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New Bern Farm Wedding –
Battens’ Barn

New Bern Farm Wedding - Battens

Courtney and Joe were wed at Battens’ Barn in New Bern last month. This venue couldn’t have been more perfect for a laid-back, fall farm wedding! The owners of Battens’ Farm completed their new barn just in time for these two to celebrate!
This wedding was filled with so many details we loved! Courtney made her grand entrance in a horse drawn carriage. Quilt covered hay bales served as seating for the ceremony. Glitter and rhinestone encrusted turquoise cowboy boots were the perfect touch of something blue (as was her burlap flower garter.) And of course – we can’t forget the horses who thought Courtney’s sunflower bouquet was the perfect tasty treat!
These two are one of the most genuinely sweet couples and it’s clear to see the love they have for one another and their families. We wish them all the best!


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Tell us about your wedding!
“We got married at Batten Farms in New Bern, NC. We chose this venue because it was absolutely beautiful, and it had the rustic feel that we wanted.Β  Our theme was rustic farm wedding. Joe and I both love the outdoors and loved the idea of incorporating our interests into our wedding day.”

I love that Courtney was able to include her dad’s wedding boots into her ceremony backdrop. Such a sweet, sentimental touch!

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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“The whole day was so absolutely beautiful and full of love, that picking a single moment is hard to do! However, with that being said, walking down the aisle and seeing Joe standing at the end will forever be my favorite.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding day details?
“One of my favorite details was when Joe and I gave the roses to our moms to signify the joining of the two families. Another favorite detail would be the send off with the sparklers and motorcycles. It was absolutely insane, and a complete surprise! The little decorations and details that my mom and aunt added in made it even more special for us.”

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What advice do you have for other couple’s planning their own weddings?
“Don’t rush! Enjoy the time y’all have together and work together to plan it.”

Courtney’s dad gave one of the most heartfelt and funny Father of the Bride speeches we’ve heard in ages.Β  We always love a great storyteller! πŸ™‚

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and stayed at the Beaches resort! It was absolutely beautiful, and the employees were incredibly sweet and fun to talk to.”

Don’t Miss Courtney + Joe’s Rainy New Bern Engagement Session!Β 



New Bern Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: The Battens’ Barn in New Bern, NC.
Wedding Officiant: Debbie Ringgold
Wedding Photographers: Ashley + David Photography
Hair + Makeup Artists: Kelly McGrath + Alyson Eborn via Amici Salon
Florist: Leigh Thomas
Wedding DJ: CK Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Hale’s Bakery
Catering: Fat Fellas BBQ + Grille
Wedding + Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse + Levi’s
Invitation Suite: SignatureNicole via Etsy.


Courtney + Joe’s Rainy New Bern NC Engagement Session


New Bern is one of the few towns we haven’t had much of a chance to explore since moving here. So naturally, we jumped at the chance to spend a day there for Courtney and Joe’s engagement session! Joe is a volunteer firefighter with the city, so we started off their engagement session at the fire station before moving onto Fisher’s Landing Pointe to finish up the session. It’s always fun when couple’s center their engagement photos around their personalities, so Joe brought his motorcycle for a few photos at Promise Place Barn. This is the first time we’ve ever photographed a bike, so I was a little nervous – sometimes our ideas when props are involved walk a fine line between cheesy and awesome – but thankfully, I think we pulled it off! Courtney and Joe are seriously the cutest! It rained off and on the entire session, but they barely noticed! It was easy to see how much these two adore one another! We can’t wait to celebrate them in just a few months!!


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From Courtney:Β “We met at a mutual friend’s wedding. He was the best man and I was a bridesmaid! Our first date is kind of hard to explain. I was still living up in the mountains at Western Carolina when he came up to see me. The night he arrived, we went down to the lake with some of my friends and had a small bonfire. Our second first date possibility was when I came down to New Bern to surprise him and we went to Buffalo Wild Wings. It was really fun because we just sat and talked; he taught me how to play poker. (I ended up beating him, which he claims was ‘beginner’s luck.’) We had been dating for 2 years when he asked me to marry him. The weekend of July 2nd, his riding club had their rendezvous – which is where they celebrate when the club was created. Members come in from all over the state and out of state to celebrate. Both of our parents were down, and my best friend came down for the weekend as well. That Saturday there was a ride, and when we got back to the clubhouse, everyone was just hanging out. One of the guys called me over to their group, and when I walked over, the guys parted and Joe was down on one knee! It was really special because we were surrounded by our family and friends. It was perfect! Our hobbies definitely include riding the motorcycle, firearms, camping, and basically just outdoor stuff. We also have 2 dogs, Artio and Buddy that are adorable.”


We wrapped up their engagement photos at Fisher’s Landing Pointe in New Bern. I’m so glad they chose this location, because we never would have known it was there otherwise! Fisher’s Landing is such a beautiful spot along the Neuse River. And it totally gave off some PNW vibes thanks to all of the rain that day. It’s definitely a hidden gem in New Bern!New-Bern-Engagement-Photographers