Ivory Lace Garter with Blue Bow
By: Nia Dural | Monday 20th of May 2013 09:47:55 PM
In some cases perfection is wrapped up in simplicity and sophistication is best translated in classic style. Our “Annabelle Garter” is just that, simple and elegant for a traditional bride. The perfect addition for something blue, the classic style and is made of ivory silk and vintage lace complimented with a simple blue bow and a pearl center. The “Annabelle Garter” is perfect for a bride who understands timeless style and exudes understated elegance.
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Ivory Pearl and Lace Custom Wedding Garter for La Gartier Bride Celina Crowley
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 15th of April 2013 08:54:51 PM
Last week I had the pleasure of designing a custom wedding garter for La Gartier's first Irish bride: Celina Crowley. Celina liked the overall structure of the Black Victorian garter (shown below) but wanted a garter that was ivory with less of a gothic look and more of a romantic feel. She suggested draping pearls in some way and requested ivory lace as her trim. I set to work shopping for her materials and recommended that we use a sapphire blue rhinestone brooch as her center embellishment as she did not yet have her "something blue." Below is the final product. I had such a lovely time designing this garter. To me, it is a perfect blend of glamour and sweet romance. As far as "something blues" go, it is uprecedented.
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La Gartier Bride Celina Crowley's Custom Garter
The Black Victorian Wedding Garter. This is the garter that La Gartier bride Celina Crowley liked but wanted to change into a more sweet, romantic style.
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Custom Wedding Garter: Megan Moore's Garden Inspired Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 5th of March 2012 08:49:31 PM
This past week I had the pleasure of working with La Gartier's newest bride Megan Moore, who is getting ready to tie the knot on August 25th at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens. She contacted me about creating a custom garter for her wedding but wasn't sure exactly what she wanted. I suggested doing something that was garden-inspired based on the location of her wedding and she agreed. After trying out a few different ideas, we finally decided on using a vintage floral brooch I had found at an antique store in Atlanta that was of the EXACT same blue as her bridesmaids' dressed. Her garter could not have come out more beautifully in my opinion. Below is a pic of the "Megan" garter: Pearl Dupioni silk with antique ivory lace trim.........centered with a breathtakingly beautiful vintage floral brooch. Thanks so much for contacting me Megan!! This garter was so much fun to make for you!!! If you are interested in placing a custom design order yourself, you can either contact us by using the contact form or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Vintage La Gartier everyone!!!
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Custom Garter: Clouds Raining Hearts Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 23rd of October 2011 08:19:46 PM
When make up artist Michelle Clark contacted me a few weeks ago about having a garter custom made for her best friend Tiffany, I was excited. One, it was obvious that Michelle cared very much about her best friend and wanted to give her a completely unique, creative gift for her wedding........which I adore because it makes the creating the garter that much more fun. Second, Tiffany's wedding theme is "Clouds Raining Hearts".......full of felt hearts and rock & roll inspired details........such a completely original theme in my opinion!!!!! Tiffany and Brandon's engagement session had been covered by Rock And Roll Bride due to how irrisistable their engagement photos were. Hopefully their wedding will be too because her garter came out so wonderfully!!! Her garter design was inspired by three things: her black sash she will be wearing on her wedding day, her ruby red colored shoes, and all hundreds of thousands of tiny felt hearts that will be decorating her wedding day. We decided to design the body of the garter in a black satin, centered by a black satin and tulle bow to match her sash. To bring in her ruby red shoes, we dotted the wedding garter with tiny ruby red rhinestones. Lastly, to incorporate her felt heart motif, we hung three felt hearts by black yarn.....one blue, one fuschia, and one red. Below are pictures of the final garter!! In addition, below are Tiffany and Brandon's engagement session pictures from Rock And Roll Bride. What an adorable couple!! Undeniable!!
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Custom Garter: Andrea Antunes and the Andrea Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Friday 16th of September 2011 06:53:27 AM
I recently designed a garter for La Gartier bride Andrea Antunes, who is getting ready to tie the knot with her soon-to-be hubby in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Andrea wanted to create a garter that in some way honored her late grandmother, and decided to incorporate a vintage cameo brooch in order to do so. We ended up co-shopping in order to find it. That is, I did some shopping locally for antique brooch cameos, while Andrea looked around on the internet. After a bit of a search, Andrea sent me the link to an undeniably stunning peach and ivory cameo trimmed with rhinestones in an antique jewelry shop on Etsy (Gotta love Etsy). I ordered it and, while waiting for it to arrive, set to work designing the body of the garter. Andrea wanted the body to match her sash, which, based on the picture she sent me, is just stunning with pearls and rhinestones galore. To add the final touch, Andrea decided to run a blue ribbon along the inside of her garter and asked me to hand embroider her wedding date onto it. I am new at embroidery but set to work "sew writing" the date 11-26-11 onto a carefully selected baby blue ribbon. The end result is absolutely fabulous. I say "is" because I have it right here in my studio, waiting to get packed up and shipped to Andrea. I can't take my eyes off of it. There are two different sizes of pearls all the way around the body of the garter, with over thirty tiny rhinestones dotted throughout. The center cameo, which couldn't arrive in the mail fast enough, is just perfect in size and design. Lastly, the baby blue hand embroidered ribbon along the inside is a detail I am so happy Andrea suggested. It is a tiny detail that carries a big punch if you ask me. Below is Andrea's garter, along with a picture of Andrea herself. Congratulations Andrea! It was so fun to create your garter!
Andrea Antunes and her soon-to-be hubby Randell set to walk down the aisle on November 26!!
Andrea trying on her BEAUTIFUL Vera Wang gown
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The Angela Garter for LG bride Angela Mitchell
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 31st of July 2011 01:42:59 PM
I just got pictures back of my new bride-to-be Angela Mitchell's custom garter.....which Angela pretty much designed by herself. Oh my gosh, how pretty is this garter?
As a professional graphic designer, Angela came to me with a clear design vision of what she wanted, and a good one at that. She liked the vintage inspiration and hanging chiffon bow of the "Billie" garter from the previous collection, but wanted to add a strand of her own pearls. She is getting ready to be married next month at an achingly romantic old farm in Northern Georgia, with a specific natural and vintage feel to it. On top of her refined design taste, Angela is passionate environmentalist who hunted long and hard for an eco-friendly wedding gown. When she showed me a swatch of what she had found, an exquisite hemp-silk blend fabric, I was actually very taken aback. It was beautiful. I suggested we do the body of the garter with a natural silk blend fabric to match....... and what resulted is one of my favorite garters I have ever made. So much so in fact, that it inspired the use of all the midori dupioni silk in the newest collection.
Below are pictures of the "Angela" garter for LG bride Angela Mitchell as well as my favorite peice of Angela's graphic design work from her company Light Daughter. Congratulations Angela!!
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Sketching, Designing, Wedding Garters in Graphite...
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 11th of July 2011 12:28:38 AM
I just recently came across a few old photos of some garter sketches I did for La Gartier bride Megan Roberston (see older post: Megan Robertson and the Cinderella garter). I thought they would make a good blog posting, as they demonstrate one of the first parts of the garter design process: sketching. Although I don't always sketch out a garter before starting to sew, it is a tool that comes in handy when trying to visualize a design that I can just barely see in my mind. It is also super useful when sitting down with a bride during a custom consultation to try and get a clear idea of her vision. The last photo is of some pearls that spilled in my studio. Do they have anything to do with sketching at all? Nope. I just think it is a pretty photo! Happy La Gartier.♥♥♥♥♥
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Monica Lynn Collier and the Monica Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 5th of July 2011 03:27:43 PM
A big thank you to Monica Lynn Collier of Grandville, Michigan for sending me photos of her custom La Gartier garter that I made last spring. Monica contacted me last January with a very specific idea of how she wanted to customize her garter, and I set to work creating her one-of-a-kind pearl and rhinestone design for her wedding on May 28th. Below are pictures of Monica Lynn Collier on her wedding day and a few pictures of her custom "Monica" garter!!
"Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill." - Monica Lynn Collier
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Jaime Rainer and the Rainer Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 28th of June 2011 06:19:52 PM
One of the very first bride's I ever did a customization for was Jaime Rainer, who found out about La Gartier through a close friend of her's that lived in Atlanta, Georgia. Jaime contacted me less than a month before her wedding, telling me that she had already bought a garter on Etsy, but was not very satisfied with it. She told me she had wanted a burgandy satin and black lace garter originally anyway, and could I possibly make her a custom garter and have it to her by her wedding? I agreed and set to work designing her a garter made of burgandy double faced satin ribbon and black antique lace trim. When Jaime mentioned to me that she had not yet figured out what to do for her "something old", I suggested that she use a peice of heirloom jewelry. Little did I know that this suggestion would lead to one of the most exquiste garters I have ever made. Jaime over-nighted me two clip-on earrings that had once been her grandmother's and almost as soon as I opened the envelope I knew that they were just the thing to take her garter from pretty to stunning. The earrings were shaped like to little gold flowers, cemtered by black oval onyx center pieces and lined with tiny rhinestones. A few of the rhinestones were missing, but since Jaime didn't mind and I thought this would only underline their antiquity further, we dediced to use them as they were. I finished the garter by hand-sewing little gold beads around the body and attaching three black "loop" bows in the center. Jaime's garter arrived in Boca Raton a full seven days before her wedding and is to this day, one of my favorite garters I have ever made. I think it is a great example of how a bride can incorporate both her wedding colors and her "something old" into a custom garter design..............in the span of three weeks!!
Below are pictures of Jaime Rainer on her wedding day as well as pictures of the "Rainer" garter!!
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Megan Robertson and the Cinderella Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 19th of June 2011 10:28:59 PM
When my hairstylist, Megan Robertson asked me to design her garter, I was ecstatic. Megan was set to have a beautiful fairytale inspired wedding at the Dunafon Castle in Idledale, Colorado--complete with a ball gown wedding dress, medieval details, and a horse & carraige to bring her to the altar. She gave me almost complete freedom over her garter design, telling me only to "design the sort of garter Cinderella would wear on her wedding day". This is the sort of thing designers live for, or at least myself, and I set to work right away looking at all kinds of different brooches, jewels, charms, and fabrics. Her garter came out beautifully, with white satin to match her dress, a cerise pink tulle bow and black onyx rhinestones to bring in her color pallete, a silver fairytale-inspired brooch to bring in her theme, and a center "cinderella blue" jewel to bring in her "something blue". To personalize it, I hung her first initial, "M", just below the brooch.
Although it was last summer that Megan said "I DO", I still get excited about her garter. It is really quite a blast to to have someone tell you "go for it, do whatever you want, I trust you." Below is my fabulous colorist Megan Robertson on her wedding day, along with a few pictures of the "Cinderella" garter.
Megan Roberston on her wedding day August 20, 2010
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