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Alternatives to a church ceremony.

Getting married outside of a religious setting is way more common than most people might think. Seventy percent of Australian wedding ceremonies are conducted by civil celebrants, according to data from Australian Bureau of Statistics, and therefore not in a church or other religious building. What are the alternatives? If you are looking for an…

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Starting your wedding ceremony on time

There are often very valid reasons for a wedding ceremony to start on time and the wedding party having to stick to a tight schedule. This could include: The celebrant having to go onto another ceremony. You only have the ceremony area booked for a certain time and another couple will be using it after…

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Ellie + Stuart, amoungst the roses in December

I can still remember when Ellie, Stuart and their families came to have the tour of The Secret Garden, they were just so excited to find a garden that held everything they wanted – plenty of roses in blooms, mature trees, lush green lawns, a lake, easy access and plenty of room for all their…

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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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Why decorating the aisle will bring that finishing touch to your wedding ceremony.

Although decorating the aisle may be an option you have not thought about, it is important to remember that along with the arch decorations it will be one of the most photographed areas on the day. From when guests first arrive, to your grand entrance and walk down the aisle, to you and your partner…

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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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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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