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Shark Tooth and Guitar Surfer Wedding Garter

By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 6th of January 2015 12:03:59 PM

Last month, I had the pleasure of creating a wedding garter inspired by two things: surfing and guitar playing. The bride that I created it for is marrying a man who is extremely passionate about both....and I relished in the opportunity to create such a fun and daring design. My favorite part? She trusted me with complete creative control over her garter. When this happens, I am forever grateful for the creative freedom that it affords me. (And most times I become so inspired with the design process that I become lost in it! In a good way!!)

 So, to represent her fiance's love of surfing, I purchased ten all natural shark teeth from a website in California. I then hung all ten of them around the body of the garter. To represent his love of guitar playing, I purchase a custom silver guitar pick charm that was engraved with the words "I Pick You." Special, right?? Insanely special! 

If you are interested in having a custom garter created for yourself or someone that you love, please feel free to email us at info@lagartier.com. We are already becoming booked for the spring and summer of 2014, so we ask that you schedule your customization atleast six months in advance. Happy La Gartier everyone!

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Army Wedding Garter

By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 5th of January 2015 09:05:01 PM

Get ready for a wedding garter customization story that will make your heart warm and possilby bring tears to your eyes. La Gartier bride Ashley Darpino is getting ready to marry the love of her life on October 10th, 2015. She wanted to incorporate herfiancé's name patch from his Marine Corp desert uniform. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and unfortunately during his deployment he was severely injured in IED accident and is considered 80% disabled. (Moment of silence please) While her soon-to-be-hubby and Ashley share a wildly loving relationship, her fiance's experience in Afghanistan effects him daily, which is what makes this custom wedding garter absolutely exceptional. Below are pictures of the final product. Can you believe how beautiful this peice is? For its physical beauty but for also what it represents? Ashley, I am so proud to cal you a La Gartier bride!

If you are interested in having a custom design created for yourself or someone that you love, please feel free to email us at info@lagartier.com. Happy La Gartier everyone!

custom army wedding garter

custom army wedding garter

custom army wedding garter

custom army wedding garter

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Crystal Bling Wedding Garter Photographed by Angie Capri Photography

By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 5th of January 2015 08:12:07 PM

Last week, I was so pleased to open our inbox and find beautiful pictures of the Aurora garter as photographed by Angie Capri Photography. Angie Capri is one of the best bridal boudior photographers in California, so when she emailed me about collaborating, I agreed without hesitation. I am so happy that I did because these images came out stunning!

Note: the sparkling rhinestoned garter that you see in the below photos is called the Aurora garter. It is available for purchase in our online shop which you can access by clicking here)

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bling crystal wedding garter

 

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tags  Angie Capri Photography,  Beaded Wedding Garter,  Bling Garter,  Crystal Bling Wedding Gar,  Crystal Garter,  Garter,  La Gartier,  Rhinestone Garter

La Gartier Weekly Instagram Round Up

By: Sarah Dobson | Friday 2nd of January 2015 04:10:39 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! 

New year, new designs, new goals, new dreams. 

Just finished: La Gartier bride Tanya Wayne's custom celtic cross/crucifix rhinestone wedding garter set. I am so in love with this one! Tanya wanted to have a garter that reflected both her Catholic roots and her soon-to-be hubby's Presbyterian roots, so she selected the PRETTIEST crucifix/celtic cross dual pendant...... and had it shipped a far distance to our studios. The body of the garter was inspired by Katherine Webb's gorgeous pink toss garter, and the all- rhinestone was the icing on the cake. (Look Katherine Webb, your garter is inspiring other designs! ) I love how this garter blends glamourous details (with the rhinestones) with regal & pious elements. It is a combination that I have never seen before!!

Just finished: La Gartier bride Kaitlin Tito's gorgeous pearl and rhinestone custom wedding garter set. Kaitlin first contacted us last June regarding having a custom garter designed for her upcoming nuptials set in a historic mansion in New Jersey. She told me that she wanted a garter that would match the beautiful beaded detail on the gown she purchased at Kleinfeld Bridal, so I set to work creating the above pearl/rhinestoned mix of a beauty. The blue pearl toss garter was a perfect addition as Kaitlin was still debating on where/how to work in her "something blue." Kaitlin, it has been a pleasure working with you and I can't wait to ship this beauty to you in Bethlehem later this week! !! It has been a long time coming and totally worth it! 

When winter and the post-holiday blues threatens to lower my spirits, I find that shopping for exquisite lingerie online can be very uplifting. Even if it means a completely full shopping cart of things I will never actually end up purchasing. Take this electric blue "Bisou Bisou Gooseberry" plunge bra by Demaris for example. I literally feel more electric just looking at it. If you are a bride-to-be, consider this as your "something blue" on your wedding day.

The model Cessy wearing the Aurora garter as apart of Angie Capri Photography's holiday boudior shoot. I love this photo so much! And the photographer even more! 

More pictures of La Gartier bride Amanda Weber's recently finished custom design. The lace that you see on the outside of her garter was taken from her mother's veil. The one that she was married in over twenty years ago. (So special!) My favorite part of this design is the small blue tag that I sewed into the inside of her garter. It reads "Guiseppe" and was taken from the inside of her mother's wedding gown. I honestly can't think of a more meaning-infused "something blue." 

Just finished: La Gartier bride Ashley Darpino's custom "Ryan" fatigue patch Vienna garter. The patch that you see sewn onto the back of Ashley's garter was taken from her fiance's fatigues and sent all the way to our studios from Rhode Island. I love how beautifully the final design came out!!! To personalize Ashley's design even more, we put two satin bows on either side of the patch in silver and bordeaux-- the two colors from Ashley's wedding. I think this garter is an excellent example of how special and meaningful your garter can be. Ashley, I can't wait to ship this to you along with your custom keepsake box and matching rhinestone toss!

Dear Kate Spade,
Thank you for making really cool bridal clutches that look like licence plates.

So proud and excited to anounce that La Gartier was featured on The Wedding Chicks last week!! I have been head-over-heels for this uber-popular wedding publication since I first laid eyes on it in 2010. They were the very first blog to feature LG a very long time ago........and I will never forget how much their belief in our brand inspired me to continue growing La Gartier. It was just what I needed to continue striving. Amy and Jocey, thank you so much for always believing in La Gartier, from the beginning until now.

Three new custom, one-of-a-kind designs created while the sound of Friday traffic spins outside and December sunlight streams through the window. The best gifts are the ones you share, wouldn't you agree??

Have you ever heard of Sugar Paper? They have the cutest paperie line that both Target and J Crew have taken interest in. I am smitten with their bridal collection in particular, because it is not only modern and undeniably adorable, but also affordable. Take this "Will You Be My Bridesmaid?" card for example--- only six dollars for the set. I truly LOVE finding new & interesting wedding items like these! Thank you to Sugar Paper for making something that I can't stop staring at! (Note: some designs available at BHLDN and J Crew exclusively)

Yesterday, La Gartier bride Grecia Valle's gorgeous pearl and rhinestone applique arrived in the mail. The supplier that she and I purchased it from was kind enough to send me eight other short sampling of various trims that she carries. Fun, right?! The long pearl and rhinestone applique that you see at the top of the picture is the applique that will become Grecia Valle's "statement peice" within her beautiful custom garter set. It is going to be incredible, I can already tell. I am looking forward to putting monogramned initials along the inside!! 

Who knew that photographing your garter and your bridal lingerie/accessories on top of a faux sheepskin rug could be so pretty????

Just me and Brides magazine on delta flight 324. The sound of excited children, the smell of recycled oxygen, diet coke in tiny pastic cups. The next three hours lost in the world of modern bridal fashion, supermodel Elise Taylor's black tie barn wedding in the Hamptons, and editor Keija Minor's recap of Paris Couture Week

Currently working on a very special custom wedding garter design for La Gartier bride Tanya Wayne. Tanya has requested a garter design that represents her Catholic roots as well as her soon-to-be hubby's Presbyterian roots. For her wedding in August, she will be having a "dual ceremony" which will be reflected full force in the design of her garter. To represent both elements, Tanya and I were originally going to hang TWO charms at the center of her garter-- one, a crucifix to symbolize her Catholic roots and two, a celtic cross to represent her fiance's Presbyterian roots. But then Tanya stumbled across this absolutely AMAZING crucifix-celtic-cross blend pendant. (See above) Isn't it beautiful? I mean, I was excited about making Tanya's garter from the beginning, but now I'm so psyched about it that I don't think I can wait to sit down and create this beauty! With Tanya's permission, I will post pictures of the final product once it is finished! !:-) 




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La Gartier Weekly Instagram Round Up

By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 4th of December 2014 08:49:58 AM

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! 

Just finished: La Gartier bride Amanda Weber's custom heirloom lace wedding garter set. The story of Amanda's garter is an extremely special one to me because the alencon lace that you see on the body of her garter was taken from her mother's veil. I know, because I cut it myself when I met with Amanda and her mother about three weeks ago. The lace is not the only part of her garter that contains special family heirloom details-- there is a bright blue tag on the inside of her garter that reads "Guiseppe" that was taken from the inside of her mother's wedding gown. We also took four precious bridal buttons from the cuff of her mother's gown and added them to the back seam. When I look at this design, I feel truly touched and honored to have been trusted with such treasured family materials. This is the kind of garter that desrves to be passed through generations.... and it makes me smile bright to think of Amanda's daughters' hands touching this very same lace that I have been working with for the past week. More pictures to come of this "repurposed" beauty

I am developing a serious obsession with vintage ring boxes. I just ordered a box that looks just like this from my favorite online antiques store. Can't wait to have an entire collection here in our studio for brides to choose from!

La Gartier bride Robin Kowalski's "Marilyn" garter on her wedding day. Robin was married on September 6th, 2014. Thank you so much Robin K. for taking the time to send these photos to us! Your Marilyn garter looked phenomenonal on you and we are proud to call you a La Gartier bride! 

Currently working on a custom wedding garter design to match this beautiful wedding gown by Pisjeka. I love to spend Sundays designing!

Currently working on a very special custom wedding garter design for La Gartier bride Ashley Drapino. Ashley has sent me the name patch from her soon-to-be-hubby's fatigues, so that I can work it into her gorgeous design. Ashley is in love with the Vienna garter, so her final garter will be a mixture of the Vienna, the "Ryan" fatigue patch shown above, and the two primary colors from her wedding-- bordeaux and silver. I love it when brides send me things of significance to work into their design as Ashley has. Her final garter will be one of great meaning. I can't wait to share pictures of her final design! 

Thanksgiving prayer suggestion courtesy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Amen. 


Did you know that lingerie is extremely popular in Asia, particularly Japan? Lingerie design in Japan is going through a sort of renaissance at the moment....... and the creative minds behind the movement are forever stretching the artistic limits. Japanese lingerie tends to be characteristically girly & feminine, utilizing candy pop type colors.....as if trying to transform their women into living, breathing "cute" japanimation characters. If you are ever bored with time to fill, google a company called Intesucre. It is Japan's most well known lingerie designer, and what you will see will blow your mind.

One of my all-time favorite winter inspired bouquets. If you are planning on saying "I Do" in the snow, then check out our Pinterest board called Wedding Bouquets and Flowers. We have been on a winter bouquet pinning spree the past week. So.darn.pretty.

She who starts the day in her Heidi Elnora t-shirt sews best. .........or something like that. 

Currently working on a custom wedding garter design for La Gartier bride Katurah Fowler and absolutely loving how things are coming along. The antlers are symbolic of her soon-to-be hubby's love of the outdoors & hunting. The horseshoe was found and attached at Katurah's request as well. The design is more or less complete, but Katurah and I plan on adding a heavy dose of sparkling rhinestones in and around the keepsake garter, taking her overall design, in my opinion, from "cute" to "oh my gosh, where did you get that?!" I can't wait to ship this beauty to Katurah once it is finished! 

La Gartier bride Amanda Weber's gorgeous pink satin Kate Spade "Fanna" flats. I had the opportunity to see these adorable shoes in person last week during my consultation with Amanda..... and I immediately fell in love. For anyone that loves ballet slippers, these shoes are irresistible. The color is just right and the toe is flat, just like a pointe shoe. Perfect for a bride who plans on really dancing during her reception.

Currently crushing on this picture of La Gartier bride Amanda Weber. What a darling engagement photo this is! And what a stunning dress! Amanda's design is going to include vintage alencon lace from her mother's veil along with satin covered bridal buttons taken from the sleeve of her mother's gown. It will be a "repurposed" design as I like to call it..... and one that I have high expectations for. More to come about this blushing bride-to-be and her custom La Gartier garter!

Just finished: La Gartier bride anonymous-mysterious's custom shark tooth and guitar pick inspired wedding garter design. Her soon-to-be hubby is a surfer in California. Thus, the nine tiny all-natural shark teeth that dangle 365 degrees around the body of her garter. Her fiance also loves to play the guitar, so I commissioned the creation of a custom-engraved guitar pick that reads "I Choose You". Can someone say personalized!?! Can't wait to create the matching toss garter for this beauty later today.

La Gartier bride Lisa Tellison's wedding lingerie set--- the "Bon Bon" set by a company called La Figurelle. Did you know that instagram actually bans the use of about 33 hashtags? The list is ever changing, but currently the hashtag "lingerie" is on the forbidden list, in an attempt to keep Instagram clean & dignified. That's fine. I will just hashtag this post #gorgeous #cantstopstaring #beautiful 

Regram from the gorgeous bridal account of Maggie Louise Bridal -- "I didn't always know what I wanted to do but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be" -DVF


So proud to see lifestyle & fashion blogger Paige Arminta wearing our Joy garter during a recent styled shoot in Utah! The pictures from this shoot turned out beautifully and I couldn't be more grateful to Elizabeth Cooper's Boutique for asking me to participate! So fun to see Paige Arminta modelling one of our prettiest designs! (Photography credit: Ali Brown Studios )

Just in-- a lovely thank you note from La Gartier bride Jessica Wallen. Jessica's garter needed alteration as it was too loose come her wedding day, so we were happy to take it in an inch and send it back to her. (A complimentary service that is available to ALL La Gartier brides) Jessica, thank you for being such a delight to work with! We look forward to seeing (and hopefully sharing) photos from your wedding day!

La Gartier bride Laura Warren wearing her Vienna garter during her pre-wedding bridal boudoir shoot with Kayleigh Kennedy photography. So pretty! Laura's boudoir portraits prove that even if you are not planning on wearing a garter on your wedding day.....or if you opt to skip the garter toss tradition, then there are still plenty of reasons to wear a La Gartier garter. If you are considering doing a boudoir photoshoot for yourself or a loved one, then visit wwe.lagartier.com to see all twenty of our elegant wedding garter designs.

Currently working on a new batch of gift certificates after selling out of the last batch of 100 over the summer. Cutting and tying these pink bows is arduous but always worth it once I see the final product. If you are considering giving the gift of La Gartier, our gift certificates that read "Because Someone Loves You" make a perfect option. This way, she can pick her favorite design on her own. And if you aren't considering giving the gift of La Gartier, then change your mind. Why? LG garters make for a perfect gift, as she most likely is not expecting a modern, elegant and beautiful garter for her wedding day. For more information, please email us at info@lagartier.com 

Stop Making Excuses and Just Do Things. (Thank you for this reminder today The Every Girl!)

The Vienna garter as worn by star of The New Atlanta's Emily Lipman, and photographed by acclaimed wedding photographer #ragartistry. There were so many tremendously talented people involved with this shoot!! So proud to be apart of this team!

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tags  Beaded Garter,  Bling Garter,  Bridal Garter,  Garter,  La Gartier,  Sparkle Garter,  Wedding Garter Company,  Wedding Garters

La Gartier bride Danielle Tamillo's Crystal Rhinestone Bling Aurora Garter

By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 13th of November 2014 02:52:24 PM

Today I woke up to an email from La Gartier bride Danielle Tamillo, who was kind enough to take the time to email me pictures of her gorgeous Aurora garter from her wedding day. My jaw hit the ground when I saw how pretty her wedding garter pictures were! In fact, there was not a single photo that I did not like from her wedding photo album. Below are a few of my Aurora wedding garter photo favorites, along with a few other stunners from her wedding day. (By the way, if you are looking for the wedding photographer who took these beautiful photos, please visit the website of Brianna Venzke Photography) And if you are looking to purchase the Aurora garter for your wedding day, then please click here to be directed to our online shop. 

Crystal Rhinestone Bling Aurora Wedding Garter

La Gartier bride Danielle Tamillo wearing the Aurora garter on her wedding day

crystal diamond bling wedding garter

 

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La Gartier Crystal Diamond Wedding Garters Now Available at Ivy Bridal Studio!

By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 13th of November 2014 02:33:34 PM

La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Ivy Bridal Studio located in Columbus, Ohio! Ivy Bridal Studio is Ivy Bridal Studio is the hottest new bridal shop in Columbus. Whether you’re looking for something glamorous, charming, flirty, elegant, classy, sexy or sweet, you will find it at Ivy Bridal Studio. And while they are confident that you will fall in love with one of their bridal gowns, you will never feel pressured by their associates to buy it. They simply strive to create an atmosphere that is personal, memorable, and most importantly, fun! So, you can see why I am ecstatic that the owner of Ivy Bridal Studio, Jackie Trucco, is now offering La Gartier garters in her beautiful store! 

 To visit the website of Ivy Bridal Studio, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Bateau Bridal website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that they now offer. Happy La Gartier everyone!!!

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The Pierce garter. Now available for purchase at Ivy Bridal Studio

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The Annabelle garter. Now available for purchase at Ivy Bridal Studio

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The Joy Garter. Now available for purchase at Ivy Bridal Studio

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The Aurora Garter. Now available for purchase at Ivy Bridal Studio

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Grey And Pink Pearl Crystal Wedding Garter for Hyde Park Bridal

By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 13th of November 2014 02:23:01 PM

Most people have a favorite color, but do you have a favorite color combo? I do. In fact, I have three. One of my favorite color combinations of all time is hot pink and electric teal. I find it to be a energetic, young and distinctly feminine color combination. One of my second favorites is grey and pink. I have absolutely know idea why but these two colors together have always struck me as hard to resist. In fact, if you look closely, these two colors are a huge part of the La Gartier brand and appear in heavy, obvious doses via our website. Last week, I created a gorgeous grey and pink wedding garter set for Hyde Park Bridal in Ohio. Below are pictures of the final product. Do you think it is lovely? Do you have a hard time taking your eyes away from it as I do? I truly love to create unique, one-of-a-kind peices such as this one. 

If you are looking to have a custom garter created for yourself or someone that you love, please feel free to email us at info@lagartier.com. Or you can take the easy way out and use our contact from by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!

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grey and pink crystal bling wedding garter

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La Gartier Crystal Bling Wedding Garters Now Available For Purchase at Bateau Bridal in Alaska!

By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 13th of November 2014 01:59:00 PM

La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Bateau Bridal located in Anchorage, Alaska! Bateau Bridal is Anchorage's newest and chicest bridal boutique, with a fantastic collection of bridal gowns that varies from Nicole Miller to Anne Barge. Bateau Bridal believes that each bride should be viewed as a unique individual that deserves an unforgettable experience when shopping for her wedding gown.  So, you can see why I am ecstatic that the owner of Bateau Bridal, Tara Gondek, is now offering La Gartier garters in her beautiful store! 

 To visit the website of Bateau Bridal, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Bateau Bridal website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that they now offer. Happy La Gartier everyone!!!

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The "Pierce" garter. Now available for purchase at Bateau Bridal Boutique in Anchorage, Alaska

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The Lori garter. Now available for purchase at Bateau Bridal Boutique in Anchorage, Alaska

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The Ivory Pearl Garter. Now available for purchase at Bateau Bridal Boutique in Anchorage, Alaska

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The Corrie garter. Now available for purchase at Bateau Bridal Boutique in Anchorage, Alaska

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Heidi Elnora Inspired Wedding Garter with Alencon Lace

By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 11th of November 2014 03:09:21 PM

I have been semi-obsessed with the wedding gowns of Heidi Elnora ever since I began La Gartier in 2011. Which is funny considering that her gowns are known for their Southern Belle flare......and I am not remotely southern. However, I am a sucker for gorgeous fabric and quality bridal design, so it makes sense that I have been in love with Heidi Elnora's creations since the first time I saw them. Last month, on a weekend when I was in a particularly creative mood, I was so taken with one of Heidi Elnora's gowns that I created a custom wedding garter to match it. Below are the pictures of the garter along with a picture of the dress that inspired it. It is called the Katie Grace garter and it is marked by its column of bridal buttons up the front center. This design was purchased last week by Molly Lambert of Maggie Louise Bridal.

If you are interested in having a garter custom made for yourself or someone that you love, please feel free to email us at info@lagartier.com. Or, you can take the easy way out and use our contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!

Katie Grace Gown Heidi Elnora

The Katie Grace gown by Heidi Elnora

Katie Grace Gown Heidi Elnora

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The Katie Grace Wedding Garter

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