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La Gartier Weekly Instagram Round Up

By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 4th of December 2014 08:49:58 AM

Well Ladies and Gentleman, it is that time again! What time might you ask? Time for La Gartier's weekly Instagram photo round up! Below are a few pictures of the behind-the-scenes happenings from the world of La Gartier over the past week. If you have an Instagram account and would like to follow us, our name is @lagartier. Happy La Gartier everyone! Enjoy! 

Just finished: La Gartier bride Amanda Weber's custom heirloom lace wedding garter set. The story of Amanda's garter is an extremely special one to me because the alencon lace that you see on the body of her garter was taken from her mother's veil. I know, because I cut it myself when I met with Amanda and her mother about three weeks ago. The lace is not the only part of her garter that contains special family heirloom details-- there is a bright blue tag on the inside of her garter that reads "Guiseppe" that was taken from the inside of her mother's wedding gown. We also took four precious bridal buttons from the cuff of her mother's gown and added them to the back seam. When I look at this design, I feel truly touched and honored to have been trusted with such treasured family materials. This is the kind of garter that desrves to be passed through generations.... and it makes me smile bright to think of Amanda's daughters' hands touching this very same lace that I have been working with for the past week. More pictures to come of this "repurposed" beauty

I am developing a serious obsession with vintage ring boxes. I just ordered a box that looks just like this from my favorite online antiques store. Can't wait to have an entire collection here in our studio for brides to choose from!

La Gartier bride Robin Kowalski's "Marilyn" garter on her wedding day. Robin was married on September 6th, 2014. Thank you so much Robin K. for taking the time to send these photos to us! Your Marilyn garter looked phenomenonal on you and we are proud to call you a La Gartier bride! 

Currently working on a custom wedding garter design to match this beautiful wedding gown by Pisjeka. I love to spend Sundays designing!

Currently working on a very special custom wedding garter design for La Gartier bride Ashley Drapino. Ashley has sent me the name patch from her soon-to-be-hubby's fatigues, so that I can work it into her gorgeous design. Ashley is in love with the Vienna garter, so her final garter will be a mixture of the Vienna, the "Ryan" fatigue patch shown above, and the two primary colors from her wedding-- bordeaux and silver. I love it when brides send me things of significance to work into their design as Ashley has. Her final garter will be one of great meaning. I can't wait to share pictures of her final design! 

Thanksgiving prayer suggestion courtesy of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Amen. 


Did you know that lingerie is extremely popular in Asia, particularly Japan? Lingerie design in Japan is going through a sort of renaissance at the moment....... and the creative minds behind the movement are forever stretching the artistic limits. Japanese lingerie tends to be characteristically girly & feminine, utilizing candy pop type colors.....as if trying to transform their women into living, breathing "cute" japanimation characters. If you are ever bored with time to fill, google a company called Intesucre. It is Japan's most well known lingerie designer, and what you will see will blow your mind.

One of my all-time favorite winter inspired bouquets. If you are planning on saying "I Do" in the snow, then check out our Pinterest board called Wedding Bouquets and Flowers. We have been on a winter bouquet pinning spree the past week. So.darn.pretty.

She who starts the day in her Heidi Elnora t-shirt sews best. .........or something like that. 

Currently working on a custom wedding garter design for La Gartier bride Katurah Fowler and absolutely loving how things are coming along. The antlers are symbolic of her soon-to-be hubby's love of the outdoors & hunting. The horseshoe was found and attached at Katurah's request as well. The design is more or less complete, but Katurah and I plan on adding a heavy dose of sparkling rhinestones in and around the keepsake garter, taking her overall design, in my opinion, from "cute" to "oh my gosh, where did you get that?!" I can't wait to ship this beauty to Katurah once it is finished! 

La Gartier bride Amanda Weber's gorgeous pink satin Kate Spade "Fanna" flats. I had the opportunity to see these adorable shoes in person last week during my consultation with Amanda..... and I immediately fell in love. For anyone that loves ballet slippers, these shoes are irresistible. The color is just right and the toe is flat, just like a pointe shoe. Perfect for a bride who plans on really dancing during her reception.

Currently crushing on this picture of La Gartier bride Amanda Weber. What a darling engagement photo this is! And what a stunning dress! Amanda's design is going to include vintage alencon lace from her mother's veil along with satin covered bridal buttons taken from the sleeve of her mother's gown. It will be a "repurposed" design as I like to call it..... and one that I have high expectations for. More to come about this blushing bride-to-be and her custom La Gartier garter!

Just finished: La Gartier bride anonymous-mysterious's custom shark tooth and guitar pick inspired wedding garter design. Her soon-to-be hubby is a surfer in California. Thus, the nine tiny all-natural shark teeth that dangle 365 degrees around the body of her garter. Her fiance also loves to play the guitar, so I commissioned the creation of a custom-engraved guitar pick that reads "I Choose You". Can someone say personalized!?! Can't wait to create the matching toss garter for this beauty later today.

La Gartier bride Lisa Tellison's wedding lingerie set--- the "Bon Bon" set by a company called La Figurelle. Did you know that instagram actually bans the use of about 33 hashtags? The list is ever changing, but currently the hashtag "lingerie" is on the forbidden list, in an attempt to keep Instagram clean & dignified. That's fine. I will just hashtag this post #gorgeous #cantstopstaring #beautiful 

Regram from the gorgeous bridal account of Maggie Louise Bridal -- "I didn't always know what I wanted to do but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be" -DVF


So proud to see lifestyle & fashion blogger Paige Arminta wearing our Joy garter during a recent styled shoot in Utah! The pictures from this shoot turned out beautifully and I couldn't be more grateful to Elizabeth Cooper's Boutique for asking me to participate! So fun to see Paige Arminta modelling one of our prettiest designs! (Photography credit: Ali Brown Studios )

Just in-- a lovely thank you note from La Gartier bride Jessica Wallen. Jessica's garter needed alteration as it was too loose come her wedding day, so we were happy to take it in an inch and send it back to her. (A complimentary service that is available to ALL La Gartier brides) Jessica, thank you for being such a delight to work with! We look forward to seeing (and hopefully sharing) photos from your wedding day!

La Gartier bride Laura Warren wearing her Vienna garter during her pre-wedding bridal boudoir shoot with Kayleigh Kennedy photography. So pretty! Laura's boudoir portraits prove that even if you are not planning on wearing a garter on your wedding day.....or if you opt to skip the garter toss tradition, then there are still plenty of reasons to wear a La Gartier garter. If you are considering doing a boudoir photoshoot for yourself or a loved one, then visit wwe.lagartier.com to see all twenty of our elegant wedding garter designs.

Currently working on a new batch of gift certificates after selling out of the last batch of 100 over the summer. Cutting and tying these pink bows is arduous but always worth it once I see the final product. If you are considering giving the gift of La Gartier, our gift certificates that read "Because Someone Loves You" make a perfect option. This way, she can pick her favorite design on her own. And if you aren't considering giving the gift of La Gartier, then change your mind. Why? LG garters make for a perfect gift, as she most likely is not expecting a modern, elegant and beautiful garter for her wedding day. For more information, please email us at info@lagartier.com 

Stop Making Excuses and Just Do Things. (Thank you for this reminder today The Every Girl!)

The Vienna garter as worn by star of The New Atlanta's Emily Lipman, and photographed by acclaimed wedding photographer #ragartistry. There were so many tremendously talented people involved with this shoot!! So proud to be apart of this team!

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La Gartier Wedding Garters Weekly Instagram Round Up

By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 14th of October 2014 05:12:57 PM

Well Ladies and Gentleman, it is that time again! What time might you ask? Time for La Gartier's weekly Instagram photo round up! Below are a few pictures of the behind-the-scenes happenings from the world of La Gartier over the past week. If you have an Instagram account and would like to follow us, our name is @lagartier. Happy La Gartier everyone! Enjoy! 

Just finished: La Gartier bride Kristen Johnson's custom seafoam blue silk and opal custom wedding garter set. Kristen and I have been working closely together for the past three weeks to create a design that not only matches her gorgeous "something blue" undergarments but also her beautiful opal embellished Hayley Paige gown. The main color of this garter is everything to me and I am so happy that meeting Kristen Johnson has given me a chance to work with it for the past few weeks. I find this design to be fun, fantastically original and a mini embodiment of Kristen herself. 

La Gartier bride Amanda Topits wearing her custom garter set on her wedding day. I think that Amanda would agree with me when I say that there is never such a thing as too much pink. (Amanda just so happens to be the owner of Hyde Park Bridal in Cincinnati, Ohio where she carries a variety of our beautiful garters. I encourage anyone who lives in the Cincinnati area to visit her gorgeous store) 

Just finished: La Gartier bride Sarah Hamburger's custom New Orleans Saints wedding garter. Both Sarah and her fiance are New Orleans natives, so Sarah wanted a garter that would not only represent New Orleans itself (via the fleur de lis symbol) but that would also embody their shared love of the NOLA Saints. My favorite part: Sarah was very adamant about creating a garter that the men in attendance will actually really LIKE, which makes Sarah exceptional in the way that she is thinking more about others and her fiance will enjoy than what she will enjoy. Now, that's love.

Currently working on a design to match the Katie Grace gown by Heidi Elnora. The use of alencon lace and ivory satin covered bridal buttons defines this design, and sings "southern belle" in a way no design has before. The dresses of Heidi Elnora are nothing short of beautiful. If you are in the market for a gown, take a look at www.heidielnora.com. (Heads up: just make sure you have at least thirty minutes to spend browsing. You will be glued) 

Alright, so I know most of you already have beautiful engagement rings on your hand, but can we all just take a moment to admire this outrageously pretty custom Mociun ring? Its is made with rose cut, baguette cut, and round cut white diamonds set in 14k yellow gold. 

What is done in love is done well. 

Wedding rings that make me stop and take a screenshot before I know that I am taking a screenshot: the Unearthen Crown Heirloom engagement ring from a company called Bona Drag. I mean, seriously??

My current obsession-- the "Tutu Du Monde Enchanted Tutu in Mist" by a company called Koko Blush. If you do not yet have your flower girl/s dresses picked out, then I would highly suggest this one. It makes me want to be eight years old again. Actually, who am I kidding. .....I always want to be eight again.

Sometimes being a #Girlboss means working when others are playing. But that's okay because that is what makes you a strong #Girlboss.

The Vienna garter paired with our signature blue pearl tosd garter. One of the prettiest "something blue" garter sets in the world.

Our #wcw pick of the week is Jennifer Aniston, the blushing bride-to-be that is most known for her role as Rachel Green on Friends. (And also her gorgeous hair) Jennifer is engaged to actor Justin Theroux, and has not yet set an official date for the wedding. (Side note: did you know that Jennifer Aniston is a devout yoga practitioner? I didn't until recently, and I suddenly like her so much more for some reason.

A big thank you to La Gartier bride Amanda Topits, owner of Hyde Park Bridal, for sending us pictures of herself wearing her custom garter set on her wedding day! Amanda's design was defined by the three main visual components of her wedding: blush pink, sparkle, and ultra-femininity. I loved making this garter for her. Little did I know that she would be sending me a handful of incredible pictures like this just five short months later. More to come from this stunning wedding! (Photo credit: Margot Landen Photography)

Just finished: La Gartier bride Katy Sullivan's custom vintage brooch garter. For her design, Katy sent me five pieces of vintage jewelry from her grandmothers' jewelry collection. Here, on Katy's keepsake garter, we used two of the peices--- a large circular brooch and, on the inside of the brooch, a sparkling beaded earring. (The remaining pieces of vintage jewelry were used on her toss garter which is not pictured here) I am absolutely in love with the final product! I think this design serves as an excellent example of how you can incorporate heirloom jewerly into a stunning and meaningful custom garter.

La Gartier bride Danielle Tamillo wearing the Aurora garter during her drop dead gorgeous boudoir shoot with Meghan Martin Photography. The pictures from her boudoir shoot are so pretty that I am having a hard time selecting which photos to post. Seriously, I want to post all of them. Danielle, thank you so much for choosing to wear La Gartier on your wedding day. I am over-the-moon proud to call Danielle Tamillo a La Gartier bride.

Just finished: La Gartier Brie Allen's custom Max 4 camouflage and silver stag head custom wedding garter design. I'm going to be honest-- usually I avoid camo themed garter requests but this one was too special to pass up. Brie came to La Gartier via the recommendation of one of our past custom brides, Flor Maria Ngyen, who I simply loved working with. Brie wanted a garter that was made out of a very specific type of camouflage ribbon-- Max 4 camo, her soon-to-be hubby's favorite. As you can guess, he is a huge country boy and loves Max 4 camo. But Brie wanted her garter to still have a predominantly feminine touch to it, so I added lace and made the silhouette as dainty as possible. The icing on the cake is the silver stag head pendant at the center-- a perfect blend of masculinity and femininity if there ever was one. Flor, thank you times a million for sending Brie Allen my way. She has been beyond lovely to work with and her garter will go down in history as the prettiest camo garter ever made.

Just finished: La Gartier bride Alicia Watson's custom blush pink, mint and gold inspired custom garter. What a beauty. Alicia fell in love with the Jill pink flower garter, one of La Gartier's oldest designs (discontinued over a year ago) but wanted to find a way to incorporate gold and mint into the design. So, I set to work finding a perfect mint colored brooch for the center of her Jill pink tulle floret. The fact that the mint brooch is set in gold is icing on the cake. My favorite part? Alicia's leaf inspired gold/rhinestone toss garter. Emblematic of her autumn wedding.

La Gartier bride Amanda Topits turned the Vienna garter into a headband for her sweet niece. Now look at THAT flowergirl gown! Adorable!


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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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La Gartier Wedding Garters Now Available at White Dresses Boutique!

By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 14th of October 2013 05:11:26 PM

La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at White Dresses Bridal Boutique in Huntsville, Alabama! White Dresses is the premier destination for the Southern bride. This beautiful boutique is the home to a breathtaking collection of couture wedding gowns that are carefully selected from designers across the world. It is conveniently located in one of the Alabama's most beloved cities: Huntsville, Alabama. White Dresses blends couture bridal gowns with service drowned in Southern charm to create a bridal shopping experience unlike any other. It offers Southern brides a carefully curated selection of exclusive couture gowns along with a personal experience that ensures each bride has the attention needed to select the perfect white dress for her special day and I am so excited to be able to say that White Dresses now sells La Gartier garters! To visit the website of White Dresses, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the from the White Dresses website along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that White Dresses Boutique now offers. Happy La Gartier everyone!

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Can I Still Wear A Wedding Garter If I Am Not Doing The Garter Toss?

By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 14th of October 2013 12:59:42 PM

Many brides ask the question "Can I Still Wear A Wedding Garter If I Am Not Doing The Garter Toss?" The answer to this question is absolutely! Many couples decide in advance that they do not want to do the garter toss but usually the bride will still want to wear one beneath her gown on her wedding night. This way, she can have a lovely keepsake to cherish and perhaps pass down  to her daughter or a loved one someday. Wedding garters are, afterall, a perfect accessory to pass down as a family heirloom piece. Due to how often this question is heard here at La Gartier, one of our interns, Nia Dural, created a gorgeous graphic in Photoshop to answer it. It is pictured below for your viewing pleasure! Happy La Gartier everyone! 

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La Gartier Wedding Garters Now Available at Bellissima Bridal!

By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 13th of October 2013 05:58:03 PM

La Gartier is very proud to announce that you can now purchase one of our garters at Bellisima Bridal in Salisbury, North Carolina! Bellissima is the premier destination for the Southern bride. This beautiful boutique is the home to a breathtaking collection of couture wedding gowns that are carefully selected from designers across the world. It is conveniently located in the heart of historic Salisbury, NC. and I am so excited to be able to say that Monica Cameron, owner of Bellisima Bridal, now sells La Gartier garters in her beautiful salon! To visit the website of Bellisima of Salisbury, you can click here. Also, below are a few pictures of the salon along with pictures of the new La Gartier garters styles that she now offers. Happy La Gartier everyone!

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The Sade Wedding Garter is on Sale!

By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 13th of October 2013 05:42:12 PM

Here at La Gartier, we rarely ever put our lovely garters on sale, however this week we have decided to discount the Sade garter for all of the brides in the world who want a lovely garter, but not if it breaks the bank. Usually, the Sade garter is fifty nine dollars but this week we are offering it for forty five. It is an absolutely gorgeous peice as you can see from the picture below. It is made out of a fine ivory satin and ivory satin lace trim. At the center is a mirrored cameo pendant--perfect for the bride who loves vintage elements or cameos. Don't want to toss it? Then add a simple toss garter to your order for only ten dollars! Happy La Gartier everyone! 

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La Gartier Weekly Instagram Round Up

By: Sarah Dobson | Friday 16th of August 2013 11:54:00 PM

Well Ladies and Gentleman, it is that time again! What time might you ask? Time for the La Gartier's weekly Instagram photo round up! Below are a few pictures of the behind-the-scenes happenings from the world of La Gartier over the past week. If you have an Instagram account and would like to follow us, our name is @lagartier. Happy La Gartier everyone! Enjoy! 

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La Gartier Featured in Kentucky Bride Magazine

By: Nia Dural | Tuesday 6th of August 2013 12:34:05 PM


 

La Gartier has once again graced the pages of Kentucky Bride magazine in their Summer 2013 issue. The luxe southern editorial featured the elegant Aurora wedding garter. The thin band is ultra glamorous with diamond like embellishments and a dangling crystal adornment. In the Kentucky feature the Aurora garter compliments a beautiful blush tulle gown but even with all of its voluminous grace it cannot counter the Aurora's magnificent sparkle!

 

 

Aurora Garter

If you are interested in purchasing this garter or something similar to it, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here. You can also email us directly at info@lagartier.com. Happy La Gartier everyone!!

 

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Rose Gold Wedding Garters

By: Nia Dural | Monday 5th of August 2013 08:07:53 PM

Rose gold has made its place in fashion trends from jewelry, apparel and accessories, so of course the precious metal has made way to bridal wear. The luxury metal's pink sheen is feminine and elegant. The lustrous color compliments all of your traditional bridal colors from pure white to pearl and instantly speaks to an upscale event. La Gartier has added two beautiful garters to our collection. The Lori garter is beautifully beaded in a baroque style with rose gold adornments and pearls. In contrast to the opulent Lori Garter is the Lost Garden Garter, which is understated and whimsical. The white lace band is embellished with an ethereal floral gold and pearl pendant. 

The Lori & Secret Garden Garter

 

If you are interested in purchasing this garter or something similar to it, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here. You can also email us directly at info@lagartier.com. Happy La Gartier everyone!

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