We have a resident expert in Birgette Malaefou-Anesi, who has had many years of experience in designing, preparing and facilitating ceremonies from Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Island or indeed any other Pacific Island.
Birgette brings her skills as a dress designer and manufacturer, along with her fluent speaking of Samoan, English, and a little in Fijian and New Zealand, offering her services as as an interpreter to help you to have the greatest Island Ceremony that you can dream of.
Imagine an island wedding dress with hand crafted flowers for the bridal group, decorations of island handicraft to add authenticity to your special day, a hint of coconut leaves, ocean breeze, and traditional music….
Teamed together with Reverend Ron Cruickshank, Authorized Marriage Celebrant, to bring the necessary legal requirements along with a spiritual flavor from the principles of A Course in Miracles, and you are on your way to heaven!
O se vaaiga lena i le teuteuina o le taimi o le aiga o le faaipoipoga, o le laei o le teine ma le tama faaipoipo sa suiina i le afa ma pule mai Samoa.
O laei o tama ma teine o le laina sa suiina lea faasamoa (Puletasi) ma le aloha. O teu sa faia lava i afa ma pule ma le siapo o loo i le ata, ma le ula a le tama faaipoipo ma tama o le laina o ula tifa.
Translation: The picture of the wedding reception was decorated by Samoan style with tapa and sea shells.
The Bride and groom dresses were hand made sewn with coconut strings and also sea shell designed for both dresses, bride and groom. The bridal group wore Samoan Puletasi and boys wrap around (ie faitaga) with aloha shirts.
The handicraft bouquet, as shown on the table, was also done by Birgette!
For help, information and guidance for your Island Ceremony please contact Celebrant Ron using the form below: