Monthly Archives: February 2017

Brisbane celebrants with a twist

Now we’ve established who’s in the top 10 most popular marriage celebrants in Brisbane, QLD as ranked by their customer reviews on Easy Weddings, it’s time to give some love to the celebrants with fewer reviews but just as much sparkle. So without further ado and in no particular order, here are 6 Brisbane celebrants with something special, as selected by the editor (me) by how entertaining their storefronts are.


Roxy Hotten – Celebrant

With her warm, friendly personality, Roxy Hotten promises to create a modern, fun, and creative wedding ceremony to cherish for years to come! An ex-journalist, Roxy loves writing bespoke and memorable ceremonies and has experience officiating marriages since 2011. Roxy encourages you to check out her storefront to learn a little about her dog, her frocks, and her experience as a celebrant.

“We strongly recommend Roxy as a celebrant or officiator for an event. Roxy really cares about your day and takes the time to understand exactly what you’re looking for. Roxy helped make our day so much more special, personalised, and meaningful, and we can’t thank her enough.” – Hannah L.

Describing herself as young, energetic, and “generally wearing this century’s fashion”, Laura Kidd only draws the line at nude weddings! Aiming to never be part of a boring wedding Laura loves to help couples create unique, memorable ceremonies to cherish for a lifetime. Check out Laura Kidd’s hilarious storefront today, and find out why so many couples loved their experience with I Kidd You Knot.

“Laura is a funny, vibrant, and down to earth celebrant. Exactly what we were looking for in our wedding celebrant. Laura gave us free reign to write the ceremony we wanted, providing examples of various ceremony styles and lengths, and was highly supportive of all our ideas. She was on top of all the legal side of the marriage and guided us through the full process. On the day, Laura did a great job to deliver a genuine and heartfelt ceremony. Thank Laura for being an awesome part of our wedding.” – Monica J.

Hayley Belle confesses she’s obsessed with wedding planning on pinterest, even though she’s already had her wedding! With 12 years experience in radio, you can rest assured Hayley Bell is comfortable with public speaking and hosting, and won’t put on a strange voice when handed a microphone. Not your average celebrant, Hayley (full sleeve tattoo and all) loves people, and can’t wait to share your story with your dear family and friends at your wedding ceremony! “Coffee, tea, banana smoothie? Let’s meet up and discuss your needs and wishes,” Hayley says. “Whatever you drink, it’s on me.”

Wedding videography questions answered

Did you know Easy Weddings has an expert advice section entirely dedicated to getting your questions answered by those who know best? Here’s just a taste of the many questions being asked daily by real brides and grooms across Australia. Here are your wedding videography questions answered by real industry experts!


Q: I want to post my wedding video online but Facebook doesn’t let me due to the music copyright

“It is part of videographer’s contract that says they’ll be using music that isn’t rightfully theirs? I want to post my video for family and friends to see, and my video is basically useless if I can’t!”


A: by Whitedress Productions

“This is a great question and such an important issue to raise when looking for a professional videographer. As professional video makers, we at Whitedress Productions only use licensed music to produce our wedding highlight films. This way we and our couples can upload wedding highlight films onto any online platform for viewing and sharing. We also always encourage a pre-wedding consultation with our couples and explain how important music licensing is and how it applies to wedding films.”


Q: Why should I get a videographer if I’m already having a photographer?

“I’m on the fence about videography and need that extra push. Can you tell me why I should have both a photographer and a videographer at my wedding?”


A: Professional Photos & Video by EyeDropper Designs

“I think photography and video are both equally as important. Photography can capture your memories – whether they are posed or candid in nature. Your photographer will be able to capture your emotion and excitement at a split-second in time. You’ll be able to put your photos on the wall, in an album, and post online.

Video is amazing on a whole different level. It allows you to actually relive what happened on your day. Your guests will have to opportunity to leave special words for you, you can capture the magic in everyone’s eyes, or the tear that trickles down mum’s cheek as she helps you into your dress. Photography, of course, can capture this too, but it’s a frozen memory. Video will allow you to watch the moment take place and bring you back to that emotion.

And, videography is great for bloopers! Capturing the groom and groomsmen mucking around during their preparations can be a great laugh for the bride who otherwise wouldn’t be able to see what the guys go up to that day, and vice versa!”