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DIY Ideas for decorating the perfect wedding gazebo

Lots of wedding venues, parks and gardens have gazebos and with the right decorations and styling you can create a stunning feature of your big day. Your styling can be as simple as you want or having a structure such as a gazebo, is a great chance to make a statement If it is a…

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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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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 few tips on getting perfect wedding photos.

Photos from your wedding day will create lasting memories and it is worth considering how your venue may affect the look and feel of your photos before making a final decision on where to book in for your dream day. When looking for venues, whether it’s for your ceremony or reception or both, try to…

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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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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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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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