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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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The art of rose petal scattering.

Before opening my garden for weddings, I had never thought about how or why to scatter rose petals. However, with nearly 200 white roses on the property, in flower from early November till late April, I thought offering roses petals for confetti and to line an aisle would be a good idea. And it has…

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Tommi and Amy have an Early November Wedding

The Secret Garden were thrilled to welcome Amy and Tommi into the garden for their beautiful Southern Highlands wedding in early November. The couple chose The Secret Garden as their ceremony venue for the variety of garden spaces available and the fact that we had a wet weather option that still allowed an open, in…

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Why have a Southern Highlands Summer Wedding

Whilst spring seems to be the favourite season to get married, a summer wedding has a lot going for it and I thought I would share with you some of the reasons I consider this a wonderful season for your big day. THE WEATHER For those looking to have an outdoor wedding ceremony or even…

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Don’t put your wedding celebrations on hold after the ceremony.

At most weddings there is often a substantial period of time between the wedding ceremony and the reception which can be a bit awkward for guests. It can occur for a number of reasons- no access to the reception venue till a specific time, limited availability of officiants etc but often it is so photographers…

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Capturing Gorgeous Garden Wedding Photos

Photo courtesy of https://www.greatfosters.co.uk/take-tour-galleries/wedding-galleries/spring-weddings/ Whether you are having your entire wedding in a stunning garden setting, or whether you are choosing just to get your photography done in one, garden photography can help create beautiful wedding photos that you will treasure forever. There is a reason that people continue to choose to get many of…

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