Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel Tied the Knot!

There's nothing quite like a dancer wedding—especially when the bride and groom are bona fide ballet royalty.

The whole dance world has been in love with ballet dream couple Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel ever since they shared that hand-holding moment in Center Stage. (No, really—the girl Cooper goes off with after snubbing Jody at the stage door? That's Gillian!) The pair got engaged back in 2011, and fans have been eagerly awaiting wedding news ever since.

Naturally, the proposal happened onstage during American Ballet Theatre's Met season. Swoon. (photo by James Whitehill)

Well, the wait was worth it: Murphy and Stiefel got married on Saturday in NYC, and based on the Instagram evidence, the celebration was just as lovely as their performances together onstage.

Naturally, Murphy took class the day before, snazzily attired:

Naturally, she looked like a beautiful fairy princess on the big day itself:

Naturally, bestie (and fellow ABT principal) Stella Abrera was by her side:

Naturally, the guests included lots of other ballet luminaries:

A photo posted by Wendy Whelan (@wendyw) on

Naturally, Stiefel killed it on the dance floor:

And naturally, the couple had the cutest wedding hashtag ever: #Murfelday.

Congratulations, Gillian and Ethan!



Get Dance Spirit in your inbox