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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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A simple guide to creating the perfect ‘Spring Garden Party Wedding’ at The Secret garden.

Dazzling displays of spring blossoms, acres of lush lawn for lawn games, good food and a glass or two of bubbly, what more could you want for a Spring Garden Party Wedding. Spring in the Southern Highlands is so stunning, with cool climate flowers bursting into colour at every turn. The weather is beautiful and…

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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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Katie + Stuart – Roses and spring flowers for this stunning mid-November wedding.

Katie and Stuart first visited The Secret Garden during the Robertson Open Gardens a few years ago. While they took some time to plan their wedding, we were thrilled to welcome them into The Secret Garden for their wedding. They obviously like what they saw and re-visited several months later to re-confirm how they could…

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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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A Spring Wedding in the Southern Highlands | Jodie + Josh

Josh and Jodie‚Äôs 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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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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