Many do not believe in distance relationship, however in the story of Sinapati Reupena and Laina Joe Laulala is different.
Reupena works and resides in the United States of America for 17 years met Laina in the church of Latter Day Saints and started courting her a year ago.
And last Saturday he flew to Samoa to marry the love of his life Laina where they exchanged vows in a holy matrimony at Sails Restaurant at Mulinuu.
Mr Reupena is 42 years of age and the eldest son of Isaako Reupena and Vaileta Seupule of Toamua and Utah USA.
He works as an operative at a food company in Utah USA. Mrs Reupena 28 years of age and is the only daughter of the late Joe Laulala and Onopene Moe of Siumu.
She works as an Executive Assistant for the Sports Division for the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture.
The new couple is planning to move to the United States to start their new life and build their young family together.
Mr and Mrs Repena was later joined by their families and friends at a reception at Williams Bay. The best man was Kaisa Gafo while Nancy Papalii was the maid of honor.
The bridesmaids were Suasa’a ataiti, Easter Toefaeono, Mercy Wilson and Joanne Silipa.
The groomsmen were La’ala’ai Sia’a, Revive Gafo, Nick Gafo and Mathew Seupule.
The flower girls were Faaolataga Fagalei and Faatoa Soolefai.