With a New York proposal on Rebecca’s birthday and an intimate bohemian ceremony in ‘The Woods’, there is so much to love about Haydon and Rebecca’s love story. Haydon and Rebecca met through mutual friends, starting off as a friendship this relationship soon turned into something amazing. Three and a half years later Haydon popped the question and just wait until you hear the proposal story... Haydon proposed on a cold Winter’s evening in New York. First of all, he thoughtfully organised for Rebecca to get her hair and makeup done and then picked her up in a horse drawn carriage. Popping the question in Central Park in front of New York’s most historic fountain, Haydon certainly ticked all the boxes when it comes to a show-stopping proposal.
Haydon, a country boy at heart and Rebecca, a girl from the city found Gabbinbar Homestead represented a little bit of the both of them, making it their perfect wedding venue. Haydon loved the size of the estate and the vintage country feel of Gabbinbar Homestead. Rebecca had her heart set on a glass roofed reception venue so when she walked into our ‘Conservatory’ she knew she had found her dream venue. The combination of the gardens, the night lights and the reception venue at Gabbinbar Homestead truly melted their hearts and Haydon and Rebecca knew they had found their wedding venue.
Haydon and Rebecca planned a bohemian themed wedding with touches of shabby chic throughout. Our newest ceremony location, ‘The Woods’ matched their theme perfectly with Rebecca describing it as, “their very own fairy tale”. ‘The Woods’ already has permanently installed festoon lights which provides an ambient feel so Rebecca simply added a beautiful floral wreath which was suspended between the trees. After enjoying an intimate ceremony alongside 60 of their closest friends and family, Haydon and Rebecca moved into our ‘Conservatory’ for their reception. Rebecca and Haydon weren’t the only cute couple at their wedding, their sausage dogs, Archie and Lola stole the show as they walked down the aisle too. At Gabbinbar Homestead we know your furry friends are family so they are always welcome here at the estate.