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Unique Wedding flowers using natural elements.

Whilst most brides still wish to carry a bouquet, finding something that is unusual and unique is not that easy. Adding some unexpected natural elements such as a twisted branch, plump winter buds, seed pods and lichen-covered twigs can add that unique touch to your wedding florals. These elements are usually referred to as ‘air…

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Grace and Adam. A misty summer wedding in the Southern Highlands.

We were thrilled to work with the beautiful Grace and Adam to help them create their dream wedding day in The Secret Garden. They wanted to get married in a beautiful garden and have after ceremony drinks and nibbles in a relaxed and casual setting before going onto their reception venue. Grace and Adam unfortunately…

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How to drape a tree with fabric for a stunning outdoor ceremony.

Fabric draping in a tree is a simple alternative to the modern wedding arch. It creates a simple but elegant look and is something different to the usual floral wedding arch for your garden wedding ceremony. Fabric draping in a tree is a simple cost-effective idea that gives a focal point to your ceremony whilst…

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Why a wedding arch/arbour is important.

The wedding ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day. It is where you publicly proclaim your commitment to each other – it is why we have weddings. Such a significant moment needs to have a focal point and in an outdoor wedding there is nothing that will anchor the space more than…

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Sustainable Wedding Flowers in the Southern Highlands

Local flowers and foliage are a perfect way to have a beautifully coordinated wedding, whilst being more sustainable and environmentally friendly at the same time. Sustainable weddings are a hot topic, and rightly so. The wedding industry produces a huge amount of waste, from single-use items to confetti that never quite breaks down and glitter…

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Emma & Ben’s Rainy Wedding Ceremony

We were thrilled to host the wedding of Emma + Ben in The Secret Garden in October. What started as a day with moody skies eventually turned to rain, but a bit of preparation meant that no matter what these two were going to get married outside – and that’s a good lesson to all.…

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How to make an amazing cheese tower wedding cake.

Photo by Thomas Stewart Photography www.thomasstewart.com.au  We have several family members who are not sweet eaters – strange, I know, but still a fact. So, when my daughter decided to get married there were long discussions about how to cater to them at the end of the meal, instead of dessert or cake. Of course, the…

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Put a little sunshine into your wedding day-Using daffodils as wedding florals.

I have a bit of a thing about daffodils. I think they are one of the happiest flowers there is and the fact that they flower at the end of winter and herald the start of spring makes them a must-have in any cool climate garden. Here at The Secret Garden we grow thousands of…

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The Latest Wedding Floral Trends

I love flowers! I think I must have been a florist in a previous life or something as I love to grow them, pick and arrange them; and most importantly, I love to give them to people. You will always get a warm reception if you turn up at someone’s door with an arm full…

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A Spring Wedding in the Southern Highlands | Jodie + Josh

Josh and Jodie’s wedding ceremony was an extraordinarily beautifully afternoon full of friends, family and love. Their ceremony was held in late November, the sun was shining and the perfume of 100 blooms in full flower wafted through The Rose Lawn at The Secret Garden. Josh and Jodie first came to look at The Secret…

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