Laurel Donaldson – Civil Celebrant

Hi I’m Laurel, half of the  Affordable Waterfront Weddings duo.

Life experience counts for much and I have been fortunate to have had experiences where I have met many people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

Cleveland in the Redlands, south of Brisbane is now my base, and this is where Affordable Waterfront Weddings is located.

I have been a celebrant for 6 years and am fortunate to be able to draw upon a career dealing with people from many walks of life while in Human Resources, in a variety of industries. In my 15 years in Rotary International, as a volunteer, here was much involvement with the community.

Sharing a marriage with the many couple I have married is a privilege, and when I see the happiness and joy of these of couples, I know why I am a celebrant.

There are challenges from every angle but I have never had one that got the better of me. I take a relaxed, flexible approach and like to add the `fun’ element to make this event easy, relaxed, meaningful and memorable for my couples.

My membership of the Australian Marriage Celebrants and CoCA, ensures I am up to date with the latest happenings in the wedding industry.

My mantra is Your Special Day – Your Way – call me 0418 722 396 for an obligation free chat about your ceremony.

Paul Mansell – Professional Photographer

Hi, I’m Paul, the other half of the  Affordable Waterfront Weddings duo.

Among other things… I’m a husband, father, grandfather and a professional photographer.

Based in Brisbane I cover all areas from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast and Ipswich and I’m an Accredited Professional Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)

Photography is my passion. I love what I do, and I do it with tremendous enthusiasm. I’m so fortunate to work in a field that both inspires and challenges me.

I’ve been photographing life events for over 20 years and I truly appreciate the power of imagery both from a physical and emotional perspective.

My creative philosophy is pretty simple…everyone has a story. For me there is no greater privilege than being able to tell your story through images that truly express who you are.

If you would like more information or to book a free consultation, please call or email me.