MAFS wedding photos reveal first official couple for 2023

While it might seem like this year’s season of Married At First Sight only recently came to an end, filming for season ten of Australia’s most controversial reality show has officially kicked off this week.

On Thursday, two participants were spotted filming their wedding at Swifts, a $60 million heritage-listed gothic mansion in Sydney’s Darling Point.

MAFS 2023 bride and groom standing at the altar.
The new season of MAFS officially kicked off filming this week. Photo: Supplied/Matrix

A source tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the groom is Joshua White from Sydney, and the bride is hairdresser Mel Shepps, who is also from Sydney.

Joshua was pictured with a classic black suit complete with a bow tie and floral corsage, while Mel wore a floral lace wedding gown with a plunging neckline.

She also had her blonde hair styled in an updo and swept to the side with a long white veil trailing behind her.


Mel appeared to be very happy with the man the experts had paired her with, giving a wide smile to her friends in the audience as he read his vows.

MAFS 2023 bride and groom sharing a kiss.
The bride appeared to be very happy with her new husband. Photo: Supplied/Matrix

After hugging twice in between their vows, the couple exchanged their rings and shared a romantic kiss.

The future reality TV star also seemed to move her hand onto her husband’s behind as they embraced.

It appeared that the newlyweds hit it off right away, holding their hands in the air at the end of the ceremony as their guests cheered on.

The pair then posed for wedding photos in the picturesque garden of Swifts, which was built in 1882 and has been hailed as one of Sydney’s most famous houses.

MAFS 2023 bride and groom posing for wedding photos.
The couple got married at Swifts, an $80 million heritage-listed gothic mansion in Sydney’s Darling Point. Photos: Supplied/Matrix

‘Thrown into chaos’

The wedding photos come shortly after Yahoo Lifestyle revealed that the new season of MAFS has reportedly been “thrown into chaos” following a number of cast leaks earlier this week.

A source told us that the show’s producers are extremely angry about the leaks, especially because it happened before the cast got to meet for the first time on camera.

“The new season of Married At First Sight has been thrown into chaos just days into filming,” the insider said.

“A series of early leaks revealing the brides online before the majority of the weddings have been shot has ruined the surprise element of the show.

“The grooms have all been looking up the pictures and trying to guess which bride is theirs. Producers are furious.”

Yahoo Lifestyle has contacted Channel Nine for comment.

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