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Claire & Blair -  Elegant Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding

A love story that goes all the way back to 2010! This week’s White Lily bride Claire met her one and only on what Claire thought was going to be a normal work day. Their relationship as co-workers soon blossomed into a bond for life. Eleven years later, it was finally sealed with the most elegant wedding at Gabbinbar Homestead. Just like Blair’s proposal, overlooking Brisbane City at Kangaroo Point, the White Lily couple’s wedding day was filled with pure romance.

Wedding Styling

 White roses, chandeliers, romantic candles, and subtle black decor - What can we say? Claire and Blair’s special day was gracefully beautiful: “…we love everything black and white and wanted to capture that style within the day.“ Styled by Poppies for Willow, the Brisbane couple’s Gabbinbar Homestead wedding was everything they had hoped for.

It's All In The Details

 “For us we definitely wanted a great photographer, good music and delicious food. Our aisle song was 'Simply the Best' sung acoustically and it was perfection. Our Florist was amazing and thought of every single detail. We couldn't be happier with the suppliers that we selected. For me specifically, I've had KM Make up do my hair and make up for other weddings and I knew they were who I wanted for my own, those girls are so professional and skilled, I couldn't recommend them enough.

Bridal Dreams By Emmy Mae

Claire said ‘Yes To The Dress’ after trying on our fit and flair gown PEONY by Emmy Mae Bridal: “I loved how unique and modern it was. As soon as I tried it on, I felt that it matched my personality perfectly and knew it was the one.”

Initially, Claire was worried that her dream bridal experience was going to be ruined by Covid. However, as soon as she arrived at our Red Hill boutique, all of her worries were made redundant “I was so lucky that White Lily were able to make the occasion really special and exciting. Each person that I came into contact with was so lovely, an expert on all the dresses and most importantly there was no pressure to make a decision in that moment! I felt the communication was easy and they exceeded my expectations with each visit. From the styling of the boutique and the amount of dress options to the gorgeous people who work there, the experience far exceeded any others.” 

The Worst Someone Can Say Is No

Saying that planning a wedding can be stressful at times would be an understatement, so here is a piece of advice from a bride who nailed it:

Consider what you want and make sure you don't skimp on whats important to you as a couple. Take control of your own day and make sure what you organise suits you both. Ultimately we live by the motto - 'the worst someone can say is no'. We always take the risk and ask the question if we really want something, we relied on this advice and we had the best providers who were able to ensure we had everything that was important to us on the day.

Complete the sentence: Being married means the exciting start of the next chapter of our lives.

The Vendors:

Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead in Toowoomba
Photographer: Leah Cruickshank

Videographer: Luke Bickley 
Florist: Poppies for Willow 
Cake: Jillicious Cakes
Hair + MUA: KM Makeup Studio
Bridesmaid dresses: Bec & Bridge
Suits: MJ Bale & Politix

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