Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lady Marcella and Lord Kalaniuvalu Fotofili Wedding

Cousin Ainise, Uncle Tu'a & Lady Marcella
Photo credits: Patrick Mila

I'm glad that my parents finally took a
breather and packed their bags for a two
week vacay to their motherland, Tonga. 
It's been years since they were last there
and my 3rd cousin was to get married 
there..which is the reason why they went.

Before I was born my mothers' aunt & 
uncle had given them a piece of land for
their wedding gift. At that time, her uncle
was the governor of Vava'u and told them
that they now have a piece of land on Mt.
Talau that is going to be registered to them.
It has a breath taking view of the ocean
and the other island across from it. My
parents are grateful for all they've done
for our family.

I was last there when I was 9 years old. 
It's been a while and I plan on taking the 
kids there one of these days to visit and 
meet their cousins. My cousin [Marcella]
who is getting married is the Governor
grand daughter, her father is my
mother's 2nd cousin and he is the current
Ambassador of Tonga. She is tying the 
knot with Lord Kalaniuvalu, 1st cousin of 
the King of Tonga. The Queen and Lord Kalaniuvalu's
mother are sisters. 

My little sister Elisivauafu dancing at the
reception representing
my mother's Taumoepeau family.

Entrance to the wedding ceremony

Flower Girls: Kalolaine Taukapa Lata-'i- Falefehai 
Tu'iha'angana and Latuniua Lavinia Veiongo
Maid of Honour: Cousin Ainise, Bride's Twin 

Father and Bride: Uncle Tu'a and Marcella  

Brass band and Choir?
"I do"

Lord Kalaniuvalu Fotofili and Lady Marcella

The blushing bride..Congrats Marcella!!

Lord Kalaniuvalu, Lady Marcella, HRH Princess Pilolevu,
HRH Princess Siuilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili

Father and Daughter this one.

Love that mat and the designs:)


Alicia said...

Wow!! What royalty!!!! She is a beautiful bride!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful bride and wedding! What a wonderful celebration! This was a great post and so fun learning more about you and your family. I am finally able to do some blog reading...and I wasnt sure which one of your blogs to comment on (How do you manage all your blogs :o) I do well, if I get my one post a week up! haha

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you sooooo much for stopping over at my last post... I hope that I can get my violet one up! Our trip to see our kiddos was wonderful, but it went toooo quickly!'s back to work and havent had time to do any blog stuff til now...I will be sure to come back..Please stop by again at my place :o)

Puanani503 said...

I love it and wish I was there..Happy Thursday ladies!!

Buckeroomama said...

Thanks for sharing with us a glimpse of this beautiful wedding celebration! =)

Naomi said...

lovely pictures and so loving that massive mat - huge! Naomi

Maopa Lutui said...

Thanks Naomi and Buckeroomama! The picture credits go to the Tongan media..don't know which..but I do love the mat as's pretty awesome..Happy Sunday ladies!