A wedding to remember

By Vatapuia Maiava ,

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 IN THE AIR:The groom being hoisted by his groomsmen.

IN THE AIR:The groom being hoisted by his groomsmen.

As the sun set behind Mount Vaea on Saturday evening, a special celebration continued at the Robert Louis Stevenson museum venue.

NOTHING BUT JOY: The bride, her bridesmaids and friends.

NOTHING BUT JOY: The bride, her bridesmaids and friends.

It was a celebration of love and joy; a celebration of union between two families; the celebration of Rodania Levi and Herbert Punivalu’s sacred bond of marriage.

 (standing) Richard Fergusson and Lui Levi (sitting) Angie Levi, Fiti Levi and Mercy Loibl

(standing) Richard Fergusson and Lui Levi (sitting) Angie Levi, Fiti Levi and Mercy Loibl

Guests were treated to an extravagant party that went well into the night.

With a beautifully decorated venue, friends and families from both the bride and groom drank, mingled, laughed, ate and enjoyed every moment of the fairy-tale themed wedding reception.

NOTHING BUT JOY: The bride, her bridesmaids and friends.
NOTHING BUT JOY: The bride, her bridesmaids and friends.
 (standing) Richard Fergusson and Lui Levi (sitting) Angie Levi, Fiti Levi and Mercy Loibl
(standing) Richard Fergusson and Lui Levi (sitting) Angie Levi, Fiti Levi and Mercy Loibl
ENJOYING THE NIGHT Guests celebrating the new couple.
ENJOYING THE NIGHT Guests celebrating the new couple.
ENJOYING THE FESTIVITIES Bella Hellesoe (Brides Grandmother), Muliaga Jean Ash Malifa, Lucia Hellesoe and Goske Hellesoe.
ENJOYING THE FESTIVITIES Bella Hellesoe (Brides Grandmother), Muliaga Jean Ash Malifa, Lucia Hellesoe and Goske Hellesoe.

From the beautiful numbers by the talented live band to the family members of both sides dancing the night away; fun became the night’s understatement.

ENJOYING THE NIGHT Guests celebrating the new couple.

ENJOYING THE NIGHT Guests celebrating the new couple.

Everyone was also treated to some Tokelauan traditions in celebration of Rodania’s heritage.

ENJOYING THE FESTIVITIES Bella Hellesoe (Brides Grandmother), Muliaga Jean Ash Malifa, Lucia Hellesoe and Goske Hellesoe.

ENJOYING THE FESTIVITIES Bella Hellesoe (Brides Grandmother), Muliaga Jean Ash Malifa, Lucia Hellesoe and Goske Hellesoe.

One thing was certain that night; the start of the couple’s new journey together could not have kicked off any better.

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