Travis and Taylor celebrated their wedding alongside 113 of their closest friends and family in May of this year. They chose ‘The Pavilion’ for their ceremony because of the beautiful natural light and moved into our ‘Conservatory’ for their sit-down dinner style reception.
Travis and Taylor met in 2011 when they were working together at Vanderfield Toowoomba and started dating a few years later when Travis moved home to the family farm. After many long drives, backwards and forwards Taylor joined him in Theodore and Travis proposed six months later. Travis proposed on his family cotton farm on a hill overlooking the farm and township of Theodore; a special place for both Travis and Taylor. Using the excuse, "we need to check the water heights of the dam" Travis convinced Taylor to come up the hill for a drive. Taylor got out of the car and he handed her a small box, she opened it and saw the ring, looked over and Travis was on one knee. Too excited to speak, Taylor just nodded furiously.
Taylor had always wanted to get married at Gabbinbar Homestead, so as soon as they got engaged they booked a viewing. Straight away they both fell in love and never looked at another venue. Travis and Taylor loved that everything was in one place and having an amazing team to help them organize their day was a huge benefit considering they live five hours away. They will never forget sitting up at the bridal table and feeling very lucky as they looked out at the tables filled with all their friends and family.
Describing their style as ‘warm classic’, Travis and Taylor’s goal was to make everyone feel at home. Most of their guests were from rural parts of Queensland so they wanted the styling to be similar to their lifestyle; simple. Wooden tones mixed with white florals and tableware, candlelight, hanging greenery and a touch of warm burgundy and dusty pink throughout the table arrangements. The day was complete with special touches such as the boutonnière featuring cotton grown on their family property. Taylor knew her styling would be in safe hands. “Hannah, our Wedding Planner from Gabbinbar Homestead, was amazing and helped us with styling ideas from start to finish”.
Having obviously learned a lot, these two leave future brides and grooms with this important bit of advice…
“Do it exactly how you want it. It's your day and it represents who you are. Invite everyone you want to, at the end of the day it's the people there who make the day what it is. Don't sweat the small stuff, on the day you won't even realise if something small is missing or if something maybe wasn't exactly how you thought it would be. You are so busy enjoying yourself that it really won't matter.”
Brisbane based couple, Caitlin and Alexander hosted a beautiful daytime wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. Caitlin and Alexander mixed things up and held their ceremony in the ‘Conservatory’ and our first long lunch style reception in ‘The Pavilion’.