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 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 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 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 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 email@example.com. 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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Blue Taffeta and Lace Custom Wedding Garter for La Gartier Bride Jodee Garrett
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 30th of December 2013 07:35:10 PM
Today I finished a very special garter--La Gartier bride Jodee Garret's custom blue taffeta and lace garter. Jodee contacted me last month regarding having a garter custom made for herself. She told me that she wanted a garter that was made out of blue taffeta because her own grandmother had been married in a wedding dress made of blue taffeta. (I can only imagine how gorgeous this dress must have been!) In addition, Jodee told me that her grandmother had given her a tiny gold horseshoe charm and wanted to incorporate it into her garter in some way. After sending Jodee my mailing address and waiting a week for it to arrive, I started to work on Jodee's garter. The process was a blast. First, I headed to a few of my local fabric stores to shop for the Jodee's dream blue taffeta. I ran all of the options by Jodee via emailed pictures in order to make sure she had the best possible blue taffeta on her wedding garter. Jodee selected a fine, high quality powder blue taffeta ribbon for her garter and we decided to pair it with a strikingly pretty white lace trim. The gold horse shoe charm was placed just underneath the center white satin bow. Below are pictures of the final product. What a gorgeous and meaningful custom garter this is! I can't think of a better "something blue" for Jodee! Moreover, this garter is going to make for a astonishing family heirloom peice that Jodee can someday pass down to a loved one!
If you are interested in having a garter custom made for yourself or someone you love, please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use our contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!
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Lilly Pulitzer Custom Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 23rd of December 2013 02:05:08 PM
I have a confession to make: I had no idea what Lily Pulitzer fabric was until last month. I now know that she is a fashion designer who is famous for her signature patterned fabric (and especially popular among sorority sisters and other Greek members) but I did not know this information last month. I am now wondering: How have I gotten this far in my life without knowing about this oh-so popular and sought-after fabric?
So this is how I learned about Lily Pulitzer: Last month I was asked to create a wedding garter using blue Lily Pulitzer fabric for a woman who wanted to giver her best-friend (and also sorority sister) the gift of a custom wedding garter. After shopping around on Etsy, I was able to locate and purchase a few yards of gorgeous blue genuine Lily Pulitzer fabric. Below is the final product. I absolutely LOVE how this custom garter came out. It is fresh, girly, original and adorable. 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. You can also get in touch with us by using the contact form here. Happy La Gartier everyone!
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Real Wedding Garter Photos from La Gartier Bride Lynn Lilly
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 22nd of December 2013 09:28:47 AM
Today La Gartier bride Lynn Lilly absolutely made my day. I mean, I was already having a lovely morning in the first place due to a phenomenal yoga class and swift check-offs on my to-do list, so when I opened my inbox to find an email full of pictures from Lynn Lilly, I knew the day was going to be nothing short of fantastic.Nothing makes me happier than when a bride takes the time to email me pictures of herself wearing her La Gartier garter on her wedding day. I mean, seriously, I could be in the a fairly rotten mood but if I receive an email with gorgeous pictures of one of my past brides wearing her LG garter, my mood can do a 180 degree turn in no time. To me, it is better than shopping. (I swear I am not being dramatic here) This was even more true in the case of La Gartier bride Lynn Lilly because the pictures that she sent me are drop dead gorgeous. (see pictures below) I would be willing to bet money that this wedding is going to end up being published somewhere, be it on Style Me Pretty or The Knot Magazine or perhaps The Wedding Chicks. I would like to take a brief moment to personally thank Lynn Lilly for taking the time to send me these pictures. (and also for taking the time to ask her photographer to get this particular shot of herself wearing her garter using "guideline photos" from my Pinterest board Great Wedding Garter Shots)
Happy La Gartier everyone! If you have a wedding garter picture of yourself that you think trumps the photos below, please feel free to email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact form here.
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Merlot and Champagne Custom Wedding Garter for LG Bride Michelle Marquette
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 22nd of December 2013 09:11:42 AM
Last week I had the pleasure of designing a custom wedding garter for La Gartier bride Michelle Marquette. Michelle asked me to create a garter for her that had both of the main colors from her wedding in it: merlot and champagne. She was different from many other brides in the way that she was not terribly interested in being involved in the design process. That is, she decided to trust me to create a garter for her from start to finish with only rule: to design a garter that included both merlot and champagne. So, I designed two garters for Michelle to choose from. Below are pictures of both garters. In the end, Michelle picked the first design (with the center merlot-colored pearl stud) and I have the second garter here in my studio for a future bride who needs a merlot colored garter. I love working with brides like Michelle who trust me to create something beautiful and meaningful for their wedding day! To Michelle-- you were a delight to work with and I hope to hear from you in the future!
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. You can also use the contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone! I am off to do some last minute Christmas shopping on this lovely winter morning!:):)
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La Gartier Bridal Garters Now Available at Lianee Meg Bridal!
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 22nd of December 2013 08:34:25 AM
La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Lianeemeg Bridal located in Snohomish, Washington! LaineeMeg Bridal is a quaint girly bridal boutique located in the heart of one of Washintion's most historic areas. By appointment only, Lianeemeg Bridal seeks to give each bride their undivided and singular attention as she shops for her wedding dress. ! The Lianeemeg team is focused on offering each and every one of their brides the best possible experience while helping her find her dream dress.. and is undoubtedly developing a reputation for being the best bridal boutique in the general Seattle area. So, you can see why I am ecstatic that Zerlinda Lochtie, owner of Lianeemeg Bridal, is now offering La Gartier garters in her beautiful store!
To visit the website of Lianeemeg Bridall, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the Lianeemeg website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that they now offer. Happy La Gartier everyone!!!
The Janice Garter. Now available at Liannee Meg Bridal
The Corrie Garter. Now available for purchase at Lianee Meg Bridal!
The Pierce Garter. Now available for purchase at Lianee Meg Bridal.
The Lori Garter. Now available for purchase at Lianee Meg Bridal!
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