James and Lucinda’s story started in Darwin; he was a pilot and she was a nurse. They lived next door to each other but they had never met. That was until their housemates played cupid and provided the important common link, introducing James and Lucinda at a local house party. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Now for the proposal (we love this bit). James proposed when they were living in Auckland and after an amazing day surfing at Raglan, on the West Coast of New Zealand, they drove home and decided, like they often would do, to climb Mt Eden for some wine and cheese to watch the sunset over the Waitemata Harbour. It was here that James proposed on top of the Volcano, a perfect end to a perfect day!
James and Lucinda knew they wanted to have their wedding somewhere in South-East Queensland, as it had been home for both of them at different times over the years and was easily accessible for their guests coming from all ends of the country! Having looked at a number of venues in the area before they got to Toowoomba, it was Gabbinbar Homestead that blew James and Lucinda away. “Apart from being such a stunning location, all the staff made the whole process seamless and we simply felt at home,” said Lucinda.
The moment which stole the show for the happy couple came towards the end of the night, “we stepped out of the homestead onto the front veranda to find the whole garden had transformed into the most magical scene. A layer of fog had settled amongst the trees; it was breathtaking and felt like the perfect ending to our special day” said Lucinda.
We love it when DIY forms part of our couple’s day and this wedding was no exception. “I was so lucky because my very talented brother has a metal fabrication business in Brisbane, he built the copper rings which our florist festooned with flowers(https://www.gabbinbar.com.au/wedding-floral-installations-with-wow-factor and suspended from the conservatory roof,” said Lucinda. We’re sure that you would agree, the effect was spectacular!