Real Weddings

Real Wedding : Rebecca + Gregory

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At this rustic wedding, styling was kept classical and lavish, incorporating vintage-styled decor such as DIY bunting, beautiful florals and romantic candles. Rebecca and Gregory Hope define themselves as country folk, making The Hangar at Jimbour House a fitting venue for their perfect day.

Location: Jimbour House

Date: 14th March 2015

No. of Guests: 105

First Dance Song: Cop Car by Keith Urban

Photography: Todd Hunter McGaw

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QB: How did you meet?

My flatmate was on her first date with Greg and she asked me along for moral support, just in case the man she’d met at the pub two weeks earlier wasn’t trustworthy. We hit it off instead and the rest is history!

QB: Tell us about the proposal.

It happened on the last night of our holiday at a resort in Thailand. We had enjoyed some cocktails and were sitting down by the beach late at night. To my huge surprise, he got down on one knee and proposed, it was such a romantic setting.

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QB: Why did you choose Jimbour House for your wedding?

We’re local Dalby residents and Jimbour House was both stunning and convenient. We first looked at the venue in the middle of a drought and it was like walking into an oasis.

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QB: Did you opt to DIY anything for your wedding?

Being a graphic designer, I designed all the wedding stationery and made most of the decorations. I hand-made and lettered the timber signage and chalk-board signage and sewed all the bunting. The hay bales came from our farm. Our families collected glass jars for the tables, combined with jars hired from Jimbour House. Photo frames and vintage accents were found in op-shops or borrowed from our caterers. We borrowed old timber tables for decoration inside the hangar and old barn doors to place on top of wine barrels for the outdoor bar and dessert buffet.

QB: What was your key styling inspiration?

Ideas from Pinterest and a love of vintage styling. We’re both country folk so the venue suited us perfectly. The Hangar was an exciting rustic space to work with.

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QB: What did you splurge on and what did you save on for your wedding?

We splurged on the photography and it was well worth it – the results were amazing. We saved by hand-making most of the decorations.

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QB: What was the funniest moment of the day?

Greg accidentally introducing himself as my wife in his speech!

QB: What was the most special memory from the day?

To us the whole day was perfect, I think we were both a bit in awe of how amazing it all looked and ran. We wouldn’t have changed a thing and it was wonderful to share the magic of it with one another, family and close friends. The emotions of our parents are something we are not likely to forget.

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QB: What did you do for your honeymoon?

We took our camping trailer and road-tripped along the QLD coast. It was wonderful to relax and enjoy some beautiful beachside towns right on our doorstep.

QB: What advice would you give other brides-to-be?

Be organised and keep a spreadsheet of absolutely everything! Also be relaxed and flexible – not everything will go your way so it’s important not to stress the small stuff. Enjoy every moment of the big day, it goes so fast.

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Credits
Ceremony: Private Courtyard
Reception: Airplane Hangar
Gown: ‘Pronovias Alma’
Bridesmaid Attire: Individually chosen dresses
Groom's Suit: Spurling Toowoomba
Groomsmen Attire: Spurling Toowoomba
Coordinator: The Bride
Decorator: The Bride with help from Karen at Pips ‘n’ Cherries, Bell QLD
Flowers: Swish Flowers Toowoomba
Hair: Simply Gorgeous Hair, Toowoomba
Makeup: Champagne Brides, Toowoomba
Cake: Pips ‘n’ Cherries, Bell QLD
Caterer: Pips ‘n’ Cherries, Bell QLD
Transport: Toyota Landcruiser utes borrowed from Black Toyota Dalby
Stationery: Designed by the Bride
Music: Nuflava Entertainment
Photographer: Todd Hunter McGaw
Honeymoon: Camping trip
Celebrant: Heather Titmarsh, Avows Celebrant Ceremonies
Engagement Ring: Pascoe Jewellers, Toowoomba
Bride's Wedding Ring: Pascoe Jewellers, Toowoomba
Groom's Wedding Ring: Michael Hill Jewellers, Toowoomba
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