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Destination Wedding Tahiti

This is the photographic journey of our (Sunny & Jess’) destination wedding in Tahiti, we are happy to announce that we (finally) tied the knot on Saturday December 28, 2013 with a beautiful traditional Tahitian ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.

We arrived on the main island of Tahiti at 6:00am on December 25th after nearly 24 hours of taxis, flights and layovers. It was then a short ferry ride to the beautiful island of Moorea – where all of our wedding events took place. We had a few days of fun, sun and relaxation before the big day; and we were lucky enough to have brought the most wonderful family and friends that anyone could have asked for.

With the help from a few family members and with some careful planning we had 5 cameras, 3 tripods, 2 flashes and several remote triggers set up which allowed us to photograph our very own destination wedding. It was a unique experience to be on the other side of the camera as the Bride and Groom while still keeping our photographer-hats on. We were also fortunate enough to spend almost two weeks in Moorea after the wedding, touring around, finding beautiful locations and taking a lot of photographs.

The journey to Tahiti is not for the faint of heart and it took a lot of hard work by a lot of people to make this wedding happen! First, thank you to all of our family and friends for your unwavering love and support, and for travelling around the world to be with us!

Thank you to the staff of the Hilton Moorea Resort & Spa for all of their help and for providing the most beautiful backdrop for our week of wedding events!

Thank you to Laurel of True Tahiti Vacations who coordinated the travel of 36 guests from across North America, and helped us plan our wedding ceremony and reception from half way around the world. It was wonderful working with you!


There are many more photographs here than what we usually post for our blog, but we wanted to show you all what it looked like to photograph our own special day!  Destination Wedding Tahiti

Sunny’s Suit: Indochino

Sunny’s Pocket Square: High Flying Fathers

Jess’ Dress: The Bridal House

Jess’ Bouquet & Sunny’s Boutineer: An Invitation To Art

Jess’ Hair & Makeup: Stephaine (sister of the bride)

Ceremony & Reception Location: Hilton Moorea Resort & Spa

Wedding Bands: Gold Star Jewellers, Edmonton



Destination Wedding Tahiti Groom Getting Ready
Sunny puts on his hand-painted cufflinks, so this way his hound Bella can be with him on his wedding day.
Destination Wedding Tahiti Bride Getting Ready
Jess, as giddy and excited as always. Today it is her turn to be the bride!
Destination Wedding Tahiti Bride Getting Ready Picture
Jess’ last minute touch-ups before it is time to go!
Photo of Bride Photographing Own Wedding
Always the photographer, Jess gets the cameras set up for the ceremony.
Photo of the Bride Meeting Her Parents At A Destination Wedding In Tahiti
Jess got a little emotional…
Destination Wedding Tahiti Photo of Groom Arriving at Ceremony
Sunny “Which way to Bora Bora?”
Boatman “No, we go to the beach now.”
Sunny “Oh right, I am getting married today…”
Father of The Bride Getting Emotional
Jess’ dad also got a bit emotional…
Destination Wedding in the Rain
…and then it started to rain, good thing too – it is good luck if it rains on your wedding day!
Destination Wedding Traditional Cultural Ceremony
Performed by a traditional Tahitian Priest, complete with singing, drums a whole lot of dancing!
Destination Wedding Tahiti Bride and Groom Enjoying Tahitian Wedding Ceremony
The look on our faces says it all…this was so awesome!
Bride and Groom Cute Destination Wedding Photo
Just a little bit in love…
Photo of Sunny and Jess at Their Bungalow
Okay, a lot in love.
Bride and Groom Sharing a Kiss
Just a sweet little moment, as husband and wife.
Destination Wedding Portrait in Tahiti
Each bungalow has a private dock access into the lagoon, what a beautiful place for portraits! 
Photo of Sunny and Jess Kiss on Pier
Following the ceremony, Sunny and Jess exchanged their own vows and one of their ‘assistants’ happened to catch this moment.
Hilton Moorea Hammock Wedding Picture from A Destination Wedding Tahiti - Sunny & Jess
Time for a break and to sit and enjoy the moment together.
Picture Of Wedding Rings From A Destination Wedding Tahiti Moorea
Beautiful tungsten carbide wedding bands, built to withstand anything!
Bride and Groom are Wedding Photographers
Sunny and Jess – being both the Bride & Groom as well as the wedding photographers!
Bride and Groom Destination Wedding First Dance
Time to start the celebration with Sunny and Jess’ first dance as husband and wife.


For advice on how to plan your destination wedding check out our resources page!

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