As a Constable, Tyrone Asafo Mamaia is tasked with the safety of people.
Now, he has a new task which is the complete protection of his new family.
The Good Taste Restaurant along the Togafu’afu’a road was buzzing with joyful celebration when Mr. Mamaia tied the knot with beautiful bride, Brenna Nun-Yan, yesterday.
According to the young officer he has been waiting for this moment for a long time and nothing was going to stop him from marrying the now Mrs. Mamaia.
Even working really hard during Friday’s election wouldn’t stop the celebration.
“I was posted at Vaimoso Primary School during the election and I worked all day with a fellow officer,” Mr. Mamaia said.
“But even that didn’t stop me from making Brenna my wife, so this morning I pulled myself together so that I can say ‘I do’.”
The newlyweds met two years ago at the U.S.P Alafua campus and they felt an immediate connection.
“I saw Brenna at the U.S.P cafeteria and the first thought that came to mind was that she was the most beautiful girl I have ever seen,” Mr. Mamaia said. “I immediately approached her to try to talk but she rejected me so I left it for a while.” Mr. Mamaia did not give up. “I approached her again and tried to get her number so we can get to know each other better but she said no,” Mr. Mamaia said. “She was one of those girls who loves playing hard to get but I knew she was special and the extra effort will be worth it.”
Mr. Mamaia was part of a contemporary dance group at U.S.P and he performed with the group at the dance theatre for the Open Day.
“While I was dancing I noticed she was in the crowd so I started flexing my muscles in attempts to impress her,” Mr. Mamaia said.
“I danced to the best of my ability and it actually worked, she started to have a crush on me after that and gave me her number.”
The couple then began texting and then they decided to start dating
“We fell more and more in love every day and I knew one day I will marry her and here we are today,” Mr. Mamaia said
“Once I had enough courage I went up to her house and proposed to her in front of her family and she said yes with the blessing of her parents.” “People say that love at first sight doesn’t exist but I fell in love with her the first time I saw her… It might have not been the same the other way around but I don’t mind because I’m marrying her now.”