Joel and Perry met on Joel’s second day in New York City during his 6 week holiday in America. Between exchanging Stepbrothers quotes and fireball shots at Galway Hooker, they instantly connected over their sense of humor and love of adventure. In the weeks that followed, they ventured all around New York and Washington D.C., with Perry instilling her love of America on him.
Upon returning home from his adventure, Joel and Perry remained in constant contact. Then Perry took a trip across the Pacific herself to explore Australia; from the sails of the Opera House, steak at Breakfast Creek, beers at the can bar watching the Diehards to cuddling a koala.
With their connection continuing to grow, Perry took the leap of faith and exchanged her New York State of Mind for the ex-pat lifestyle in Sydney, with Joel following down from rural Queensland. After a courtship of many flights back & forth, visiting each other, family and friends, Joel gave Perry the greatest birthday gift – asking him to marry her in Central Park, outside Belvedere Castle, where they had visited together just over 3 years earlier.