Names: Leone Lei Pinono ( bride ) & Vuna Tavaivuna Lama ( groom)
Where are you from: Sydney, Australia ( BOTH)
Wedding Location: The Beautiful “ Taumeasina Island Resort”
How did you meet?
“ we met on social media ( SNAPCHAT) “ - bride
“ I added her on every single social media I could think of “ - groom
How did he/she propose?
“ beautiful night stroll by the river, when he went down on one knee and asked to take his hand in marriage “ - bride
“ I asked her parents if I could marry their daughter ... once I got the ok , I took her to have a romantic dinner and night stroll by the river & popped the big question” - groom
Big Day Planning
Describe you wedding look in 3 words:
Simple, Elegant , Beautiful
How did you decide on your Eveni Pacific/Koko Pacific groom/bridal party outfits?
“ I knew Samoa would be hot so wanted the groomsmen to wear traditional clothing , simple but classy look to it “ - bride
“ I had no say, my wife chose what me and my groomsmen wore.... and man did she pick good - groom
What was the most stressful part in planning?
“ the guest list, the guest list constantly changes.... it was the most stressful part of planning” - bride
“giving my pay to my wife every week to pay wedding expenses haha “ - groom
Any top wedding prep advice you could give?
“ BREATHE ! Planning a wedding is time consuming, stressful , take a break from it and just breathe .... on the day , everything falls into place ! Enjoy it ! - bride
“ whatever the wife says, just agree with it “ - groom
The Big Day
Funniest moment on the day was...
“ my mum and father in law trying to take all the attention on the dance floor “ - bride
“my sister in-laws entrance dance” - groom
Bride walked down the aisle to what song:
“ Can’t Help Falling In Love ” by HALEY REINHART
“ definitely an emotional ceremony , tears flowing non-stop “ - bride
“ when I saw her at the altar , my heart skipped many beats that day & tears surely did flow “ - groom
Any last advice or words of wisdom?
“ it’s your wedding , don’t let others decide your decisions for you , invite who you want , wear what you want, dance however you like , most importantly plan out your day , THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE - bride & groom
Groom wore: Eveni Pacific
Bride wore: Tariq Ediz
Photographer: Marc Gardener
Venue: Taumeasina Island Resort
Hair & Make Up: Jacqui & Peata's Salon
Flowers: Salote's Florist
Cake: Caroline Kitchen.