Yolanda Hadid Jetted Off to a "Magical" Destination Wedding in an Island "Paradise"

...while most folks were stuck in holiday traffic at the mall.

Just before Thanksgiving, Jet Set reported that Anwar Hadid and his dad Mohamed jetted off to the glorious island of Bora Bora. They tagged the location as the St. Regis Bora Bora, and described it — with its overwater bungalows and insane turquoise water — as "paradise." And it was easy to see why!

Well, as the Thanksgiving holiday neared, it became clear the purpose of the trip: Yolanda Hadid joined as part of a larger group in French Polynesia to celebrate the destination wedding for Guess co-founder Paul Marciano. So while the rest of us were stuck in traffic in planes, trains, and automobiles, Yolanda was off in style to what she first called an "undisclosed" location:

❤️Undisclosed destination...... #ThanksGiving #MyBestFriendsWedding

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...and later revealed to be this utter paradise:

❤️Grateful for this moment...... #HeavenOnEarth #Gratitude #Alive #Paradise

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As the sun rose and cast pastel colors over the lagoon, Yolanda meditated and wrote, "I give thanks for each new morning with its light, for rest, and shelter of the night, for health and love, for family and friends, for everything thy goodness sends."

When it was time for the actual wedding, the bride arrived on a flower-decorated boat in the crystal-clear lagoon:

❤️Magic moment in time......... #Bride #TahitianStyle #MarevaMarciano #ILoveYou

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And married her groom under an over-the-top canopy of white flowers with a water backdrop. Stunning!

❤️True love conquers all....... #MrAndMrsMarciano #PowerOfLove #ThanksGiving #Tahiti

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Yolanda posed with son Anwar for another Instagram snap with a caption expressing gratitude:

❤️Key to my heart........ #MyLove #MyLight #IamFeelingThankful #HappyThanksGiving

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Naturally, the Dutch-born Yolanda made herself right at home on the island... getting around in European style, on a bicycle.

❤️My ride........... #Happiness #DutchGirl #Tahiti

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Wading in glassy water, Yolanda called Bora Bora "paradise."

❤️It's a magical place....... #Tahiti #BoraBora #PlanetEarth

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And suspended on a hammock right over the sea, she wrote, "Peace fills your heart when you surrender to your strengths and let go of your weaknesses."

In addition to absorbing the beauty of the natural landscape, she got on board with some local culture too:

❤️The only Essence of Life that really matters..... #Friendship #Culture #Love #Womanhood #Flowers #Music

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❤️The magic of Tahiti... #Breathtaking #Mana #Beauty #PaulAndMarevaMarciano

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And she posted a photo of a serene sunset over Bora Bora's striking Mount Otemanu to inspire that last bit of jealousy among her fans who spent their holiday weekends stuck in traffic or navigating crowds.

❤️Perfect ending to a perfect day........ #GodisGood

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Not bad at all.

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