The Harlow Stand: Elevating Wedding Table Decor

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Randi & Bryan Wedding - High Centerpiece - Gurneys Montauk - JoVon Photography

Randi & Bryan Wedding – High Centerpiece – Gurneys Montauk – JoVon Photography

 

There are many reasons for wanting lofty table décor – it commands the eye while creating an alluring reception atmosphere. From a practical standpoint, a high centerpiece allows for more space below to accommodate the ever-flowing drinks and cuisine. One major trend we saw in our 2019 Real BB Weddings was the harlow stand. Taking the place of a tall vase, the harlow stand is 4-post metal structure used to display flowers. It is available in various heights and colors such as gold, silver, bronze, and black.

Only a month into 2020, we are gearing up for the approaching wedding season and from the looks of it, the harlow stand is here to stay. What makes this décor element so unique is how it creates a show-stopping floral presentation while allowing for an open, airy feel. While simple and modern, it can be used in just about every wedding style and venue type ranging from garden to industrial warehouse to luxury hotel ballroom. Looking for inspiration on how to make your big day extraordinary? We are here to help and have rounded up amazing ideas for using the harlow stand to elevate wedding table décor.

 

Ana and Jack Wedding - High Centerpiece - The Foundry - Asher Gardner Photography

Ana and Jack Wedding – High Centerpiece – The Foundry – Asher Gardner Photography

 

We absolutely love how the modern simplicity of this table setting with clear chargers and floating candles gives way to a blossoming arrangement of greenery punctuated with hydrangeas, dahlias, ranunculus and roses in hues of burgundy, white, and blush.

 

Emily and Felix Wedding - High Centerpiece - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - Susan Shek Photography

Emily and Felix Wedding – High Centerpiece – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Susan Shek Photography

 

White florals and greenery are a classic choice with our couples year after year. Here, voluminous roses, hydrangea, lisianthus, stock, larkspur, and hellebores pair with cascading ivy to create a scene of natural romance.

 

Rachel and Seth Wedding - High Centerpiece - Brooklyn Botanical Garden - Julia Newman Photography

Rachel and Seth Wedding – High Centerpiece – Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Julia Newman Photography

 

Incorporating hanging decorative elements is a great way to bring a hint of drama to the table. Here, trails of burgundy amaranthus offer striking contrast to the robust arrangement while underscoring the rich jewel tone palette.

 

Victoria and Doug Wedding - High Centerpiece - The Rockleigh - Molly Sue Photography

Victoria and Doug Wedding – High Centerpiece – The Rockleigh – Molly Sue Photography

 

For the modern romantic, this centerpiece features a soaring harlow stand topped with full-bodied white and cream florals paired with black pillar candles and linens.

 

Jean & Bryan Wedding - Head Table - Bronx Post Office - by Karen Wise

Jean & Bryan Wedding – Head Table – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise

 

This captivating scene showcases a series of harlow stands topped with cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, roses, snapdragons, delphiniums and greenery with descending glass tear-drops. The visual impression mirrors a floating chandelier, creating enchanted ambiance for guests to enjoy.

 

Melanie & Nick Wedding - High Centerpiece - Suffolk Theater - Sean Gallery Photography

Melanie & Nick Wedding – High Centerpiece – Suffolk Theater – Sean Gallery Photography

 

Achieving the ‘firework’ effect of this show-stopping centerpiece would have been impossible without the harlow stand. The design presents a dynamic explosion of jewel-tone blossoms offset by cascades of amaranthus and greenery, which waterfall to the table below.

 

Nina & Vincent Wedding - High Centerpiece on Gold Stand Parv Euc Hydrangea Lisianthus Vendela Spray Rose Ruscus - Bryant Park Grill - Andrea Fischman Photography

Nina & Vincent Wedding – High Centerpiece on Gold Stand Parv Euc Hydrangea Lisianthus Vendela Spray Rose Ruscus – Bryant Park Grill – Andrea Fischman Photography

 

White, green, and gold is a color combination so elegant it will never go out of style. This stunning centerpiece presents a tall gold harlow stand topped with voluminous white hydrangeas, lisianthus, roses complemented by Italian ruscus.

 

Randi & Bryan Wedding - High Centerpiece - Gurneys Montauk - JoVon Photography

Randi & Bryan Wedding – High Centerpiece – Gurneys Montauk – JoVon Photography

 

Sophisticated with a modern twist, this breathtaking arrangement features luscious white and blush colored roses, dahlias, hydrangeas, stock, and dendrobium orchids accentuated with cascading eucalyptus and ruscus.

 

Marisa & Harland Wedding - Card Table - Liberty Warehouse - by Mel Barlow

Marisa & Harland Wedding – Card Table – Liberty Warehouse – by Mel Barlow

 

Use the harlow stand to to create a focal point throughout any area of your weddingscape. A tall card table arrangement not only looks attractive, but it also helps guests find their place cards as they mingle their way into the reception.

 

Kelly & James Wedding - Card Table - Battery Gardens - by Angel Project

Kelly & James Wedding – Card Table – Battery Gardens – by Angel Project

 

Impossible to miss, this jaw-dropping card table features two silver harlow stands, which hold a ‘floating’ arrangement of lush hydrangeas with hanging blush and white delphiniums.

It’s official: the harlow stand is taking wedding flowers to great new heights. We hope these ideas inspire you to go big (or high) with decor to create a day that everyone talks about for years to come.

 

 

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