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If you went down to the woods (or, at least, New Farm Park in Brisbane) the other Sunday, you would have been in for a really big surprise.

Queensland celebrants got to meet each other in Brisbane’s most famous park.

For every celebrant that ever there was, was gathered there for certain because, today was the day our QLD celebrants had their picnic under a big old fig tree, after being postponed due to a little thing called The Floods of 2022.

Queensland celebrants picnic

Lead by our QLD Local Leader, Roxy Celebrant  the picnic concept with an opportunity to meet face-to-face, whilst showcasing some of our wonderfully talented Queensland wedding suppliers. With cupcakes provided by Elegantly Frosted, flowers by Wonderful Bunch, and photos by Aisling Bourke Photography, members were invited to enjoy a day of feasts, fun, and photos.

Many attending had never met any other members of The Celebrant Society.  It can always be a bit nerve-wracking to walk into a space by yourself, but each and every member was greeted with open-arms, resulting in just the best day.

Aisling Bourke Photography took each member off to have some headshots, and as you can see from these, she made each and every member feel comfortable in front of the camera – never an easy feat!

Roxy had been working with Donna from Elegantly Frosted and Loreta from Wonderful Bunch on the concept of the picnic which was ‘a little bit retro with a fruity twist’, and both nailed the brief.  If you’ve ever tried one of Donna’s cakes, you’ll know that they not only look delicious, they taste it.  Loreta had produced some of the most creative flowers we’ve ever seen, with tulips, roses, highlighted with grapefruit and oranges.  

Meanwhile, Roxy, whose house is full of vintage bits ‘n’ bobs, supplemented these with some finds at op-shops to really make the picnic pop. 

Finally, our member Lins who also owns LP Badges, made a badge for each attendee, making us feel like we were all a participant in the best kind of club around. 

Just a ten outta ten kinda day.


Roxy Hotten
Jacky Walker
Kate Mackie
Shekinah Leigh
Katie Hamilton
Jacinta Slater
Alanna Schulz
Shelby Roset
Andy Minahan
Karen Balbi
Lins Simpson
Liz Jelley
Nuala Quigley
Yolande Szery
Louise Vincent
Vanessa Baxter

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Author Bio

Roxy Hotten

Roxy is a dog-loving, wine-sipping, vintage-hunting Celebrant, and the Queensland Local Leader for The Celebrant Society.
Having started her celebrant career in 2011 in the UK, where she lived for 26 years, Roxy has a hybrid London/Australian accent that confuses almost everyone she meets (‘Are you New Zealander?’).  She lives on the northside of Brisbane with her yeasty-smelling rescue-Staff X, Valentine Mc Farty. In her spare time, you can find Roxy out on her bicycle, scouring op-shops for vintage bargains, down her local bowls club where she hosts a trivia night, or hanging out in her garden, trying hard not to kill anything.