After dating for eight years, Melvin and Carla finally said their “I do’s” on the stunning beach of Coconuts Beach Resort last Saturday in front of close family and friends.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Apulu, both 28, travelled from New Zealand to get married in paradise.
It was particularly important for Melvin to bring his bride and her family to witness the beauty of Samoa, and to show them his heritage.
According to the couple, they “wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Melvin’s parents are Apulu Melvin Taupulega and Hinemoa Flora Mualia Apulu.
Carla’s parents are Glen and Sue Horobin.
Melvin works in the tertiary sector as a Manager for education delivery, and Carla as a nurse at the Auckland City Hospital.
They have two children together, two-year-old Lalelei and eight month old Taupulega.