A look at Nick Rhodes’ wedding day to Julie Anne Friedman
A 22-year-old Nick Rhodes married his 25-year-old girlfriend of two years, Iowa girl Julie Anne Friedman, at a registrar’s office in London on August 18, 1984.
As People magazine reported at the time, “The decorations included six live pink flamingos, in keeping with the couple’s penchant for art deco.
“The bride, in a pink-and-white skintight gown, and the groom, in pale blue shirt and a mauve cutaway with tails, cut the three-tiered cake from Harrod’s and danced until 1 a.m. before joining their parents to open presents. (The Friedmans gave them a sterling service for 12.)
“The next day, the pair left for a three-week cruise aboard a private yacht to the Greek islands.”
Just over two years later, the couple welcomed their daughter, Tatjana Lee Orchid. In 1992, however, the couple filed for divorce.
(At the end of the article, they also show a photo of Roger Taylor’s wedding to Giovanna.)
Nick & Julie Anne: Duran weddings!
From 16 Magazine (January 1985)
Nick Rhodes takes the cake… and a beautiful new bride, too!
It was and wasn’t a surprise — all at the same time. Everyone knew that Nick Rhodes and Julie Anne Friedman had become inseparable and were talking marriage, so everyone felt it would probably happen eventually.
But “eventually” came relatively quickly, and in the middle of the dog days of summer, word came that Nick and Julie Anne had really gone and done it.
So it was that Duran fans wished them the very best of everything — even if a little part of everyone wished Nick had waited with wedding plans just a tiny bit longer. Julie Anne and Nick made a gorgeous couple — as you can see! — looking oh-so-glamorous and even out-shining their Art Deco surroundings.