Brisbane Wedding Decorators Jacaranda wedding styling tips

Guest post by Brisbane Wedding Decorators and Amazing Proposals

Brisbane Wedding Decorators share their Jacaranda wedding styling tips


Jacaranda season in Brisbane conveniently coincides with Brisbane’s most popular wedding months, with these beauties blooming their signature purple florals from around mid-September to early November and what a stunning time of year it is!

In the essence of choosing your wedding theme and colours to compliment your wedding location, every year Brisbane Wedding Decorators get inundated with requests to create ceremony settings to compliment a jacaranda wedding theme.

Nearly every Brisbane park with allocated wedding hire sites has it’s fair share of blooming Jacarandas so choosing a location is a breeze. New Farm Park has an abundance of jacarandas lining the circular road, which also makes for great location photos post ceremony.

This Brisbane Wedding Decorators jacaranda wedding has huge old trees framing the ceremony set up.

Here Brisbane Wedding Decorators have showcased some of their favourite jacaranda inspired ceremony settings to demonstrate how this colour and theme can be coordinated in to the wedding ceremony décor in an elegant and luxurious way.

Our first tip when planning the styling of your jacaranda themed wedding ceremony, is when it comes to adding colour, often less is more.

It can be very tempting to fill your entire ceremony with that gorgeous shade of jacaranda blooms, from the arbour draping through to the bridesmaids dresses, however the colour will actual pop more if it is showcased as a ‘highlight’ colour as opposed to the primary colour.

We love keeping the primary (main) colour of the palette neutral, for example white Americana chairs or clear ghost chairs, and white arbour draping and aisle pillars, incorporating the highlight colour as perfectly coordinated fresh flowers as pictured here.

We love how the lilac and purple fresh flowers in our aisle pillars perfectly compliment the surrounding jacaranda trees while subtlety tying the white and pop of colour together.


Our second tip is to consider patterned bridesmaids dresses or dresses with more than one colour or shade, instead of plain dresses to compliment the elegant mix of colours.

If we’re well in to Jacaranda season and the blooms are falling, we can actually rake these in to the shape of an aisle creating a luxurious aisle to walk down, as pictured here:

Image captured at New Farm Park Rotunda by Brisbane Wedding Decorators Stylist.

Our final tip is that you don’t actually need to add shades of purple for a jacaranda themed wedding. This all white set up looks absolutely stunning framed by the blooming trees.

Wedding Ceremony Styling by Brisbane Wedding Decorators and Amazing Proposals

Photography Brischetto Photography

If you are require a ceremony set up for your Brisbane wedding, that can be custom designed to perfectly suit your ceremony location, the team at Brisbane Wedding Decorators would love to hear from you, head to their website to view their packages and pricing and contact them to confirm availability for your special day.



Summit Restaurant Wedding Ceremony

With Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants


Summit Restaurant Wedding Ceremony with Brisbane City Celebrants Jamie Eastgate. Overlooking Brisbane, the bays and beyond this venue offers an amazing backdrop for couples to say “I Do”. Emily and Ash tied the knot in a sweet and heartfelt ceremony at Summit Restaurant and the connection they shared throughout the ceremony was simply undeniable.

It may have poured down with rain mid ceremony, however they were so full of love for each other that a down pour wasn’t going to dampen this happy couples special day.

I was so happy to receive the following feedback and images from the happy newly weds.

Hi Jamie,

 We cant thank you enough for being our celebrant and doing such a brilliant job. Aside from making the process so easy and stress free, I feel like you really got to know us and made our vows so heart felt and personal ( and of course powering on during the torrential down pore of rain.) Even with the rain you made it perfect for us.

I’ve attached a few photos for you to see,

Thanks again,

Emily & Ash Roberts” Summit Restaurant wedding ceremony, Mt Coot-tha

Anthony Webb Photographer was on hand to capture all these special moments.

Congratulations to the happy newly weds and thank you for choosing me as your Celebrant for your special day.

If you enjoyed this post and are are planning to get married at Summit Restaurant in Mt Coot-tha, Jamie Eastgate from Brisbane City Celebrants would love to hear from you. Contact Jamie now to confirm availability for your special day and to make a time to meet.

A Happiness filled wedding at Roma Street Park

With Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

Melissa and Matt’s wedding at Roma Street Park was filled with happiness. Their ceremony took place on a sunny Brisbane winter afternoon at the Sunset Glade ceremony site at Roma Street Parklands.

Jamie was thrilled to receive the following feedback from the happy couple.

5 STARS “Thank you Jamie. You made our day so easy and listened to what we wanted. You made what could be a stressful day so fun and carefree.”\

Congratulations to the happy newly-weds!

If you enjoyed hearing about this wedding at Roma Street Park, and are looking for a Celebrant for your Brisbane wedding, Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants would love to hear from you. Contact him now to confirm availability for your special day.

PO Cruise Ship Elopement

With Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

Suzanne and Dean travelled from Dunedin in New Zealand to elope at Portside Wharf with the P&O cruise ship glimmering in the background. Their PO cruise ship elopement was relaxed, short and full of love.

The wedding took place exactly 10 years from the date they became a couple and they opted to exchange surprise gifts to each other, with Dean gifting Suzanne a memory charm bracelet, and explained how each individual charm represented her and their relationship together.

Suzanne gifted Dean a watch with the following vows:

Dean, I give you this watch as a symbol of time

Time we have already had together, 10 years to the day

The “about time” from friends and family that we get married

And more importantly, the time we will have in the future together, forever

I love you

The happy couple kindly shared these photos with Jamie along with the following kind feedback:

“I just wanted to thank you for making our day so special and fun. It was exactly what we wanted.”

Following the ceremony the excited newly weds enjoyed some photos along the wharf with their Photography Camera Boy before jumping on the P&O cruise ship together for a week long celebration.

PO Cruise ship elopement with Brisbane City Celebrants

If you enjoyed hearing about this P&O cruise ship elopement and are looking for a Celebrant for your wedding or elopement in Brisbane, Jamie would love to hear from you contact Celebrant Jamie Eastgate to confirm availability for your special day.

Preston Peak Winery Wedding

 Preston Peak Winery Wedding with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate

Jade and Aaron’s Preston Peak Winery wedding was a day full of happiness, celebration and fun!


The couple who met while both training for a half iron man, created a day that was truly ‘them’ with their own unique handmade rustic style decorations for both the ceremony and reception, coupled with injecting their fun personalities in to their day with elements like a custom made floral crown for the resident donkey, and a fire pit for guests to gather around over a wine as the sun set.

“Our ceremony was overlooking the Toowoomba Range with a gorgeous arch way we created.

Jamie and Brisbane City Celebrants were just amazing, everyone loved the ceremony and how it was so Aaron and I. Jamie pre wedding was fantastic and available for any questions or help we required.”





Jade and Aaron wrote personalised wedding vows to each other which they shared for the very first time during their ceremony.

















While the forecast was for a massive amount of rain, unbelievably as Jade arrived with her bridesmaids, the clouds cleared and the sun shone through the dramatic clouds with not a drop of rain to be seen.


Preston Peak Winery has a breath taking backdrop and Jade and Aaron raved about the delicious food they all enjoyed. Photographer Tall Timber Studio was on hand to capture all the happiness of the day.

Brides Dress: Pronovias

Floristry: Sweet Moments

Celebrant: Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

If you enjoyed hearing about this Preston Peak Winery Wedding and are looking for a Celebrant for your wedding in Toowoomba or elsewhere, we would love to hear from you! Contact Brisbane City Celebrants now to confirm availability for your special day.

A Married at First Sight Proposal

The Brisbane Celebrants Directory & Blog Admin team couldn’t be more excited to share this beautiful Married At First Sight proposal featuring the TV Show”s favourite and Brisbane local Keller and his beautiful fiancée Katie.

Tell us how you met, what drew you to each other and how you became a couple:

Katie and I have been friends for so many years, I remember going to band camp with her in grade 4 and we played the clarinet together.

Through high school I used to admire her every day but always knew she was out of my league.

After serving in the military after 6 years and then going on a reality TV show (Married at First Sight Australia) where I learnt how to date properly, I gained a great confidence in myself.

There was a lot of adversity I had to face after what I went through with the TV situation. I was out one night having dinner with the boys and in walks this drop dead gorgeous brunette in a long white dress, I literally had to pick my jaw up off the floor and HAD to talk to her.

Turns out it was Katie and she remembered me, we got to talking as I found out she loves the Beatles and has a full Beatles side tattoo and coincidently I have a full Beatles sleeve tattoo.

I could feel the electricity and chemistry between us so I just grabbed her face and forced a kiss and she kissed me back, time stopped and I knew this was different to anything I had ever felt.

We have spent every single day together ever since

Katie Describe Keller in 3 words

Kind hearted. Character. Bestie


Keller, Describe Katie in 3 words  

Mother. Goddess. Bestie

Tell us about the proposal (from how the surprise was pulled off, to the cars, colour theme, anything what he said and anything/ everything else that made it so special).


The amazing Cara at Brisbane Wedding Decorators and Amazing Proposals were a great help when it came to pulling off something extra special, I was planning on making this special for a long time but with my work I couldn’t put it all together myself.


I called this amazing human for help and honestly it was the best decision I could have very made for this process.

I told her Katie’s favourite colour was yellow and that her favourite flowers were chrysanthemums, and we designed an elegant setting based on this.

We nutted out a plan to tell Katie that we had a photo shoot with each other as I had to get her to get the day off work, luckily I could use my TV story as an excuse as to why we needed a photo shoot.

Cara got me onto Elite car hires owner Don who was more than happy to get us some cars to escort us to the location and add to the unforgettable day. Cara also organised us our wonderful photographer Leanne from Brischetto Photography and the film crew Mitch Richardson Films who have made the most perfect video to remember out special day.

On the day I was ready to go and got picked up by Don in the Lamborghini at 8am and Katie got picked up in the Mustang at 8.20am, giving me enough time to meet the team at the location and make sure everything was going to run perfectly.

I arrived to the most magical set up with Bublé playing in the background there were beautiful flowers and the most stunning arbour set up decorated with an abundance of yellow flowers!

The fine details made it so special even having our names on a “Will you marry me?’ sign, the beautiful yellow flowers with bees buzzing around them and the line of trees in the background, I got out of the car and my hart skipped a beat.

I just looked at it and thought yep this is it this is perfect I even let a tear slip. I got mic’d up by the videographers and waited for Katie to get there. We waited for a while and I thought oh no she had sussed this out and has turned around she’s not coming!! but the team kept me calm and soon enough I saw the mustang driving down the road.

Katie got there and was in full shock and I yelled out “Surprise baby this isn’t a shoot!!”

She walked over to me waiting in front of the sign and I just let my heart go and said everything I felt, how in love I am how she is my world and my best friend how lucky I am to have her and the kids in my life and then dropped down on one knee and popped the question “will you marry me?” ……. Boom she said yes and my heart filled with complete love and satisfaction it was in that moment my life was now complete and I knew I have made the right choice in my life partner because this is going to be us for the rest of our lives and I couldn’t be happier or more certain of anything. The day was perfect and she was even better. I couldn’t have brought it all together without the team, they honestly helped me achieve the most perfect proposal to the one I love most.

Tell us about the ring (describe the ring and tell us why you picked that style)

The ring was hard because I wanted something different and unique that could represent how Katie makes me feel and that she’s not like anyone else I have met so a normal ring wouldn’t do. I went to Prouds the Jewelers where my sister in law works and told her what I wanted.

We went through so many books and I got bits and pieces from all different rings and designed a custom ring which they made.

A heart of diamonds because she has the strongest heart to love me and the kids and honestly anyone else that comes into her life. Also the heart shape is unique like her.

I got pink diamonds put in it for the kids she has 2 of her own and I want 2 of my own. As soon as I saw the diamond I knew it was perfect it was the clearest and best grade money could get and I could not wipe the smile off my face. The hardest thing was when I picked up the ring not blowing the whole plan and proposing to her on the spot as I’m the worst with secrets.

Finally, tell us about the kind of wedding you envisage

Our wedding will be a very small family and friends event at my parents place on their property. We will have a live band who will be my mate max who plays in a Beatles cover band and is flying down from Darwin just for us. We envisage singing and dancing all through the night with the love of our family and close friends. I think there will be nice white chairs set up for everyone and some photo booths and a nice buffet. We will hire a bar to come and cater for everyone’s beverage needs. It will be beautiful elegant and simple, just for us.

Vendor Credits


Proposal Planning Styling Hire & Flowers:

Amazing Proposals and Brisbane Wedding Decorators


Cars Elite Car Hire

Photography Brischetto Photography

Proposal Film Mitch Richardson Films

Engagement Ring: Ashleigh Keller at Proud’s the Jewelers 

Katie’s Hair by Kristis Kuts