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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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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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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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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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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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A Spring Wedding in the Southern Highlands | Jodie + Josh

Josh and Jodie’s 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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