Tell us a bit about Juliette Hogan… I started my label 13 years ago and I now have three boutiques in Auckland and an online platform as well as a bridal service. We’ve extended our offering beyond our mainline with luxury luggage, my own scent, an edit of homeware items and JH Little One – a small but perfectly formed edit of baby pieces launching in August 2016.
I’d planned to propose sometime during a night of romance, fine dining and a concert of one of our favourite artists. However, that afternoon there was a hectic game of Scrabble that Emily lost, followed by a hissy fit that threatened to disrupt the evening’s plans. Mid-argument I thought to myself, this is as real as married life will get, and if I can only express my love in a romantic setting, then how real is our love? So I pulled out the ring and proposed, kneeling by the bedside. Emily’s response (through tears) was “Yes, but you could have waited till I put some pants on!”