Fate brings Ashlee and Mahalo together for beach wedding in Phuket, Thailand

Wedding: 06/10/2018

Posted by Lucy | 10 February, 2019

Ashlee, 32, and Mahalo, 37, met online but lost touch not long after.

Ashlee couldn’t stop thinking about him, however, and when confiding in a friend about the missed opportunity, her friend realised she knew him from college in New Zealand! She was urged to reach out again, and Mahalo arranged to fly from Melbourne to Perth so they could finally meet.

“Waiting impatiently as his flight landed, I couldn’t see him,” explains the bride. “I began to think he didn’t actually make the trip… until I saw him! He was the last one off the plane. He was nervous as he was trying to look around and see me through the crowd.” The connection was instant, so Ashlee packed up her life and moved to Melbourne the following week.

The pair married at their beach wedding on October 6, 2018 in Phuket, Thailand. The bride describes the day as “tropical, simple and elegant”. “It was full of laughter, Polynesian culture and burning up that dancefloor,” she laughs.

Photos courtesy of Eak Samui Photography.

The bride paired her Collezione Bridal Couture gown with some beautiful drop earrings.

If it wasn’t for one of Ashlee’s friends knowing Mahalo, they may never have met.

The couple had photos taken on Phuket’s beautiful beaches.

The bride, groom and their guests danced the night away.

Video by Sawasdee Photography.

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Photos courtesy of Eak Samui Photography.