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What a fun theme for a birthday party. When our daughter Tessa was turning 10 we decided on a circus theme to celebrate. Dressing up, fun games, bright colours and a great venue provided our fun spirited Tessa and her friends with a great afternoon. Held on the beautiful private grounds of Gabbinbar Homestead with its tall trees and little gazebo, the girls had plenty of room to play and make the most of the camera. Friend and photographer, Linley Gordon along with our second daughter Kiara captured all the excitement. Hope you enjoy and find inspiration for maybe your own circus theme party.

the cirus

the circus

Macie and Tessa


sarah beth


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gum balls


table look inside


party food time




Tessa & friends

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With the warmth of spring in the air and Christmas round the corner who wouldn’t enjoy a gorgeous high tea shared with girly friends to get into the spirit of Christmas or to celebrate a bridal or baby shower. The grounds of Gabbinbar Homestead provide a stunning indoor or outdoor venue which is where this lovely photo shoot took place to showcase a collection of businesses. Networking together created a beautiful event and we can do the same for you whether it be a corporate or private function.

Businesses involved were Impressions on Scott who provided the delicious food. We sampled the most divine macaroons, cakes, sandwiches and mousse. Thank you so much Anita.

Elegant Vintage Hire for vintage crockery, glassware and bunting. Helen has an extensive collection of vintage and antique crockery and silver cutlery. Contact Helen through her fb page or agent Sweet Stella.

Vintage Primrose located at Highfields for the beautiful pink chandelier.

Missy M also located at Highfields for fashion and accessories.

Lollies and jars from Sweet Stella. Also styling and much of the decoration.

Photography by the lovely Linley of La Belle Photographics.

Venue of course Gabbinbar Homestead and a big thank you to Isaac for being so accommodating.

Our lovely models Linda, Missy, Kirstie and Kiara, thank you so much for being so gorgeous.

Thank you also to gorgeous Linda for assisting with styling.

So give me a call to talk through details if you are interested in having us organize, style and cater for a memorable high tea event.







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This couple followed their heart when making decisions and it proved to result in the most amazing day filled with lots of tender moments and emotion, not to mention lots of details. It was a gorgeous day back in May located in the little town of Nobby. I loved everything about this wedding from the backyard ceremony location to the casual relaxed atmosphere offered by Rudd’s Pub. Kelly’s mum had passed away and Jason suggested they be married under a special tree her mum had planted. This created a few challenges as the house had not been occupied and was in need of much attention. After much planning and many hours of working, the vision unfolded and touched all of those present. Another tree was planted to honour the occassion and their were so many other little touches like her mum’s wedding rings tied to Kelly’s bouquet. Kelly loves tea so she spent many days hunting for teapots and cups to use for table decoration. The week before the wedding I happened to meet Helen from Elegant Vintage Hire and we were able to add some more teapots and pretty cups and saucers from her extensive collection. The flowers from Swish were a gorgeous selection of roses, carnations, snap dragons, babies breathe and more in pretty pink, vibrant orange and green. All the dresses were made by one of Kelly’s bridesmaids and gave a real vintage style to the wedding. So much of this wedding was a labour of love with so many people contributing and helping out with set up and pack down and added so much to the atmosphere of the day. It was a wonderful wedding to be invovled in and with our friends Matt & Katie doing the photography and Regan playing at the Reception we felt right at home. I think the best weddings are those where there is a generous spirit to give and help make someones day extra special. This wedding is certainly a testimony of that.

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What a pleasure it was to get together with this gorgeous and head over heels in love couple. We’d been planning this shoot for awhile and waiting on the perfect morning as I knew we needed an early morning frost to have all that lovely fluffy mist. Finally we were able to all pull it together and we were all so happy with the result. This is just a little teaser so stay tuned for more images soon.

Photos by Linley Gordon

Styling by Sharlene from Sweet Stella

Boat from Elegant Vintage Hire Toowoomba.


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When you’re 11, doing something special with your friends i high on the wish list. Ally is just the sweetest young lady and her mum Helen wanted to do something extra special to celebrate. Ten little friends shared in the most gorgeous high tea at Ally’s home followed by heaps of fun with props and their own personal photographer. It was delightful watching the girls enter the room with an overwhelming response to what was in store for them. Strawberry jelly and cream in petite tea cups, chocolates and the most gorgeous looking and tasting macaroons made by a friend all beautifully laid out on pretty cake stands amongst  a collection of tall glass vases, pink mosaic candle holders and sprays of pink and cream roses in white teapots. The best reward for being involved in creating a beautiful celebration like this is witnessing how special all the girls fee, and watching them enjoy each others company and being a part of Ally’s special celebration. Photos are by Danica Cheetham.

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It’s about time I shared some of this wedding which took place at a remote park outside the little town of Pittsworth back in March. The gorgeous bride Megan wanted something different…yah…I like this kind of bride and she wasn’t afraid to step out of the comfort zone of a typical venue. This park was pretty much just long grass and scrub when I first viewed it and no facilities whatsoever, not even a loo. But that is no problem these days as more and more couples opt for the challenge to make their day unique and true to their own style and are willing to embark on the challenges that this kind of wedding provides. For Megan & Haden a whimsical woodlands feel was order for the day and it turned out to be just that with misty light drizzle just as Megan arrived for the ceremony. Thankfully everyone came prepared with umbrella in hand and the afternoon was a continuous dance between the sun and the drizzle. A light afternoon tea followed the relaxed ceremony under the trees and the jade green umbrellas. I must make special mention of Megan’s dress which was stunning as she walked down the isle as the fabric moved beautifully with each step, it was purchased from Spurling. Anyway enjoy and be inspired.

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I met Renee a while back when I helped her out with her little daughter Sunny’s 1st birthday. Renee has a love for shopping inspired by her great sense of style, and she especially has a love for shoes (and quite a collection to prove it… so jealous). So it became obvious to me the direction for a styled personal photoshoot. Let her passion for fashion be forever documented!!!  So hope you enjoy just a glimpse from the afternoon. Photos by Jane Gilbey Photography


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