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Wedding vows under the Wisteria in early October.

We were delighted to welcome Aofie and Chris into The Secret Garden for their beautiful Wisteria Arbour Wedding in October in the Southern Highlands, a particularly special time of year. Aoife and Chris came to view the garden in early September after seeing pictures of our Wisteria Arbour in flower last year. While we can…

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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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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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Warm up your wedding look with a cool jacket or wrap.

Let’s face it, shoulders are lovely, and we do love to wear an off the shoulder wedding dress. They are timeless, sensual, and sophisticated, but there are certain times of the year when a little extra warm may be needed. You have a few options, and over the years we have seen our brides come…

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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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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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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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