Bride Marries Photographer She Met At Her Own Wedding

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Bride Marries Photographer She Met At Her Own Wedding
Wed 09-07-2014

Photographer Jason Cole has been behind the camera at almost 1,400 weddings, and at one of those weddings he met his future wife, but to everyone's surprise it was the bride!

The 44-year-old, from Woollongong, south of Sydney, first met Julie Bridges, 28, in 2009 when he sat down with her and her husband-to-be for a consultation before their nuptials the following year.

During the build up to the ceremony, Mr Cole said he got on well with both parties, insisting there were no sparks when they first met.

With their dog, Chubby Cole, in tow the Woollongong couple tied the knot five years after they first met.

Mr Cole said he treated Julie the same way he treated all his clients.

'When we first met we got along – I get along with all my customers – I’m a people person,' he said.

'I helped Julie a lot with the planning. Then after the wedding, we used to talk a lot and we had a real connection.'

They stayed in touch after Julie tied the knot with Paul - a chef whose full name they were reluctant to disclose. 

'Towards the end of that relationship, we got a lot closer.'

'But I was married about 10 years ago and I know when a marriage breaks up sometimes you need a bit of space.'

The couple are adamant nothing happened between them until April 2012, after Julie's marriage to Paul had ended.

Mr and Mrs Cole said they were now inseparable, working at the photography studio and living together.