Snowflake Wedding Garter Design for La Gartier Bride Johanna Terry
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 21st of January 2014 02:56:38 PM
The temperature in Georgia has dropped over thirty degrees today. When I woke up it was in the fifties. As of right now, it is in the upper 20s and expected to drop into the teens by nightfall. There is no doubt about it: it is winter. Drop dead winter. Freezing cold winter. It is the time of year for hot tea, leg warmers, heavy bedding and winter-themed wedding garters. That's right, I said it. Winter-themed wedding garters. I have made more of them this winter than any other season. Just last week I created a snowflake-inspired wedding garter for La Gartier bride Johanna Terry. Johanna wanted something that incorporated a snowflake but desired a high-quality peice that would be impossible to mistake for "cheap". Below are pictures of her final garter. I can confidently say that her final garter design is anything but cheap-looking. Happy La Gartier everyone! Stay warm!
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 use the contact form here. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
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La Gartier Wedding Garters Now Available at Malindy Elene Bridal!
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 21st of January 2014 02:36:16 PM
La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Malindy Elene Bridal located in Tampa, Florida! Malindy Elene Couture For The Bride is a specialty bridal boutique located in the heart of Tampa, Florida. It has been in business for ten years and has been striving to give each Tampa-area bride the shopping experience they have always dreamt of. The brides that shop at Malindy Elene will find a wide array of gowns--from classic to modern-- as they sip a glass of champagne and receive top notch customer service. In the words of owner Megan Bubalo, the Malindy Elene bride "has a strong voice, appreciates details and quality and is looking for a boutique bridal shopping experience. My favorite part about Malindy Elene? It is owned and operated by 24 year-old Megan Bubalo, who is one of Tampa's youngest and most ambitious female entrepreneurs! As a fairly young female entrepreneur myself, I find it inspiring to find other successful small businesses like Malindy Elene that are garnering so much praise and press. So, you can see why I am ecstatic that Megan Bubalo, owner of Malindy Elene Bridal, is now offering La Gartier garters in her beautiful store!
To visit the website of Malindy Elene, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Malindy Elene website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that they now offer. Happy La Gartier everyone!!!
The Annabelle Garter. Now available for purchase at Malindy Elene Bridal
The Abby Garter. Now available for purchase at Malindy Elene Bridal.
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Custom Birthstone Wedding Garter for La Gartier bride Shanna Garringer
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 20th of January 2014 08:32:40 PM
As a wedding garter designer, I sure am learning a TON about birthstones these days! Just last month, I was contacted by a bride named Shanna Garringer that wanted to have a garter customized to include both her birthstone and her fiance's birthstone. The best part? Shanna wanted the birthstones to sit side by side at the center of her garter to symbolize the closeness & togetherness of herself and her soon-to-be-hubby. I jumped at the chance to create her garter due to the fact that her idea was so endearing and original. Then, when I discovered that her birthstone was diamond and his birthstone was tanzanite, I was even further fueled to spend my hours lost in the creation of her garter. Below are the final pictures of Shanna's garter. Can someone say pure sparkling bliss? I cannot even believe how beautiful it turned out. I finished it around two o'clock in the morning on a Friday night and simply sat there, listening to music and just staring at it. Shanna's custom garter is not only touching for the story that it tells, but breathtaking for its singularity and originality.
If you are interested in having a garter custom made for yourself or someone that you love, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com. Or you can take the easy way out and use the contact form here. Happy La Gartier everyone!
La Gartier bride Shanna Garringer's custom "birthstone" garter. Diamond is the birthstone for the month
of April (when Shanna was born) and Tanzanite is the birthstone for the month of December (when her fiance was born)
The two stones are placed side by side at the center of Shanna's garter to symbolize their union.
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La Gartier Garters Now Available at Swoon Bridal!
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 20th of January 2014 08:07:34 PM
La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Swoon Bridal located in Reno, Nevada! Hyde Park Bridal is a specialty bridal boutique located in the heart of Reno, Nevada just a hop, skip and a jump away from the California border. Swoon Bridal is the only high-quality, cosmopolitan bridal boutique in the Reno area & offers a wide variety of exclusive designers. The best part? The owner of Swoon Bridal is a Reno-girl of three generations back, so she is passionate about providing the residents of her area an elegant, sought-after boutique experience! In the words of ownner Michelle Depoali, the Swoon shopping experience is "personal, approachable, hip, helpful, and refreshingly glamorous." So, you can see why I am ecstatic that Michele Depoali, owner of Swoon Bridal, is now offering La Gartier garters in her beautiful store!
To visit the website of Swoon Bridal, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Swoon 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 on at Swoon Bridal in Reno, Nevada
The Corrie Garter. Now available for purchase at Swoon Bridal
The Joy Garter. Now available for purchase at Swoon Bridal
The Evelyn Garter. Now available for purchase on the website at www.lagartier.com
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The Joy Wedding Garter Featured on Style Me Pretty!!
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 13th of January 2014 06:02:48 PM
For the past few years, I have been working day and night toward getting the word out about my company. From blog posts to giveaways, to social media promotions and networking via Facebook, I have had one, single burning desire: to let the brides-to-be of the world know that there are modern and stylish wedding garter options available to them. If I could, I would put a sign in the doorway of every Hobby Lobby and Michael's in America that read "Stop! You do not have to purchase your garter here! There are much lovelier options available to you! Please visit www.lagartier.com" But, alas, I can't do that (nor is it legal) so I sit for long hours in front of my MacBook Air with a silent but deadly determination to make La Gartier a nationally recognized brand. So, yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Joy garter was featured on the mega-popular blog Style Me Pretty and I didn't even know about it. Guess how I found out??? I found out as I was scrolling through my Instagram feed. This must mean that brand awareness for La Gartier has reached some sort of significant point. Now, what that point is, I am not sure....but I know that it is significant....and I know that it made me smile for hours after I saw that Style Me Pretty had featured the Joy garter. The back story: The garter was apart of a GORGEOUS wedding done by Jacin Fitzgerald of Lovely Little Details in the wine country of Southern California. (Jacin is one of my favorite wedding planners in the entire country) It was photographed beautifully by Jessica Burke & the photos are to-die-for. See for yourself!! Below are almost all of the pictures that Style Me Prety included in their post and most importantly, the picture of the Joy garter that was listed in the posting. Ok, I have to get back to work now. :)
On left: the Joy garter along with the brides' other gorgeous accessories
On right: an undeniably cute pug-faced dog
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La Gartier Featured In Jezebel Magazine!
By: Sarah Dobson | Saturday 4th of January 2014 03:32:33 PM
This week, I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to Jezebel Magazine for featuring myself + La Gartier in your newest edition! The cover couldn't be more fabulous and I am beyond flattered that you would choose La Gartier + myself for your "Who's That Girl" editorial! Jezebel Magazine is a Buckhead-based lifestyle & luxury magazine targeted to women, covering elegant dining, entertainment and general Atlanta social life. Owned by Modern Luxury media, Jezebel Magazine has magazines in fifteen different cities across the United States and I have been lucky enough to be featured in this month's Atlanta edition.
The magazine hits newsstands mid-January, so if you are in the Atlanta area and would like to brush up on your monthly Atlanta who's who's and where's where's, then stop by your local Barnes & Noble or grocery store to pick up a copy. You can't miss it. The cover is striking. Happy La Gartier everyone!
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Vintage Alice In Wonderland Custom Garter for La Gartier Bride Niki Simmons
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 30th of December 2013 10:33:20 PM
This month I had the pleasure of designing one of the most unique and eclectic garters I have ever designed. I made a vintage Alice In Wonderland inspired garter for La Gartier bride Niki Simmons. Yeah. That's right. Vintage Alice In Wonderland garter. For inspiration, Niki sent me over a dozen vintage Alice In Wonderland illustrations that blew my mind. (We put them on a Pinterest board along with other elements of Niki's garter. If you would like to see how amazing the illustrations are, then click here) Niki asked that the color teal be incorporated into her wedding garter due to the fact that it was one of the primary colors being used in her wedding. With these elements, I then began my shopping soiree for the materials needed to create Niki's garter. Below are pictures of the final product. When I look at pictures of Niki's completed garter set, I realize just how cool my job is. I mean, the clock on Niki's center dangling centerpeice actually ticks! Her garter is smart, eclectic, wild, original, interesting, modern and artistic. And the best part? Its creation came from the efforts of both Niki and myself.
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 ingredients of Niki's garter: tea-stained taffeta ribbon for the body of the garter. Polka-dotted lace as the trim. Teal satin ribbon all the way around the body of the garter as well as the center bow. Six different charms sewn around the body of the garter (teacup, cheshire cat, ticking clock key, chair, kitten, etc)
The powerful centerpeice on Niki's garter: a "clock-key" pendant that actually ticks!
The toss garter and the keepsake garter together
Niki's toss garter. The fabric is teal dupioni silk ribbon. I begged Niki to let me hang one single playing card charm underneath the bow. She was happy to let me do it. It is the only non-vintage inspired charm on the entire design.
A side-view of Niki's garter. I love the rabbit charm, don't you?
Niki's completed garter set sitting comfortable inside the signature La Gartier box
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Pink and Lace Custom Bridal Garter for La Gartier bride Ashley Dreier
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 30th of December 2013 09:11:25 PM
This week I am having a love affair with a custom garter design I created for La Gartier bride Ashley Dreier. I knew that I was going to be head-over-heels for her garter as soon as she contacted me with the description of what she wanted....which was very short and to-the-point. That is, Ashley told me "I want something pink. Girly. Lots of sparkle. Actually, I want TONS of sparkle. And it absolutely must have a bunny on it because my nickname is bunny". At that point, I almost paid Ashley to make her garter. I mean it. When I tell you that I love girly things even I don't know how honest I am being. It is only when I look at Ashley's completed custom design that I remember just how much I love girly, feminine things. The color pink by itself is incredibly pleasing to my eye. But when combined with rhinestones and lace? Irrisistible. Below are pictures of the completed "Ashley Dreier" wedding garter. An alternate name for this garter could easily be "Pink Girly Bunny Bliss". Don't you just LOVE it?
If you are interested in having a garter custom made for yourself or someone that you love, please contact us via email at email@example.com. Or you can take the easy way out and use the contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!
The ingredients of Ashley's garter: Both the bunny charm and the dangling dove charms were Etsy finds. I found the baby pink dupioni silk after a long search at my local fabric stosre. (This is the pink fabric that you see on the body of the garter) And the white lace trim came from a secret stash of imported laces that I keep in my personal home studio. Once the entire garter was sewn together, I personally placed over one hundred assorted rhinestones and pearls around the midline of her garter. When the sunlight hits this part of the garter, it sparkles like crazy. ♥♥♥
The Bunny charm is significant because Ashley's nickname is "Bunny"
Ashley's keepsake garter and her matching toss garter inside of the signature La Gartier box
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Glamourous and Sparkling Custom Wedding Garter Design for La Gartier Bride Lori Brinkley
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 30th of December 2013 08:16:55 PM
Whether you’re a *uber* glamourous bride or a bride who wants the most luxurious everything, you will love today’s custom wedding garter design! This is a sparkling, unique, gorgeous wedding garter with stunning dangling rhinestone strands. Now for the back story: This wedding garter is a completely unique, one-of-a-kind design that I created yesterday for La Gartier bride Lori Brinkley. Lori contacted me a few weeks ago with a rough vision regarding how she wanted her garter designed, and to tell you the truth, I am only the person that carried out the creation of her garter. That is, the design vision was Lori's 100%. I can't believe how beautiful this garter came out. To me, it challenges the tradtional idea of what wedding garters are and should be. It breaks the mold in so many ways. I can tell you right now that there will be many requests for garters that resemble Lori's garter in the future. it is that beautiful.
If you are interested having a garter custom made for yourself or someone that you love, then I encourage you to contact us via emal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can always take the easy way out and click here to use our contact form. Happy sparkling, gleaming, glittering La Gartier everyone!
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La Gartier Garters Now Available at Hyde Park Bridal!
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 30th of December 2013 07:52:49 PM
La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Hyde Park Bridal located in Cincinnati, Ohio! Hyde Park Bridal is a specialty bridal boutique located in the heart of Cincinnati just minutes past Hyde Park Square. Hyde Park Bridal is the only boutique in the infamous Hyde Park area & offers a wide variety of exclusive designers. The best part? If you are a bride shopping at Hyde Park Bridal then you are the only one there. That is, the boutique is completely reserved for the bride and her guests who are shopping for "the" gown. This way, the associates at Hyde Park Bridal can give the bride and her guests their undivided attention and service that is so personal that you will want to invite the employess of Hyde Park Bridal to your wedding! So, you can see why I am ecstatic that Amanda Topits, owner of Hyde Park Bridal, is now offering La Gartier garters in her beautiful store!
To visit the website of Hyde Park Bridal, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Hyde Park Bridal website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that they now offer. Happy La Gartier everyone!!!
The owner of Hyde Park Bridal--Amanda Topits
The Vienna Garter. Now available for purchase at Hyde Park Bridal.
The Evelyn Garter. Now available for purchase at Hyde Park Bridal
The Corrie Garter. Now available for purchase at Hyde Park Bridal
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