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 receive below from Brisbane City Celebrants clients.
Jamie Eastgate Ciara Hodge
Brisbane City Celebrants Rave Reviews
Bobbie & Andrew chose the lovely Ciara Hodge as their celebrant for their special day at McLeod Country Golf Club; and what a great celebrant she was! Ciara did a fabulous job conducting a beautifully structured ceremony, perfectly suited for Bobbie and Andrew. One of the things that stood out about Ciara was her contagious smile that never left her face the entire duration. You can see her passion shine through while she is working. I would highly recommend Ciara to any couples wanting a fun, relaxed and very memorable ceremony.
Sammy K Photography.
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 perfeclty 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
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 certianly be recommending you to all our friends. Thanks again.
G&D, married at Sirromet Winery, July 2011
Jamie, Thank you so much, everything was absolutely perfect xo
D&M, married at Philip Park, The Gold Coast, March 2011
J&B married at Alawara Mansion, Gold Coast, March 2011
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.
S&A, married at Broadway Chapel, October 2010
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 recomended 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 personailities, 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 my 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
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Why did we become Celebrants?
We often get asked why we became Celebrants, aside from our passion for the wonderful wedding industry here is our story. While we were planning our own ceremony we struggled to find a professional Celebant that was able to cater for todays brides and grooms by delivering a modern, fun ceremony without the old fashioned words, lengthy ceremony and sending the guests to sleep. We took it upon ourselves to write our wedding ceremony and we loved what we created so much (as did our guests) that we quickly realised how much we wanted to be writing and delivering ceremonies to create the kind of weddings that todays brides and grooms really want.
With similar backgrounds and over 10 years in business and management where we built strong public speaking and organisational skills we felt well equipped to make our dream of becoming Celebrants a reality. We completed our training (learning all the legals. the marriage act, migration law the list goes on) we were honoured to be appointed by the Attorney General as Registered Marriage Celebrants, able to perform wedding ceremonies anywhere in Australia. As we enter our fifth year as Celebrants and reflect on all the wonderful couples we have had the pleasure of marrying at such beautiful Brisbane wedding locations, we believe that our success as Celebrants is founded on our commitment to ourselves that we made from day one, to be everything we could have ever wished for from our own Celebrant experience. So here we are today passionate about being the best Celebrants we can be and loving every moment of every wedding we are privileged to be a part of!