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When Tara’s two Dads walked her down the aisle

When I first met with Tara and James, I recall Tara telling me how special both her biological father and stepfather are to her. So it felt only right, that her two Dads walked her down the aisle on her special day.

Calile Hotel Marriage Celebrant

Tara and James’s wedding ceremony took place on The Terrace at The Calile Hotel. A venue we are both very fond of and are lucky enough to be the recommended Celebrants for.

Our Callie wedding couples always enjoy the convenience of getting ready onsite in one of the suites, and Tara and James did exactly that, in separate suites so the first glance of each other would take place at the ceremony.

Calile wedding getting ready

Calile bride getting ready

Before the ceremony began, I shared some pre-wedding announcements, to amp up the guests and set the celebratory tone for the ceremony.

Calile Wedding ceremony setup

Calile Wedding Celebrant Cara

Calile Wedding The Terrace

The Wedding Coordinator at The Calile always checks that all the wedding guests have arrived and we are ready to go, before escorting the bride from her suite. Tara’s was accompanied by her bestie Maid of Honour and her two Dad’s.

Calile wedding bride arrival

It was such a special moment for the families as beautiful Tara made her entrance and her two Dads walked her down the aisle.

two Dads walk bride down the aisle

both Dads walk bride down the aisle

two fathers walk bride down the aisle

Knowing it would be an emotion filled ceremony, Tara and James decided to keep their ceremony simple and not too long, with a celebratory and happy vibe and sharing surprise personalised vows with each other.

Calile Hotel Wedding Celebrant

Calile Wedding ceremony

Calile Wedding ceremony photos

Their amazing Photographer Kirk Willcox did a fantastic job in capturing the incredible scope of emotions of their ceremony.

Calile Hotel Wedding ceremony

Calile Hotel Terrace Wedding

Calile Hotel Terrace Wedding ceremony

Calile Hotel wedding ceremonies

After sharing their own thoughtfully written, meaningful, honest and genuine vows,  they then exchanged wedding rings. As I declared them as married, their guests showed their unwavering support of this adorable duo’s marriage, as they roared with cheers and applause!

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Calile Hotel ceremony

Calile Hotel Weddings

Calile Wedding recommended Celebrant

Calile Wedding Celebrants

What a happy wedding! Tara and James’s wedding was both heartfelt, meaningful and genuine while being a happy and upbeat celebration. This kind of ceremony is 100% my kind of ceremony, and I absolutely loved being the Celebrant for their special day!

Brisbane Celebrant Cara Hodge

Once guests congratulated the happy newlyweds, the Photographer Kirk whisked them off to the various picture perfect rooftop locations around the hotel for location photos, before they made their grand entrance to their reception and partied the night away!

Calile wedding photography

Calile Hotel wedding photography

The Calile Hotel wedding photography

Calile wedding Photographer

Congratulations Tara and James. I absolutely loved being the Celebrant for this amazing wedding at The Calile Hotel. We adore this highlight wedding film.

If you enjoyed this post and you are looking for a Celebrant for your special day I would love to hear from you. Contact us to enquire about availability for your special day.

Very special mention to this amazing team of wedding suppliers who all worked together so well.

Celebrant Cara Brisbane City Celebrants

Photography by Kirk Willcox

Venue The Calile Hotel

Hair stylist Jody Callan Hair

Brides Gown The Veil Collective

Ceremony Music by Kyle Bryant Music

Wedding highlight Film by Stories by Jess

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Contact Jamie + Cara to enquire about availability for your special day.