Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding
Blair & Claire
Length of engagement
have a realistic wedding budget from the start, and don't scrimp on anything that is really important to you as a couple.
Notes from the lovers
advice for future couples?
The day is all about celebrating you both as a couple and you should plan the day for whatever suits you both the best. We made sure we did everything how we wanted to do it and what suited us rather than comparing or worrying about other weddings we've been to. It's great to take advice from others but ultimately as long as you are happy with what you have planned that is really all that matters. Don't be afraid to ask the question, we always approach things with the thought - the worst someone can say is no - if there was something we wanted or changed then we always asked the question and more often than not we ended up with best outcome for us.
Photographer: Leah Cruikshank Photography
Cinematographer: luke bickley weddings
Florist & Stylist: poppies for willow
Celebrant: married by jake
Bride’s Accommodation: Airbnb
Cake: jillicious cakes
Stationery: Laura Elizabeth Designs
Bridal Boutique & Veil: White Lily Couture
Shoes: Billini Shoes
Earrings: Christien Nicolaides
Hair & Makeup: KM Makeup Studios
Bridesmaid dresses: Bec & Bridge
Suit: MJ Bale
Groom & Groomsmen's Shoes: Windsor Smith
Groomsmen suits: Politix
Groomsmen gifts: Country Road Socks / Wash bag
What did you love most about Gabbinbar Homestead?
Gabbinbar is one of the most incredible wedding venues I've ever seen. My cousin was married there 17 years ago and I remember falling in love with it back then and it was the only venue we even considered. The wedding planners from Gabbinbar are exceptional, from the planning stages to the execution on the day was seamless and at no point did I feel any stress or concern. I loved that everything was on site and our guests didn't have to move between venues for ceremony/reception.
tell us about your wedding style
We loved the Black and White elegant theme from the start. We tied everything into this theme right from our wedding invitation through to everything on the day. It suited the venue so well and most importantly it suited us!
one take away you'd love other couples to know
It goes super fast! Everyone told me that beforehand but I didn't totally realise until the day. Make the time to say hello and thank everyone who attended but don't stress if you don't get to spend a lot of time with everyone. Just enjoy the day and soak it all up as it will be over before you know it.