Sarah & Steven didn’t want a traditional wedding. Instead, they decided to get married in one of the most beautiful place on earth : Bora Bora. How exciting!! Here is the story -with pictures- of their wedding at the Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora.
Sarah & Steven, how did you guys met?
We met through friends at a small get-together on a Monday night.
How did Steven propose?
He planned a fancy dinner out and proposed on the roof of the parking garage at sunset. He even had our friend who is a photographer there to capture the moment!
Why did you decide to elope? What was your biggest challenge during the planning process?
We decided to elope because we really wanted the main focus to be the two of us. Our biggest challenge was talking our families into the idea.
What made you pick Bora Bora for your elopement?
Easy! We just wanted to get married in the most beautiful place on earth 🙂
What was your favorite part of your wedding day and why?
Every minute was PERFECT! We can’t stop talking about how perfect everything was. But, if we had to pick, we really enjoyed our “first look”. The bride was brought to the chapel in a white canoe covered in flowers to meet her groom on the beach. It was really romantic!
Any interesting facts about your wedding that you’d like to share?
He surprised me with diamond earrings the night before the wedding and I surprised him with memorial cuff links in memory of his father.
Let’s talk about fashion! How did you both choose your wedding day look?
The bride wore a strappy A-line Allure bridal gown. The top had just enough sparkle before connecting a delicate and airy crepe chiffon skirt with daring slits on either side. The groom wore a custom tan linen suit with all dark chocolate brown accessories.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their elopements in Bora Bora? Do you have any wedding planning advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
If you can talk your families into it, it’s so worth it! We have zero regrets, it was truly a perfect week!
Venue & planning : Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora
Bride dress : Allure Bridals
Photographer : Marc Gérard