Families and friends of Maxwell Allen Pavitt and Maryanne Crichton celebrated their union in holy matrimony yesterday.
Held at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel and Bungalows ballroom on Beach Road, Bishop Eti Pauga of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints conducted the service.
Maxwell is the eldest son of Allen and Shona Meredith’s four children. The 28-year-old hails from Tiapapata and he works as a Graphics Designer at Signs Studio, Vaitele.
His wife is the youngest of Tuiloma Ollie and Sharon Crichton’s five children. She hails from Leifiifi.
Having met five years ago, it was their passion for graphics design that brought them together.
Maxwell remembered the first time they met like it was yesterday.
“It was my N.U.S graduation and I was on my way to pick up my gown but at that time she was still in her foundation year,” he said.
“So we saw each other and we became friends and most especially we both had the same passion and we love to draw and sketch.”
Maryanne said it was their love of graphics that made it easier for them to come together.
“We kind of just had attraction towards each other and I looked up to him as someone who I want to be. That feeling just slowly started to change into intimacy,” she said.
“We sort of became friends but it was actually through a friend of ours that introduced us to each other because we both like to draw pictures and sketches."
“But our friend told me that he (Maxwell) draws better than me and so he wanted to show his work to me and that’s how we sort of developed our relationship.”
The rest as they say is history.
As for the future, Maryanne said they are looking overseas.
Hawaii is part of the plan as well as Japan.
And yes those destinations have been chosen strategically so can still continue their love of graphics and each other.