3 Key Elements in a Tahitian Wedding
Auti / Water / Tifaifai
Bora Bora has an intoxicating reputation as the island of love. This paradise on earth, possessed of unique natural beauty – the world’s most beautiful lagoon, stunning motus fringed by white sands & mystically powerful mountain scenery – deserves its reputation as “the most beautiful island in the world”.
A split leaf of “Auti” a sacred plant is tied on the wrist of each person, this symbolizes the union between the two individuals. The Water poured over their hands to symbolize the purification of the Union. The exchange of flowers, commonly lays & crowns, a welcome sign in French Polynesia.
Auti - a sacred plant is tied on the wrist of each person, this symbolizes the union between the two individuals.
Moana - The "Water"
The water marks the purification of the wedding The exchange of Tiare Tahiti – the leis have been given to the groom by the parents of the bride as a sign of his having been welcomed into the family as one with other family members. The Tiare Tahiti is the symbol of the love for one another
the couple is then wrapped in a “Tifaifai” (a Tahitian Guilt) for the “Tahua” (non-denominational Tahitian Priest) to give them his benediction. red signifying royalty & love, being wrapped together to signify their union; the union given the benediction of the tahua
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