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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!

Behind the Scenes: Industrial Winter Styled Shoot

This shoot was by far our favourite yet and also our busiest. As well as sourcing the elements, we also created some ourselves, like the candelabra and votives made from copper pipe fittings, the floral arrangements, the hinge placemarkers and the handpainted favour cakes. 

We had a truly wonderful assortment of vendors for this shoot who were an absolutely pleasure to work with! 

Kate Little Photography was our first photographer with Flynn Gough acting as second shooter on film, digital and Polaroid. 

Robyn Munro from Inspired Hair twirled up a storm of follicle fabulousness on our models while Meagan Rawlings perfected the palette of our model canvases. 

The incredible gowns were once again supplied by Vinka Design- the absolute best in bridal couture. The suits were sourced from Munns (Lavinia at Botany Munns is your go-to girl for all things suits!) while the bridesmaid attire was sourced from Alannah Hill in Newmarket - garments, we're STILL getting compliments on from those involved. 

We sourced the chairs from The Great Hiring Co, the gold cutlery and festoon lights from The Pretty Prop Shop, those incredible dinner plates and angular champagne flutes from The Studio of Tableware and the rest we sourced or created ourselves.

Check out the behind the scenes pics below as well as our fabulous behind the scenes video by Aidan Rogers Videography!

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 - www.harlowgarland.com

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.