Couple Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Jessica & David


Confession time. We have a little bit of a style crush on Jessica Goldie’s gorgeous gown. Swoon… The ‘blushing’ bride returned to her home town of Toowoomba to marry sweetheart David Jones, with the homestead and gardens of Gabbinbar providing a picture-perfect setting.


Wedding Date: 2 August, 2014.

The Couple: Jessica May Goldie and David Paul Jones.

No. of Guests: 98

Location: Toowoomba

First Dance Song: Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley, sung by Kelly Stone

Photography: Milque Photography and Films


Bride and bridesmaids getting ready

Wedding flowers


Bride and her wedding flowers

Wedding flowers


Bride and her bridesmaids

Bride walking down the aisle

Couple walking up the aisle

Couple walking up the aisle

Bride and her bridesmaids

Bride and groom


Wedding reception setup

Wedding reception table setting

Gabbinbar Homestead


Wedding cake





How did you meet?

We met through our work. I moved to Townsville to start a new position. David was working at the Townsville office at the time. He offered to show me around the town. About three weeks later, he asked me out on a date.

Tell us about the proposal…

It was in September 2013. We were going on a cruise from Sydney to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. We had just boarded the cruise ship and went to our cabin, where we had our own private balcony. The cruise ship was still docked in the harbour and our balcony overlooked the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. We were standing on our balcony admiring the view when I said “I can’t imagine a better view than this.” David went quiet, said some beautiful things to me and then got down on one knee and proposed.

What did you do for your hens and bucks nights?

For my hens I went to a race day in Brisbane. I don’t know what David did for his buck’s. Neither David, nor any of his friends would divulge any significant details in fear of breaking “a code.” I’m confident that nothing resembling “the hangover” was done, and David returned relatively unscathed except for a split eye brow, bruised legs, and humiliated by having to wear a princess outfit all weekend.

Why did you choose Gabbinbar Homestead for your wedding? 

I grew up in Toowoomba and all of my family are there, so I wanted to get married in Toowoomba. We also wanted a beautiful garden wedding so the homestead and the grounds at Gabbinbar were perfect for that.

Key Styling Inspiration

I always knew I didn’t want to get married in a white wedding dress. My nana, who I’m very close with, was married in a pink wedding dress, and I wanted to do something similar. As soon as I saw the Sareh Nouri ‘Rose Garden’ dress in blush colour, I knew straight away that that was the dress for me. I never even tried on any other wedding dresses.

What did you do for your honeymoon? 

We went to Tasmania for our honeymoon. It was still winter time and it was snowing. The most memorable part was when we stayed in a cabin at Cradle Mountain. Our cabin was secluded and it was snowing all around us, and inside our cabin we had our own fireplace and a spa which overlooked the snowy hills.

Any advice for other brides-to-be? 

The day goes very, very quickly. Try to slow it down and enjoy every little part of it as much as possible. In the lead up remember, “Don’t sweat the small stuff and it’s all small stuff.”

Ceremony: Gabbinbar Homestead, Toowoomba
Reception: Gabbinbar Homestead, Toowoomba
Gown: Sareh Nouri New York, ‘Rose Garden’ in blush
Coordinator: Deanne Davey, Gabbinbar Homestead
Flowers: Flowers By Forrest
Hair: TWIDALE Hair and Make up
Makeup: TWIDALE Hai and Make up
Cake: The Whoopie Lady
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Music: Peter Kavanaugh
Photographer: Milque Photography and Films
Celebrant: Joan Kavanaugh
Engagement Ring: L.G. Humphries & Sons
Bride's Wedding Ring: L.G. Humphries & Sons
Groom's Wedding Ring: L.G. Humphries & Sons

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