Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli jet to Los Angeles for a lavish holiday


Martha Kalifatidis and her new fiancé Michael Brunelli are celebrating their engagement over the weekend with a whirlwind trip to America. 

The Married At First Sight couple jetted off to Los Angeles on Sunday, and have been keeping fans updated about their lavish travels via Instagram Stories. 

They kicked off their travels with a celebratory meal at Sydney Airport, each sharing photos and videos of themselves clinking Champaign flutes at a table. 

Bon voyage! Martha Kalifatidis, 33, (left) and her new fiancé Michael Brunelli, 30, (right) are celebrating their engagement over the weekend with a whirlwind trip to America

Bon voyage! Martha Kalifatidis, 33, (left) and her new fiancé Michael Brunelli, 30, (right) are celebrating their engagement over the weekend with a whirlwind trip to America 

Proudly flashing her emerald-cut diamond ring, an elated-looking Martha, 33, was seen smiling and posing in a white singlet top and matching trackpants. 

She went makeup-free for the long-haul journey and completed her look with a diamond tennis necklace and mustard-coloured jacket. 

Michael, 30, also dressed down, sporting a printed grey T-shirt and black shorts. 

To marriage! They kicked off their travels with a celebratory meal at Sydney Airport, each sharing photos and videos of themselves clinking Champaign flutes at a table

To marriage! They kicked off their travels with a celebratory meal at Sydney Airport, each sharing photos and videos of themselves clinking Champaign flutes at a table

Arrival: Michael shared this photo of an American flag after the pair touched down in Los Angeles

Arrival: Michael shared this photo of an American flag after the pair touched down in Los Angeles 

Packing heavy: After arriving in Los Angles, Michael shared a video of Martha standing next to her many suitcases as they waited for an Uber to arrive

Packing heavy: After arriving in Los Angles, Michael shared a video of Martha standing next to her many suitcases as they waited for an Uber to arrive 

After arriving in Los Angles, Michael shared a video of Martha standing next to her many suitcases as they waited for an Uber to arrive.   

The couple then travelled to their hotel, believed to be the luxurious Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, where they enjoyed Martinis and take-away pizza.  

Once settled into their new digs, the pair visited The Grove outdoor Christmas market, which was brimming with festive-looking shoppers.  

Treating themselves: The couple then travelled to their hotel, believed to be the luxurious Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, where they enjoyed Martinis and take-away pizza

Treating themselves: The couple then travelled to their hotel, believed to be the luxurious Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, where they enjoyed Martinis and take-away pizza 

Festive: Once settled into their new digs, the pair visited The Grove outdoor Christmas market, which was brimming with festive-looking shoppers

Festive: Once settled into their new digs, the pair visited The Grove outdoor Christmas market, which was brimming with festive-looking shoppers

Tucking in: The twosome also enjoyed a meal at The Cheesecake Factory, a chain restaurant located in The Grove known for serving large portions

Healthy: Martha ordered a salad and sandwiches, and was seen busily taking photos of her meal

Tucking in: The twosome also enjoyed a meal at The Cheesecake Factory, a chain restaurant located in The Grove known for serving large portions

The twosome also enjoyed a meal at The Cheesecake Factory, a chain restaurant located in The Grove known for serving large portions. 

‘Cheesecake Factory meals are for 3 people’, Michael wrote as he filmed his large burger and fries.  

The couple also caught up with some friends at the Melrose Trading Post vintage market.

Hope you have a big appetite! Cheesecake Factory meals are for 3 people', Michael wrote as he filmed his large burger and fries

Hope you have a big appetite! Cheesecake Factory meals are for 3 people’, Michael wrote as he filmed his large burger and fries

Blinding: Michael shared this close-up photo of Martha's engagement ring while they sat opposite each other at the table

Blinding: Michael shared this close-up photo of Martha’s engagement ring while they sat opposite each other at the table 

Fashion enthusiast Martha looked to be in her element as she sorted through the pre-loved clothing and posed for photos.  

Michael and Martha announced their engagement on Sunday, with Martha proudly showing off her ring.

Michael had enlisted the help of his now-fiancée’s trusted jewellery designer Armans Fine Jewellery to create a stunning emerald-cut diamond ring with a unique twist.

Shopping: The couple also caught up with some LA-based friends at the Melrose Trading Post vintage market

Having fun! Fashion enthusiast Martha looked to be in her element as she sorted through the pre-loved clothing and posed for photos

Shopping: The couple also caught up with some LA-based friends at the Melrose Trading Post vintage market

Catching up: Michael and a male pal posed for photos at the market

Catching up: Michael and a male pal posed for photos at the market 

'Camera is full': Martha also spent time snapping photos of her friends on the footpath

‘Camera is full’: Martha also spent time snapping photos of her friends on the footpath 

While emerald-cut diamonds normally sit on the band in a vertical fashion, Martha’s design sees the diamond placed horizontally. 

The jewellery brand shared a close-up video of the prized bling to their Instagram page on Sunday, and thanked the couple for choosing them in sharing their joy.

Emerald-cut rings on their website start from $5,000, with delicate tapered bands available in rose gold, white gold, yellow gold or platinum.  

On cloud nine! Michael and Martha announced their engagement on Sunday, with Martha proudly showing off her ring

On cloud nine! Michael and Martha announced their engagement on Sunday, with Martha proudly showing off her ring

Hand-crafted: Michael enlisted the help of his now-fiancée's trusted jewellery designer Armans Fine Jewellery to create a stunning emerald-cut diamond ring with a unique twist.

Hand-crafted: Michael enlisted the help of his now-fiancée’s trusted jewellery designer Armans Fine Jewellery to create a stunning emerald-cut diamond ring with a unique twist.

Underneath the comments section, Michael said he was ‘forever grateful’ to Armans.

‘Boys from the bottom of my heart, thank you! You brought my vision to life and you far exceeded every expectation I had.

‘One day people will see the moment you showed me it for the first time with you shaking, opening the box and my reaction. Forever grateful.’

On an earlier Instagram post where Armans kept the future bride’s identity anonymous, Martha commented underneath: ‘I didn’t like engagement rings… until I saw this. I love it so much, thank you Arman (baba).’ 

Prized bling: On an earlier Instagram post where Armans kept the future bride's identity anonymous, Martha commented underneath: 'I didn't like engagement rings… until I saw this. I love it so much, thank you Arman (baba).' Armans is Martha's trusted jewellery brand

Prized bling: On an earlier Instagram post where Armans kept the future bride’s identity anonymous, Martha commented underneath: ‘I didn’t like engagement rings… until I saw this. I love it so much, thank you Arman (baba).’ Armans is Martha’s trusted jewellery brand 

The couple announced their engagement on their respective Instagram pages on Sunday, with Martha and Michael both using the caption, ‘Mrs B’.

Martha and Michael’s celebrity friends were quick to offer their congratulations in the comments section, with Chrissie Swan writing, ‘Congrats lovers!’ 

Former AFL WAG and influencer Nadia Bartel, added: ‘Oh yesss!!!! Biggest congrats.’

In the engagement announcement photo, Martha lounged across Michael’s frame and held up her left hand, showing off her sparkling diamond ring. 

Martha and Michael fell in love and have remained together ever since filming wrapped on the 2019 season. 

Heartfelt wishes: The couple's celebrity friends were quick to offer their congratulations in the comments section, with Chrissie Swan writing, 'Congrats lovers!'

Heartfelt wishes: The couple’s celebrity friends were quick to offer their congratulations in the comments section, with Chrissie Swan writing, ‘Congrats lovers!’

Going strong: Martha and Michael fell in love and have remained together ever since filming wrapped on the 2019 season

Going strong: Martha and Michael fell in love and have remained together ever since filming wrapped on the 2019 season 

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