Nerida and BJ knew they wanted something inmate and relaxed for their wedding day, so the pair decided that a garden setting for their wedding would be ideal.

They also wanted an area where they could do drinks, grazing platters and a cake to celebrate the occasion.

They found The Secret Garden was perfect for what they were wanting and, after one postponement due to COVID restrictions, celebrated their wedding towards the end of January 2022.

Though the day was overcast, and rain threatened on several occasions, it stayed dry, and the cloud cover kept the day cool and created the most perfect light for photos.

Nerida chose very feminine and romantic flowers for her bouquet and for floral decorations used in the ceremony space and on the cake. The flowers were the work of local florist Lara Sawyer of Sawyer & Fleur and she included beautiful David Austin roses in peachy pink tones, white lasiandras, fairy statice, Queen Annes lace and Veronica, with a backdrop of olive and gum foliage.

Nerida and BJ chose Karen Hamilton to officiate their ceremony.

To ensure everyone was relaxed and able to enjoy their day Nerida asked a friend to set up the drinks and cheese platters for the after-ceremony refreshment. She did a fabulous job of decorating the arbour to create a beautiful space for everyone to enjoy their afternoon.

Nerida had a certain look and feel that she wanted. With old timber crates, plenty of flowers, barrels and stools, some music and the scene was set for a relaxing afternoon on the rose lawn.

Nerida and BJ booked The Pill Factory at Bundanoon for the weekend.  They loved the fact that it was perfect for the number of guests they wanted to invite to their wedding, having ample rooms for guests to stay in overnight and a grand old dining room that could seat 36 for their sit-down reception dinner.

After enjoying the afternoon at The Secret Garden, the Bride and Groom and their guests were picked up by a bus and transported to Bundanoon to continue the celebrations at The Pill Factory.

As always, it was a pleasure to welcome BJ and Nerida and their guest to The Secret Garden and to be a part of their wedding day.

We wish them all the best for their future together.

The Secret Garden Team




Venue: The Secret Garden

Florist: Lara Sawyer of Sawyer & Fleur

Celebrant: Karen Hamilton 

Photographer: Stacey Pearce of Studio Pearce Photography