Our Issue 28 fashion shoot takes you inside The Hotel Britomart, a chic exemplar of modern architecture, and combines our favourite elements to every wedding – flora from Floral Stylist Co. and fashion from various, beloved designers.
The Hotel Britomart is a home away from home for those who want to enjoy the heart of Auckland city with a green ethos. Upon opening in late 2020, it became New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel and has become a go-to for locals and eco-conscious travellers alike. With its handmade brickwork and timber-lined rooms, The Hotel Britomart has an understated elegance and sense of serenity, making it a beautiful
oasis in the centre of the bustling Britomart district. Those looking to host an intimate wedding, romantic elopement or blissful honeymoon will find every need catered for by The Hotel Britomart’s service-driven team. Great attention is paid to every detail, from the comfort of guests to the impeccable food and beverages.
There is an elegant range of contemporary event spaces available on-site. The Libraries offer a selection of stylish rooms that are artfully designed and perfect for smaller gatherings. From the sublime banquettes in The Lounge to the sophisticated private dining room that is The Chef’s Library, there are spaces to suit every need. The light-filled Papuke Room is the perfect spot for a gorgeous ceremony and/or reception for up to fifty people with delicious catering available from on-site restaurant, Kingi. Each of the five stunning The Landing Suites can be utilised for an elopement, micro wedding or wedding night accommodation, offering spectacular views from cityscapes to the sparkling Waitematā Harbour.
Luxuriously appointed and wonderfully relaxing, they’re a perfect place to escape and unwind from the hum of the city below. However you choose to celebrate at The Hotel Britomart, their friendly team can expertly guide you to create a truly delightful and memorable experience that you will treasure forever.
ABOVE: Christelle wears silk slip dress and Aretha overdress by Lilia Cass Ceremonial, heels by Chaos & Harmony, earrings and necklace by Zoe & Morgan. Purple heels by Chaos & Harmony and floral vases by Urban Eden.
ABOVE: Jordy wears vintage gown, earrings, necklace and bracelet by Love James. Christelle wears Blak Bridesmaids dress, Chichi heel in honey feather by Chaos & Harmony, necklaces and rings by Zoe & Morgan.
ABOVE: Jordy wears custom couture gown by Vinka Design. Christelle wears Cupid blouse and Giselle skirt by Pearl Bridal with Prana chain necklace worn as a bracelet and ring by Zoe & Morgan. Blair wears cream linen shawl-collar tuxedo, lemon linen buttondown shirt, cream grenadine silk bow tie and mocha brown leather double monk shoes, all from Crane Brothers.
ABOVE: Blair wears linen shirt and grey blazer by Barkers menswear. Christelle wears Runa May Bridal Delphine dress, Chaos & Harmony heels, earrings by Amélie George, Zoe & Morgan necklace, rings by Zoe & Morgan and Good Gold. Saben green handbag.
ABOVE: Blair wears velvet jacket, bib-front Lansdowne shirt, tuxedo trousers, Duchess silk bow tie and patent leather Oxfords, all by Crane Brothers. Jordy wears Hera Couture Helena gown, jewellery by Zoe & Morgan.
ABOVE: Jordy wears Bardot bra and Fonteyn skirt by Pearl Bridal, Chaos & Harmony Eternal heels, earrings and necklaces by Zoe & Morgan. Blair wears tobacco brown standard jacket and trouser, navy polo shirt and taupe suede loafer, all by Crane Brothers.
ABOVE: Jordy wears Elena blouse and Evelyn skirt by Juliette Hogan, earrings by Amélie George, Saben braided handbag, Chaos & Harmony heels. Jordy wears Cami bow blouse by Brooke Barrett, earrings, necklace and ring by Zoe & Morgan. Christelle wears Brooke Tyson Ritual gown, Chichi heel in honey feather by Chaos & Harmony, necklaces and rings by Zoe & Morgan. Floral vase by Urban Eden.
ABOVE: Christelle wears Onyx dress by Hera Couture, Chaos & Harmony Chichi heels, Amélie George Bridal earrings, Zoe & Morgan necklace. Jordy wears Hera Couture Spring dress, Amélie George earrings, Prana chain necklace by Zoe & Morgan. Christelle wears Love tuxedo, Love camisole and Devotion trousers by Karen Walker Atelier, necklaces and rings by Zoe & Morgan.
LOCATION: The Hotel Britomart / PHOTOGRAPHER Greta Kenyon / FASHION STYLING: Greta Kenyon and Georgette Pollock-Johnston / SHOOT ASSISTANTS: Tyne Hesselgrave and Paula Kenyon / HAIR STYLIST: Robyn Munro / MAKEUP ARTIST: Blair Gamblin for Bobbi Brown / FLORA: Sue Cameron assisted by Marie Andrew for Floral Stylist Co / MODELS: Christelle Blanchard, Blair Lawton and Jordy Kuriata for Red Eleven Talent Management / WORDS: Evelyn Ebrey / LOBBY ARTWORK: Long Burning Flame, Look to Whiria by Shane Cotton (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Hine, Te Uri Taniwha), 2021