Ms. Ryan, 33, grew up in West Pennant Hills, a suburb of Sydney. She is a group account director at Dentsu Creative, an advertising agency. Mr. Jones, 32, also grew up in West Pennant Hills and is an electrician. He started his own company, Tier 1 Electrical && Data, in 2019. They now live together in Sydney.
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In April 2019, the pair made their relationship official. That month, they joined friends for an outdoor party to celebrate Anzac Day, the Australian national holiday commemorating Australians and New Zealanders who have served in the military. Mr. Jones assumed his natural position: grilling wings by the fire pit.
“I looked over and I could see he was talking to people, he was laughing, he was in this light,” Ms. Ryan said, “and I just thought: That’s my person.”
The next year, at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the two moved in together.
“I’ve always been good with my hands,” Mr. Jones said. So, he crafted an engagement ring for Ms. Ryan and invited her on a camping trip. Over tea in the Australian bush, he proposed.
“April is our month,” Ms. Ryan said. It’s when the two made their relationship official, when they were engaged and when they married.
As lovers of the outdoors, the duo wanted a wedding venue in a remote setting. “Pomp and circumstance can distract from what a marriage and a wedding really is, which is just two people,” Ms. Ryan said.