Spicers Hidden Vale Wedding Ceremony
With Celebrant Cara Hodge of Brisbane City Celebrants
“Step aside nerves, this is awesome fun” said this Spicers Hidden Vale bride
It is not just normal, but practically unavoidable to experience some degree of pre-wedding nerves on the day of your wedding, which isn’t surprising when the many hours or research, planning, preparation and visualising of everything ‘your wedding’ is finally coming to fruition before your eyes.
Thankfully, many of my couples tell me they feel relaxed and at ease on their wedding day as soon as they are in my presence, having heard this many times now from my brides and grooms I am beginning to realise that the ‘calming presence’ my clients speak of is my ‘Celebrant super power’, well ok, maybe not a super power but certainly a point of difference that enables my couples to really and truly thoroughly enjoy every moment of their ceremony.
It’s worth mentioning that I am a former Yoga Teacher and a Les Mills Body Balance Instructor so perhaps that’s where this calming energy stems from.
One of the most challenging tasks for a Celebrant is to be able to put the bride and groom at ease as much as possible, and to me this is really important as it’s when couples can relax and and put the nerves aside, they can really enjoy their ceremony and everything about it that has been thoughtfully created to make is so special.
Lyndal and Brendan married at this spectacular setting at Spicers Hidden Vale in a ceremony full of smiles, laughter and happiness. After the ceremony had concluded and I was saying my farewells, I mentioned to Lyndal how relaxed she seemed throughout the ceremony, to which she responded that once she had walked up the aisle to her waiting groom and the ceremony commenced with me sharing their love story together, she realised ‘hey, this is actually awesome fun!’
Her comments really made my day as my primary focus as a Celebrant (other than ensuring the legal wording and requirements are meticulously accurate) is that EVERYONE present enjoys the ceremony, I love seeing the guests smiling and engaged in the ceremony, the bridal party at ease and a beautiful connection between the bride and groom. Mission Accomplished!
It just goes to show that a ceremony can, be enjoyable and fun whilst being meaningful and special.
After the wedding both sets of Grandparents thanked me for delivering such a lovely and happy service which really means so much to me being a part of facilitating what will become such special memories to all the family.
Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you for choosing me as your Celebrant for your Spicers Hidden Vale wedding.
Cara Hodge – Brisbane City Celebrants
If you enjoyed hearing about this thoroughly enjoyable wedding ceremony 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.