Custom Wedding Garter: Peacock Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 8th of January 2012 08:30:03 PM
Peacock feathers have always amazed me, with the vibrancy of the greens and the blues they show off (literally) and the complexity of their patterns. It makes sense that so many brides today are incorporating peacock feather elements into their wedding day. Not a week goes by recently that I don't see a new peacock inspired wedding on the top weddings blogs or paging through some of the most popular bridal publications. So about five months ago, I broke out the ribbon and went shopping for a peacock feather to create a peacock inspired wedding garter. Below are pictures of the final product plus a few real wedding peacock pics. The body is made of a green double faced satin ribbon, with a french imported floral embroidered ribbon on top. In the center is a fabulous peacock brooch I found online, with the most important element behind it: a peacock feather straight from the tail of one very cocky, flashy, show-off male peacock somewhere in the world. My darling bird, you have succeeded in getting all of our attention♥♥♥♥
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Alice in Wonderland Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Friday 30th of December 2011 09:37:44 PM
Every once and awhile, I will simply make a garter for the fun of it. This was the case for the Alice in Wonderland garter, inspired by all of the Alice In Wonderland inspired weddings I have come across on wedding blogs and inside magazines lately.
I have always loved the Alice In Wonderland story and movie. Visually dynamic, eclectic and dreamy are all words I would use to describe Alice In Wonderland. These are the words I used as my guide while creating the Alice garter. Below is a picture of the Alice garter and the following is how I designed the garter and why: The bright "Alice" blue velvet ribbon that runs across the middle represents, well, Alice and her famous blue dress. The rhinestone lock and hanging key pendant represent the lock and key motif seen througout the story (also slightly reminiscent of the white rabbit's hanging pocket watch chain) and the red cards around the body of the garter represent.......you guessed it..........the red queen. Although you can't see it in the photo below, there is a single rockinghorse charm on the backside, along with a tiny kitten charm.
If you are having an Alice In Wonderland themed wedding, this garter would make the most unique, precious detail to your wedding day. I love it so much actually, it will be hard to sell it. Oh well, guess I will have to go through the completely fun, challenging and creative process of designing another one!!
Below is the La Gartier Alice In Wonderland Wedding Garter, along with one of my favorite Alice Inspired Weddings.
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Vintage Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Saturday 24th of December 2011 06:58:31 PM
So! I am so excited to share with you one of my favorite new garter designs from the upcoming collection. I love this garter so much that I am dedicating an entire blog posting to it! Below is the "Virginia" garter, made out of an exquisite ivory double faced satin ribbon and ivory antique lace. Centering the garter is a breath-taking locket that screams vintage weddings. And yes, the garter really opens! Just recently a bride told me that she put a picture of her late grandmother inside the locket so that she could be close on her big day, which I thought was a remarkable.
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Peach Wedding Garter Love
By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 15th of December 2011 10:05:52 PM
The color of the sunset. Starfish. The state fruit of Georgia. What do all these things have in common? Yep, that's it: the color peach. The mature cousin of the color pink, or perhaps what would happen to pink if she got out in the sun a bit more often. (I just kill myself sometimes)
No, but really, peach is one of my favorite colors and makes for a great wedding garter color. With this past collection, I really tried to keep most of the garter designs in ivory or white, but couldn't resist bringing in peach, pink, blue and teal. The peach garter was a hit surprisingly, so much so that I have used it again in the upcoming collection.
If you are a bride who has incorporated this warm, fuzzy, soft, subtley feminine color into the color pallete of her wedding or if you simply love the color peach, below is a great garter option for you. This garter is made of a peach tulle netting with four tear-drop sized rhinestones in the center. The band is a matching peach, done in an exquisite double faced satin ribbon.
I've listed a few other peach things below as well, just in case you love it as much as me!
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Custom Wedding Garter Spotlight: Kimberly Lastrilla's Nautical Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 6th of December 2011 04:49:49 PM
Delighted to be contacted this week by La Gartier bride Kimberly Lastrilla with photos of her nautical-inspired custom wedding garter!! Kimberly Lastrilla entered the Bow Ties and Bliss wedding garter contest a month or so ago, and ended up winning the "Kim" garter. However, in the comments section of her entry, I noticed that she had written that her wedding was to have a nautical theme. After exchanging a few emails back and forth, I decided to design a nautical-inspired wedding garter for Kim. Below is her comment that she left on the Bow Ties and Bliss website along with a few pictures of her custom wedding garter design. Thank you very much for sending these along Kimberly!! I love love love real wedding pics!!
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Unique Wedding Garter Spotlight: Peacock Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Friday 2nd of December 2011 06:17:21 PM
One of my most unique garters has to be the peacock inspired wedding garter. While you might see other wedding garters out there that somehow incorporate a peacock feather, you don't usually see one with an actual peacock pendant. When I came acroos this peacock brooch out shopping one day (for shoes of all things!) I couldn't say no. I had already seen so many peacock feathered garters like the ones here, and knew I wanted to put my own special spin on the same sort of concept..............and knew right away when I saw it that it was just what I needed. Below is a picture of the final product. The body of the garter is made of an exquisite imported french silk embroidered ribbon and a pea green double faced satin ribbon behind it. Centering this gorgeous wedding garter is the peacock brooch along with one single peacock feather. I love love love it!!! It certainly gets my vote for one of the most unique La Gartier wedding garters!
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Keep Calm and Wear A Gorgeous Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Friday 2nd of December 2011 02:39:29 PM
Today I look around my apartment and realize that never ever again will my apartment be cute. It is now a fabric house, centered by a sewing machine, and a tiny cleared off sort of space for my computer. There are spools of ribbon all over, and chunks of jewelry, tiny rhinestones ground in the carpet. It is maddening in a way because I spent so long obsessing over the design of my apartment........down to the very placement of my salt and pepper shakers I am not kidding you.
However, as I look around right now, I realize that the growth of La Gartier will no longer leave room for that tiny bit of satisfaction I received from having a "cute" apartment. And this is a sacrifice that I am prepared to make. Completely and totally. It may not be one I enjoy making, but it is one I make all the same. So, this blog posting is dedicated to a sort of "so long farewell" to a lovely space and a strong, willful "hello, bring it" to the success of La Gartier, no matter how much of a mess it makes.
With that said, check out this darling quote design I found on Risque Boudoir's blog! I should have it blown up and framed!!
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CyberMonday Wedding Garter Gimme
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 28th of November 2011 05:18:38 PM
Well, its Cyber Monday and I have yet to jump on the online shopping train. However, if you are already on it you'll be happy to know that La Gartier is giving away a free toss away garter with the purchase of fifty dollars or more. To take advantage of this offer, just enter the word "CyberGarterGimme" in the comments section of your checkout. Offer valid today, 11-28-11 through next Friday, 12-2-11.
So, take advantage of it! Garters make a wonderful gift if you know someone who is about to get married too so keep that in mind this holiday season! And remember, you look wonderful!
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Pink Wedding Garter + Inspiration
By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 17th of November 2011 08:29:33 PM
I came across this wonderful Audrey Hepburn quote last night as I was late-night web surfing and loved it so much I just had to take a screenshot of it. Call me predictable, but pink has and always will be my favorite color. Audrey Hepburn, I so completely and totally appreciate that you felt strongly about the color pink!! Below is the quote, beautifully and artistically rendered along with some of my favrite La Gartier garters that incorporate pink!
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Wedding Garter Photo Love
By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 17th of November 2011 03:57:50 PM
Over the past few months, I have been keeping a file of some of my favorite wedding garter images from different websites, blogs, and magazines. The file is getting pretty large and some of the images are pretty fabulous, so I think a blog posting all about wedding garter photo love is in order. Which is your favorite?
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