ONCE UPON A TIME

Ro­mance blos­somed at the barre for th­ese two Aus­tralian Bal­let dancers. Warn­ing: cute love story ahead...

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - THE LOOK -

How and where did you meet?

Jar­ryd: I met Amy when I joined the Com­pany in 2007. Amy had been in the com­pany for five years, then in walked this young stud! Amy: Tick­ets!

How did you get to­gether?

J: Amy and I first be­came friends when we were part­nered to­gether in Graeme Mur­phy’s Swan Lake. We re­alised we’re both from coun­try towns, love go­ing to mu­sic con­certs, love Ja­panese food, love bal­let (ob­vi­ously), and love and wanted kids. So I spent the next year con­vinc­ing Amy it was a good idea to go out with me. She wasn’t sold on me to be­gin with but per­se­ver­ance paid off!

When did you know you had found The One?

A: About a month in! I was one of those girls: dreamt of the pro­posal, the wed­ding, house and ba­bies. I also spoke a lot about the fu­ture with Jar­ryd, which I had never done be­fore. I was smit­ten. J: I also knew pretty early on. Amy is beau­ti­ful and con­stantly makes me happy and laugh and I thought I’ve got it too good to ever lose her.

How was your wed­ding?

A: It was one of the best days of my life (the other be­ing the birth of our daugh­ter, Wil­low). It was quite clas­sic. We had our cer­e­mony in the Royal Botanic Gar­dens in Mel­bourne, fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion at Quat Qu­atta in Rip­pon­lea.

What was it like putting your first dance to­gether?

A: We didn’t! Too much pres­sure with us be­ing pro­fes­sional dancers.

How do you keep the spark alive in your re­la­tion­ship?

A: We work to­gether, but we don’t dance to­gether any­more. Maybe that’s the se­cret. J: I try and leave work at work. Bal­let is very con­sum­ing and it’s easy to bring it all home. Ev­ery now and then, I like to sur­prise Amy with a kind ges­ture. Some­thing small to let her know I’m think­ing about her, like buy­ing her flow­ers or sur­pris­ing her with din­ner.

Do you dance at home?

A: Of course! We have a two and a half year old. The Frozen sound­track is on high ro­ta­tion. J: All the time, but never bal­let. Only the dag­gi­est of dance moves are al­lowed in our house.

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