Emily + Luke Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding Photography

The love story:

Emily and Luke’s love story started when they were introduced together by two of their mutual friends Leesha and Sefa who decided to play cupid.

“ It quickly developed into the two of us playing cat and mouse with each other before falling madly in love”- Emily

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The proposal:

Emily: “ We were overseas travelling the USA and we were spending a week in New York for Christmas at that time. On Christmas Eve we had a lovely lunch at Tavern on the green in Central Park. Afterwards we went for a walk through the park where we found a nice bench with a view of the park and skyline. It was at this moment that Luke got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

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What was the Bride’s highlight of the Day?

Emily: Ceremony. It was so raw and beautiful. I just couldn’t keep my eyes off Luke.

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What was the Groom’s highlight of the day?

Luke: Ceremony also, it was just such a surreal beautiful time where I just felt lost in the moment as Emily stood in front of me. The love I felt in that moment is indescribable

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Where did you spend your honeymoon and why did you choose that destination?

Emily: Dubai, Croatia, Greece, and Singapore. We wanted an adventure and both hadn’t been to any of these destinations before. It was amazing!! Perfect start as husband and wife. One month just us two..

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Newlywed advice for other couples planning their wedding:

Emily & Luke: Focus on the things that matter most to you both and remember to have fun! Wedding dress shopping, cake tasting… I would do it all again in a heartbeat.

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Photographer: Bernadette Draffin Photography & Films / Videographer: Bernadette Draffin Photography & Films/ Ceremony & Reception Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead/ Celebrant: Brenda Keeling/ Hair: Hair by Jools/ Makeup: Jdolls/ Flowers: Moon bloom and Co./


" You're my best friend and I love the life that we have created together, its' our kind of perfect , never rushed, just one step forward at a time. We have so many exciting things to look forward to in the future but right now I'm just gonna enjoy becoming your wife..." - Emily McCabe

What an absolute honour when you get to craft an amazing love story!! We are IN LOVE!! We hope you can feel the love watching their film just like we could!

Photography & Cinematography www.bernadettedraffin.com
Ceremony & Reception venue @Gabbinbar Homestead
Celebrant Brenda Keeling Marriage Celebrant Brisbane
Flowers Moonblooms & Co.
Makeup JDoll
Hair Janise Chan Makeup artist

Chloe and Nathan Weddings at Tiffany's Cinematic Film

Late last year in the middle of my video competition, I received this comment from a random guy ,

" Wow, it certainly got very dusty watching this. Both their speeches hit home. I believe in love at first sight and being with my special lady for over 30 years shows that. I to suffer depression and PTSD along with a traumatic brain injury. Throughout my recovery journey, my beautiful daughter held me, cuddled me, put up with my outbursts and drove me to my appointments. She just 'was there' for me. To win this for her wedding in May 19 would be the perfect return gift and thank you to her and her awesome husband to be. Thank you, an angel disguised as my daughter, you did things that I could never repay in a million years. Chloe Louise Harries" -

When I learned that it was Chloe's dad, I knew right then and there that we're in for a wedding that is full of LOVE and EMOTIONS ..Chloe and Nathan's wedding is not just a story of two people declaring their love for one another, it is also an inspiring story between father and daughter and probably the best father of the bride toast we have ever seen.

Lacey & Brent Preston Peak Winery Wedding Videography

"No matter where life leads me,I know that as long as you were there, that's where I meant to be... -It was LOVE-" .....

Cinematography www.bernadettedraffin.com
Photography Tall Timber Studio
Hair by Sarah Courtney
Celebrant Cloudnine Ceremonies 
Ceremony and Reception Venue @Preston Peak Functions
the little flower stall 
Sheridan Meyers Makeup Artist
Grace Loves Lace

Britney and Rick Bundaleer Rainforest Garden Wedding Photography 21.12.2018

Britney describes the proposal: “the top of the stair of the light house at sandy Cape on Fraser island after near dying walking up haha “

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The Planning:

“ My sister Maddie who was always by my side from help picking a dress to creating a magical day. My auntie Kate she helped with all the decorations. My mum & stepdad Katrina & Chris who paid for the DJ, cake and Limousine. My Nana Heather for always being there for me even in my bridezilla moments haha. My uncle Jamie who was MC and has been like a second dad through my life. And my dad and best friend Scott who traveled from McKay and supported all the way. My MIL & Fil Elsie and Bernard for putting in to get us the most amazing photographer! “

”Seating at the bridal table and really just taking in everything and being so grateful for family and friends “

" I dont know it was all so great but probably our rap battle to eminem" -Rick

NEWLY WED ADVICE :" People don’t notice the little things and the day just flies by.” -Britney

The Team :

PHOTOGRAPHY: Bernadette Draffin Photography and Films

INVITATIONS: the fabled papery
CEREMONY: Bundaleer rainforest gardens
RECEPTION: bundaleer rainforest gardens
BRIDE'S DRESS: luv bridal springwood
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: two sisters the label
HAIR: stefan
MAKEUP: makeup by nicole jane
SUITS: groom- myer, groomsmen- connor
FLOWERS: brisbane flower market
CAKE: cakes and sweets by cassie

Jen and Morgan Darclo Farm Wedding Film (01.09.2018)

No words, take a moment to watch and let Jen and Morgan's story speak for itself!!

Cinematography www.bernadettedraffin.com
Photography Ivory+ Rose Photography
Ceremony and Reception venue Darclo Farm
Bride's Dress Jack Sullivan Bridal
Hair: AimeeLea Hairdressing
Make-up: Jdolls Makeup
Bridal Jewlerry: Fletcher and Grace
Rings: Michael Hill
Grooms Suit: Conners
Flowers: Bits and Buds
Catering: Fire'N'Dough Woodfired Pizza

Jasmin and Oliver's Hillstone St Lucia Wedding Film

" You might be thinking, how on earth does a Filipino-Greek young woman fall in love with a young Sudanese Man,!! Two different cultures,two different beliefs, two different upbringings but ultimately, they become ONE!!"- Alex Kamakaris

Jasmine and Oliver's intimate wedding was attended by their closest family and definitely one of the best weddings we've ever been to, plus their beautiful story definitely gave us all the feels ...

Cinematography www.bernadettedraffin.com
Photography Soda Photography
Celebrant: Jarred Bayliss
Ceremony & Reception Hillstone St Lucia
Hair and Makeup: The Powder Room
Wedding dress: Mia Solano
Groom's suit Black Jacket Suiting
Cake Vanilla Pod

Selina + Rhys Wedding Photography @ Cedar Creek Winery

The Proposal

"We were in New Zealand for a wedding/holiday and before we left we booked a few activities like a wine tour, throwing ourselves off a cliff on a swing and gondola ride up a mountain to have dinner looking over Queenstown.
Rhys had organised with friends of ours to come to dinner with us, but little did I know he had them in on the plan to propose,
The ride up the mountain was beautiful and when we got to the top Rhys wanted to head up past the restaurant to get photos with the gorgeous views of Queenstown, this wasn’t anything out of the ordinary because we had been taking photos all week but this time was different... after posing for our photo Rhys took my hands and spun me around to face him and got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife, with tears running down my cheeks I said YES and Rhys being the thinker he is had our friends videoing and taking photos of the whole thing "

The ceremony and reception was held at Cedar Creek Winery. Selina chose a Luv Bridal Brighton by Mia Solano and was inspired by romance and lace for her wedding gown "It was the first dress I put on in this store and I was sold"

Make up was done by her Brides Maids Crystal and Lisa, Flowers by Tilly

Theming and Decoration:

"I wanted a soft romantic feel to our decorations so candles was a must with greenery to make it pop and a gold to make it shine

Bridesmaids Dress - Little Party Dress, Hari by Bella Brides, Suits by Male Manor, Cake by CuppaMakeCake Music and Entertainment by Explosive Entertainment , Transport by Coastal Luxury Transport

NEWLY WED ADVICE (for other couples planning their wedding): do what you want to do and don’t listen to any negative feed back as it is your day and it should be exactly how you want it to be.
Stick to a budget
And try to enjoy the planning instead of stressing- Selina & Rhys

Datie & Stephan Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding Film

A story of LOVE,LOSS & HOPE!! As I finished putting this film together, I literally cried my eyes out!! I AM DEEPLY INSPIRED!!- Datie & Stephan, it was an absolute honour in getting to know you both, thank you for giving me the opportunity to craft this wedding film for you. God bless your union!! xxx

Cinematography: www.bernadettedraffin.com Ceremony & Reception: Gabbinbar Homestead Photography: Lucy Sheedy Hair & Makeup Stefan Squad Florist: Le Sans Souci Flowers Band Nick Trovas Bride's Gown Made with Love Bridal

Bundaberg Wedding Videography I Lucinda and Brandon

Her beautiful soul and his sense of humor make Lucinda and Brandon a perfect couple!! We are so thrilled to share their beautiful wedding @ Bundaberg!!

Photography & Cinematography www.bernadettedraffin.com
Reception: Platypus Park riverside retreat
Ceremony :Catholic Church Bundaberg
Dress: Wendy Makin Bridal Designs
Suits: Church in the wild/The Hut
Flowers by The Flower Box Florist
Hair: Jordana hair studio/flaunt it hair dressing
Make up by Amanda year makeup artistry/ Selina Baldry Makeup Artistry/ Emma Gatt Makeup Artist
Catering: Bay Fusion Food Designs
Decorating, theming and donut bar by Once Upon A Party!

Eric + Luke Lake Leslie Wedding

Just received this beautiful review,I'm in tears, thank you Eric and Luke, I love you both!!! xxx

"What an artist! Bernadette and her incredible team created a film that makes us feel so proud and so emotional. She has captured us in this film to a tee. We have received moving messages from all over the globe when this went viral. Bernadette's warm and caring nature made us feel so comfortable, the whole experience was great fun. Her attention to detail was astounding. We both have been able to see things we didn't get to see on the day which made even more exciting to see. If anyone is thinking of a wedding video, Bernadette's work is not a video, it is a piece of art that you can keep forever. Luke and I love you very much Bernadette for what you have done for us and the powerful positive impact you have made in the world❤️"

Gemma + Chris Glengarriff Historic Estate Wedding Film

"No one is sent to anyone by accident-Chris came into Gemma's life at the perfect time as he was able to be there for Gemma during a period in her life when she truly needed someone...!!" -Skye- We love everything about this film, it was emotional,heartwarming,romantic and fun, !!!Thank you Gemma and Chris for believing in us and allowing us to tell your beautiful story!!

The Team

Cinematography www.bernadettedraffin.com
Photography: Peppermint Photography
Celebrant: Paul Voge
Ceremony and Reception venue: Glengariff Historic Estate
Hair: Jenna McArdle
Makeup Kate Devlin Makeup
DJ/MC- DJ Brad (you are the best!! )
Candles and decor The Perfect Party Co
Cake: Hansel and Gretel Cakes

Alexandra + Craig Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding Sneak Peek

We absolutely LOVED everything about Alexandra & Craig's wedding, check out a glimpse of their Epic wedding @ Gabbinbar Homestead

Please click HD for better viewing!!

Cinematography: www.bernadettedraffin.com
Photography Bayleigh Vedelago Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead
Hair and Make up:VIP Bridal Beauty
Cake: Jillicious Cakes

Sam + Tom Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding Video

Sam and Tom are two of the most easy going people you will ever meet! . Their wedding day was overflowing with laughter and it was super FUN ,!!!The team at Gabbinbar homestead put together a flawless day with the help of some amazing vendors!! Thank you so much Sam and Tom, we had such an amazing time.

The Team
Photography: Leah Cruikshank Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead
Celebrant: Ceremonies by Sabina
Hair and Makeup by: Bel Esprit Hair & Beauty
Stylist: Toowoomba White Wedding & Event Hire
Cake: Abbolou Cakes Toowoomba
Dj: Decibels

Rhiannon + Poasa (Victoria Park Golf Complex Wedding Film)

This amazing bride surprised everyone with the traditional Samoan dance!! I have seen quite a bit of Siva but I have never seen an Aussie Bride execute this beautiful cultural dance !!So amazing to have witnessed one culture embrace another culture!!.

The Team

Photography and Cinematography - www.bernadettedraffin.com
Ceremony and Reception Venue - Victoria Park Golf Complex
SIVA outfit maker- Joe Fa'agase
Celebrant - Gwen Inglis
Make up- Jade Worley MUA
Hair- The powder room
Wedding dress - Wendy Makin Bridal Design
Flowers - Imelda at Brisbane Flowers
Cake - Karlees Kupcake

Anna + Marty (Walkabout Creek Wedding)

Before we even arrived at Marty and Ana's Wedding, we knew that it was going to be a fun one!!This wedding was very intimate,fun,genuine and super laidback. It was also a very multi cultural event , from the South African groom, a Russian Bride, Vietnamese and Italian Brides Maids, Australian Celebrant, the amazing Mexican band, and of course Filipina and British Videographers :) - We are truly beyond blessed to be part of this beautiful wedding!!

The Team

Cinematography: www.bernadettedraffin.com
Reception & Ceremony Venue: Walkabout Creek
Band: The Mad Mariachi
Hair: The powder room
Cake: Chouquette

Stacy + Jamie (Mt Cootha Summit Wedding)

When I first met Stacy and Jamie, it was so much fun listening to their stories of how they met and how Jamie proposed!! I fell inlove with them immediately!! They are the kindest,nicest and most adorable couple you will ever meet!! Stacy and Jamie, thank you for allowing us to be part of your very special day, congratulations once again on behalf of my team!!xx

The Team

  • Photography and Videography www.bernadettedraffin.com
  • Hair and Make up - She Stylin
  • Cake Marie Sidholm
  • Stylist - Daniella and her team at Pink and Purple Petals
  • Flowers - Petals on the Plaza


  • Reception - the team at summit restaurant Mt Cootha
  • Music ceremony and reception - Radio Club Band
  • Celebrant - Malcolm Lindridge

  • Church - High church fortitude valley