To the Bride Who Got Soaked in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka.

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We were sitting on the headland in Unawatuna, just chilling at sunset, watching the waves come crashing in, when a beautiful bride and groom arrived to take their wedding shots. Unawatuna wedding photography on these sunset cliffs with their dramatic ocean backdrop are big news I guess. We loved Unawatuna, such a cute little town now, still, even after the tsunami devastation.

I didn’t have my big camera with me, I was just messing about, trying to take pictures of the kids on my phone for our family memories, not for the website.

The bride looked amazing in a full pink dress, so tropical against the Indian Ocean sunset.

I guess the photographer asked her to step down a little further for the best possible angle.

Everyone was distracted for a moment, a shared joke with close relatives, when BAM!!!

The biggest wave you could possibly imagine soaked the poor love to the skin.

And that’s putting it mildly.

I’ve never seen such a comprehensive dousing in my life.

I’m sharing these photos, they’re not good, but capture the moment, because that bride came out smiling and laughing like a trooper.

The wedding photographer didn’t catch that, he was busy mopping down his camera and trying to save his memory card. I was just so impressed by that young woman as she posed for more photos, still laughing.

So if you’re out there beautiful bride in pink, this is what happened from our perspective.

What an incredible start to married life!

I hope these photos find their way to you and I hope you enjoy them. And as we say in Australia, “Good on ya!”.

Congratulations and I’m really sorry I didn’t have my good camera to capture your triumph over the sea.


What a girl, what a good sport. We love your happiness when so many would have cried. Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your wedding photos, have a wonderful life!

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Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

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