Relaxed Eat Streets Wedding

Relaxed Eat Streets Wedding

With Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

Rachelle and Jamie tell us all about their relaxed Eat Streets wedding, beginning with a relaxed and upbeat ceremony that took place at the adjoining Macarthur Park at Northshore Harbour.

We wanted our wedding day to be young at heart, fun, and relaxed, much like us.

Our ceremony took place on the lawn at Northshore Park near the Northshore Ferry Terminal. We envisioned something simple but beautiful, where the focus was on us and the love we have for each other. We had a wonderful ceremony officiated by Jamie Eastgate Brisbane City Celebrants.

Cara at Brisbane Wedding Decorators created our ceremony setup which was just beautiful, and exactly what I was hoping for. The simple ceremony arbour decor really let the background and the bridal party shine!

Thankfully the weather was sunny and mild, as we didn’t have a wet weather backup plan, and the weather was predicting afternoon showers right up until the day! We had a short and heartfelt ceremony and it was so wonderful to have our families on both sides celebrate together.

Reception

Our reception was held in the beautiful Riverdeck at Eat Street Markets. We have always loved Eat Street Markets for it’s good food and fun atmosphere, so it was perfect for our reception!

Many of our guests had never been there before, so it was a big hit with them!

We had some time between the ceremony and reception for our guests to explore the markets, and then had a variety of platters from the food vendors in the reception area.

We have always loved being outdoors and looking up at the stars, so we chose a silver and navy night sky theme for the wedding.

The Riverdeck had gorgeous wooden tables, decorated with lanterns with pineapples, ferns and fairy lights. It was so quirky and different, we loved it! They also had a beautiful bar in the room wrapped in vines and flowers, and the lanterns on the ceiling gave the room a very special feel.

We had so many people saying ‘congratulations’ and clapping for us as we walked around, even the food vendors in their stalls were yelling out and cheering, and it gave the night such a special feel.

While we were getting our photos done there was a lady who came up to us with her daughter, who wanted to say hi because she thought I was a real princess, so we said hi and had a little chat. It was little moments like that that really made the day feel even more special than it already was!

We had a cocktail reception with share platters from Eat Street Markets vendors, including oysters from Shuck All Oyster Bar, antipasto from Pizza/Pasta, Asian inspired finger foods from Tokyo Tucka, and chicken wings, pork belly and zucchini chips from Poulet and Porc. We also had a number of guests go out and get food that they saw that they couldn’t leave without trying!

 

Cake

The cake was an amazing creation by Karlee’s Cupcakes.

I think people thought we were a bit odd when we mentioned having a navy blue wedding cake, but Karlee has such a unique style, we knew she could pull it off!!

We had a 16 inch navy and white decorated cutting cake with a custom made “Mr & Mrs Parker” cake topper, and white and navy cupcakes for the guests with silver edible glitter.

The cupcakes were a HUGE hit, as we had a little surprise for our guests: anyone who ate the blue cupcakes temporarily had their mouths turn blue! It was all fun and games until my 18-month-old son came up to me with a blue mouth!

Wedding Vendors

Ceremony Styling by Cara at Brisbane Wedding Decorators

Marriage Celebrant Jamie at Brisbane City Celebrants

Photography by Naomi V Photography

Wedding Dress by Wendy Makin Bridal

Hair by Bethany Prickett Makeup Artist

Makeup by Fine Line Beauty by Amy

Cake by Karlee’s Kupcakes

Flowers by Elizabeth Rose Bridal

Reception at The River Deck Eat Street Northshore

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

Mt Coot-tha Elopements

Mt Coot-tha Elopements

With Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

The Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens boasts a wide variety of lush greenery and botanical goodness, making the gardens an ideal spot for weddings and also doubles as a great spot for post wedding photos. There are 3 ceremony lawns that can be booked through the council for weddings, which now include use of ceremony chairs. As the Mt Coot-tha ceremony lawns, tend to be surplus to the needs of eloping couples, instead, couples are choosing their favourite little spot to arrive at with their 2 witnesses, Photographer and Celebrant to tie the knot in a short, relaxed and stress-free ceremony, often followed by an intimate celebration lunch or dinner at the top of Mt Coot-tha at Summit Restaurant.

Today Celebrant Jamie is sharing some recent Mt Coot-tha elopements with us.

Jen & Ryan

5 STAR REVIEW – “Jamie was very professional and helpful. Assisted us with all our needs and minimised the stress leading up to the eventful day. Highly recommend anyone who is looking for a celebrant who is both mindful and professional with flexibility.” Jen & Ryan

Mt Coot-tha elopement with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate. Images by Blank Canvas Photography

Saskia and James

We chose a small, intimate wedding ceremony to focus solely on us and our relationship. There were a few practical reasons why we decided to have a small, intimate ceremony such as our extended families living in different countries and the sheer cost of a traditional ceremony and reception.

5 STAR REVIEW “Jamie at Brisbane City Celebrants was extremely professional from the moment we first made contact with him about our planned private wedding ceremony. He was very quick to respond to our emails and professional in his communication.

When we met Jamie to discuss what we wanted for our ceremony, he was extremely personable and showed genuine excitement and interest in what we wanted. Jamie also organised all the necessary paperwork for our marriage and was always prompt when sending or receiving anything.
He also supplied us a helpful vow writing worksheet and lots of extra information that really made the entire experience stress-free and easy to manage.

We customised our vows and the ceremony entirely to our own preferences (besides the legally required sections). It was a perfect ceremony that went exactly the way we imagined in no small part to Jamie’s fantastic, beautiful personal service.

We would highly recommend Jamie as a Celebrant for anybody’s future marriage ceremony.” Saskia and James

Having what some might consider a ‘non-traditional’ wedding highlights our unique personalities and traits. A private ceremony appealed to us because we could get married stress-free knowing that the day was relaxed and natural, rather than having to worry about following standard protocol and tradition.

Saskia and James share more on their Mt Coot-tha elopement including their beautiful vows with us on an earlier blog post here. Images by Blank Canvas Photography

Maylea and Fergus

5 STAR REVIEW – “Jamie made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Everything was made simple and stress-free for us – Jamie took care of everything! His easygoing personality helped make our little ceremony perfect – Thankyou Jamie!” Maylea & Fergus

Image: Karley Peters Photography

If you are looking to elope in Brisbane or perhaps even considering your own Mt Coot-tha elopement, Jamie Eastgate from Brisbane City Celebrants would love to hear from you.

Contact Jamie for more information and to confirm availability for your special day.

An intimate Brisbane Elopement

An intimate Brisbane Elopement

With Celebrant Jamie Eastgate Brisbane City Celebrants

The adorable Saskia and James are sharing their inspiration for their sweet elopement style wedding ceremony which took place in Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens.

We chose a small, intimate wedding ceremony to focus solely on us and our relationship. There were a few practical reasons why we decided to have a small, intimate ceremony such as our extended families living in different countries and the sheer cost of a traditional ceremony and reception.

The main thing is we believe that everybody’s wedding should be a reflection of their relationship.

This loved up duo arrived together hand in hand.

Our Celebrant Jamie Eastgate was extremely professional from the moment we first made contact with him about our planned private wedding ceremony. Jamie was extremely personable and showed genuine excitement and interest in what we envisioned for our day.

He supplied lots of extra information that really made the entire experience stress-free and easy to manage, including a helpful vow writing worksheet.

Here are the vows we wrote to each other:

James Vows to Saskia

Saskia, I promise that I will be a loving husband to you from this day forth forever. You are a headstrong, determined and inspiring woman who has opened my eyes to the best of this world. Ever since we first met, you have been by my side, as I grow into the man I am on this day, and into the future. I promise to always have you by my side. Together we can accomplish anything, and continue to experience the best of this world through each other. Today, I promise to love, support and respect you for the rest of my life.

Saskia’s vows to James

James, I am so proud to take you as my husband. I love your caring nature, your enthusiasm and your passion. When I’m with you, I can be the person I want to be. Thank you for being who you are. You have helped me become the person I am today. You bring out the best in me, and I cannot imagine my life without you. I promise to always have you by my side; to be with you forever, just as you are. Today, I promise to love, support and respect you for the rest of my life.

A friend and our Photographer were official witnesses which kept our ceremony intimate and relaxed.

Our ceremony was perfect and went exactly the way we imagined!

Having what some might consider a ‘non-traditional’ wedding highlights our unique personalities and traits. A private ceremony appealed to us because we could get married stress-free knowing that the day was relaxed and natural, rather than having to worry about following standard protocol and tradition.

Celebrant Jamie Eastgate Brisbane City Celebrants

Photography Blank Canvas Photography

 

If you are planning a Brisbane elopement or wedding and are looking for a Celebrant for your special day, Celebrant Jamie Eastgate Brisbane City Celebrants would love to hear from you.

Contact Jamie now to confirm availability for your special day.

 

 

Two Brides Celebrate Marriage Equality

With Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

Two Brides Celebrate Marriage Equality

This light filled romantic styled shoot took place on the banks of the Brisbane river just along from the stunning waterfront venue, Medley Cafe with real couple Fiona and Megan. Created to showcase the contrast of simple pure white daytime styling and to showcase Brisbane wedding professionals that support marriage equality and are committed to providing same-sex couples with an exceptional experience.

Despite being new to being new to being professional captured, real couple Fiona and Megan shared the most beautiful love filled connection. 

The shoot began with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants guiding the couple through a ceremony, amidst the all-white ceremony set up created by Brisbane Wedding Decorators, with a simple white arbour draped with hanging lengths of fresh orchids and ivory rose heads, perfectly framing the loved-up two brides.

Low boxed white fresh floral arrangements lined the fresh rose petal aisle and the custom laser etched wooden sign by Rustic at Heart created the perfect welcome, and set the tone for a relaxed and enjoyable day. 

Simple coordinated greenery bouquets were created by Flora Organika with a combination of natives and textured botanicals, which looked and smelt divine.  

The brides looked spectacular in their beautiful Goddess by Nature Chloe and Celeste gowns, with intricate detailing and playful low backs. The elegant custom-made jewellery by Redki completed the look perfectly. 

Brightly coloured confetti cannons were let off by Celebrant Jamie as the gorgeous brides made their way back down the aisle together, which really brought the celebration of marriage equality to life, hence naming this shoot: two brides celebrate marriage equality!

Gorgeous Brisbane waterfront venue Medley Café & Restaurant was the perfect spot for the styled reception luncheon, with gorgeous stationary and place names designed by the talented creative at Rustic at Heart and how adorable are the Mrs and Mrs Chair signs by Brisbane Wedding Decorators on the gorgeous clear ghost chairs!  

 

We are thrilled to announce these lovely girls got engaged shortly after the shoot took place and we wish them every happiness for a marriage as beautiful as their wedding will no doubt be. 

Thank you to all these amazing equality friendly wedding vendors for creating and sharing this exciting collaboration.  If you are planning a same-sex wedding in Brisbane, you can rest assured you are in very capable hands with anyo of the following Brisbane wedding vendors.

 

Styling & Décor Hire–  Brisbane Wedding Decorators     

Celebrant – Jamie Eastgate Brisbane City Celebrants

Dresses Goddess By Nature

Hair & Tanning Laa Hair Boutique 

Venue Medley Café & Restaurant

Florist Flora Organika

Jewellery Redki – Couture Jewellery

Make upMumma Make Up Brisbane

Stationary The Rustic at Heart

Real Couple Fiona and Megan Fi & Megan  

If you are planning a same-sex wedding in Brisbane, equality friendly Brisbane Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants would love to be your Celebrant for your special day. Contact Jamie to confirm availability for your special day.

Gardens Club Wedding

Gardens Club Wedding with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

Gardens Club Wedding

Such an amazing day for Emily and Jonathan’s summer wedding with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate at The Gardens Club in Brisbane City’s Botanical Gardens.

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Thank you to the happy newlyweds for the 5 star review and kind feedback:

“You were such a pleasure to work with and made the process very easy by sending us the guide to work out our vows and the ceremony run sheet made it easy for us to work out how the ceremony would unfold. 

We had a fantastic wedding! You made the guests laugh and the ceremony took just the right amount of time 🙂 

I have attached a few photos from the wedding and I also left a 5 star review on the Brisbane City Celebrants Facebook page.”

Emily and Jonathan – Gardens Club Wedding

Congratulations to the happy newlyweds and thank you for sharing these amazing photos captured by Mac Loxton Photography from your very special day.

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“Jamie, Thank you so much for being such an easy going, professional Celebrant. You gave us great ideas for the ceremony, which turned out to be contemporary and authentic which was just how we envisioned.” Jono & Emily

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Image taken at The Stamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel

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I love how Mac Loxton has captured the genuine happiness of the newlyweds, what a feast for the eyes these images are!

Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you for choosing me to be your Celebrant at your Gardens Club wedding.

Jamie Eastgate – Brisbane City Celebrants

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If you enjoyed this real wedding feature and are looking for a Celebrant for your Brisbane wedding, Celebrant Jamie Eastgate would love to hear from you. Contact Jamie for more information and to confirm availability for your wedding.

Landing at Dockside Wedding Ceremony

Landing at Dockside Wedding Ceremony

With Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

Congratulations Jamie on receiving such wonderful feedback from your couples.

Jamie tells us, it seriously makes his day whenever he receives feedback and kind words like this from his couples.

“Thank you so much for everything! We could not have asked for better Celebrant” Jon & Mandy – Landing at Dockside Wedding Ceremony

Jon and Mandy’s special day was beautifully captured by Susie Yang Photographer. Susie captured one of the most stunning images we’ve ever seen of the grooms reaction to his beautiful bride walking down the aisle towards him, a truly gorgeous couple!

What an adorable little ring bearer!

There is no doubt from these stunning images that a great day and night was had by all, congratulations to the happy newly-weds.

If you enjoyed seeing this wedding, you can view more weddings with Jamie here.

If you are looking for a Celebrant for your Landing at Dockside Wedding ceremony, or your wedding elsewhere in Brisbane Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants would love to hear from you, contact Jamie for more information and to confirm availability for your special day.

Customs House Wedding Ceremony

Customs House Wedding Ceremony with Celebrant Jamie

Incredibly this happy couple planned their entire Customs House wedding ceremony with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate whilst being based overseas. Using state of the art Celebrant software, Brisbane City Celebrants assist many overseas and interstate couples with the necessary marriage paperwork (known as the NOIM form).

Hallmark Photography captured the following images of the happy couples special day at Customs House.

What a magical day for a Customs House wedding ceremony with Celebrant Jamie. If you are planning a Brisbane wedding for interstate or overseas and are looking for a Celebrant for your special day, Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants will happily guide you through the process and would love to hear from you.

You can view more wedding ceremonies performed by Jamie here and contact Brisbane City Celebrants Jamie Eastgate for more information and 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.