Jason and Emily walking with their entourage

Jason & Emily

Spring 2017

Here at Gabbinbar Homestead we love a meticulously planned proposal with all the right ingredients; a very surprised bride-to-be, tears of happiness and of course a big yes, yes, yes! Here’s how Jason managed to turn Emily’s average Friday at work into a weekend she will remember for the rest of her life. It all started when Jason planned with Emily’s boss for her to have Friday afternoon off, he then whisked her away to Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat subtly mentioning that it was to celebrate their 4-year anniversary. Unbeknownst to Emily, Jason carried the ring with him the entire weekend, waiting for the perfect moment to pop the question. It wasn’t until the last day, after tackling an adventurous hike that Jason caught Emily by surprise and proposed whilst she was soaking up the beautiful view at the top of the mountain.

Jason and Emily were initially attracted to Gabbinbar Homestead as they were looking for a wedding venue with a homely feel. At the end of the day Jason and Emily really wanted their guests to feel as if they were celebrating in their own home. Plus, they wanted a location where the ceremony, photos and reception could all be at the one place. So of course, Gabbinbar Homestead ticked all of those boxes. With Gabbinbar Homestead locked-in, Jason and Emily were inspired by the charm of Toowoomba and couldn’t wait to explore the garden city in the days surrounding their wedding.

Celebrating alongside 120 close friends and family, Jason and Emily chose ‘The Pavilion’ for their ceremony and the ‘Conservatory’ for their reception. Formal yet relaxed and romantic was the theme for their special day... Just think fresh white and green florals with lots of candlelight. We loved the intimate mood created in our ‘Conservatory’ with dark linens, touches of gold and dim lighting to enhance the romantic candlelight.

Jason and Emily had some helpful advice for future couples. “Plan early and compile inspiration images so that you are clear about what you like and dislike. Work through a checklist and communicate with the Wedding Planning Team at Gabbinbar Homestead, they are extremely helpful and know what does and doesn't work.”

Beautiful garden set-up for wedding event
Jason and Emily's wedding ceremony
Jason and Emily's after wedding ceremony
Emily with her bridesmaids
Emily and her bridesmaids holding their bouquets of flowers
Jason and Emily with their entourage walking
Jason and Emily with a beautiful sunset at the background
Jason kissing his wife, Emily
Live band at Jason and Emily's wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead
Jason and Emily's wedding reception area
Jason and Emily's wedding table setup
Jason and Emily's wedding reception set-up
Jason and Emily's wedding cake
Jason and Emily's wedding reception
Giving speech at Jason and Emily's wedding
Jason and Emily dancing at their wedding party
Jason and Emily dancing in the Woods of Gabbinbar Homestead



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Dylan & Genevieve

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Genevieve and Dylan planned their wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead in just three months so it certainly was a sprint to the end for this happy couple. Our team of wedding planners looked after all of the small details so Genevieve and Dylan could focus on what really matters the most, marrying the person you love.

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Marcus & Kaitlynne

Marcus & Kaitlynne

Summer 2017

Marcus and Kaitlynne are true high school sweethearts, meeting in Grade 9 and marrying 12 years later in their home town of Toowoomba. Marcus and Kaitlynne celebrated their ceremony on the beautiful ‘Governor’s Lawn’ followed by their reception in the ‘Conservatory’. Celebrating alongside 126 of their loved ones, Marcus and Kaitlynn created a day to remember at the Gabbinbar Homestead estate.

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