LOVE knows no barriers and Kalisi Akata Wye and Michael Noa Din proved this in front of family and friends when they exchanged vows at the Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Nadera yesterday.
What was special about this wedding ceremony is that they had defied all odds to be man and wife using only sign language or lip reading to communicate.
Mr Din who has hearing disabilities and also unable to speak achieved another milestone in his life when he promised to love Mrs Din with all his heart, witnessed by members of the Fiji Disabled People's Association, and other family members.
The pair met at the Fiji Disabled People's Association office and were instantly attracted to each other and after three years of courting, they decided to tie the knot.
"I feel so happy and excited about this new journey. We have come a long way and I feel that we are perfect for each other because I do not see Noa as a disabled person," Mrs Din said. "We have no problem at all in communicating as I have learnt to communicate through sign language and lip reading, and a bonus for us is that I am a translator too."
In blessing them, Father Josefa Tuimavule said: "This is a true love story, for love is holy and love is about celebration and we are gathered here today to celebrate the holy matrimony of two very different people who will now promise to come together as one to love and become husband and wife."