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Wedding of Natalie & Steven at Gabbinbar Homestead, Toowoomba

30 Apr 2012, Posted by Nigel in Weddings
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The superbly elegant wedding of Natalie and Steven – Saturday 21 April – Gabbinbar Homestead.

Just over 5 months ago we had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Vanessa and Nicholai in Toowoomba. This was our first adventure photographing in Toowoomba and we fell in love with the town.

We also felt very much part of the furniture at Corinne and David’s family home and wouldn’t you know it,  within weeks of celebrating Vanessa’s wedding – Corinne and David were planning the wedding of their other gorgeous daughter Natalie.

Tina and I were thrilled when Natalie contacted us to say “I’m just emailing you guys because I was so very impressed with what you did with my sister Vanessa’s wedding, that I would love you to do mine”.

This has to be one of the best things about being wedding photographers,  catching up with old clients and again celebrating these precious moments in both a couple and their parents’ life.

So this time round we headed up to Toowoomba on Friday 20 April to scout out Natalie and Steven’s wedding venue.  Tina and I first viewed Gabbinbar Homestead via their website and were just amazed at how beautiful it looked. How did we not know about this place!

Believe me….our first impression from the website was nothing compared to how we felt after seeing Gabbinbar in person.  This place is a photographers dream and the most perfect wedding location you could ask for.

Stunning grounds,  a stunning homestead and a wonderful team with Isaac and his crew.  Make sure to check out Inspirational Elegance as well, Aimee did a fantastic job in styling Natalie and Steven’s wedding.

When we woke on Saturday morning,  Toowoomba had blessed us with perfect weather.  Coolish temps,  bright blue skies and just a hit of wispy clouds about.  It looked to be an awesome day.

We arrived at Gabbinbar to meet up with Natalie mid morning and her girls were outside with Aimee applying some of the final touches to the location of their ceremony.  The ceremony location was framed by a graceful old tree, white paper lanterns and waterfalls.  Gosh it looked awesome.  Can I say again how much we loved this place!

Anyway,  Natalie and her girls had a fabulous morning preparing for Natalie’s big day and she looked simply stunning in her gorgeous gown.  The bride’s retreat at Gabbinbar also gave us a wonderful setting for Natalie’s preparation photos.

After spending a few hours with the girls,  we then headed on down to meet up with Steven and his groomsmen.

Now Steven was our usual nervous groom and his boys were certainly doing a great job of making Steven laugh.   It wasn’t long though before Steven’s gorgeous bride was making her way down the pebbled path to meet her man.

Following a lovely ceremony and some family photos in front of the old school house,  we were off to capture some location photos and boy did we have a great time.  We had an awesome bridal party to work with and some unbelievable settings.  Do I sound like I’m rambling :P

Natalie and Steven (and of course their bridal party) made the day so much fun for us and we really hope that our images have captured the true emotion, atmosphere and fun of their special day.

Again to Natalie and Steve,  thank you so very much for allowing us the opportunity to photograph your wedding day.  We hope you had a truly magical day and that your memories will live on in your gorgeous wedding photos.

Enjoy the sneak peek :)

xoxo
Nigel, Tina and baby Isaac.

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  • Natalie Dorman

    Thank you again Nigel and Tina! You guys are on fire. All very beautiful, and we’re very excited to see the rest.

    • Nigel

      So glad you love them…..only a few more weeks and we’ll have your gallery ready to go :)

  • David Hartshorn

    Again magnificent guys :)

    • Nigel

      Thanks heaps David :)

  • Sam-e Lou

    Stunning! Beautiful! Amazing! Gorjuz! Great job! Xx

    • Nigel

      Thanks for the kind words Sam-e Lou.

  • Mick Dorman

    You guys have done an awesome job. :)

    • Nigel

      Cheers Mick

  • Rick Armitage

    The place, the couple, the party, the photos, all look absolutly wonderful. Such a great variety as well, old and rustic yet grand and exquisite.

    • Nigel

      Thanks Rick. We work hard at trying to get everything organised and a plan of attack for each wedding day and this day it just happened to all fall into place. It really was a pleasure.

  • Dianne Rowley

    What magnification photos well presented

    • Nigel

      Thanks Dianne, plenty more to come yet :)

  • Matthew Graffin

    Fantastic capturing of those loving and joyful moments during their day. Well done to you Nigel and Tina. I’m sure these photos of Steve and Natalie will be enjoyed for generations to come.

    • Nigel

      Cheers Matthew

  • Don Willis

    Wow!!
    Nigel & Tina, you’ve done a tremendous job capturing what was clearly an amazing day for Steven & Natalie.
    Truely beautiful photos.
    :-)

    • Nigel

      Thanks Don.

  • Vanessa Turner

    Perfect day, perfect couple and perfect photographers!! You guys just get better and better :)

    • Nigel

      Thanks Vanessa. We might have to contact yourself and Natalie to see if you want to do a discounted album because we love both of your weddings!!!

  • Vanessa Turner

    Oh thanks so much Nigel! That would be fantastic, I will talk to Natalie and we will be in contact.

  • Aunty Julie

    Artistically, beautiful work on the pics…. of course the subject matter of the Bride, Groom and wedding party is the defining quality!!!

    • Nigel

      Thanks Aunty Julie. I agree. :)

  • Robyn Mitchell

    Exquisite!!

  • Nick

    Hi Guys!

    The pictures look great! We are looking at Gabbinbar this weekend for our wedding next year. Just wondering where the pictures that are outside what looks like a large old woolshed are taken? Exactly what we are looking for.

    Nick

    • Nigel

      Hi Nick, the old shed is on Gabbinbar grounds. If you walk down the front steps, past the water fountain and keep walking, you will find it. Let me know if we can assist with photography for your wedding.

      Nigel

    • Nigel

      Oh, and thanks for the kind words. :)

      • Nick

        Im sure we will be calling you soon to organise! I hope!

        • Natalie Dorman

          You won’t be sorry – about the place OR the photography :)

  • David Hartshorn

    The building is a wonderful old stable Nick, almost untouched for decades. Inside, painted above one of the horse stalls in faded white paint is the name “Leslie”. When I saw that I imagined that Leslie would have been a treasured equestrian member of the Gabbinbar household. You won’t regret either Gabbinbar as a venue or Nigel and Tina as your photographers. Good luck with the planning.