Custom Wedding Garter: Aspen Mountian Inspired Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Saturday 14th of January 2012 03:20:20 PM
Happy La Gartier from Colorado everyone! Today I am writing my blog from the cutest little coffee shop in Crested Butte, Colorado. From where I sit right now, I can see the most beautiful snow covered mountains outside the window and vast expansive blue sky that makes me certain I am from the most beautiful state in all of the lower 48 United States! While I live in Atlanta, I am originally from Colorado and let me tell you it has been too long since I have been home. This breath taking mountain scenery has inspired me to write about a wedding garter I designed long ago for a Aspen Colorado lodge-styled wedding. I can't believe I haven't blogged about it before! Originally inspired by celebrity wedding planner Lisa Vorce's Winter Wonderland wedding, this gorgeous grey wedding garter pictured below was designed to reflect everything mountainous rugged, rustic and romantic about a winter mountain wedding. Kim Kallency, the bride who custom ordered it, wanted a bow styled garter, with a grey double faced satin ribbon body and a grey wool for the bow. You see, her hubby-to-be was to be wearing a grey tux for the wedding and she wanted at least one of her accessories to match his all grey get-up. Other than these two requests from Kim, I had the freedom to create pretty much whatever I thought would match her wedding style (which I LOVED). Below is the final product that Kim wore down the aisle! I decided to put two gorgeous white-spotted feathers and three sparkling grey rhinestones in the center of the garter. I think it is the most perfect garter if you are having a lodge inspired, mountain wedding be it in the fall, summer, spring or winter!! Below are two pictures of--a front view and a side view along with some pictures from Lisa Vorce's Aspen Splendor Inspired Wedding. If you are interested in placing a custom order or purchasing a garter like this, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form. Isn't it precious?
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Couture Bridal Garters: Designing and Sketching
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 18th of December 2011 03:30:07 PM
Well, the new collection has been photographed and is on its way! So excited. I am just waiting for my photographers, Ashley and Graham Scobey of Scobey Photgraphy, to mail me the images. Until then, I thought it might be fun to post some of the sketches that inspired a few of the new designs. I was on a Diane Von Furstenberg phase that week, so don't mind the quotes around some of the sketches. The hummingbird appears as an embellishment on one of the upcoming garters, as is the trail of leaves. The garter with all of the flowers on it is actually one of my new favorites, with sterling silver pearl studded flower embellishments dotting the entire body of the garter. Enjoy!
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Heirloom Wedding Garter Set
By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 15th of December 2011 09:35:13 PM
One of my favorite garter designs to do is a heirloom garter set, for brides who wish to incorporate a piece of jewelry from their mother's/grandmother's jewelry collection or, well, any other material that has a special family significance. Whether it be a piece of fabric or a trinket that once belonged to their father, the best thing about creating a heirloom garter set for a bride is knowing that she will one day pass it down to her own daughter (or whomever she so desires for that matter). A great example of a La Gartier heirloom wedding garter set is pictured below and if you don't mind I am going to tell you all about it!!:) The brooch was from La Gartier bride Erin Hamilton's mother's jewelry collection. It was an incredibly old, incredibly beautiful brooch that she sent me via ups, covered in so much bubble wrap you would think an atomic bomb was inside. We decided to put it on a white layered spotted english netting garter to match her gown, and left out all other embellishments other than the brooch. Anything else would have just taken away from how spectacular this particular piece of jewelry was. Below is a picture of this jaw-dropping heirloom wedding garter. Happy La Gartier everyone!!