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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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