As cheesy as it might sound, to me the most beautiful thing about a bride on her wedding day is her big smile, and today’s bride Christine nailed it! The gorgeous couple chose to get hitched at the Boutique Barn, allowing them to bring their own alcohol (a great way to save!), and reduce expenses by utilising what the venue had on offer…
“We had chosen the Boutique Barn because it suited us both completely. It didn’t require a lot of dressing as it was already such an amazing venue and came with loads of furniture and props we could use.”
The result is a gorgeous rustic DIY wedding that is fresh, fun and seriously romantic (love the soft pastels teamed with the rustic wood!), all captured by the always amazing Courtney Horwood Photography! Enjoy xox
Who Christine & Russell Lightfoot
Where Boutique Barn
Our love story began… at work! We both were living in Wellington at the time. We both have varying stories of how we ended up dating but we managed to keep it quiet for 6 months until our really good friend outed us!
I said yes… in Melbourne – We were both on a winery tour in the beautiful Yarra Valley and he choose the last winery on our list overlooking the winery and valley. Even though we had quite a lot of wine that day I will never forget it.
Our wedding style was… relaxed, rustic and DIY. We had chosen the Boutique Barn because it suited us both completely. It didn’t require a lot of dressing as it was already such an amazing venue and came with loads of furniture and props we could use.
We saved by… bringing our own alcohol, making our own wedding favours and asking my mum to make our wedding cake.
We splurged on… an amazing photographer, flowers and having a band!
Our advice to engaged couples is… write a list of all the things that you need to complete for the wedding and make sure you ask your husband to be for help! Having a list made it a lot easier to stay on track and very satisfying when you could tick it off as completed.
Photographer Courtney Horwood Photography
Flowers Twig & Twine
Venue Boutique Barn
Catering Loaves & Fishes
Stationery & Signage Vistaprint
Hair & Makeup Georgie Henderson
Cake Brides Mum
Celebrant Erin Sullivan
Brides Dress Karen Willis Holmes
Brides Accessories & Shoes Karen Walker & Merchant
Bridesmaid Dresses Witchery
Grooms Suit & Accessories Munns
Rings Walker & Hall
Transport Ritchies Helensville
Music Mix Tape Brothers