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Experience the Tropical Romance of a Tahitian Wedding

Aug 21, 2007
Wedding is perhaps the most auspicious as well as memorable event in one's life, as it is the beginning of a new life between a man and a woman. Whether of any religion, caste, or community, people across the globe want to make their weddings really special. Some even go to other places outside their countries to make their wedding function unique as well as memorable. For this reason, destination weddings are becoming much popular nowadays. French Polynesia, an archipelago of 118 islands, all of which are much famed for its palm fringed beaches, exotic tropical flowers, blue lagoons, and turquoise seas, has now become one of the sought-after destinations for weddings.

Most popular among the wedding destinations in French Polynesia is Tahiti, which is also considered the most romantic destinations on the planet. With its picturesque settings, Tahiti provides couples an ambience of love and intimacy. Couples can either choose the romantic sandy beaches or any of the numerous churches in the island in order to conduct their wedding ceremonies and functions. Further, in Tahiti, wedding functions are accompanied by music and dancing, apart from traditional Tahitian rituals. The bride is given a princess-like treatment and is pampered with exotic as well as fragrant flowers and oils and graced with seashells and flower garlands. On the other hand, the groom is dressed as a high chief. The wedding rituals are carried out at the Tahitian stone. After this, the couple is carried on a Royal chair by warriors.

Set in an idyllic environment, Moorea is yet another famed destination for unique weddings. With its amazing over water bungalows, clear water seas, sandy beaches, and lush mountain ranges, Moorea forms an excellent backdrop for Polynesian weddings. Aitutaki, Bora Bora, Qamea, Yasawa Islands, and Rarotonga, are the other great islands ideal for wedding functions, among many others.

Let it be any destination or island, many of the Polynesian resorts and hotels render amazing deals to enjoy and experience an incredible wedding. There are also hotels and resorts that offer basic set up for free. Similarly, for those looking for elegance and luxury, the options are limitless. For instance, such Polynesian places as the Tiki village provides couples to choose from any of the three types of wedding ceremonies: the princess wedding, the royal wedding, and the royal deluxe wedding.

Mostly, the princess wedding covers a wedding function carried out by the chief of the village and the high priest, beautiful crowns made of flowers for the couples, a bottle of champagne, marriage certificate made of tapa, and transportation back to resort or hotel. Included in the royal weddings are arrival of the couples in a canoe, a romantic cruise on a royal outrigger canoe with musicians and Champagne after the wedding ceremonies having been conducted, and a honeymoon night on the Royal Tahitian floating house. Among the royal deluxe wedding are songs by Tahitian mamas during the wedding functions, a spectacular dance show, and a honeymoon night on the Royal Tahitian Floating house. Additionally, options are aplenty for those who wish to elope and make their wedding dreamier.

Mostly, people prefer to take package wedding organized by first-rate hotels and resorts. These packages usually cover everything from accommodation and transportation to arrangement wedding functions and items like flower garlands and crowns. Majority of the wedding packages are replete with two pareos, flower crowns, basket of fruit presented in your bungalow, and Champagne. Besides, luxurious packages come with musical show on the beach, bed of flowers in your room, basket of fruits presented in your room, wedding cocktails, and private dinner for two served in your room.

Apart from world-class hotels and resorts, one can also seek assistance of a local wedding organizer to organize the wedding functions. With plentiful options, you can also organize your wedding ceremonies yourself. A host of options and prices are available for this. However, the couples have to comply with certain legal requirements prior to wedding functions. Among the documents required for wedding are birth certificate of bride and groom and that too translated in French, pre-marriage medical certificate, residency certificate, and certificate of celibacy.

From the aforesaid discussions, it is evident that the relaxed French Polynesian islands are remarkable, and each of them provides a marvelous as well as romantic setting to make your wedding day really a special one. In other words, getting married in any of the exotic destinations in French Polynesia would be a great experience.
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Six exclusive luxury Sofitel and Novotel resorts in French Polynesia , including a private island, offering outstanding natural beauty, sparkling turquoise waters, and all the romance of the South Seas to travelers and honeymooners in search of the ultimate paradise island experience .
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