The Art of Surprise - Bevan & Gemma's Custom Engagement Ring & Proposal Story

Bevan wanted his marriage proposal to Gemma to be a surprise - a moment of spontaneity (although he had been planning it for months!). Gemma was also great at planning - which meant that it was difficult for Bevan to stage the perfect surprise without her catching on. So, he decided to pop the question on his birthday, when he had full reign of the day's schedule. Watch the video of Gemma and Bevan's engagement to see how it played out!

Bevan proposed to Gemma with a custom-designed engagement ring from The Village Goldsmith. The ring was crafted using his mother's diamonds from an antique family heirloom ring. The diamonds are set in platinum to create a one of a kind ring.

The happy couple were married in February 2017 at the Lake Ferry Hotel in the Wairarapa, north of Wellington. A beautiful day surrounded by family and friends, and a stunning backdrop made for a memorable occasion. A big congratulations to Bevan and Gemma from everyone at The Village Goldsmith, we feel very privileged to have played a part in your special moment!

Wedding photography: Madeline Druce