Jamie Eastgate and Ciara Hodge (pronounced Kirra like the beach!) are young, experienced and professional Brisbane Marriage Celebrants, who love what they do and are passionate about being the best Brisbane Celebrants they can be.

Hear for yourself what Jamie and Ciara’s happy couples have to say as they kindly share their perfect day with you in Real Weddings and the lovely feedback received below from Brisbane City Celebrants clients.

Brisbane City Celebrants Testimonials

Jamie, Sarah and I would sincerely like to thank you for the service you provided, up to and including the wedding day. Everything was simple and well thought out and in the end we had exactly the wedding day we wanted. The service was wonderful and everybody had a great time so we couldn’t be happier.
All the best to you both and we will absolutely be recommending you to our friends. Mr & Mrs T, married at New Farm Park Rotunda 9.2.13

Jamie, Thank you for the amazing job you did. Everyone has commented on the beautiful atmosphere we had during the ceremony, big thanks to you for that Jamie! Mr & Mrs D, married at Byron Bay Surf Club, Byron Bay 2.3.13 

Hi Jamie, thank you so much for everything you did for us, from making the legal paperwork a breeze, to all the tips and advice and not to mention for calming Dan’s nerves on the day. We said in our speeches how the ceremony was amongst the most precious moments of our life (along with the arrival of baby Mia) and we can’t thank you enough for making our day full of memories we will always treasure. We will be recommending you to every bride to be we know, thank you.

L&D married at New Farm Park Rotunda, New Farm, September 2012

Hi Jamie, wow what an amazing day we are still on cloud 9! we are over the moon with how everything went perfectly to plan, thank you for all your assistance on the day. You went above and beyond not only with the ceremony that suited us perfectly but also all the little things you did like having our bridal party perfectly in their places, having the ceremony music under control and for organising the 120 guests on the day. All your efforts certainly paid off in helping everything run so smoothly on the day. I have attached a great photo of you presenting the wedding that one of the guests took that you are welcome to use. Thanks again for everything we are so grateful to have had such an excellent Celebrant for our wedding.

G&L married at Harry Oakman Pavillions, Roma Street Parklands, October 2012

Ciara, thank you for sending through the ceremony, it is beautiful and you’ve captured exactly what we wanted! I cried when I read it, thank you so much I am even more excited about our wedding day now.

H&L married at Stamford Plaza, Brisbane, December 2012

Hi Jamie, we both like to thank you for all your effort in helping organise our ceremony, and for making it run so smooth and perfect on the day. Thank you!

P&K, married at Broadway Chapel, September 2011

Jamie, after meeting a number of other Celebrants that we didn’t connect with we began to think there wasn’t any seemingly ‘normal’ professional Celebrants around, needless to say we were absolutely thrilled and very relieved to have found you, the minute we met you we knew we wanted you to be our Celebrant and you proceeded to exceed our expectations at every step of the journey. Being able to communicate and keep in touch via email made things really easy, we loved how simple you made the process and assisted with the ceremony options, and providing the run sheet with all the ceremony details prior to the ceremony really put our minds at ease. We will certainly be recommending you to all our friends. Thanks again.

G&D, married at Sirromet Winery, July 2011

Hi Jamie,

Thank you for your professional service both pre, during and post our wedding ceremony. You made everything very easy and enjoyable. The whole day was perfect, the ceremony was just as we wanted and suited us perfectly. Thank you again

J&M, married at Brisbane City Botanic Gardens – The Wedding Lawn, April 2011


Jamie, Thank you so much, everything was absolutely perfect xo

D&M, married at Philip Park, The Gold Coast, March 2011

Hi Jamie, We had a very special, memorable day and thanks so much for being our Celebrant, you did such a great job. Thank you for the useful information on changing my name if we have any questions, we will certainly drop you a line. Thanks again for everything. J&B married at Alawara Mansion, Gold Coast, March 2011

Dear Jamie

We would just like to say a massive thank you for your assistance and patience in putting together our ceremony which was held at Broadway Chapel on 10th October 2010. We had an absolutely amazing day and being able to tailor our ceremony was so perfect it had most of our guests shedding a tear.  Thank you for your guidance through the whole process, we really would have been lost without you.

Kind regards, 

S&A, married at Broadway Chapel, October 2010

Hi Jamie, I just wanted to write and say Thank You so much for the wonderful job you did for our wedding ceremony. A lot of people have commented on how much of a beautiful and relaxed ceremony we had and Tim and I definately agree. It was handled very professionally and your help with all the requirements was appreciated too. Sorry for taking so long to say this, it’s amazing how quickly a month goes! I have included a picture from our day. Thanks and Regards, B&T, married at Moora Park, Sandgate, September 2010

Jamie, we can’t thank you enough for being the best Celebrant we could have asked for. We really enjoyed working with you, and all the laughs we all shared. Thank you for making the whole process so straight forward and for giving us exactly the kind of ceremony that we wanted.

I have passed your details on to 2 of my soon to be bride friends so I look forward to seeing you again, this time as a guest instead of a nervous bride!
C&L, married at Hillstones St Lucia, Brisbane September 2009
Jamie, we are writing to express our thanks to you for delivering the perfect ceremony and making our day so special. So many of the guests commented on how nice the ceremony was and how special the words we chose were, everyone really loved how we were able to include baby Gracie too, so thank you for all your great ideas and suggestions. 
L&R, married at Mt Ommaney Hotel and Gardens, Mt Ommaney, October 2009
Jamie, Woo hoo! PERFECT ceremony PERFECT day! Thank you for being the BEST Celebrant we could have ever asked for!
R&C, married at Customs House, Brisbane City, October 2009
Ciara – Thank you for being so lovely to deal with, I will be recommending you to all my friends who are getting married.
D&T, married at Drift Milton, August 2009

Jamie, we are so glad our venue coordinator recommended you as our Marriage Celebrant. Being based in Sydney, the task of planning an interstate wedding sounded daunting, however your assistance and excellent suggestions helped us create from a far a ceremony that really reflected our relationship and personalities, we appreciate how efficient you always were at responding to our emails and for even going so far as to provide us with an information pack after our ceremony to explain the process of changing my surname.

So many of our guests continue to comment on what a great ceremony it was, now we know for ourselves exactly why they recommend you as Brisbanes best Celebrant – we completely agree!

G&J, married at Hillstones St Lucia, September 2009

Jamie we can’t thank you enough for being such a great Celebrant, we were so glad we were recommended to use you, with you being the same age as K and recently married yourself, we knew almost immediately that you clearly ‘got’ the type of ceremony we wanted, being short and simple yet heartfelt and personalised, we really liked the ideas you gave us for including our families and how you catered so well for our wedding nerves by helping us create a ceremony where we didn’t have to say too much. We were so impressed with how flexible you were and how well you presented the ceremony, the hugs from our mothers when you were departing just show how much our families took to you too. See you again in 10 years time for our renewals!

S&K, married at Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens, November 2009
Ciara, thank you for explaining all our options so clearly and guiding us through the legal process. We loved our ceremony and really appreciate everything you did to help make our day everything we dreamed of.

G&A, married at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, October 2009

Jamie, Thanks again for all your help and we are really happy with the way things paned out on the wedding day. 

R&R, married at Roma Street Parklands, April 2010


Ciara, Thanks for your lovely email – we had a wonderful wedding day and you were great to work with for the ceremony – you totally understood the simple type of ceremony we wanted and it was great! Thanks again for your help, I will definitely recommend you to my friends! Btw – I loved the shoes you wore!

D&M, married at The Powerhouse, New Farm May 2010

Ciara, Thanks again for doing such a great job 🙂 We loved our day and had a great time. 

V&G, married in their own garden at their home, May 2010  

Jamie, our wedding was the best day of our life! thank you for all the hard work you put in and for providing us with the perfect ceremony, we were really happy with everything. Our best man is keen to secure you as his Celebrant for his wedding next May so you can expect to hear from them very soon. Thanks again.

R&F, married at New Farm Park, December 2009

Jamie, what can I say, you completed our Brisbane wedding so perfectly. I invested a lot of time selecting the details of my contemporary wedding from the invitations to the decor and the venue. From my visits to bridal expos I thought I only had the choice of Celebrants of retirement age. I met with a number of these Celebrants and although most of them were lovely, they just seemed out of place for the modern wedding I had worked so hard to create. Remember the first time we met with you, I actually gasped a huge sign of relief! and as it turned out, that gasp was well and truly warranted as not only were you capable of delivering a modern wedding but the ceremony wording was exactly what I was looking for, written in todays language, simple, meaningful and to the point. The wording used made the ceremony feel so much more real and genuine and we both had goosebumps as we excahnaged vows. You are a rare find amongst the world of Celebrants Jamie and I am truly grateful that you were our Celebrant.

L&B, married at New Farm Park, October 2010

Weddings definitely come down to good team work and having the right people to make the bride and grooms day perfect. We recommend Brisbane City Celebrants, I met Jamie during Chani and Lindsays wedding which was being filmed for the Four Weddings TV show and I can totally recommend them for bringing great energy and personality to the ceremony.

Deborah Boots, Boots Photography


For more Celebrant feedback and recommendations from Jamie and Ciara’s happy couples, check out our Real Weddings  

Your Day ~ Your Way


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