BRISBANE bride Ashley Irvin had a promising match on Married at First Sight but hinted that the picture-perfect first impression may prove to be too good to be true.
The 28-year-old flight attendant tied the knot with 35-year-old IT accounts manager Troy Delmege in a lavish Gold Coast ceremony on last night’s episode of the Channel 9 reality show.
After Delmege expressed his desire for a cheerleader, Barbie type, the couple appeared to hit it off immediately during a laughter-filled ceremony. But Irvin’s sisters, Charlie and Summer, became concerned that Delmege wasn’t genuine.
Speaking to Confidential, Irvin admitted she hadn’t been nervous about the wedding airing but was unsure about seeing the rest of the season play out.
“The honeymoon is going to be interesting,” she said. “The wedding is just face value – you don’t actually really get to know your husband.
“Half the wedding I did spend a lot of time with his family and friends trying to make a good impression, and he spent a lot of time with my family and friends.”
MAFS contestant Ashley dated Paul Lambert just months before he attacked a girl and was shot by police.
MAFS contestant Ashley dated Paul Lambert just months before he attacked a girl and was shot by police
While she remained tight-lipped about whether the couple stayed together, she did reveal: “Our (journey) wasn’t always smooth sailing, but we were each other’s partners.”
However, the former tennis prodigy said she was “pleasantly surprised” when she saw Delmege waiting for her at the altar.
“When I pulled up and then my dad walked me down (to the chapel), I was like, ‘Oh my god, what am I doing?’ ” she said.
“But I definitely went in with an open mind. I didn’t want to expect too much because I didn’t want to be disappointed or saddened on my wedding day, so (when I saw him) I was like, ‘Oh, OK, nice’.”
Irvin even described the day as her “dream wedding”.
“It was amazing and I loved it,” she said.