With Celebrant Cara Hodge of Brisbane City Celebrants
I remember the first time I met Rosie and Ernie, a super cute crazy in love couple who oozed happiness. So when we discussed the kind of ceremony they envisaged it fitted like a jigsaw that they were looking for a simple, fun and happy wedding “nothing too stiff” I recall Rosie saying.
We bounced around ideas and I loved that they really got me in to a super creative zone as I prepared their ceremony script, ensuring it reflected and respected their love for each other while maintaining a fun and happy vibe.
On the day I arrived at their wedding at Cherbon Waters in Burbank, and was greeted with a rotunda overlooking a lake that had been sweetly decorated by the couple and their close friends the previous day. There’s always something very personal about weddings that incorporate a little bride and groom DIY.
As the guests began to arrive, we received a call advising us that the bride and bridesmaids were running a little late so the groomsmen and myself did our best to keep the groom occupied while we waited to keep his nerves at bay.
While we waited Ernie told me “as soon as met you we felt relaxed in your presence and knew we wanted you as your Celebrant, which is exactly how I feel right now” it put a huge smile on my dial hearing that he felt relaxed, as I truly believe if brides and grooms can put the nerves aside and relax, they can really enjoy every special moment of their ceremony.
Before the ceremony started I asked Ernie if he had any tissues on him ‘just in case’ to which he responded, “no, I won’t cry, but Rosie might”, I handed him some tissues and whispered to him to take these just in case you need to wipe a tear from Rosie or from his very proud mother (who was sat in the front row proudly beaming with love).
Rosie arrived and walked down the aisle looking absolutely radiant, while the excited guests cheered!
Their fun and happy ceremony was a huge hit with with their awesome crowd, and even Ernie completely surprised himself by shedding a few happy tears!
The newlyweds looked over the moon with happiness as I pronounced them husband and wife and they made their way back down the aisle where they were greeted with a shower of bubbles and congratulated by their guests.
Wishing the newlyweds every happiness for their future together and thank you for choosing me as your Celebrant for your Cherbon Waters Wedding
A huge thank you to the team at Jonas C. Photography for being so wonderful to work with, for capturing these beautiful images which truly capture the essence of the day and for being so kind as to allow us to share these images here.
If you are thirsty to see more from this super happy wedding, check out Jonas C’s blog post here.
In the meantime here are a few favourites from the day.
Rosie and Ernies dream team included the following Brisbane wedding vendors (as credited by Jonas C):
Super talented Photographer : Jonas C. Photography
Second Shooter : Joshua Easton
Wedding Venue : Cherbon Waters, Burbank QLD
The happy & fun Celebrant : Cara from Brisbane City Celebrants
Hair & Makeup Artist : My Hair Affair
Bouquet : Redland Bay Florist
Wedding Cake : Jocelyn’s Provision
Wedding dress : Babushka Ballerina
Decor : Rosie + Awesomesauce Friends + Family
If you enjoyed hearing about this happy, relaxed and love filled wedding, Cara would love to hear from you. Contact Brisbane City Celebrants for more information and to confirm availability for your special day.