'MAFS' Star Amber Martorana Instagrams Never-Before-Seen Pictures Before Marrying Dave Flaherty

Married at First Sight star Amber Martorana took to Instagram to share never-before-seen pictures from the moments leading up to her marriage to Dave Flaherty. While her relationship with Flaherty didn't last, her friendships—especially with co-star Mia Bally—blossomed. Martorana paid homage to those relationships on Wednesday, sharing pictures of her bachelorette party, wedding dress shopping and more.

First, she shared fun a quote: "The reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe nuts on the same day."

"Today's wcw goes to my tribe Deb and the Mafia," she wrote. "This quote is so perfect lol! I'm lucky to have the support of these ladies, even when I decided to marry a stranger… I never posted these pics but it was such an exciting and scary time and they were with me every step of the way."

Earlier in the week, Martorana took to Instagram to thank her fans for their support but also to ask them to back off of Flaherty, who received some flack after he decided to pull out of their marriage following the eight-week experiment on Season 7 of MAFS.

"So I just wanted to take a minute to talk about my post the other day," Martorana said on Friday. "It's been a long couple of months of seeing a lot of negative comments and feeling really misunderstood. It felt really great to hear positive words of encouragement, and not feel crazy, and have women relate to me. That's been wonderful."

She defended her estranged husband in the second part of the message. "At the same time I don't want the negativity to go in Dave's, direction because I do care about him, and we both went through this crazy, unique experience together," Martorana said. "There were parts of our personalities that were magnified, and he's misunderstood in some ways too. So I just ask for understanding in both of our directions."

Season 7 of MAFS might be over, but Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After just kicked off a new season. Danielle and Bobby Dodd open their home to the cameras as they film their first pregnancy. Don't miss the new season when it airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

'MAFS' Star Amber Martorana Instagrams Never-Before-Seen Pictures Before Marrying Dave Flaherty | Culture