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Early November wedding in the Gazebo for Luke and Renee.

Having “been together forever” and with two boys, Renee and Luke were wanting to have a small family wedding in a lovely garden setting before continuing celebrations elsewhere. When they visited The Secret Garden, they fell in love with the Wedding Gazebo. Set against the ornamental lake, it frames a ceremony space beautifully and is…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 decorating the aisle will bring that finishing touch to your wedding ceremony.

Although decorating the aisle may be an option you have not thought about, it is important to remember that along with the arch decorations it will be one of the most photographed areas on the day. From when guests first arrive, to your grand entrance and walk down the aisle, to you and your partner…

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How to drape a tree with fabric for a stunning outdoor ceremony.

Fabric draping in a tree is a simple alternative to the modern wedding arch. It creates a simple but elegant look and is something different to the usual floral wedding arch for your garden wedding ceremony. Fabric draping in a tree is a simple cost-effective idea that gives a focal point to your ceremony whilst…

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