Fifth date of 2019 now etched in couple’s memories
Lomana Eteuati and Ioane Ioane will never forget January 5, 2019 — it was the day they sealed their love before families and friends in holy matrimony.
The couple tied the knot in a church service led by Father Muli’au Stowers of the Catholic Church at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Mulivai.
Thirty-three-year-old Mrs. Ioane said they have been in a relationship for 10 years before they decided to take the next step in their relationship.
“It was a rough journey in all honesty, there were times it was all happiness and joy and then there were other times it was not.
“But despite all that we went through, we ended up still accepting the love that we shared and here we are officially together.
“I love everything about him, his personality and attributes that make me admire the person that he is,” she told the Samoa Observer in an interview.
Mr. Ioane was overwhelmed by the occasion, saying his dreams had finally come true and he was now content.
“Happiness is making your dreams come true and I feel like my dreams have been made a reality, when I said I do.
“I am more than content now that I have her legally, but most importantly, we have been blessed before God, families and friends and the proof and reminder will be the ring on my finger.
“I am confident in our union because we understand and know each other from the length of time we spent together.
“I will always try my best to keep that beautiful smile on her face because if she is happy, I am also happy. I look forward to what the future holds for both of us,” he said.
Mrs. Ioane is the daughter of Eteuati and Siala Eteuati from Toamua and Mr. Ioane is the son of Naotala Ioane but was raised by his grandmother Tausoa Ioane at Fogapoa, Savai’i.
The care and love that the newly wedded husband has for his wife’s family has also touched his wife, with Mrs. Ioane saying she was blessed to have him.
“My husband loves my family as well which is why I feel so fortunate to have him in my life.
“I am more than ready for the commitment that comes with marriage because we have been together for such a long time because I know everything about him.
“We are finally married today and I will always treasure this day for as long as I live,” she added.