La Gartier Wedding Garters Now Available at Alta Moda Bridal Boutique!!
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 21st of April 2014 03:07:19 PM
La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Alta Moda Bridal Boutique located in Salt Lake City, Utah! Alta Moda Bridal Boutique is Utah’s largest and best bridal boutique with the best selection of designer bridal gowns for over 100 miles. They pride themselve on providing service that goes beyond the gown, which is exactly what each bride wants when shopping for the most important day of her life. To brag even further about Alta Moda Bridal Boutique: they take exceptional care in hiring each of their associates, because they understand that management is only half of what goes into creating a phenomenal business. In fact, they have an online profile for each and every one of their associates, which describes he/she in fine detail, exposing just how much attention & loving care they give to every personality that they hire. To see the depth at which Alta Moda treasure each of their associates, click here to see the online profile that I am talking about. Seriously, these detailed profiles make me want to belong to the Alta Moda staff! So, you can see why I am ecstatic that the owners of Alta Moda, Hilary and Justin Anderson, are now offering La Gartier garters in their beautiful store!
To visit the website of Alta Moda Bridal Boutique, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Alta Moda website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that they now offer. Happy La Gartier everyone!!!
The owners of Alta Moda--Hilary and Justin Anderson
The Corrie Garter. Now available at Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
The Joy Garter. Now available for purchase at Alta Moda Bridal
The Evelyn Garter. Now available at Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
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Gifted: Custom Birthstone Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Friday 18th of April 2014 05:04:18 PM
Yay! It is blogging day! I am so excited to spend the day telling the stories of some of the best custom wedding garter designs La Gartier has recently made. And while I wish that we had the time to blog these stories daily, it seems as if the eve of wedding season has our schedules too packed for such endeavors. So, blogging day it is. Today, I would like to start off our blogging spree with the story of Christina Kwan's birthstone garter. Why not La Gartier bride Christina Kwan you might ask? Because Christina Kwan was not the bride in question. Rather, it was Christina's best friend who the garter was designed for. Christina had it designed for her best friend as a gift--and what a phenomenal gift it made. (see pictures below) The inspiration behind this garter came from the birth months of both the bride and the groom. (The bride's birthday was in July so her birthstone was Ruby while the groom's birthday was in November which meant that his birthstone was Topaz.) We decided to put the birthstones side by side to symbolized the couples' togetherness. To make the bride's set even more personal, Christina asked me to design a Florida Gators toss garter for her friend, due to the fact that the couple met in college while both attending the Univeristy of Florida. I absolutely LOVE how the custom garter came out and look forward to designing plenty of other birthstone inspired wedding garters in the future!
If you are interested in having a garter custom designed for yourself or someone that you love, please feel free to contact us by emal at email@example.com. You can also take the easy way out by clicking here to use our contact form. Happy La Gartier everyone!
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La Gartier Bride Jamie Lynn Spears Weds on March 14th, 2014
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 1st of April 2014 03:05:07 PM
We are so proud and excited to annouce that Jamie Lynn Spears is now officially Jamie Watson. She married the man of her dreams, Jamie Watson, on March 14th, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Yes, that is right--his name is Jamie, which means that now that she has taken his last name, they have the exact same name. Now, how is that for being close???)
We are also extremely happy to annouce that Jamie Lynn wore a custom La Gartier garter on her wedding day along with a stunning custom toss garter. (see a glimpse of Jamie's garter in the picture from People Magazine below) This is La Gartier's first celebrity endorsement and you know what? I couldn't be happier or more proud to call Jamie Lynn Spears a La Gartier bride. The first question that people ask me when I tell them about Jamie Lynn's garter is how she found out about La Gartier. Here goes the answer: She found out about La Gartier via her favorite, go-to bridal boutique in Baton Rouge, Louisiana called I Do Bridal Couture (kudos to the brides who choose to shop local♥♥♥) who have been carrying La Gartier garters for quite awhile. Jamie wanted a garter that was simple and would go perfectly with her lovely Liancarlo wedding gown. I had a blast designing Jamie Lynn Spears' wedding garter and absolutely must take a moment to thank Ramsey Simms, the owner of I Do Bridal Couture, for connecting La Gartier with our first celebrity client. With that said, I can't wait to share more photos from the wedding! For now, please enjoy the few photos below that have been released. Happy La Gartier everyone. Seriously, I don't know if I have ever been so happy to write a blog post.
La Gartier bride Jamie Lynn Spears ♥♥♥
La Gartier bride Jamie Lynn Spears with her family. (Note: Britney as a brunette. Love it.)
Jamie Lynn Spears standing with her hubby. Can you believe how gorgeous this veil is?
Jamiey Lynn's wedding garter set featured on People.com just a few days after the wedding
How I feel about Jamie Lynn as La Gartier's first celebrity bride
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La Gartier Wedding Garters Featured in Southern Seasons Magazine!
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 1st of April 2014 02:57:38 PM
La Gartier is happy to annouce that we have been featured in the oh-so lovely Southern Seasons Magazine! This publication spotlights the best of the southeast including cultural and fundraising events, dining, travel, fashion, home and design, health and prominent people. Below is the full article written by journalist Gail O'Neil, who I had the pleasure of meeting over a cup of coffee at Starbucks for the purpose of this feature just a few short months ago.
My favorite part about this article was being able to sit down with journalist Gail O'Neil herself, due to the fact that I admire her writing so much (I discovered her blog, The Gaily Planet, only about a week before I met her) and also because she is a woman with an incredible past. That is, Gail O'Neil is a former fashion model, who has become a journalist of epic proportions. (Kudos to the women of the world with brains and beauty) As a fashion model, she was considered one of the elite African American models in the world. She has been on covers of leading fashion magazines and a part of the highly publicized Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. As a journalist, she has had experience as a correspondent at a variety of national networks in the United States. She was an original correspondent for The Early Show on CBS and has also worked for CNN and HGTV.
You would think that with all of these accomplishments, I would have been sitting down to interview her, but can you believe that I had the pleasure of being interviewed by her?? And believe me, it wasn't just the glamourous past that made me interested in meeting Gail. On the contrary, I was very taken by the writings on her blog far before I knew about her past as a famous super model or her impressive career in journalism. In fact, may I please just take a moment to write about how powerful I find Gail's blog posts to be? It has been quite awhile since I have found an article that can keep my attention, let alone inspire me. If you have a free fifteen minutes before bed one night, please click here to read just one of Gail's blog posts. I am not going to lie--they are not an easy read. In fact, they are quite complex, dense and lengthy. But what else would you expect from a highly educated, intelligent and worldly ex-supermodel??
Ok, that's all for today. It is seventy degrees outside for the first time in what feels like a century and I want nothing more but to celebrate La Gartier's most recent accomplishments under the sun! Happy La Gartier everyone! Please enjoy the pictures of the Southern Seasons Magazine feature below along with a few of my favorite (and famous) pictures of journalist Gail O'Neil.
La Gartier's feature on page 71 of Southern Seasons Magazine
journalist and model Gail O'Neil
Gail O'Neil on the cover of British Vogue Magazine
The cover of Southern Seasons Magazine
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La Gartier Wedding Garters Now Available at Rhylan Lang Bridal Salon!
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 17th of March 2014 06:25:48 PM
La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Rhylan Lang Bridal Salon located in Omaha, Nebraska! Rhylan Lang caters to the spirited vision of modern brides, and is designed to create an exceptional experience. For this reason, Rhylan Lang makes bridal gown shopping fun and personal. They offer luxurious, spacious bridal suites to comfortably accommodate an entire, bustling wedding party, while also providing privacy. (After all, you don't want your wedding day shopping experience to feel like a peep show!) Unlike other bridal salons, the Rhylan Lang bridal associates will not leave you alone shuffling through a store filled with gowns. Rather, during your appointment, you will have the full attention of an experienced bridal stylist that will guide you through selecting and designing your look. To brag even further about Rhylan Lang Bridal Boutique: they allow brides to come inside and shop through their accessory line, even if they have purchased their gown elsewhere! As an avid bridal boutique-goer, I am keenly aware that this is a special feature in the world of bridal retail. So, you can see why I am ecstatic that the owner of Rhylan Lang, Tracy, is now offering La Gartier garters in her beautiful store!
To visit the website of Rhylan Lang, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Rhylan Lang website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that they now offer. Happy La Gartier everyone!!!
The Pierce Garter. Now available for purchase at Rhylan Lang Bridal
The Joy Garter. Now available for purchase at Rhylan Lang Bridal
The Evelyn Garter. Now available for purchase at Rhylan Lang Bridal Salon
The Janice Garter. Now available for purchase at Rhylan Lang Bridal Salon
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Alencon Lace and Blue Dupioni Silk Custom Wedding Garter for La Gartier Bride Kara Lynn Morgan
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 17th of March 2014 05:54:03 PM
Every once and a blue moon I will have a bride ask me to create a wedding garter using a peice of lace from their own wedding gown. I never have any idea how they manage to get such a substantially long peice of lace that matches the trim on their wedding garter perfectly, but when good things happen, you don't ask questions. I mean, if you want your wedding garter to match your gown, what could be more perfect than locating the exact lace from the gown and sending a chunk of it to your bridal garter designer? I have great respect for brides-to-be that go to such great lengths to create an overall cohesiveness to their wedding day ensemble, which is why I was delighted that La Gartier bride Kara Lynn Morgan took it upon herself to find a 30" by 7" peice of the exact lace used on her gown and then shipped it to my studio UPS style. Kara requested that I use the lace as an overlay in the same manner that it was used when creating the Sheeba garter. (pictured below) That is, Kara loved the overall design of the Sheeba garter but wanted me to use her special-UPS-shipped-lace instead of the lace used on the Sheeba. In addition, she requested that I use blue silk for her underlay instead of the ivory satin that is used on the Sheeba garter in order to take care of her "something blue". As a final touch, Kara and I decided to put one single rhinestone in the middle of the center bow in order to add just a touch of sparkle. Below are pictures of the final product. Isn't it gorgeous?? To me, this wedding garter screams "pass me down to your daughter someday"! It is a solid, true family heirloom. I was beaming ear to ear the day that Kara Lynn Morgan recieved her garter because I knew that she was ecstatic with the final product! (Quick side note: Within one hour of posting a picture of Kara's garter on the La Gartier Instagram page, three different brides-to-be tried to purchase it! Due to exclusivity rights, I was forced to turn down eachone of them.....however they later opted for custom wedding garter designs that were inspired by Kara's garter. That is how powerful this design is.)
If you are interested in having a garter custom made for yourself or someone that you love, please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can take the easy way out and use the contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!
The Sheeba garter. Kara Lynn Morgan's original inspiration behind her final wedding garter design.
Kara Lynn Morgan's custom wedding garter set. The lace on her garter was sent to me via UPS from
Kara herself. It is the exact same lace that is used on her gown.
Kara requested that we use blue dupioni silk as the "underlay" fabric on her wedding garter. She asked for this because she is a huge fan of this type of fabric and because she wanted to cross off her "something blue" by way of her garter
The rhinestone on the front of Kara's garter was the final touch. It added just the right amount of sparkle for Kara's sensibilities
La Gartier's Weekly Instagram Round Up
By: Sarah Dobson | Wednesday 26th of February 2014 07:22:39 PM
Well Ladies and Gentleman, it is that time again! What time might you ask? Time for La Gartier's weekly Instagram photo round up! Below are a few pictures of the behind-the-scenes happenings from the world of La Gartier over the past week. If you have an Instagram account and would like to follow us, our name is @lagartier. Happy La Gartier everyone! Enjoy!
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Rose Silk and Tiffany Blue Wedding Garter for La Gartier Bride Heather Horton
By: Sarah Dobson | Wednesday 26th of February 2014 07:08:22 PM
This week, I designed a garter that I fell in love with as soon as I purchased the yard of silk that the bride requested. That is, La Gartier bride Heather Horton requested that her garter be made using rose pink colored dupioni silk. After a few emails back and forth that sought to nail down just exactly what hue of "Rose Pink" that Heather was after, I headed to my fabric store with the hope that I would be able to find something in the color that she wanted. I lucked out. My fabric store had an entire roll of the exact color that Heather wanted! I purchased it immediately and went home to cut it into 2" strips for the body of her garter. Heather told me that she wanted her design to resemble the "Estella" garter (shown below) but she wanted rose silk in place of the blue silk. In addition, she requested that I do an embellishment scheme around the midline of her garter that included a mix of swarovski crystal rhinestones, fresh water pearls, and clear crystal beads. Below is the final product. My favorite part? The tiny Tiffany Blue bow detail on her toss to bring in one of the hues from her wedding color pallet!! Don't you just ADORE it?!??
If you are interested in having a garter custom made for yourself or someone that you love, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. Or, you can take the easy way out and click here to use our contact form. Happy rose-colored La Gartier everyone!
La Gartier bride Heather Horton's custom wedding garter set
Heather Horton's custom toss garter with center Tiffany Blue satin bow detail
The Estella garter--the original inspiration behind Heather Horton's rose silk wedding garter
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Champagne and Lace Wedding Garter for La Gartier Bride Meghan Spears
By: Sarah Dobson | Wednesday 26th of February 2014 06:33:30 PM
Last month I had the pleasure of working with Candye Spears, who was on a mission to gift her daughter a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wedding garter. The bride I was designing the garter for was named Meghan Spears. I never had the pleasure of meeting her due to the fact that I did all of the co-designing alongside of her mother, Candye. However, from what I can tell, this particular bride-to-be is a very well-loved and adored young woman. The mother-of-the-bride, Candye, wanted a garter for her daughter that said "luxury" and "quality". She liked the Joan Pillow garter set featured in our custom gallery, but wanted something a bit less bulky due to the fact that the skirt of Meghan's gown was very form-fitting. She also mentioned to me that Meghan's was planning on incorporating a very light blush colored sash with her gown. Candye had given me a plethora of information about Meghan and her wedding day, so naturally, I was overwhelmed with inspiration. And what else is there to do when you are overwhelmed with inspiration? CREATE. Instead of making just one wedding garter set for Candye and her daughter, I created three different sets for them to choose from. Below are pictures of each. Creating these beauties was so much fun!! In fact, the only thing more fun than making them is thinking of Meghan walking down the aisle with her garters on her leg.
If you are interested in having a garter custom made for yourself or someone that you love, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can take the easy way out and click here to use our contact form. Happy La Gartier everyone!
Option # 1: Meghan's keepsake garter with a thin, sparkling rhinestone toss
Option #2: Meghan's keepsake garter with a feathered "tufted" satin toss garter
Option #3: Meghan's keepsake garter with a blush champagne satin toss garter
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La Gartier Wedding Garters Now Available at Leonardo's Bridal!
By: Sarah Dobson | Wednesday 26th of February 2014 06:07:40 PM
La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Leonardo's Bridal l located in Rocky River, Ohia! Leonardo's Bridal is one of those adorable, stylish bridal boutiques that you oh-so commonly see in movies, but rarely encouter in real life. There are no flourescent lights or wedding dresses covered up in plastic bags at this boutique. No, this boutique is quite the opposite. Your experience begins when you set up a private appointment, guaranteeing that you will have the whole salon (and full-length mirrors) to yourself. Diana's Bridal prides itself on carrying a wide array of designers, so finding a gown to match your unique personality & style should be no problem. To brag even further about Leonardo's Bridal Boutique: the most important thing to Leonardo's Bridal is providing impeccable customer service. And I don't know about you, but this is the number one thing I want when shopping for "the dress". In fact, I cannot think of anything more important. So, you can see why I am ecstatic that the owner of Leonardo's Bridal, Kate, is now offering La Gartier garters in her beautiful store!
To visit the website of Leonardo's Bridal, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Leonardo's Bridal website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that they now offer. Happy La Gartier everyone!!!
The Pierce Garter. Now available for purchase at Leonardo's Bridal
The Joy Garter. Now available for purchase at Leonardo's Bridal
The Abby Garter. Now available for purchase at Leonardo's Bridal
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