Karen Tran in Brisbane!

When Karen Tran came to Brisbane!

With Celebrant Cara Hodge of Brisbane City Celebrants

Karen Tran is an international floral designer who is highly regarded by florists worldwide and who’s glamorous work fills many brides ‘Wedding inspo’ boards on Pinterest.

Within the wedding industry she is quite the star so needless to say there was much excitement when Karen Tran came to Brisbane and hosted a gala dinner dripping with opulence and of course thousands and thousands of flowers.

I was thrilled to be a guest of honour at this stunning event accompanied by other local wedding and international wedding professionals.

The event took place at Hillstone St Lucia, a venue we both know very well as local Celebrants we have performed many weddings here over the years.

Karen Tran Brisbane Event Celebrant Ciara

Celebrant Ciara in awe of the flower wall at the Karen Tran Brisbane Event

The venue was absolutely breath taking, after mingling with fellow guests over a glass of bubbles and canapes I entered though a door way covered by an arch of fresh flowers, and to my surprise I was greeted by a warm and friendly Karen Tran in front of a huge flower wall, full of fresh roses in various pastel shades. I took the opportunity of a photo with the lady herself before taking a walk around the room to take in every magnificent little detail.

Karen Tran Brisbane Event

Karen Tran’s Flower wall at Hillsone St Lucia

A generous team of sponsors had donated their time and expertise to bring the event together which included a company that creates flower walls with artificial flowers, these adorned the ceiling and rear wall while the tables were full of extravagant displays of orchids and roses. Undoubtedly more flowers than I have ever seen in one room in my life!

The food and service was exceptional and I loved getting to meet new people and hearing the stories of their businesses as we all shared so much passion and a love for the wedding industry.

I am so grateful that I got to experience something so special and I have no doubt we will be seeing more of Karen Tran’s signature floral extravaganza style here in QLD as she left such a wonderful impression on everyone that attended.

Cara – Brisbane City Celebrants x

Quirky Hillstone St Lucia Wedding

With Celebrant Cara Hodge of Brisbane City Celebrants

This cute and quirky bride and groom have just had their super sweet wedding featured on Easy Weddings!

Hillstones Wedding with Celebrant Ciara of Brisbane City Celebrants

Hillstones Wedding with Celebrant Cara of Brisbane City Celebrants

Using their woodland animal nicknames as inspiration for their wedding day to perfectly reflect their quirks and personalities. The groom even wrote a very special piece of music for his wife to be, for a string quartet to play as she made her way down the aisle!

You won’t spot me in the fun bunch of photos captured by Anne Bremner Photography because at Brisbane City Celebrants we believe our couples day is 100% about them, not us so I successfully slipped out of camera shot for all the special moments, while still being there to guide them through and ensure everything went seamlessly.

I felt pretty special to be chosen as the Celebrant for this lovely couple as they met with a whole bunch of Celebrants before meeting me and locking me in!

Congratulations to the happy newly weds and thank you for my wonderful 5 star review and for sharing your special day.

Hillstone St Lucia Wedding Review

Hillstone St Lucia Wedding Review

Read all about this super cute, super fun wedding here.

Cara Hodge – Brisbane City Celebrants

If you enjoyed hearing about this quirky Hillstone St Lucia wedding 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.


Recommended Wedding Celebrant – Hillstone St Lucia

Recommended Wedding Celebrant – Hillstone St Lucia

With Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

Being based in Brisbane’s inner West we have been fortunate enough to perform many weddings at local wedding venue Hillstone St Lucia over the years.

Every Hillstone’s wedding is completely unique reflecting the individual love story of each bride and groom and Renee and Ben’s wedding was no exception, full of smiles, laughter and love.

Renee and Ben were kind enough to send through the following photos taken by the lovely Deanne Eastwood with the message:

“We absolutely loved having you as our celebrant. You made the day so special for us.”

The newly weds also provided me with the following a 5 star review and feedback. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to continue to receive such lovely feedback from my couples.

This is their wedding, the most special day of their life and to hear that everything went so perfectly for them is the best feedback a Celebrant can hope for.

Hillstone St Lucia Wedding Celebrant Review

Hillstone St Lucia Wedding Celebrant Review

Hillstones Wedding with Brisbane Celebrant Jamie Eastgate

Hillstones Wedding with Brisbane Celebrant Jamie Eastgate.
Images: Photos By Dee

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The happy couple arranged for their families to assist by arriving early and decorating the Hillstone St Lucia Courtyard with an abundance of intricate decor to compliment their light blue colour theme.

Congratulations Renee and Ben and thank you for choosing me as your Celebrant for your Hillstone St Lucia wedding, and a huge thank you for taking the time to send through your photos and write such an amazing review for me, it makes me so happy to hear that you had such a fantastic day.

If you are looking for a recommended Wedding Celebrant for a Hillstone St Lucia wedding or a wedding anywhere in Brisbane, please contact Brisbane City Celebrants. They would love to hear from you.