The winning Four Weddings Australia wedding performed by Jamie Eastgate

With Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Brisbane City Celebrants

In 2010 the producers of the UK reality hit TV show ‘Four Weddings’ came to Australia to shoot the very first Australian version of this show ‘Four Weddings Australia’.

In case you haven’t seen the show, the concept is that the producers select 4 brides all planning very different types of weddings, with different budgets, taste and opinions and they all attend each others weddings then rate each other on various aspects of the wedding; dress, ceremony, food and overall experience. The winners score an incredible luxury honeymoon!

Chani and Lindsays Newstead Rotunda Wedding Ceremony as featured on 'Four Weddings Australia'

Chani and Lindsays Newstead Rotunda Wedding Ceremony as featured on ‘Four Weddings Australia’ Image: Boots Photography

Chani and Lindsay had already booked Jamie as their Celebrant for their Newstead Rotunda wedding in Brisbane when Chani contacted Jamie with the exciting news that they had been interviewed and selected to have their wedding filmed for the show.

Chani and Lindsay were the most happy and easy going bride and groom from the get go right through to their big day. They planned an intimate ceremony, with no bridal party and it was important to them to write their own light hearted fun vows. Instead of a ‘giving away of the bride’ they arrived together and walked down the long winding path at Newstead Park that creates a very dramatic entrance – the longest wedding aisle in Brisbane!

With huge smiles and much laughter, as they got close to the rotunda their guests applauded and cheered them, all while the film crew laden with cameras and microphones attempted to keep up with their eager speed down the Newstead Park aisle!

The bride and groom walked down the aisle together accompanied by the Four Weddings Australia film crew! Image: Boots Photography

They then took their place in the middle of the rotunda where their guests created a circle around them and the ceremony commenced, it was a short fun ceremony and the love and connection between them was so very clear for all to see.

When Jamie pronounced them husband and wife for the very first time, they shared a kiss and once again the simultaneous cheering and applause from the guests filled the rotunda. There was so much happiness and their ceremony was enjoyed by all, even the other Four Wedding brides who let’s face it, were there to try and find some flaw but they only had lovely things to say about the ceremony.

When the show aired we watched with baited breath, naturally hoping that our Brisbane bride and groom would win, and we weren’t disappointed. We flew out of our seats jumping around our living room and high fiving when we realised they won! It was great to see the super high score all the fellow contestants gave Chani and Lindsay for their ceremony and as they mention in their Real Wedding below, instead of following the rules they did it their way, making it thoroughly enjoyable for everyone present and winning themselves an amazing honeymoon staying at an over water bungalow at the Maldives, what a way to celebrate!

The Four Wedding Score Board for Brisbane bride and groom Chani and Lindsay who received great points and feedback for their fun ceremony.

The Four Wedding Score Board for Brisbane bride and groom Chani and Lindsay who received great points and feedback for their fun ceremony.

To see a short video of Chani and Lindsays winning ‘Four Weddings Australia’ ceremony, click here


Bride and Groom: Chani and Lindsay

Wedding Date: 19th June 2010

Wedding Ceremony Location: Newstead Rotunda, Newstead Park, Brisbane

Tell us about your ceremony: We wanted a ceremony that would reflect our personalities, very casual and welcoming. Short, funny and loving was our brief. We had 50 guests plus the ‘Four Weddings Australia’ TV crew. Yes, we were one of the contestants in the show!

Newstead Rotunda winning Four Wedding Ceremony

Reception Location: The best pub in town – The Breakfast Creek Hotel.

Tell us about your reception:

Beer off the wood, great steak and a live band – it doesn’t get any better than that!

What we loved:

We loved arriving on the bus together, walking down the aisle together when we arrived and just sharing the whole day with some of our closest friends and family.

Describe your experience with Jamie from Brisbane City Celebrants:

Our experience with Jamie as our Celebrant was so perfect, it is hard to find the words. Jamie did everything he said he would, but most importantly he listened to our story, he understood what we were trying to do and he delivered. He made our ceremony fun, got a few laughs and kept the atmosphere to that of a true celebration!

View a short clip of this winning wedding here: Winning Four Weddings ceremony at Newstead Rotunda with Jamie Eastgate – Brisbane City Celebrants

Your advice to bride and grooms to be:

My only advice is to do it your way. That’s what we did, we didn’t follow any ‘how to’ guide or even listen to any well meaning

advice givers. At the end of the day I think that’s why we won on the Four Weddings show, because our wedding was true to our personalities and style.

To see more of Chani and Lindsays winning ‘Four Weddings Australia’ ceremony, click here (click refresh if the video doesn’t show immediately)

If you enjoyed hearing about this winning Newstead Park Rotunda wedding ceremony and are looking for a Celebrant for your Brisbane wedding, Jamie would love to hear from you. Contact Brisbane City Celebrants for more information and to confirm availability for your special day.