Elegant Country Wedding at The Red Barn


A wedding can be more than hectic, but this bride pulled off an absolute stunner of a wedding in just 3 months! After Kathleen’s father was diagnosed with cancer, the wedding kicked into gear as it was extremely important to have him at her wedding to walk her down the isle.

Held at The Red Barn in Matamata, its hard to believe this event had been organised at short notice, with such beautiful attention to detail.

“Everyone involved in my wedding was incredibly helpful. It was so hard to organise a wedding at such short notice and with over 50% of my guests travelling up from the south island, it was important for me to put on a great day they would never forget…”

Amazing vendors like makeup artist; Abbie Hartland, the team at Petite Posy florist and photographer Nicole Troost left their magical marks on this day, with beautiful images as proof!

“Dee Bowden from Astra Bridal Hamilton was invaluable, she was so helpful. As I didn't have a lot of time to pick a dress, I had to buy one straight from the rack, no time to order or make one. The dress I wore on my wedding day was the first dress I tried on, I absolutely fell in love with it, it was perfect, and made me feel so special.”

Kathleen looked an absolute vision in Maggie Sottero’s Lydia gown.


‘My favourite part of the day was the ceremony.’


Bride: Kathleen Bebbington

Salon: Astra Bridal Hamilton 

Gown: Maggie Sottero - Lydia

Venue: The Red Barn, Matamata 

Photography: Nicole Troost 

Hair: Christie Lemon - Lemonpie Salon // Makeup: Abbie Hartland makeup artist  // Flowers: Petite Posy florist  // Cake: Sweet Avenue Cakes // Stationary: Copy Fast Timaru 


Theme | Rustic 

Setting | Boutique Lodge 

Designer | Maggie Sottero 

Gown Style | Sheath