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.

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!

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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.”

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

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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.

Stamford Plaza Wedding on a rainy day

Stamford Plaza Brisbane Wedding with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate

Sarah and John planned a garden wedding overlooking the Brisbane river at Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza Hotel. When their big day arrived the rain clouds gathered and their ceremony was moved indoors. As you can see their Stamford Plaza wedding on a rainy day was so full of love and laughter that the rain didn’t dampen their day one little drop!

” I think this photo sums up how much fun and laughter we had on the day! Jamie from Brisbane City Celebrants was amazing! He is so funny, kind and professional. We are really glad we chose Brisbane City Celebrants for our wedding day. I can’t recommend them highly enough, the whole process was very easy. Thank you very much for making our day so special.”

Image by Jenny Cuerel Photography

If you enjoyed hearing about this Stamford Plaza wedding with Celebrant Jamie Eastgate and are looking for a Celebrant for your special day, Jamie would love to hear from you. Contact Celebrant Jamie Eastgate now to confirm availability for your special day.