Posts Tagged:DIY wedding styling

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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Styling ideas for an outdoor wedding.

As a garden wedding venue, we see how individual brides like to style their outdoor wedding space, especially the ceremony area. Each one has had its own unique personality and theme. The first step in styling a unique outdoor wedding is finding a venue that will give you the freedom to put together what you…

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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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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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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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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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