A celebration of love
The Carmelite Monastery in Vailima became a scene of love yesterday when Michael Malua Wulf and Mary Taoa Keil exchanged vows in holy matrimony. Family and friends filled the church to celebrate the perfect match. Emotions of joy emitted everywhere around the church as the new couple sealed the ceremony with a kiss.
Michael told the Sunday Samoan he is just happy they are finally making it official.
It is now a dream come true, since he saw her back in 2012.
“We met in New Zealand,” he said. “We were attending separate universities back then. Mary was in A.U.T. and I was in Auckland University. The first time I saw her was at Subway when she was getting lunch. I saw her as I walked past.”
Like every other couple, Michael and Mary went through their fair share of speed bumps, but nothing could ever prevent this moment of joy.
“We have been together since 2012,” the joyful groom recalled. “From there we have been building our relationship for over four years now. When I finished university I had to come back and work so we had to spend one year apart."
“Even though long distance was tough we stuck to it and remained strong. When she finished her courses she graduated and then came back and we were together again.”
And with the blessing in the form of their daughter Emily, the couple knew it was time.
“Last year we were blessed with our daughter Emily,” Michael said. “The love we had was really strong and we wanted to get married. I proposed to her before the big news was out that she was carrying."
“This wedding was always our plan together and when baby came along we had to leave it till this year to finally become husband and wife.”
Michael also explained his excitement to start a new journey with his new wife.
“I proposed to her at Saletoga,” he said. “It was Valentine’s Day last year where we had a candle light dinner on the beach and I went down on one knee and tried to convince her to spend her life with me."
“To us, with this finally becoming official, it’s amazing. We have been living together raising our baby and we are so excited that we can finally embark on this new adventure together.”