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Alexandra and John’s Elegant Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding

Pure elegance was on our minds when first getting a glimpse of this week’s White Lily bride Alexandra and husband John’s beautiful wedding images. White roses, lush greenery, and flowing champagne made the Brisbane couple’s Gabbinbar Homestead wedding as glamorous as ever. Not only was their special day one to remember, but the way these two lovebirds met in 2016 kind of reminded us of a movie…

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I was a private nanny to a beautiful family who had twins... It was the twins' third birthday party and when I arrived, I was introduced to their Uncle John. I had one look at him and thought he was absolutely gorgeous! That was in 2016. John and I paths wouldn’t cross again until the following year when I was invited to his mum's birthday party. I was nannying the twins all day and then his mum’s birthday party was held at the twins' house. I didn’t know John was attending so I was just in work clothes, covered in paint from craft with the twins earlier in the day. John walked in and I got butterflies. We couldn’t take our eyes off each other all night and conversation flowed!

The Proposal

With a wedding so gorgeous and thoughtful, it is no surprise that Alexandra and John’s proposal story was just as beautiful. Just short of two years ago, our White Lily couple went on a family holiday to Europe. As you do, Alexandra and John went on a scenic cruise from Amsterdam to Switzerland. Cruising through the country of love, John got down on one knee: ”…Unbeknownst to me, John had organised with the gentleman running the cruise to clear the top deck. John asked if I could wear his favourite dress of mine for formal night, which I did. He invited me up to the outdoor top deck and proposed to me on the canals in France! I was so happy, shocked, and excited and I course said yes.

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Wedding Styling and Vendors

Formal and elegant". Those were the two words on Alexandra’s mind when putting together her dream wedding. And she nailed it! Captured by The Finches, their Gabbinbar Homestead wedding was the perfect combination of a formal and romantic setting. With fairy lights and fireworks, Alexandra and John were able to celebrate their love at its fullest.“A vendor that we are over the moon happy about is our videographers…The job they did filming our wedding day is pure perfection!” We couldn’t agree more.

“My favourite things about being married is knowing we are married! It’s something I’ve wanted for so long! I love calling John my husband and I love being introduced as his wife. New chapter for us is starting a family and trying for baby Kearney :)”

Zavana Couture is known for their intricate beading and fine details, which is why THEIRRY was the perfect dress for Alexandra’s elegant dream wedding. The luxurious mermaid gown with plunging neckline was a true showstopper: “The thing I loved most about my white lily gown was the detail of the beading! Oh my gosh! My dress was glamorous! Every single person commented on how STUNNING my dress was! I felt so elegant in it!

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Alexandra’s Advice to Future Brides

“Surround yourself with positive people….” A lesson that is so valuable in all aspects of life was something that immediately popped into Alexandra’s mind upon asking her for wedding planning advice: “I noticed it would really get me down when people would make comments like “oh. Your wedding probably won’t even go ahead.” Instead I listened to the ones closest to me, and there was nothing but positivity. We ended up having a perfect wedding with no restrictions!” 

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Married Couple Things

“My favourite things about being married is knowing we are married! It’s something I’ve wanted for so long! I love calling John my husband and I love being introduced as his wife. New chapter for us is starting a family and trying for baby Kearney :)”

Being married means I get to spend to rest of my life with the one I love most. It means I will always have the love and support of my best friend. It’s the best feeling in the world!

 

Beaded Perfection

Zavana Couture is known for their intricate beading and fine details, which is why THEIRRY was the perfect dress for Alexandra’s elegant dream wedding. The luxurious mermaid gown with plunging neckline was a true showstopper: “The thing I loved most about my white lily gown was the detail of the beading! Oh my gosh! My dress was glamorous! Every single person commented on how STUNNING my dress was! I felt so elegant in it!

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Alexanra’s Advice to Future Brides

“Surround yourself with positive people….” A lesson that is so valuable in all aspects of life was something that immediately popped into Alexandra’s mind upon asking her for wedding planning advice: “I noticed it would really get me down when people would make comments like “oh. Your wedding probably won’t even go ahead.” Instead I listened to the ones closest to me, and there was nothing but positivity. We ended up having a perfect wedding with no restrictions!” 

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Married Couple Things

“My favourite things about being married is knowing we are married! It’s something I’ve wanted for so long! I love calling John my husband and I love being introduced as his wife. New chapter for us is starting a family and trying for baby Kearney :)”

Being married means I get to spend to rest of my life with the one I love most. It means I will always have the love and support of my best friend. It’s the best feeling in the world!

Photographer: The Finches
Videographer: Shortflix Media
Stylist: Kerrie Kearney (Mother in law)
Cake: Jillicious
Makeup: J Dolls
Bridesmaid dresses: Forever New
Suits: Tarocash 

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