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6 Months Planning for Osea and Tavu’s big day at The Pearl Resort

6 Months Planning for Osea and Tavu’s big day at The Pearl Resort
Newlyweds Osea and Tavu Kolinisau. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga
July 17
19:37 2017

It took six months for Osea and Tavu Ko­linisau to plan their intimate wedding at The Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbour.

The Vodafone Fijian 7s and 2016 Team Fiji Men’s Rugby Sevens Olympic Games gold medal winning captain wed Tavu at the re­sort’s beachfront chapel.

Approximately 250 family and friends at­tended the wedding on June 30 at the chapel over looking the ocean with Beqa Island as the backdrop.

Mr Kolinisau is from Namuka in Lau while Tavu is from Ha’ano Island in Tonga.

Having first met in 2014 at the Las Vegas 7s tournament (with the team going on to win the title), the couple were not aware that two months later they would end up as more than friends and a few years later become husband and wife.

Resort general manager Natalie Marletta said a large number of rooms were reserved for the couple’s family and friends.

The theme was elegant, modern with gold, white and pink colours.

Ms Marletta said: “Our dedicated weddings manager, Melina, worked with the couple in planning their special day for six months.

“We were very honoured to be able to host Osea and Tavu’s special day.”

The wedding reception menu, she said, was a selection of menus from a taste of Fijian flavours.

“Osea is a wonderful role model and very humble and generous.

“They are an extremely lovely and down-to-earth couple and on behalf of all the staff at The Pearl, we wish them a lifetime of hap­piness.”

ZoomFiji Photography and Cinematogra­phy, the official wedding photographers for the couple posted on its Facebook page:

“Its been an extraordinary journey docu­menting Osea’s rugby career over the last seven years and recently we had the hon­our of documenting his biggest highlight to date, his wedding to long-time love Tavu Fa.

“Her vivaciousness is equally matched by his quiet confidence.

“ Together Fiji has a pair that will shine in all they do.

“We could not be happier for you both! Loloma yani from Bruce, Kitione Rokomanu Caginiwaikula & Team Zoomfiji.”

IMG_0804 IMG_0806 Kolinisau Wedding 01


About the Pearl Resort

The Pearl Resort, is an elegant, sun-drenched resort within the sublime environ­ment of Pacific Harbour.

Set by the beach and surrounded by lush tropical landscapes, The Pearl Resort is an idyllic escape where chic accommodation, exquisite cuisine and as much – or as little – adventure and relaxation required await you.



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