This little shoot was done on the island of Moorea, in French Polynesia. Shot primarily at the stunning Sofitel Ia Ora, Moorea, but we also ducked out to a pineapple field in the mountains.
The designers Hani and Benji, are a sweet local couple who, when they are not surfing, create every dress in their atelier in Moorea. The designs are stunning and each piece is a unique, one-off creation. They source both vintage and modern fabrics from around the Pacific and keep close to their Polynesian roots with their styling. Boho, sexy and cool, their wedding dresses are a perfect complement to a tropical wedding.
The island of Moorea is jaw-droppingly stunning and the Sofitel is incredible. Perched on the edge of the most beautiful lagoon on the island, with the most crystal clear water that is bulging with sea life, a stay in one of it’s luxurious overwater bungalows is, in my opinion, the best place to be in all of Tahitian archipelago. For a destination wedding, an elopement, a honeymoon, or even just a great holiday, this location is the ultimate tropical indulgence.
Photography – Jacqui – Running Under the Sprinkler
Assistant – Sonny Vandevelde
Hair and Make-up – Hani Haring
Models – Kristy Kelly, Timare Kelly, and Tumai Friedman
Designer – HaniHaring
Makes me smile.