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.

 

 

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

A small and intimate Brisbane Elopement

With Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

I loved being a part of this small and intimate Brisbane elopement and am so excited to have just received this fantastic review from the happy newlyweds.

My fiancee and I ran away to Brisbane and eloped in late December. Jamie was fantastic he responded with useful suggestions and recommendations, which was particularly helpful as we were coordinating this from overseas.

The ceremony, while very simple, was exactly what we were after. The day was perfect. Thanks Jamie.”

A Brisbane elopement with Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

A Brisbane elopement with Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants. Image: Lover of Mine.

The wedding took place in the company of just 2 witnesses, the photographer Anthony Hoang and myself which made for a super relaxed, short and sweet ceremony.

At the couples request the ceremony involved simply the legal wording and exchanging of rings while the bride and groom looked lovingly in to each others eyes. Within minutes they were married.

There was no need for a crowd at this wedding as the witnesses and photographer more than made up for one, excitedly bursting in to celebratory cheers and applause the moment I pronounced them husband and wife.

Brisbane elopement ceremony with Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants. Images kindly provided by Lover of Mine.

The bride and groom beamed with happiness during their Brisbane elopement with Jamie – Brisbane City Celebrants.
Images kindly provided by Lover of Mine.

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Following the ceremony the couple accompanied Anthony Hoang from Lover of Mine to nearby UQ for a post wedding photo shoot where he captured these stunning photos.

Brisbane elopement ceremony with Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants. Images kindly provided by Lover of Mine.

Brisbane elopement ceremony with Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants.
Images kindly provided by Lover of Mine.

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The newlyweds then celebrated with an intimate lunch for 2 at a nearby restaurant. I can’t imaging a more relaxed wedding day!

Congratulations to the happy newlyweds!

If you too love the idea of eloping in Brisbane with a simple and relaxed ceremony on a private deck, Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants would love to hear from you.

Brisbane City Celebrants Recommendation

A huge thank you to this lovely couple for the 5 star review.

 

A Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Elopement with Cara Hodge

A Brisbane City Botanic Gardens Elopement with Cara Hodge

With Celebrant Cara Hodge of Brisbane City Celebrants

It was such a beautiful day for love birds Julie and Terry to become husband and wife in a very intimate Brisbane City Botanic Gardens elopement at The Wedding Lawn.

The sweet couple traveled from Sydney to elope here in Brisbane, as they hold fond memories of their times together in Brisbane in the earlier days of their relationship. Not to mention  the fact that we’ve barely had a drop of rain here in the last 3 months, so they were practically guaranteed clear blue skies and sunshine.

To assist with their elopement in Brisbane, I organised their 2 witnesses 2 lovely friends of mine who really enjoyed being a part of the couples special day. The happy couple wrote the sweetest vows which they read to each other before being pronounced husband and wife. Their huge smiles never left their faces and show just how happy and deeply in love this couple are.

The newlyweds were kind enough to invite us to join them for a celebratory drink at the Stamford Plaza Hotel before they made their way to Customs House for an intimate reception for 2.

Wishing you both all the very best for your future together and thank you for choosing me to be your Celebrant.

Ciara Hodge, Authorised Marriage Celebrant, Brisbane City Celebrants

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