Personalized Garter: Gail Meyer's "Poolside" Blue Vintage Brooch Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 22nd of May 2012 06:59:35 PM
This month I was lucky enought to meet La Gartier bride Gail Meyer, who is currently getting ready to tie-the-knot in Sunnyvale, California. Gail wanted to place a custom wedding garter order, but wasn't quite sure what she wanted. To give us both clarity, I asked her to look through all of the garters on the website and pick out her favorite. The Marina garter ended up being her top pick, but Gail had one problem with it: it was pure white and her gown was ivory. So, we decided to create a garter for her that was exactly like the Marina garter, but using ivory satin and ivory organza. In addition, Gail wanted to bring in the primary color that appeared throughout her wedding: The Dessy Group's "Poolside" Blue. Gail is actually hand-making a brooch bouquet for herself that incorporates over a hundred of blue brooches of different hue and style, which I think is absolutely fantastic. After hearing about her brooch bouquet, I suggested looking around for an antique "Poolside" blue brooch to put at the center of her garter. She was open to the idea so I set to work doing what I do best: shopping. After searching high and low, I was able to find the most perfect antique Poolside blue clip-on earrings at my favorite antique store here in Atlanta. After getting Gail's approval on them, I purchased them and spent a bit of time turning one of them into a brooch for her garter. Below is the final product. Behold, The "Gail" garter, designed just for La Gartier bride Gail Meyer. Thank you so much for contacting me Gail. This garter was such a blast to create for you and it came out absolutely stunning!
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Live View Studios: Brent and Anna Deitrich
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 26th of September 2011 09:01:32 PM
About a month ago I was lucky enough to stumble upon Live View Studios, a husband and wife photography team that does everything from high-end fashion photography to weddings. What first caught my eye was an Elizabeth Taylor "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" styled shoot and then a facebook posting Brent had left on their facebook page about La Gartier. As I became more and more interested in Live View Studios (not to mention Brent and Anna themselves who must be the most adorable husband and wife photography team in North Carolina) I coudn't help contacting them to see if they would be interested in shooting a few La Gartier garters. I got lucky. They were admirers of the garters already and were open to shooting a few if I wanted to send about five their way. I just recently got the final images back and I must say, they don't dissapoint. It is apparent that they are very involved in fashion photography in particular, as these images (see below) look like something out of a Tiffany's catalog or an Anthroplogie.com. If you have a moment, take a look at their fabulous photography at www.liveviewstudios.com!!!! Thank you Brent and Anna and I look forward to working together in the future!!
This first garter is one I designed just for Brent and Anna. Thus the "B" (heart) "A" charms.
Keep in mind all La Gartier garters are customizable, and this is just one example of what is possible.
This next image (takes my breath away!) is also a new garter design. It is made of an ice blue dupioni silk, a center flower rhinestone brooch, and tiny pearl embellishments dotted across the body. Any ideas for a name?
Last but not least, here is a picture of Brent and Anna Deitrich, the husband and wife team behind Live View Studios
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Sarah Tellison and the Tellison Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 7th of July 2011 11:57:23 AM
I met Sarah Tellison at one of the very first bridal shows I attended on behalf of La Gartier, nervous and overly-concerned with the design of my display table. She approached my table with interest in my garters, and instantly put me at ease with her light hearted, down-to-earth conversation and style. We chatted for about twenty minutes, and I learned that she was getting ready to have a beautiful bird-themed wedding that upcoming November, here in Atlanta, Georgia. She inquired about doing a customization that incorporated her wedding colors, ivory and pale pink, as well as her dress design-- a Lazaro gown with a specifically "princessy" flair. I was eager to do it and went straight to the fabric store the next day to find materials for a garter that would fit a princess. When I came across a tiny bird charm in my collection later that day, I couldn't help but recommend somehow using it as well, and the final product was just perfect. Sarah Tellison's garter (below) was made of an exquisite ivory organza and double-faced satin ribbon, with braided soutached piping to bring in her "princess" gown element, centered by a blush pink ribbon for the pink in her color pallete. The final touch was hand-sewing the precious bird charm below her sheer organza bow to match her theme and really add that final touch to the garter. Below are pictures of Sarah on her wedding day as well as a picture of her personalized "Tellison" garter! Happy La Gartier....♥♥♥
Sarah Tellison on her wedding day: November 23, 2010
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