The gardens of North Toolburra are looking magnificent.
The gardens of North Toolburra are looking magnificent. Linda Mantova

Wedding gold for Australian Diamond, Laura Geitz

QUEENSLAND Firebirds and Australian Diamonds netball player, and former Allora girl, Laura Geitz, has chosen the magnificent gardens of the historic North Toolburra property, west of Warwick, to hold her wedding reception on Saturday, December 22.

Laura and fiance, rugby player Mark Gilbride, will say "I do" at the Scots College Chapel in a formal ceremony at 3.30pm, before their 150 guests will move to North Toolburra for the reception.

Laura said she was getting excited about the upcoming nuptials.

"Everything is going to plan, and I'm just home for a few days to finalise the last details," she said when the Bush Telegraph spoke to her last Thursday.

"My wedding dress is arriving tomorrow, and I'm counting down the sleeps," Laura said.

Guests at the much anticipated wedding will include Laura's team-mates from the Queensland Firebirds, which Laura has just been named captain of for 2013, many of the Australian Diamonds squad, plus other players from the netball fraternity.

Laura said New Idea magazine had the exclusive rights to the wedding, which would be spectacular.

Owners of North Toolburra, Jackie Chard and Jim Wedge, have been invited to what has been described as the wedding of the year for the local region.

"It was nice to be invited, and we are looking forward to it," Jackie said.

"We have been working hard in the garden to get things looking lovely. Laura and her mum, Juanita, were out yesterday to have a look around and to decide where they would have the photos taken.

"They want fairly country scenes and there are plenty of those on the property," Jackie said.

She said given there has been no rain to speak of in recent months, the gardens were looking magnificent.

"We are excited to be hosting Laura and Mark's wedding reception at North Toolburra," Jackie said.



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