We couldn’t be more in love with today’s wedding from Courtney Horwood Photography and Rosies Wildfower Co, which showcases an updated take on the classic barn wedding. Everything is so clean and airy, and the bride’s Karen Willis Holmes wedding dress is positively the icing on the cake.

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From the bride, Connor: To be honest I got pretty carried away with my Pinteresting throughout the months leading up to the wedding and the “style” kept changing from one week to the next! I guess it ended up being a rustic/vintage theme. Lots of hessian, lace, jars, doilies, old suitcases and lots of flowers to fill them with.

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modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

The theme colour was blush and pastels. We did a lot of DIY — almost all of the decorations were hand made. I was lucky enough to have an amazing bunch of friends and family that helped bring our day to life.

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modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

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ceremony recessional - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

burlap seating chart - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

reception details - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s never too early! I left so many things till the last minute which was stressful. Looking back I definitely wish I had started making all my bits and bobs from the moment we set our date.

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

reception details - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

reception details - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

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modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

modern barn wedding in New Zealand - photo by Courtney Horwood Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-barn-wedding-in-new-zealand

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Lovelier Than You,” B.O.B.
Recessional: “Special,” Six60
First Dance: “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton

From the photographer, Courtney Horwood: After being together for a couple of years and having 3 gorgeous kids Connor and Lex got married a couple of months ago. It was pretty special having the kids be a part of their wedding day too! Conveniently a beautiful new wedding venue had opened up just a few minutes down the road from their house! Nestled in amongst the trees Old Forest School is an Old School that has been renovated to because a beautiful new wedding venue in New Zealand. Connor styled most of the day herself, with the helps of family and friends and a very talented local florist. I love the little touches from the day, a bucket of flowers for girls to put in their hair. A cake she decorated herself, homemade jam for presents. Simple and elegant just like the bride herself.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Courtney Horwood Photography

Florist

Rosies Wildflower Co.

Venue

Old Forest School

Wedding Dress

Karen Willis Holmes

Wedding Shoes

Steve Madden

Groom's Suit

Barkers

Ring Bearer's Attire

Rockies

Catering

Big Smoke BBQ

Wedding Invitations

Bride and Bride's Sister-in-Law

Transportation

Elite Limousines

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