Linlee and Brett in The Woods of Gabbinbar Homestead

Linlee & Brett Walker

Summer 2019

Fate played a hand in the meeting of Brisbane couple Linlee and Brett Walker when they both moved to a small New South Wales town and met at work back in 2012.

After 6 years together, they took their relationship to the next step by purchasing a home. Little did Linlee know that on their moving day, Brett was also planning to take their relationship to another level. “We picked up our keys from the real estate agent and went to check out our new home,” Linlee recalls. “It was a really hot day and the key didn’t work. We had to call the agent to assist and then the security alarm went off!”

“Once we finally got in, Brett got down on one knee and proposed in our completely empty kitchen. It didn't quite go exactly to plan…” The next step was finding just the right spot to say I do and thankfully that did go more smoothly for the couple.

“We knew Gabbinbar was our venue the moment we were driving through the front gate and down the beautiful driveway,” Linlee said. “Our viewing was seamless, the gardens were immaculate and the wedding planning service and all-inclusive package were all so effortless. It was absolutely unbeatable,” she said.

A fountain in front of Gabbinbar Homestead
4 men walking in the garden surrounded by trees
Garden wedding venue at Gabbinbar Homestead
The Conservatory at Gabbinbar Homestead

Recalling the couple’s mid-October wedding, Linlee is filled with lots of wonderful memories. “It’s too hard to choose just one!” Linlee recalls.

“From the morning spent with my bridesmaids and flower girls in the brides retreat, to the moment waiting with my Dad just before walking down the aisle, and walking back out of the driveway as husband and wife amongst the fairy lights at the end of the night: the whole day was amazing.”

The theme of the wedding was timeless romance with lush florals. This included bouquets of fragrant roses in blush, pink and raspberry tones and extended to the bridemaids’ cute matching silk pyjamas in the lightest pink with floral patterns.

Linlee with her bridesmaids
Brett with his groomsmen
Tables and chairs set-up with arranged flowers and candles as centerpieces
3 layered wedding cake on the table beside the arranged flowers

The bride wore a stunning gown from Karen Willis Holmes and the Groom wore a suit from MJ Bale. A beautiful DIY element of the day paid homage to Linlee’s Mum who has passed away. “My mother used to make homemade jam every year from the blackberry bushes on our property,” Linlee explained. “In her memory, we made homemade jam as favours for all of our guests.”

Linlee’s advice to other couple is to slow down and enjoy the moment. “As often as couples say it, try not to worry about the small stuff”.

Bride with her bridesmaids in the garden
Tables and chairs set-up inside the hall
Bride looking beautiful in her white wedding gown while holding her bouquet
Wedding invitation on the table with flowers
Bride's flower bouquet on the chair
Welcome board in the garden


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