Woodland Wedding

With Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

It was such an honour to be invited to collaborate with such a passionate team of Brisbane Wedding Vendors for this styled intimate romantic woodland wedding shoot and what a fun day it was too!

Janette from Olive Rose Weddings & Events was the visionary behind this shoot and being a dog lover myself it was great to have a very special guest ‘Fury’ the dog to join us, all dressed up with her very own flower crown made by florist Miss Popsy.

The floral design on the stationary by Paper Alphabet replicated the floral arrangements to precision!

The wooden circular arbour designed by ceremony stylists Brisbane Wedding Decorators was adorned with fresh floral and feather arrangements by Miss Popsy, perfectly framed the bride and groom and created a truly romantic setting for both the wedding ceremony as the bride and groom read laughed and shared vows with each other.

The circular arbour also created a gorgeous backdrop for the cutting of the amazing black and gold cake by Cake My Day By Jo.

The bride was dressed by Jordanna Regan Couture with gold hair accessories and earrings by Wendy Louise Designs with hair and make up by the lovely Lainie Hogan.

The groom was dressed by Black Jacket Suiting and together they looked picture perfect for a romantic woodland wedding as Wendy B Photography captured them posing playfully in the long grass fields as the sunset.

Special mention to the models who brought the woodland wedding shoot to life, Amanda Vos, Joe Somers and Fury the dog.

If you are looking for a Celebrant for your special day, be in a woodland wedding or otherwise, Jamie Eastgate would love to hear from you, contact him now to confirm availability for your special day.

A heartfelt Mt Coot-tha wedding

A heartfelt Mt Coot-tha wedding ceremony with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate

The team from White Lace Films did an impeccable job in capturing Maureen and David’s heartfelt ceremony that took place at the Pavilion at Summit Restaurant in Mt Coot-tha. They each wrote the most amazing vows to each other which they shared for the very first time right here – absolute romantics and so perfectly captured.

Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you for choosing me as your Celebrant for your Heartfelt Mt Coot-tha wedding, it really was such a memorable day.

View more on this wedding including all the photos in our blog post here.

If you enjoyed hearing about this heartfelt Mt Coot-tha wedding ceremony and are looking for a Celebrant for your Brisbane wedding, Jamie would love to hear from you.

Contact Brisbane City Celebrants for more information and to confirm availability for your special day.

 

A stylish same sex Brisbane wedding

 A stylish same sex Brisbane wedding with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate

It was such an honour to be a part of Paul and Paul’s stylish same sex Brisbane wedding as they celebrated their commitment and happiness by tying the knot in the presence of a large gathering of family and friends that all mean the world to them.

Paul and Paul celebrated their commitment in a glamorous and stylish ceremony at Brisbane’s exquisite Cloudland venue with a dream team of wedding suppliers to ensure their day was nothing short of amazing.

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Paul and Paul’s same Sex Wedding at Cloudland. Images by Studio Impressions Photography

Paul and Paul kindly provided the following glowing testimonial for their Celebrant Jamie Eastgate:

“Our Celebrant Jamie Eastgate from Brisbane City Celebrants was wonderful! He was professional, warm and caring. His ability to speak in front of everyone was perfect and eloquent.

Communication between us and Brisbane City Celebrants was regular and genuine. A personal and sincere interest in your life and how your wedding plans were coming together was apparent and appreciated during our correspondence leading up to our special day. We were so, so, so happy we went with Brisbane City Celebrants!”

Paul & Paul – Cloudland Wedding Grooms

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Paul and Paul’s tell us about their wedding ceremony:

“We all walked down the aisle paired off, hand in hand with 16 Strings quartet playing ‘I can’t help falling in love’ by Elvis.

16 Strings quartet are amazingly skilled and having them there made the whole ceremony experience feel so much more special.

Having someone play a song for you just feels so much more personal. We were absolutely blown away and so glad we made the choice to have a string quartet.

Our ceremony was sentimental, light hearted, fashionable and in part comical! This perfectly reflects our life together and our relationship, so it was very fitting and very ‘us’. During the ceremony there were both heartfelt tears and roars of laughter, we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Our Celebrant Jamie Eastgate from Brisbane City Celebrants was wonderful! He was professional, warm and caring. His ability to speak in front of everyone was perfect and eloquent.

Our advice to other couples planning their wedding – Don’t cut any corners! You only want one wedding so do it exactly how you want. We also found it was great for everyone to have the ceremony and reception all at the one venue. Don’t select a service from a provider purely because it’s the cheapest, do your research and make sure you choose the best. It really pays off!

We loved EVERYTHING about our special day!”

Paul and Paul carefully selected an amazing ‘dream team’ of wedding vendors to enable them to turn their dream wedding in to reality, and from their fantastic feedback all their hard work and planning certainly paid off.

We would like to give a very special mention to Studio Impressions Photography who were a dream to work with and kind enough to allow us to share their images here.

We were so excited to hear that Paul and Paul’s immaculately captured wedding was featured in Bride to Be magazine!

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The feature shares the story of the surprise proposal that took place at Paul’s 30th birthday party, the romance of sipping on French champagne in Paris while shopping for Paul’s engagement ring at Cartier and how Sex & the City’s Charlotte’s black mermaid style bridesmaid dress was their inspiration for their ‘groomsmaids’.

The connection between the 2 grooms throughout the ceremony was captivating! There were tears, smiles and roars of laughter.

Cloudland was a perfect fit for the owners of a leading Gold Coast hairdressing salon, being fashionable and sophisticated it provided the perfect atmosphere for both their ceremony and reception to take place.

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A ceremony full of love and laughter is a recipe for happily ever after. Their love shined throughout the ceremony which was only enhanced by the guests glowing with pride and happiness for the two grooms.

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Bride to Be Magazine feature.

Hear all about Paul and Paul’s amazing day and what they had to say about their special day and their dream team of wedding vendors on Polka Dot Groom.

Brisbane City Celebrants believe that everyone should have the opportunity to have their relationship recognised and celebrated. If Brisbane City Celebrants are the kind of Celebrants that you would like to officiate your same sex wedding in Brisbane, we would absolutely love to hear from you, contact us now to confirm availability.

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We are so happy to see their amazing wedding featured on the awesome Polka Dot Groom wedding blog!

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The dream team for this very special day included the following wedding vendors:

Photographer: Studio Impressions Wedding Celebrant: Brisbane City Celebrants  Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cloudland Hairstylist: Paul and Paul DJ: Explosive Entertainment Ceremony Musicians: 16 Strings  Entertainment: Epic Creations  Videographer: Kaz Films  Cake: Cake Tiers and Sugar Blooms

If you enjoyed hearing about this stylish same sex Brisbane wedding and are looking for a Celebrant for your special day, Brisbane City Celebrants Jamie would love to hear from you. Contact Jamie now to make a time to meet and start planning your own unique ceremony.

Intimate wedding on a mountain top

With Cara Hodge of Brisbane City Celebrants
What an amazing day it was helping Susie and Trent tie the knot in an intimate wedding on a mountain top at Mt Coot-tha, in the company of their immediate family.
That backdrop is simply amazing, as was the couples connection as they became husband and wife.
Big thanks to the girls at Papillon Studio for capturing this special moment.
Following the intimate ceremony, the happy bride and groom headed to the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens at the base of Mt Coot-tha for their wedding photo shoot with their photographers, before joining their close group of guests at Summit Mt Coot-tha’s outdoor pavilion for a coverred outdoor style reception with delicious food and stunning views. Thank you to Susie and Trent for kindly sending this beautiful photo of your Mt Coot-tha wedding to me. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your relaxed and intimate wedding so much!

If you enjoyed this post and are looking for a Celebrant like Cara that is located just a short 5 minute drive from this venue (we believe it’s particularly important to have a local Celebrant during the summer months when the Brisbane weather is less predictable). Brisbane City Celebrants have performed many weddings at this venue with a view and would love to hear from you, contact us now to confirm availability for your special day. Congratulations to the happy newly-weds! Cara – Brisbane City Celebrants

Surprise Gay Wedding

Oh how I loved working with these two gorgeous girls in planning their surprise gay wedding.

Guests thought they were attending a surprise 30th birthday for one of the girls, only to discover the surprise was on them and they were actually about to witness a wedding!
The two brides went dress shopping separately and got ready separately as per wedding tradition so they both got to take in that WOW moment as their eyes met at opposite ends of the aisle.
This same sex wedding took place in the function space at the Foxy Bean in Woolloongabba which was simply perfect.

What an amazing surprise for all those present and such a special wedding ♡Congratulations to the new Mrs & Mrs!

Cara Hodge – Brisbane City Celebrants

If you enjoyed this post and looking for a Celebrant that is passionate about pulling off the ultimate surprise wedding and can fit in inconspicuously with your guests if need be, before the surprise is revealed, or perhaps you are looking for a Brisbane Celebrant that truly believes in marriage equality, Brisbane City Celebrants would love to hear from you. Contact Brisbane City Celebrants now to confirm availability for your special day.

 

Summit Mt Coot-tha Wedding with Jamie

With Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

It was an absolute privilege being the Celebrant for Maureen and David’s intimate and heartfelt Summit Mt Coot-tha wedding.

The happy couple married at Summit Restaurant on the top of Mt Coot-tha on a clear Summers day with sweeping views of Brisbane in the backdrop.

The happy couple enjoyed a first look photo shoot in the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens with their photographer Jonas Peterson where David walked up to Maureen and they locked eyes as bride and groom for the first time in this intimate setting.

First look shoots are increasingly popular with couples who love the idea of having their location photos take place earlier in the day, so once the ceremony concludes they aren’t separated from their guests and they can get straight in to the celebrations. It’s also great for the guests as it usually means a later ceremony that transitions straight in to the reception with no waiting in between.

The couple wrote thoughtful, heartfelt, emotional and meaningful vows to each other. There were tears, laughter and above all else they both glowed with love!

Congratulations to the happy newlyweds and thank you for choosing me for your Summit Mt Coot-tha wedding.

Jamie Eastgate – Brisbane City Celebrants

If you enjoyed hearing about this heartfelt wedding ceremony and are looking for a Celebrant for your Brisbane wedding, Jamie would love to hear from you. Contact Brisbane City Celebrants for more information and to confirm availability for your special day.