Tips and Ideas

Our wedding planning blog is packed full of jaw-droppingly gorgeous style inspiration.

From beautiful bouquets to the latest wedding dress trends, you'll find it here. Plus, our Wedding Planning Team regularly share their hot tips and advice for making your special day nothing but perfection.

Clever ideas to present your wedding menu

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Impress your guests with these wedding menu design and styling ideas

Wedding menus are a necessary part of your wedding table styling but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Your menu card can be the vital link to pull all your styling together or it can be a hero piece, standing proud on the table. Here are some of our favourite menu styling ideas to get you thinking.

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JAW-DROPPINGLY GORGEOUS WEDDING FLOWER IDEAS

MONDAY, 17 JUNE 2019

A Collection Of Wedding Florals That Will Make You Green With Envy

If there’s one thing that can completely transform a space, we’d say it’s flowers. Our ceremony and reception locations have been dressed with an abundance of flowers and completely transformed into our bride and groom’s very own unique wedding venue. Here are three ‘stop-in-your-tracks’ wedding florals that will get your imagination running wild.

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THREE FLORAL INSTALLATIONS WHICH WILL BRING THE WOW FACTOR TO YOUR BIG DAY

WEDNESDAY, 05 JUNE 2019

Floral Inspiration We Know You’ll Love

Nothing brings the wow factor to your wedding day more than a killer floral installation as a backdrop. Once upon a time, this would have consisted of a wooden arbour delicately decorated with pretty florals. Don’t get us wrong we love the classic wooden arbour look but these days our talented florists are pushing floral installations to a whole new level and we are loving it! Here are 3 floral installations which will leave you speechless.

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WEDDING CAKE INSPIRATION TO DIE FOR

WEDNESDAY, 29 MAY 2019

10 Wedding Cakes Which We Think Are Super Pretty

If there is one thing that almost every one of our Wedding Planners loves, it’s catching a glimpse of the decadent wedding cakes which take pride of place at Gabbinbar Homestead. 1, 2 or 3 tiers we don’t discriminate we love all wedding cakes no matter what their style or flavour is.

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THREE REASONS TO HAVE A WINTER WEDDING AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD

WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2019

Create A Winter Wonderland Wedding In South-East Queensland

A winter wedding is sometimes overlooked by newly engaged couples. However, we think Gabbinbar Homestead is the perfect winter wedding venue and our Wedding Planning Team know all the tips and tricks to keep your guests warm, comfortable and full of love. Here’s 3 reasons why you should host a winter wedding at Queensland’s destination wedding venue, Gabbinbar Homestead.

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HOW TO DRESS YOUR FURRY FRIEND ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

WEDNESDAY, 10 APRIL 2019

Styling Ideas For Your Beloved Pooch

We all know that your four-legged furry friend is one of the VIPs on your wedding guest list so, they need to look the part. Paw-rents this one is for you, here are some ideas to style your pooch on your wedding day – be warned they are pretty cute and may just steal the show (but only for a little bit).

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OUR TOP THREE WEDDING PLANNING TIPS

WEDNESDAY, 3 APRIL 2019

3 Tips That Will Have You Wedding Planning Like A Boss

The world of wedding planning can be an overwhelming one and sometimes you can be inundated with so much advice that you send yourself into a tail spin. The Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding Planning Team have you covered, we do this for a living and to be honest we’re kind of kicking butt at it. So here are our 3 wedding planning tips that every newly engaged couple must know.

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FIVE BRIDESMAID DRESSES WE KNOW YOU’LL LOVE

WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH 2019

Dive Into Some Drop-Dead Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

So, you’ve got your wedding dress sorted, you know what style of wedding you want, now it’s time to find your bridesmaids a drop-dead gorgeous outfit. To get the ball rolling we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite bridesmaid dresses which have walked down the aisle at Gabbinbar Homestead. We have a mix of traditional plus a few modern options to send your imagination running wild. So, what are you waiting for – start scrolling!

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JUST A LITTLE CEREMONY STYLING INSPIRATION TO TICKLE YOUR FANCY

WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2019

3 Neutral Themed Ceremony Styles Which Will Knock Your Socks Off

White is boring… said no one ever! A neutral, white themed wedding would have to be one of our absolute favourite styles here at Gabbinbar Homestead. A white themed wedding is timeless, oozes elegance and oh so beautiful! So, without further ado here are 3 of our favourite neutral themed ceremony styles which we simply can’t forget.

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THE HOTTEST STYLING TRENDS YOU’LL SEE IN 2019

WEDNESDAY, 6 MARCH 2019

Here Are 3 Wedding Styling Trends Which Are Here To Stay In 2019

The unstructured, free-flowing bouquet used to be something we only saw in bohemian themed weddings. Well, in 2019 it’s all about to change, wild and organic bouquets will be popping up no matter what the wedding theme is. The unruly nature of an unstructured bouquet is a work of art in itself and adds a whole new dimension to your styling. A free-flowing bouquet can still fit into an elegant themed wedding provided you keep the colour palette simple to give it that classic look.

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SAVE THE DATES, INVITATIONS, RSVP’S – YOUR GUIDE OF WHAT TO SEND AND WHEN

WEDNESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2019

Don’t Stress, We’ve Got You Covered When It Comes To Wedding Stationery

It’s official, you’ve set the date for your wedding, it’s locked in Eddy! Now it’s time to organise your wedding stationery which includes a save the date card, your wedding invitation and you’ll also need to set the RSVP date. If that list is stressing you out don’t worry, the Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding Planning team have you covered. Here’s your guide of what to send and when for your wedding stationery.

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WEDDING HAIRSTYLES WE’RE JUST A LITTLE BIT OBSESSED WITH RIGHT NOW

THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2019

Dive Into Some Gorgeous Hairstyle Inspiration

Saying yes to the dress is only the first step to bringing your wedding vision to life. Once you have your wedding dress sorted then you have to think about accessories, veil or no veil and the list goes on. The final piece of the puzzle is of course deciding on your hair and makeup style which will bring your vision together. So, without further ado here is some gorgeous hairstyle inspiration which we know you’ll love.

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FIVE TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

THURSDAY, 24 JANUARY 2019

Gabbinbar Homestead Helps You Navigate The World Of Wedding Photography

Once you’ve locked in your wedding venue, one of the next big decisions you’ll have to make is deciding on your wedding photographer. Your wedding album is something you’ll cherish for years to come so you want to make sure you pick a wedding photographer who will document your special day in a style you love. We’ve compiled our 5 hot tips to help make your wedding photographer decision that little bit easier.

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FIVE WEDDING FAVOUR IDEAS FROM OUR WEDDING PLANNING TEAM

THURSDAY, 17 JANUARY 2019

Wedding Favours We Know Your Guests Will Love

There’s no doubt the ‘organise wedding favours’ has been sitting on your wedding to-do list for quite some time. Here at Gabbinbar Homestead we see several couples struggle to think of a wedding favour idea that not only is cost effective but also is relatively easy to organise particularly if you have a large guest list. Don’t worry, our Wedding Planning team has you sorted, here are our five favourite wedding favour idea’s we know your guests will love.

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FIVE TIPS FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

THURSDAY, 27 DECEMBER 2018

Our Wedding Planning Team Spill The Beans On Some Of Their Handy Tips And Tricks

It’s safe to say the Wedding Planning team certainly have a truck load of tips and tricks which they regularly share with our Gabbinbar Homestead brides. We’d love to tell you all of them, but we’d be here all day so let’s stick with our top five. To ensure your special day is nothing but comfortable and seamless, we recommend following these handy five tips.

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OUR TOP 5 PHOTO LOCATIONS ACROSS THE GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD ESTATE

WEDNESDAY, 19 DECEMBER 2018

A Beautiful Showcase Of What Your Wedding Album Might Look Like

It goes without saying that Gabbinbar Homestead is renowned for our selection of photo locations across the estate. In fact, we have over 100 different photo locations on the estate. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a simple and elegant backdrop for your photos or something more rustic, we’re sure you’ll find a spot which you’ll simply fall in love with. It’s been difficult but we’ve managed to narrow down our top 5 favourite photo locations found across the Gabbinbar Homestead estate.

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TOP WEDDING DRESS TRENDS YOU’LL SEE IN 2019

TUESDAY, 04 DECEMBER 2018

Gabbinbar Homestead Has Their Finger On The Pulse When It Comes To Wedding Style

Believe it or not but 2019 is upon us which means another round of interesting wedding dress trends will be hitting the aisles in no time. Before we hit the Christmas rush let’s take a look at the top wedding dress trends we’ll see in 2019. We’d have to admit that these wedding dress trends certainly push the boundaries and are probably suited to the modern-day bride looking for something a little different.

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HOSTING A SUMMER WEDDING?

THURSDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2018

Here Are Three Tips To Keep Your Wedding Guests Cool This Summer

Summer is certainly a busy time of year here at Gabbinbar Homestead. It is our peak flower season and the temperatures in Toowoomba are typically cooler than the rest of Queensland with much lower humidity. We are often blessed with warm (not hot), blue sky days so it is no wonder a Summer time Gabbinbar wedding is one of the most popular choices for many couples.

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WEDDING BOUQUET INSPIRATION FOR THE MODERN BRIDE

WEDNESDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2018

Three Bouquets Which Are Pushing The Non-Traditional Boundaries

When it comes to wedding bouquets the choices really are endless. The flowers you choose really enhance the theme or feel you are trying to create for your wedding. For example, just with the addition of a tumbling, wildflower bouquet you can create a bohemian feel to your special day. We love that our brides are pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the box when it comes to their bouquet. Here are three wedding bouquets for the modern bride who really wants to make a statement on her wedding day.

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATING A ‘SPRING GARDEN PARTY’ WEDDING AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD

THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2018

Think Pimm’s, Live Cooking Stations And Fun-Filled Lawn Games Amongst Our Gardens

Spring has sprung and it’s got the Gabbinbar Homestead team a little bit excited. One of our favourite wedding themes’ is, of course, the ‘Spring Garden Party’. Spring time in Toowoomba is simply beautiful, the weather is perfect for some outdoor mingling amongst our 25 acres of gardens. So, we thought it’s time we shared our secrets, here’s the ultimate guide to creating your ‘Spring Garden Party’ wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead.

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GORGEOUS BRIDAL HEADPIECE INSPIRATION

THURSDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2018

From Veils To Flower Crowns Here's Some Inspiration Which Is Trending Right Now

At Gabbinbar Homestead we are constantly in awe of all the beautiful bridal headpieces which we are so lucky to see. Whether it’s a jewelled hair clip, a flower crown or a lace trimmed veil they are all simply stunning. We thought it’s about time we share these beauties to inspire the bride-to-be. So, forget Pinterest here are some bridal headpieces to get your imagination running wild.

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THREE SPRING WEDDING COLOUR SCHEMES WE’RE A LITTLE BIT OBSESSED WITH

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Picture Perfect Styling for Your Spring Wedding

Spring weddings at Gabbinbar Homestead are simply beautiful. We love watching as our garden comes alive with gorgeous coloured blooms spotted throughout the 25-acre estate. We also see our Spring brides reveal some drop-dead-gorgeous styling when it comes to dressing our venue. It’s been difficult but we’ve managed to narrow down our three favourite Spring wedding colour schemes. If you’re planning a Spring wedding here is some styling inspiration to get your imagination running wild.

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THE REAL MEANING BEHIND POPULAR WEDDING TRADITIONS

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Have you ever thought why does the bride really toss her bouquet

If there is one event that is rich with tradition it would have to be a wedding. We’ve seen beautiful traditional weddings here at Gabbinbar Homestead through to more modern weddings with just a hint of tradition scattered throughout the day. Whether you’re a traditionalist or a modern bride, have you ever thought what do these traditions really mean? Well, here’s the down-low on all the wedding traditions we’ve come to know and love.

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THREE TIPS FOR WALKING DOWN THE AISLE

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Don’t Let Your Nerves Get The Better Of You, Here’s How To Walk Down The Aisle Gracefully

When you walk down the aisle on your wedding day, all eyes are on you. You will have imagined this moment for months and it has finally arrived so here are three tips to ensure your walk down the aisle is nothing but graceful and elegant.

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THREE WEDDING DRESS TRENDS YOU’LL SEE IN 2019

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Gabbinbar Homestead takes a look at next year’s hottest wedding dress trends

Getting married in 2019? Well make sure you keep reading. We’ve compiled our favourite wedding dress trends that you’ll see in 2019. Of course, Prince Harry and Megan’s royal wedding has caused bridal fashion to catch a case of the royal fever and there’s no sign of it slowing down. Don’t worry though it’s not all about tradition, there are wedding dress trends we’ll see next year which will appeal to the modern bride as well. So, without further ado, here are 2019’s hottest wedding dress trends.

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FIVE WEDDING BOUQUETS WE KNOW YOU’LL LOVE

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Floral Inspiration For Your Wedding, Bursting With Prettiness

Wedding bouquets are a key asset when defining your theme for your wedding. Whether it’s a relaxed and tussled bouquet or a structured and elegant bouquet, the flowers you choose for your wedding really bring your theme to life. It’s impossible to show you all the beautiful bouquets we’ve seen gracing the grounds of Gabbinbar Homestead but here are just a few of our favourites.

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THREE TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION SEATING PLAN AS STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE

Thursday, 05 July 2018

Knock Off That Final Thing On Your To-Do List With Ease

Working out your seating plan for your wedding reception is one of those tasks which couples usually leave to the last minute often putting it in the too-hard basket. Whether it’s banquet style seating or round tables, we’ll help you work out the best option which is not only practical but creates the atmosphere you want as well.

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GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD’S TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE MORNING OF YOUR WEDDING AS STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Relax with plenty of well-deserved pampering in our "bride’s retreat"

The day is finally here, you’ve been planning your wedding for months, maybe even years and the morning of your wedding day has arrived. Here at Gabbinbar Homestead, we will ensure your morning will be relaxed with plenty of well-deserved pampering. We’ve compiled some of our top tips for ensuring your morning is as stress-free as possible.

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FIVE GORGEOUS WEDDING CAKES WHICH ARE ALMOST TOO PRETTY TO EAT

Thursday, 07 June 2018

Stunning Wedding Cake Inspiration Which Will Have Your Imagination Running Wild

If there is one wedding tradition which has truly lasted the test of time, we’d say it’s the wedding cake. Stylish, decadent and sometimes almost too pretty to eat, the wedding cake always makes a statement at any wedding with guests usually oohing and ahhing as they catch a glimpse of the cake. We mustn’t forget though; the cutting of the wedding cake also symbolizes the first activity completed as a couple, a special moment gracing many wedding albums. If you are in the midst of planning your wedding, here are five gorgeous wedding cakes which will provide you with inspiration overload.

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A WEDDING GUEST’S GUIDE TO TOOWOOMBA – WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND SHOP

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Make sure your guests enjoy the very best of toowoomba while they’re here

So, you’ve visited Toowoomba, fallen in love with its charm and booked your destination wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. Now it’s time to get your wedding guests organized for their trip to the beautiful Darling Downs. To ensure they love Toowoomba as much as you do, we’ve compiled our favourite spots to eat, shop and stay so your guests will experience the very best of Toowoomba.

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A GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING MENU

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Gabbinbar Homestead Helps You Navigate The Abundance Of Menu Styles Available

Let’s face it, no matter if you’re a die-hard foodie or not, the menu you choose for your wedding day is one of those big-ticket items and something you want your guests to remember for all the right reasons. At Gabbinbar Homestead we offer a range of menu styles so that you can infuse a dose of your personality and style into your celebration. You can choose from three main menu styles; a stand-up cocktail style menu, the classic alternate drop and a feasting menu. Here’s all you need to know.

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OUR TOP THREE WINTER WEDDING TRENDS

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Having A Winter Wedding? Here’s Some Ideas For Your Special Day

Yes, it’s true, Winter is around the corner but let us be honest, you won’t hear anyone complaining at Gabbinbar Homestead. Winter weddings at Gabbinbar Homestead are simply magical, there is no sign of “Frosty the Snowman” around here... Here are our top three Winter wedding trends which we are a little bit obsessed with right now.

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ENDLESS PHOTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITIES AT GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Imagination Run Wild As We Take You On A Tour Of Our Gardens

We’re sure every bride-to-be has spent many nights dreaming of their wedding album. Read on and let your imagination run wild as we show you the endless photograph opportunities you’ll find at Gabbinbar Homestead. Believe it or not, all the photos you see below are taken on the 25-acre Gabbinbar Homestead estate; we give you the flexibility to create the wedding album you want. Our gardens provide a backdrop which is timeless and most importantly, the elegant simplicity of the gardens doesn’t detract from our newlywed couples.

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GIVE A GIFT THAT LASTS A LIFETIME

Monday, 19 February 2018

Gabbinbar Homestead Explores An Iconic Wedding Gift Tradition

Stumped on what to give the happy couple? Don’t worry you’re not alone. You will often find many wedding guests debating for months leading up to the wedding on what they will buy.

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FIVE WEDDING DRESS TRENDS YOU WILL SEE IN 2018

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Gabbinbar Homestead Keeps You Up-To-Date With The Latest Wedding Dress Fashion

Purchasing your wedding dress is probably one of the most important and most loved parts of organising a wedding for any bride-to-be. Over recent years, here at Gabbinbar Homestead, we have watched wedding fashion evolve. We have seen a mix of fashion forward brides as well as beautiful traditional brides who radiate a timeless elegance. Now that a new year has rolled-on-in, we thought we’d take a look at what wedding dress trends are hot for 2018.

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OUR TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Gabbinbar Homestead Helps Takes The Hassle Out Of Planning A Destination Wedding

Some newly engaged couples put planning a destination wedding in the ‘too-hard basket’ usually because they think it’s a logistical nightmare. However, little do they know if you follow these few simple tips, planning a destination wedding will be the best decision you’ve ever made. At Gabbinbar Homestead, we ensure all brides receive ‘The Gabbinbar Experience’ whether they live around the corner, interstate or even overseas.

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FIRST FIVE STEPS TO PLANNING A WEDDING

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Gabbinbar Homestead Helps You Kick-Start Your Wedding Planning

So, he’s proposed, you’ve chosen the ring and now it’s time to start planning your wedding. Being engaged is a special time in your life but it’s easy to become overwhelmed with planning your wedding. Don’t worry, we are here to help from the get-go. Here are the first five things you should do when you start planning your wedding.

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A TOUR THROUGH OUR STUNNING ‘CONSERVATORY’

Monday, 18 December 2017

Our Most Popular Indoor Reception Venue At Gabbinbar Homestead

At Gabbinbar Homestead, we have an array of different ceremony and reception locations to choose from across the estate. Step inside our historic homestead and you will find our most popular indoor reception venue, the ‘Conservatory’. The ‘Conservatory’ is our largest indoor event space and is commonly used for wedding receptions, however, today we are seeing more and more Gabbinbar Homestead couples host their ceremony is this classic space as well.

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OUR FAVOURITE WEDDING TRENDS FROM 2017

Monday, 11 December 2017

Five Show-Stopping Trends That We Will Never Forget

As 2017 comes to a close we thought we’d look back on some of our favourite wedding trends from this year. We’ve had a mix of destination weddings with couples flying in from all over the country as well as beautiful weddings of local Toowoomba couples. At Gabbinbar Homestead you can personalise and tailor your wedding to suit your style which is all part of ‘The Gabbinbar Experience’. Here are five show-stopping trends from 2017 that we will never forget.

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GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD NIGHT LIGHT SPECTACULAR

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A Stunning Showcase Of Our Light Installations Across The Estate

At Gabbinbar Homestead we have an impressive range of permanent garden light installations across the estate. We have majestic trees lit up with fairy lights, warm festoon strings, outdoor chandeliers and vintage pendants just to name a few. Gabbinbar Homestead certainly is beautiful by day and spectacular by night.

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FIVE REASONS TO HAVE A COUNTRY DESTINATION WEDDING

Monday, 13 November 2017

Gabbinbar Homestead, Queensland’s Wedding Destination

Still undecided on whether or not you should plan a country destination wedding? Here are five reasons which we think will help make your decision that little bit easier.

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GABBINBAR HOMESTEAD EXPLORES

Monday, 6 November 2017

Today’s Take On The Traditional Bridal Table

Organising the seating plan for your wedding can cause a great deal of angst amongst some brides due to the endless seating options available. More and more we are seeing brides move away from the traditional bridal table and opting for creative alternatives to suit their style and wedding guests.

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