Gemma & Jeremy’s Auckland Art Deco Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Heather Liddell
April 22, 2016

“We’re a pretty standard Auckland couple we like to think!” Gemma & Jeremy met in a Ponsonby bar 6 years ago and made things official at Fort Lane’s euro-inspired bar and eatery, Everybody’sHeather Liddell came along for the ride, capturing every moment of their art deco inspired affair.

When it came choosing the venue, Everybody’s was a no brainer. “We wanted something different that suited us and felt like us,” says Gemma. “I love a bit of brick and ivy and had been in love with Everybody’s since it opened – it was just beautiful and I kicked myself for not thinking of it sooner – it was bloody perfect.”

Not the kind of people to skimp on good food, a decadent feast was a must for these sweethearts and Everybody’s delivered. “Given the style and where we were heading with the whole shebang, Everybody’s canapes of oysters, sliders, salmon and tuna tartare were appropriately followed by their walk and fork offering – Peking duck salad, braised lamb brisket, beer battered prawns and truffled macaroni cheese.” Delish!

The theme of Gemma and Jeremy’s day came about organically and according to the bride, they decided to go with the art-deco flow, “My ring came from McClurgs in Napier and without even meaning to, ended up looking a bit art-deco/antique-like. As the ring, venue, invites and my dress came together, we had a subtle and unintentional theme – a little bit 1920’s deco and glam I guess!” Intentional or not, it gets our tick!

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Beaded art deco wedding dress by John Zimmermann Couture
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Gemma adored her custom-made John Zimmermann gown and its art deco feel had her oozing 1920’s glamour. “The process was so fun!” Says Gemma. “John is an incredible and intuitive designer, not afraid to tell you if you’re wrong or what you need to think about, which I loved (and needed sometimes!).”
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Sheer blush bridesmaid dresses sourced from The Iconic had Gemma's favourite ladies looking gorgeous.
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When it came to blooms, Gemma was happy to hand the reigns over to her florist and was delighted with the results. “Kelly from Blush Flowers supported us and did a beautiful job with very little guidance from me!”
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A trip to the Barkers Groom Room was the perfect way for Jeremy and the boys to bond over beers while they tried on their cobalt blue wedding suits.
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After seeing them perform at another wedding where the groom was invited on stage for a rendition of Sweet Child o’ Mine, Jeremy and Gemma knew that Rocket were the band for them and it’s safe to say they filled the d-floor.
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Credits

Images Heather Liddell | Bride's Dress John Zimmermann Couture | Bridesmaid's Dresses The Iconic | Groom's Suit Barkers | Rings McClurgs | Accessories John Zimmermann | Hair Simmy & Ness | Ceremony Venue Everybody’s | Celebrant Kenneth Johnson | Flowers Blush | Entertainment Rocket | Stationery/Invitations Minted | Cake The Caker |


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