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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!

Friday Florals: Impromptu Shoot

Images shot for Harlow Garland

Images shot for Harlow Garland


On Monday after a finishing up a styled shoot for NZ Bride and Groom Magazine, we still had these flowers left over and looking vibrant so we decided to do a bit of an impromptu styled shoot of a table set up to showcase these gorgeous blooms.

The central table arrangement was crafted with King Protea - white and pink, Paeonies (alternate spelling peony) in pink, Ruscus in red, dried Lavender and Sea Holly which is part of the Thistle family but a little more on the purple side. The amazing purple balls you see lying on a bed of evergreen are Allium and as well as looking so novel with their bright purple blossoms and spherical form, are actually part of the onion family (often referred to as 'flowering onion') and are entirely edible, best used chopped up into salads and such with a flavour like that of spring onion.

The favour boxes you see on the table in the glass box are custom made by Harlow Garland's bespoke department, Bespoke by HG which is coming soon!

Harlow Garland, as well as being New Zealand's premier wedding planners and stylists, are also curators of wedding floral decor through our specialist florals department, HGBlooms.

We love the way that flowers add such an air of opulence to any event and how just the mere addition of blooms can lift any venue to a higher standard.

We can create all manner of beautiful florals, from bouquets and hair crowns, boutonnieres and corsages, to floral installations, centrepieces and other floral decor.

Whatever your wish, we can create it.

We believe that flowers should be more accessible and thus we don't charge astronomical construction rates, we don't import any international blooms and only use what is in season and readily available at the time of your wedding or event, enabling us to create fresh, seasonal arrangements, lovingly hand-crafted by our own professional and highly-skilled stylists.

Every detail is considered and crafted to the highest quality standard to create your dream floral vision in the lushest, most beautiful blooms and accoutrements.

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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Industrial Winter Styled Shoot

Harlow Garland
Harlow Garland

In an effort to inspire brides coming into the winter season, we sought to build upon a platform of greys and soft greens by introducing complementary industrial elements: antique light fittings, hinges, copper, pipe connections, and gold cutlery, focusing on the open palms at each setting. Vibrant red draping marks the ceremony space, lit delicately by the glow of the bulbs, and the assortment of unique blooms and dried flowers intermingled with moss-covered sticks lend grand texture and warmth to the sparse open space..

To view the full album of images, please head over to our Facebook page or to our Galleries.

Styling, floristry, custom props and shoot direction: Harlow Garland -

Photos: Kate Little Photography

Thanks to: Vinka Design, Ponsonby Central, Munns, Alannah Hill, Meagan Rawlings Makeup Artist, Inspired Hair, The Studio of Tableware, The Pretty Prop Shop, The Great Hiring Company, Create + Curate Design Studio.

Country Rustic Styled Shoot

Harlow Garland
Harlow Garland

To commemorate our expansion into Australia, we travelled to Sydney to shoot a styled shoot with the theme of Country Rustic. 

We found the perfect venue in Gledswood Homestead and at around 2:00am before the sun was anywhere near preparing to rise, we began work in the total darkness of the venue grounds to set up for an early morning shoot. 

Check out the full gallery on our Facebook page or in our Galleries.

Styling and shoot direction by Harlow Garland.

Photography by Adelina.

Thanks to: Vinka Design, FJ Catering, Whooshka Hair, Teacups & Roses, Campbelltown Party Hire, Jane's Cake Cottage, Face2Face Makeup Artistry, Gledswood Homestead, Sienna Rose Bridal and Beautiful Brides.