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Harlow Garland Featured in Bride and Groom Magazine's Issue 87!

Back in November, Harlow Garland was approached by Bride and Groom Magazine's Art Director to style one of their upcoming shoots. We were so overjoyed to be involved and to be able to work with photographer, Kate Little again so we immediately jumped at the chance.

With the same venue and the same photographer as we'd just used for our most recent styled shoot, we were tasked with creating something completely different to go with the theme parameters set by the magazine. We were also asked to have our specialist florals department, HGBlooms create a gorgeous bridal bouquet, boutonniere and swag to feature in the shoot.

Rather than go for the everyday boutonniere, we created a small wreath of dried lavender to be worn on the groom's pocket, opting for something entirely different to what we generally see.

For the bouquet, we chose a selection of peonies, king protea, pink protea and sea holly, wrapping the stems in black leather with a ribbon flowing from the grip.

For the swag, we opted for a simple evergreen arrangement with the addition of the vibrant purple alliums to offset the greenery.

When we were given the task of styling the venue with the idea of creating something 'romantic', we thought immediately of the latte chiffon draping we'd seen at La Lumiere. We wanted something with multiple layers and dimensions and from our scribble diagram, La Lumiere were able to emulate exactly what we'd imagined with very little refinement - exactly what you want from a wedding vendor!

We knew that the venue's industrial style exposed ceilings would counter the look we'd created and so we chose a variety of ruffled parasols in complementary tones from The Pretty Prop Shop to hang upside down at varying heights, hiding the ceiling and adding to the 'hug' of the ceremony backdrop.

We loved this shoot and the opportunity to collaborate with Bride and Groom magazine and our favourite vendors and we've been rewarded with an twelve page spread in the latest issue!

Head out and buy your copy now, we hope you love it as much as we do!

Harlow Garland Featured in Bride and Groom Magazine

We are beyond ecstatic to finally be able to share with you the gorgeous 4 page spread of our Industrial Winter styled shoot as featured in the latest issue of NZ Bride and Groom Magazine! 

We've been keeping it under wraps the last few weeks and we're positively bursting with excitement now that it's finally here. 

One of our images also made the contents page for a close-up gorgeous early intro to the shoot.

We wanted to take the time to again thank our amazing suppliers: 

The Pretty Prop Shop, Vinka Design, Kate Little Photography, Meagan Rawlings Makeup Artist, Robyn Munro from Inspired Hair, Alannah Hill, Munns, Ponsonby Central, The Great Hiring Company, The Studio of Tableware, Create + Curate Design Studio and our gorgeous, wonderful models for being a part of this incredibly fun shoot!

Our vision truly came to life through Kate's lens and we are so overjoyed to have it feature so prominently in NZ Bride and Groom Magazine. 

Allow us to bring your dream wedding vision to life!

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Kate Little Wins Bronze at NZIPPA Iris Awards

A big congratulations to our Industrial Winter styled shoot photographer, the lovely@katelittlephotography on her Bronze win at the NZIPPA Iris Awards!
We love Kate's flawless eye for detail and the way she captures emotion so perfectly in a moment.
Congratulations Kate, you deserve it!!

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Harlow Garland Featured on The Lane

The Lane Harlow Garland Ria van Dyke

Wonderful news this morning after receiving word from one of our clients, former Miss Universe NZ, Ria van Dyke (now van Solley) that her wedding (which we planned and styled) has been featured on The Lane!! 

Such a beautiful feature and we are so humbled by the lovely words Ria had to say about us: 

 I worked alongside Rhonda, my wedding planner, to create my dream wedding. From her endless support, to her elegant style of decorating and careful consideration to detail, she made me feel so at ease."

Thank you so much again Ria and Andrew, for allowing us to be a part of your magical day. xx

Check out the full feature here, at The Lane.

2014 Wedding Party of the Year

Bride and Groom Harlow Garland  Ria van Dyke

The wedding we planned and styled for our beautiful bride, Ria has been featured in another magazine, this time winning '2014 Wedding Party of the Year' in the latest Bride and Groom Magazine

We loved working with Ria and her mother towards this beautiful wedding, still the most intimate and love-filled wedding we've had the pleasure of working on, which is such a testament to the character and love of this amazing couple. 

Congratulations Ria and Andrew!

Their photography was by the incredible Danelle Bohane, ceremony venue was Lavender Hill, reception venue was Mudbrick Vineyard, gown by J'Aton Couture, planning and styling by Harlow Garland.