Category Archive for: DIY weddings

Getting creative with your outdoor wedding ceremony space.

One of the advantages of having an outdoor ceremony means plenty of space to be creative and include some interesting or quirky ideas into your styling. Obviously this will be limited by your venue’s ideas of what is appropriate, but here at The Secret Garden we love to see couples go that little step further…

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A MID DAY WEDDING CELEBRATION – WHY NOT!

Whilst having a midday wedding a bit outside the box, here are a few reasons why you might consider it. More casual. Mid-day events tend to be less fussy and give off a more laid back, casual vibe which may be just what you are looking for.   Very Family friendly. If want your children,…

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A few ideas on having a small wedding.

Whilst a big elaborate wedding is some people’s thing, there is a growing trend toward small intimate weddings – and it’s not only about trying to save money. Once you announce you are getting married, you will be bombarded with ideas and requests from family and friend on what to include and how to do…

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A winter woodland wedding for Amy and Peterus.

“Your gardens were the perfect backdrop for our autumn/winter wedding. We couldn’t have been happier!” Aimee, June 2019   Getting married outdoors in winter in the Southern Highlands is not what most couples would think of, but for Aimee and Peterus it was perfect – they really wanted to say their vows in a natural…

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What to do about late arrivals at your wedding ceremony.

Once upon a time when everyone got married in their local church, most guests knew where to go and how long it would take them to get there. Today, wedding ceremonies can be held just about anywhere and in locations that are often out of the way and often in unfamiliar territory for the majority…

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Caroline & Earnest’s Autumn Wedding

Caroline and Earnest had their hearts set on a cool climate autumn wedding. So, being from Sydney, it was natural for them to be drawn to the beautiful and much cooler Southern Highlands. Autumn in the Southern Highlands is spectacular and in The Secret Garden there are an array of trees displaying vivid shades of…

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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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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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A few tips to ensure everyone gets to your wedding on time.

A few tips to ensure everyone gets to your wedding on time. One of the biggest worries for the bride groom on their wedding day is making sure guests arrive for the ceremony on time. Often there is a time frame for things to happen, that has been organised well in advance and for specific…

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Wedding Tablescaping -a little inspiration from the garden to help you create simple but elegant place settings for your wedding reception.

It is easy to create your own place settings for your wedding reception without breaking the budget or having to engage a stylist. Although coloured glassware, plates and cutlery are very much in vogue in an attempt to create that unique feel to your reception, it does often come with an increased cost. Simple white…

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