After ten years of courting and expressing affection for each other, Barbara Fetuao Lufi Tyrell and Kapeli Jr. Tevaga, tied the knot last week.
The couple exchanged vows in front of God, family and friends at the Methodist Church at Vaivase-Uta.
Rev. Elder Taumafai Komiti conducted the service where he reminded the gathering that what God has put together, no man should separate.
He reminded the newlywed couple that marriage is a lifetime commitment and that it is no smooth ride.
Barbara is the youngest daughter of Rev. Misiafa Ieremia and Nunualofa Auvae Tyrell’s five children.
She is 27 years old and works for the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration. She hails from the village of Afega.
Kapeli Jr. Tevaga is the son of the late Fautua Visesio Tevaga and Lanuola Poto A. Roache.
He is 29 years old and is a Police officer. He has roots to the village of Leauvaa.
According to Barbara, she met her lifetime partner at the library while studying for the Samoa School Leaving Certificate and final exams in 2007.
“So we have been dating for 10 years and three months.
“It feels good to finally marry the person who works as a Police officer and for sure we make a good team.
“We are planning to have a family of our own and stay faithful to each other and do accordingly as God wills.”
The reception was held at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Building.