Jordan and I met in London in late 2015 while we were both on our OE. Unbeknown to us, our mutual friend set us up at Jordan’s birthday brunch with me in attendance as a plus one. From there our relationship blossomed as we explored London and travelled the world together for the next 3 years.

We got engaged in London a couple of weeks before we moved back home to New Zealand. We chose the ring together at a specialist vintage jeweller in Hatton Gardens, the London jewellery district known equally for its diamonds and its infamous jewellery heists. For some reason, I was fixated on getting an Edwardian-style 6 claw solitaire ring, but I fell in love with (in addition to my now husband) a 1950’s American art deco ring set in platinum.

Part of what drew me to this ring was its unique angular shape and sword edge band, yet this made it a challenge to find a wedding band that suited - until I happened to stumble across the Zoe & Morgan store in Newmarket one afternoon. Of course I absolutely loved her jewellery and noticed some of her pieces had an art deco design to them, with some rings even having a sword edge! It was an absolute pleasure having Zoë design my wedding band. Without being able to articulate what I was looking for, she was incredibly insightful and designed a stunning wedding band that beautifully complimented my ring. After speaking with Zoë, I also decided to change my engagement ring band into gold - she retained the magic of the vintage ring that I loved while crafting a beautiful pair of bespoke rings that I could truly call my own. She also designed a beautiful and classic solid gold 18ct band for Jordan, which completed the wedding set.

We were married on a clear summer’s day at Ataahua garden venue in Tauranga in front of friends and family. On the big day, I wore Zoë’s Mini Flossie earrings too and am keen to continue adding to my Zoe & Morgan collection!

- Steph

Photographer: Claire Mossong at Wildwood Photography