Tahiti is perfect for wedding ceremonies
Posted by• December 27, 2010
Tahiti is the perfect destination to a couple’s new life together or to celebrate relationship milestone.
Each of the many islands of Tahiti is a tiny paradise. Some isles are crowned with jagged peaks soaring magically out of the ocean in a explosion of green velvet while others appear as if gracefully tossed upon the ocean -barely floating above the breaking wave making Tahiti the romantic destination.
Countless visitors to Tahiti are discovering what is becoming tradition – wedding vow renewal ceremonies. Many hotels, tour operators, and cruise lines can arrange a romantic and festive traditional Tahitian wedding ceremony or vow renewal ceremony. Not legally binding, the traditional ceremonies are popular for people on their honeymoons and those celebrating anniversaries.
Although there are many different variations, the ceremony traditionally begins with the bride being treated to a soothing monoi-oil massage by her Tahitian “bridesmaid,” with monoi oil while being sung to and adorned with fragrant flowers. Meanwhile, the groom is taken to a motu (small islet) by outrigger canoe, painted with tattoos, and given a crown of tropical leaves. The bride wears a traditional Tahitian wedding pareu and a flowered headpiece.
A priest conducts the wedding vow renewal ceremony in Tahitian and each couple is given a Tahitian name and a name for their first-born child.
A Tahitian marriage certificate made of tapa parchment is presented to the couple while village women sing hymns. The ceremony is often followed by a romantic sunset cruise where the bride and groom continue to be serenaded by soft Tahitian music. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can only be found in the islands of Tahiti.
Tahiti Tourisme North America
300 Continental Blvd., Suite 160
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 414-8484
Fax: (310) 414-8490