Rugby star ties the knot

By Sarafina Sanerivi ,

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JUST MARRIED: Mr. and Mrs. Fa’apale

JUST MARRIED: Mr. and Mrs. Fa’apale

The 10th of September 2016 is definitely a day Patrick Fa’apale and his wife Noumea Rimoni-Fa’apale will always remember.

The lovebirds said their “I Do’s” in front of God and in the presence of their loved ones during a beautiful garden wedding held at the Orator Hotel yesterday.

After being together for six years, they finally celebrated the beginning of a new chapter of their lives as a married couple. 

The bride, Noumea Rimoni-Fa’apale is 23. She is the daughter of Ta’ita’ifono Peseta and Harris Rimoni of Leone. 

The groom, Patrick Fa’apale is the son of Samala’ulu and Fa’apale of Vaipuna. He is 25 and has represented Samoa with the Manu Samoa and the Manu Samoa Sevens.

The bride was ecstatic and overwhelmed with joy yesterday. This is because not only did they celebrate a new chapter of their lives, but it was also a day to reflect ontheir journey.

THE BRIDESMAIDS: Revival Rimoni, Doreen Tuautu, Agnes Tupa’i and Fa’asipa Lemalu.
THE BRIDESMAIDS: Revival Rimoni, Doreen Tuautu, Agnes Tupa’i and Fa’asipa Lemalu.
CELEBRATING LOVE: The newlyweds with the bride’s parents, Harris and Ta’ita’ifono Rimoni.
CELEBRATING LOVE: The newlyweds with the bride’s parents, Harris and Ta’ita’ifono Rimoni.

 “I  first saw him at the Apia Park,” she said. “I knew I was going to marry him the moment I laid eyes on him…It was love at first sight.”

“He is my soul mate and today, we vowed that we will cherish and love one another until death. I am over the moon, very happy and most importantly, I am grateful to God for bringing us together and I know that with Him our family  will survive all the challenges along the way.” 

“Patrick is more than just a husband to me. He is my best friend, my soul mate, the love of my life and most importantly, the father of my children.”

Asked about what she believes is the key to the success of their relationship, Mrs. Fa’apale replied: “I guess the main thing is to fall in love over and over again with the same person. I have been together with Patrick for six years now. 

“I loved him then, I love him now, and I will  always love him. No relationship is perfect because no one is perfect. We don’t have a perfect relationship and I know it will never be perfect. The only thing I know is that we are perfect for each other. And I can never thank God enough for bringing him to me and for bringing us together.”

The beautiful wedding service was followed by a reception held at the Orator Hotel where close to a hundred of people gathered to celebrate the new beginning for Patrick and Noumea’s life. 

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