We thought we would tell our fans sooner rather than later that we made our last bookings in the past few days for 2014 – which means we are completely booked! 2014 has not even started yet and we’re booked! That’s bananas, right? Thank you so much to everyone who supported us through our first “official” year of 2013! We loved working and meeting the families, vendors, guests and we hope you enjoyed your time at the Garden while you were here! Looking forward to new beginnings in the New Year! Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
We are hiring! We are looking for a positive & talented soul to assist with floral arrangements for all of the weddings and events at Waldo’s Secret Garden! Please share this poster if you know someone who fits the mold!
Johnny and Christy met in college at the University of Florida years ago! We were all in Gainesville at the same time so it’s really nice to have seen their amazing relationship from the beginning and witness their nuptials on October 12, 2013. They are certainly the most chill, fun couple I know and it was such an honor to be apart of their big day! and meet so many genuinely great people. I haven’t had that much fun or laughed that hard in such a long time! So happy you all decided on Waldo’s Secret Garden to begin your life together!
I am so lucky to be surrounded by such talent in Orlando! Yesterday Katie and I went for a drive and took amazing photos for her company Knees on Leaves! Katie’s micro ecosystems have, in my opinion, revolutionized earthy jewels and brought our necks closer to nature. A passion for Mid Century Design inspired Katie to create one of a kind terrarium necklaces. Her inspiration stems from nature, all things beautiful as well as chaotic and imperfect! Katie’s products have been featured all over the web (here & here) , sold all over the world, and has accumulated over 7,000 followers on instagram. Hop over to her website and get your bridesmaids an amazing gift that flows with our garden feel!
Photos by Charlotte Anabar | Terrariums by Katie O’Dare
Please send us an e-mail if you have any questions or need to request information! We ask that you not contact us over the website because the comments get lost in the mix on occasion! email@example.com! We thank you so much for all of the inquiries to the Garden! Talk to you soon!
Elle Ruiz Photography just took my little heart away! I am so excited to post these beautiful photos! More times than most the photographers forget to send us photos so we can post and praise them. I am so excited Elle Ruiz posted a few for me to blog with! Look forward to working with her more! Amazing! Congratulations Elizabeth + Brian!
Tonight is the last wedding for 6 months at Waldo’s Secret Garden (photos to come)! As I mentioned we are mainly an outside venue and it is hot as hell in Florida for the next 6 months – so for our sake and your sake we shut it down to rest and renovate for now. The love we’ve received from everybody has been amazing and it reminds us that the spirit of the land is still very much alive and will be forever and a day!
It dawned on me that we forgot to inform you that we shut down from May- September! We have one more wedding this month and then we will be renovating + resting. It may be insane to shut down right at the beginning of “wedding season” ya know, the “month of love” but we are very confidant our beautiful property is no place for a summer wedding in Florida! Being un-air-conditioned really doesn’t have any advantages in Florida during these months! We look forward to opening back freshly polished for our busy fall 2013 season!
Had the pleasure of meeting Chad this weekend at my cousins wedding! It was a whirlwind weekend – we had a wedding at the Garden & I was in my cousin’s wedding down the road. I’m all kinds of wedding’d out to say the least! Anyway, I got to chatting with Mr. Ainsworth and I really dug his style and personality! I wanted to feature him on the blog and lucky for the ladies he is offering a special deal!
Anybody who comes to him through our referral can take 50% off his advertised prices on his photoblog, whether you’ve already booked our venue or are still in the process of booking the venue.