Ashley and Paige first met online and spent several weeks talking on the phone and sending emails back and forth, before they met face to face on Melbourne Cup Eve in 2010. Their first date went so well that it lasted an incredible ten hours!
After such a successful first date, the couple decided to see each other again the very next day, before going on to spend most of their weekends together as they embarked on a long distance relationship.
After 18 months together Ashley got down on one knee at the end of the pier at St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne, presenting Paige with a white gold, marquise diamond ring they’d designed together. He surprised her though by having two extra diamonds set into the palm side of the ring, making it totally unique.
The couple were engaged for 11 months before their wedding abroad in Thailand.