ceremony offered by the resorts she is the one”
I’ve noticed over the years that my couples marrying in Rangiroa are often repeaters to the island, or scuba diving aficionados, who don’t care as much about the designer wedding dress or suit for their Tahiti wedding, but more about the off-the-beaten track elopement experience.
Rangiroa is your dream wedding destination, and a bucket list place for any scuba diving enthusiast.
Who Is A Rangiroa Wedding For?
A Rangiroa wedding at the Blue Lagoon is not your typical Tahiti elopement experience in that in order to hold your ceremony at this magical place that the Blue Lagoon is, you must get on a boat for 45 minutes (sometimes a little more, if the ride is a bit choppy), each way. Once you get to the Blue Lagoon, you’ll need to walk in the water to reach the place where we’d hold the ceremony – an inner lagoon inside the lagoon. Depending on the tide that day, you may have water up to the calves, or to your thighs ! So be ready to get your feet wet !
No worries, you’ll dry in a matter of minutes.
Want To See More Rangiroa Weddings At The Blue Lagoon?
Here are the most recent elopement weddings I did in Rangiroa :
Rangiroa - Ceremony at the Blue Lagoon in the Morning
Rangiroa - Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony at the Blue Lagoon in the Morning
• Elopement Wedding Planner and Officiant in Rangiroa: Nelly at wedOtahiti (see my elopement packages in Rangiroa here).
• Photographer: Helene Havard (see her Rangiroa portfolio here) & Flying World Pictures
** last updated on January 29, 2022 **
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