Robert and Sarah kissing

Robert & Sarah

Winter 2018

Robert and Sarah hosted a gorgeous Winter wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead alongside 70 of their closest friends and family. Blessed with a crisp but clear Winter’s day which Toowoomba is renowned for, the ceremony was held in ‘The Pavilion’ followed by a garden party on the front lawn. The evening concluded with their reception in the ‘Conservatory’ complete with a delectable 2-course sit-down dinner.

So, it’s time for all the juicy details. Robert, originally from New Jersey, was visiting Australia on a business trip where he initially met Sarah however, it wasn’t until he moved to Australia 6 months later that their relationship really blossomed. Maybe good things really do come to those who wait? Robert planned the perfect proposal whilst they were both holidaying in the States. On Christmas Eve, Sarah and Robert were on their way into New York when Robert got down on one knee and proposed. He proposed in his hometown of New Jersey, at sunset with the NYC skyline glistening in the background…Tick, tick, tick!

When Sarah and Robert were looking for a wedding venue they wanted to fall in love immediately. They knew when they found the right wedding venue it would be blindingly obvious. It was exactly this feeling that Sarah and Robert experienced when they walked through the gates of Gabbinbar Homestead – they knew there was no other option.

Sarah and Robert’s wedding was the perfect balance between rustic and formal. Although most people would think rustic and formal are two completely different styles, when you combine subtle elements of both you are left with show-stopping beauty. We loved the rustic timber arbor combined with the elegant tones of the pink and red blooms, check out the pics below.

Now happily married, Sarah and Robert have some advice for newly engaged couples, “enjoy the time and have fun, plan well in advance so you have plenty of time to choose everything and don’t get rushed.”

Welcome board in the garden
Simple setup of chairs for wedding ceremony
Beautiful arrangement of flowers
Smiling bride looking at her wedding flower bouquet
Smiling bride looking at her wedding flower bouquet in the garden
Bride and groom with a guest
Bride with her bridesmaids looking at each other
Couple holding hands while looking at each other under the chandelier
Flowers and candles decoration in the table
3 layered naked cake with different flowers
classic setup of table and chairs inside the hall
Robert and Sarah with their entourage



Jessica & Casey

Jessica & Casey

Autumn 2018

Jessica and Casey’s story is one of love at first sight. Meeting through mutual friends at a New Year’s Eve party, Casey and Jessica connected straight away and from the moment they met, they knew marriage was on the cards. Just in case New Year’s Eve wasn’t already memorable enough, exactly 3 years after they met, on New Year’s Eve, Casey and Jessica were enjoying a private sunset dinner in Fiji. In a small hut built into the side of a cliff, overlooking the coral reef, Casey got down on one knee and popped the question. Wedding planning here we come!

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Robert & Elizabeth

Robert & Elizabeth

Autumn 2018

Robert and Elizabeth hosted a glamorous Autumn wedding with a modern twist at Gabbinbar Homestead. Celebrating alongside 85 of their closest friends and family, Robert and Elizabeth were married at our ceremony location, ‘The Old Gates’ followed by their reception in our ‘Conservatory’. Enjoying an antipasto banquet and drinks on the lawn, wedding guests then moved inside Gabbinbar Homestead for a gourmet three-course dinner.

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