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.