Ruby and Daniel always wanted a garden wedding so booked their date at The Secret Garden well in advance. It wasn’t till about 12 months out from their chosen date, after coming to an Open Garden on the long weekend in October, they decided that the garden was ideal for a garden party reception rather than something more formal in a reception center. The idea of a casual garden party reception fit perfectly with their idea of a casual relaxed celebration.

With the help of a friend who is an event coordinator they set about organizing their bid day.

Wanting something quite casual they opted for a grazing table for food. This was beautifully prepared by Urban Grazing.

The groom and grooms man organized drinks, ice and drink buckets and with barrels and stools and a few tables on the lawn the set up was ideal for the kind of celebration they wanted.

It turned out to be the most beautiful spring day, topping out at 18 degrees with just a slight breeze and plenty of sunshine. The Garden was looking spectacular with the crab apples in full bloom and the alpine phlox ground cover was an absolute picture.

Daniel and Ruby had chosen the black metal arbour in which to get married in front of. A lovely corner floral arrangement, prepared by a friend, was a beautiful way to style the arbour.

Ruby and her attendance arrived in a gorgeous vintage statesman. The brides’ maids/matrons of honor wore dusty pink dresses.

Rubies’ two nephews were enlisted to walk the aisle first and shower it with rose petals.

With the exchange of vows and accompanying paperwork completed the newlyweds and their guests moved onto the rose lawn to continue their celebrations throughout the afternoon.


Venue: The Secret Garden- Wildes Meadow

Photgrapher: Captured by Chrissy

Celebrant: Kylie Taylor – My Marriage Celebrant

Catering: Urban Grazing