Traditional Tahitian Wedding

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Bora Bora has an intoxicating reputation as the island of love & romance. This paradise on earth, possessed of unique natural beauty – the world’s most beautiful lagoon, stunning motus (islands) fringed by white sands & surrounded by mystically powerful mountain scenery – deserves its reputation as “the most beautiful island in the world”.

It also makes for sensational, moving & emotional Traditional Tahitian Weddings………

 

“Matira Beach” – the ‘Easy-Going’ Traditional Tahitian Wedding

Matira Beach, one of the world’s most famous beaches & regularly voted amongst the world’s most beautiful beaches, is a beautiful stretch of white sand backed by stunning turquoise waters of every hue as far as the eye can see. The site offers a sense of constancy together with beauty & romance & presents the opportunity for an affordable ceremony whilst not detracting from the quality of what is being undertaken. The beach exudes love & lends itself to those most special moments in one’s life such as a Traditional Tahitian Wedding.

Matira Beach is protected from the southerly winds (maraamu) that often blow in high season, offers good shelter in the event of inclement weather, appropriate sanitary facilities, & is close to a range of quality restaurants should you wish to celebrate after your ceremony

Your Traditional Tahitian Wedding on Matira Beach includes:

  • Meeting you, where possible, prior to the wedding day after your arrival in Bora Bora to take you through matters, explaining what lies ahead & answering any questions you may have.
  • Your fa’aito (Artistic Director) greeting you at Matira Beach on your special day & escorting you to your ceremony to the sound of the ‘pu’ (conch shell) to indicate that an important ceremony is to take place.
  • Your ceremonial area will be set at water’s edge so as to capture the stunning beauty of the lagoon & take the shape of a large heart fashioned from coconut fronds & filled with a carpet of flowers.
  • Upon your arrival at the ceremonial area you will be welcomed in song by the tahua (Tahitian celebrant) & his assistants – at least 1-2 musicians & 2-3 dancers.
  • Your Ceremony will be performed in both Tahitian & English.
  • You will each be presented with floral leis & crowns – flowers symbolising love, harmony & sharing – & whose exchange signifies the welcoming of one another into each other’s families.
  • To signify your ‘oneness’ you will be wrapped briefly at one stage in a tifaifai (Tahitian quilt).
  • You will each be given a special Tahitian Wedding Names by the tahua.
  • You will be presented with a traditional Wedding Certificate prepared in tapa (traditional bark paper).

At the conclusion of the ceremony there will be time for a celebratory drink, a special photo-shoot & so on. (Readers should note that since April 2016 the drinking of alcohol in a public place – including Matira Beach – is prohibited. This by it’s very nature sees the opportunity to celebrate somewhat restricted (as does the fact that the beach is a public space). Restaurants/Bars, however, are readily available for those wishing to avail themselves of this idealic setting).

Matira Beach is an excellent ‘stand alone’ option for those looking for an intimate Traditional Tahitian Wedding at an affordable price. It lends itself to those staying on the main island or arriving by cruise-liner.

 

“Motu Piti Aau” – The legendary Traditional Tahitian Wedding

“The Motu” – unquestionably Bora Bora’s best location & needless to say, our most popular wedding venue.

An exceptionally generous Mother Nature has blessed this site with a unique & totally stunning combination of beach & lagoon, backed by white sands, swaying palms & the soft sound of the ocean greeting the island’s distant protective coral reef. It is here that you will understand why Bora Bora, renowned for its incomparable beauty the world over, & is regarded as paradise on earth.

“The Motu” – Motu Piti Aa’u by name – encompasses Faroone Point where the ceremonies are conducted. ‘Faroone’ means “bend in the sand”, whilst ‘piti aa’u’ means “twice the sentiment, twice the emotion ……. twice the giving” – there can be no better place on earth than here to marry!

If you are looking to celebrate your marriage with a Traditional Tahitian Wedding, if you want to seal your commitment to a life-long love in the world’s most stunning & romantic setting, then “The Motu” is for you.

The Traditional Tahitian Wedding on the motu includes:

  • Meeting with you after your arrival in Bora Bora & prior to your wedding day so as to take you through matters, explaining what lies ahead & answering any questions you may have.
  • Picking you up in your private & appropriately decorated boat & accompanying you to the motu across some of the very best waters that Bora Bora can offer.
  • On approaching the motu you will be greeted by the traditional sounds of ukelele & guitar.
  • On arriving at the motu, the ‘pu’ (conch shell) will sound to indicate that an important ceremony is to take place.
  • You will be greeted on the motu by the fa’aito (Artistic Director) who will escort you the short distance along the edge of the lagoon to the ceremonial area.
  • Your ceremony will be conducted at water’s edge so as to capture both the beauty of the lagoon & ‘the presence’ of the mythical Mt Otemanu. The ceremonial area will take the shape of a large heart fashioned from coconut fronds & be filled with a carpet of flowers. An arch in flowers of your chosen colours will complete the setting.
  • Upon your arrival at the ceremonial area you will be welcomed in song by the tahua (Tahitian celebrant) & his assistants – at least 1-2 musicians & 2-3 dancers.
  • Your Ceremony will be performed in both Tahitian & English.
  • You will each be presented with floral leis & crowns – flowers symbolising love, harmony & sharing – & whose exchange signifies the welcoming of one another into each other’s families.
  • To signify your ‘oneness’ you will be wrapped briefly at one stage in a tifaifai (Tahitian quilt).
  • You will each be given a special Tahitian Wedding Name by the tahua.
  • You will be presented with a special Certificate prepared in tapa (traditional bark paper).
  • At the conclusion of the ceremony you will be showered in confetti made from the soft petals of flowers all thrown from a basket hand-woven from a coconut frond.

You will then be free to have a celebratory drink, a special photo-shoot or whatever suits you.

This is a private island (motu). You are not just being located on another stretch of your resort; privacy is assured here. The motu is then yours to use during the rest of the day for as long as & how you wish – you will not be moved on so that the next ceremony can commence.

The motu’s beach & ceremonial area is fully protected from the southerly winds (maraamu) that blow throughout the year especially during high season. There are excellent snorkeling opportunities reached straight from the beach whilst timber & thatched-roofed, local architectural styled structures on the island are available to shelter from the elements. There are, of course, appropriate sanitary facilities.

We can attend to all your photographic & video requirements as well as hair & make-up needs.

Catering is covered in the form of a unique & unforgettable experience –  “Lunch – Feet in the Water” where you will find yourself seated at a parasol shaded table in knee-deep water with 360 degree views a million miles from anywhere.

The ceremony lends itself particularly to those staying at the resorts on the outer motus, as well as those staying on the main island.

 

The “Catamaran” – Combining the best of Bora with the best of Wedding Celebrations.

This is truly fabulous option to consider – especially for those looking to ‘do something different’ or to ‘celebrate to the max’. A totally unforgettable experience celebrating before, during & after your wedding whilst cruising through paradise on the world’s most beautiful lagoon. Party on through sunset & into the night.

Let the ‘cat’ take you on a luxury tour through Bora Bora’s mesmorising best – to the foot of mythical Mt Otemanu, to the magical sunset behind the mystical islands of Raiatea & Tahaa, to be married with sting-rays & reef sharks as your witnesses, or to be taken to the most beautiful stretch of white sand on a deserted island backed by swaying palms – the ‘cat’ has an ingenious landing ‘stairwell that takes the worry of landing on a deserted beach ………… the choices are limitless.

The ‘cat’ is Bora Bora’s largest & most luxurious catamaran offering:

  • The capacity to comfortably entertain 50 plus guests
  • Total stability on the lagoon
  • Ideal for quality, professional photography & video
  • Ideal both for entertainment (your Traditional Tahitian Wedding) & for entertaining (you & your guests)
  • A truly flexible lay-out, not cluttered by fixed seating, that lends itself to a variety of configurations so as to meet your most discerning of requirements
  • Two sheltered entertaining levels – a lower deck ideal for casual entertaining, sit-down dining, speeches, dancing, shows & so on, then an upper ‘get-away’ viewing deck ideal for those intimate moments.
  • Catering facilities for gastronomic lunches & dinners accompanied by a full range of beverages.
  • Wonderful ‘stained wood’ fully equipped bar
  • A powerful hi-fi music system
  • Suitable sanitary facilities
  • Easy access to & fro the water or onto deserted beaches
  • Decoration befitting such an important occasion
  • Spectacular sunset cruise opportunities
  • Opportunity to party-on with a night-time cruise
  • Variable booking options from 3 hours to a full day &/or night

The ‘cat’ has it all & lends itself to being the “ultimate finale” for those first undertaking a legal Civil Marriage at the Town Hall & wanting that “best ever wedding” touch, or for those undertaking uniquely a Traditional Tahitian Wedding & looking to celebrate such a momentous occasion in momentous style. The Traditional Tahitian Wedding itself will, of course, follow the detailed format for such a ceremony outlined above but be conducted on the ‘cat’.

Combine your wedding with thrilling your guests in being able to swim in the best parts of the lagoon, go to where the tours don’t take you, see schools of rays, sharks & tropical fish…..

We can arrange all your photographic & video requirements as well as hair & make-up needs. Let your photographer capture the moment in a series of stunning underwater &/or combined above & below water images – why not be a bride & groom ‘jumping for joy’………into the lagoon for some truly special ‘water wedding’ images!

The package can be developed further through specialists in terms of on-board food & beverages, various lunch & dinner options, consider floral leis for guests & so on.The catamaran can be booked for 3 hours or more, day or night – it’s up to you!

In order to provide clients with the security of being transported by fully qualified & licensed personnel, aboard fully maintained craft & with all necessary insurance in place all water transfers covered throughout this site are provided by Manu Tours, owners of the catamaran concerned herewith.

 

CONTACT

These events were prepared & organised by Roderick Page as were all those appearing on Wedding Bora Bora Facebook (& as mentioned in all Wedding Bora Bora Testimonials as well as extensively on TripAdvisor & so on). Please contact Roderick at:

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