Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding

Blair & Claire

Guest Numbers


Length of engagement

10 months


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

Groom’s Accommodation: Airbnb
venue & Catering: Gabbinbar Homestead

Cake: jillicious cakes

Stationery: Laura Elizabeth Designs

Entertainment: Tayla Maye
Bridal gown designer: Emmy Mae Bridal

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.