Vivek hugging his wife, Anita

Vivek & Anita

Spring 2018

Anita and Vivek’s wedding was a special day to remember at Gabbinbar Homestead. It was the first time we had hosted an Indian wedding, it was full of colour, rich traditions and every detail of the wedding had a special meaning to the couple. Sydney based couple, Anita and Vivek chose Gabbinbar Homestead for their destination wedding. They both wanted a destination which was neutral and they loved that they were going to a special destination to start their new life together. Anita and Vivek were looking for two things; they wanted a venue with wide open spaces and plenty of room for their guests. Gabbinbar Homestead certainly ticked both those boxes and Anita and Vivek felt they could create the wedding they wanted within their budget. Anita stumbled across Gabbinbar Homestead whilst searching online for a destination wedding venue. She fell in love with the imagery immediately so she booked a flight from Sydney to Toowoomba. Anita and Vivek enjoyed a weekend away together in Toowoomba and were inspecting Gabbinbar Homestead in just a matter of weeks.

Celebrating with 73 close friends and family, Anita and Vivek hosted an intimate ceremony in ‘The Pavilion’ followed by their reception in the ‘Conservatory’ complete with a delicious Indian inspired meal.

Taking advantage of modern day technology, Anita and Vivek met online. Exactly one year after they met, Vivek booked a romantic weekend away to Shoal Bay which was one of Anita's favourite beaches in Australia. Early Saturday morning Vivek woke Anita up and took her on a scenic bush walk which finished at a secluded beach. Vivek set the scene, put a towel down and once again taking advantage of technology asked Anita to check her email. Vivek had sent Anita an email full of all the reasons why he wanted to marry her and of course Anita said yes.

The theme for their wedding had an amazing dedication to colour and vibrancy and the mood was rich, decadent and luxurious. It is an Indian tradition for the groom to make an entrance, Vivek arrived in a golf buggy with his friends and family. There was colourful powder, dhol drums, dancing and amazing costumes. Vivek's chariot was decorated with flowers as this represents prosperity and life. Anita of course looked absolutely stunning in her outfit, especially handmade in India for her wedding day.

Anita in her wedding saree
Anita wearing a beautiful necklace
Colourful roses
Vivek and Anita's wedding reception area
Vivek and Anita's wedding table set up
Vivek and Anita wedding guests going in Gabbinbar Homestead
Vivek smiling at his wedding day
Tears of happiness from Vivek at his wedidng
Anita and Vivek smiling at each other
Vivek and Anita's indian wedding ceremony
Vivek and Anita's wedding guests dancing at their party
Newly wed couple on their guests' shoulders while dancing
Vivek dancing
Vivek dancing with other gentlemen
Tears of happiness from Anita on their wedding party
Vivek kissing Anita
Anita kissing her groom, Vivek
Vivek and Anita in the Woods of Gabbinbar Homestead
Vivek and Anita in front of Gabbinbar Homestead
Vivek and Anita kissing
Vivek and Anita under the tree with lights



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Travis & Taylor

Autumn 2017

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Caitlin & Alexander

Caitlin & Alexander

Spring 2016

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