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Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Numia Sua Tafaoialii and Christopher Lee Simons were united in marriage on Saturday, March 3, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The wedding ceremony was officiated by Bishop Larry Palmer, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, and combined bot American and Samoan traditions.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Fiso and Ruta Sua Tafaoialii, of Savaii, Samoa, and the groom was given in marriage by his mother, Glenda Simons, of Brazil. Maid of honor was Sipuao Matuauto, niece of the bride, of Salt Lake City; and best man was Jonathon Simons, brother of the groom, of Boston, Mass, formerly of Brazil.

Attendants were Trina Malama, niece of the bride, and McKay Ama, nephew of the bride, both of Salt Lake City. Also participating in the ceremony were the groom's sister, Kate Simons, of Brazil; and the groom's father and stepmother, Sam and Angela Simons, of Sherman, Conn.

The bride wore a white satin gown adorned with seed pearls and the attendants wore gowns of sage green. Groomsmen wore dark suits and matching ties of sage green.

After the ceremony, an elaborate wedding feast featuring many Samoan foods was provided by the bride's family, and dancers performed traditional dances representing a number of Polynesian cultures from the islands of the South Pacific.

The bride and groom live in Salt Lake City, where the bride is employed at CDI Media. The groom is employed as a Systems Administer at Sportman's Warehouse, and is a full-time science student at the University of Utah. Christopher is the grandson of Lillian and Glenroie, of Brazil.