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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Real Wedding Garter: La Gartier Bride Amy Hall
By: Sarah Dobson | Friday 11th of November 2011 02:55:33 PM
La Gartier bride Amy Hall was kind enough to send me some pictures today of her garter on her wedding day. How gorgeous is this pic?! Thanks so much Amy for taking the time to email me this fabulous image and congratulations!!
♥Bride Amy Hall wearing the Andrea Garter on her wedding day♥
Amy was married in Jasper, Alabama last month
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La Gartier Giveaway with Bow Ties and Bliss
By: | Saturday 3rd of September 2011 01:45:22 PM
This week La Gartier is partnering with Becky of Bow Ties and Bliss for a giveaway that gives one lucky bride the chance to win either the Lauryn, the Andrea, or the Kim garter. Bow Ties and Bliss first caught my attention about two weeks ago, when it blogged about my favorite online bridal boutique Bella Bleu Couture Bridal. Becky, the writer behind Bow Ties and Bliss, has created just the kind of wedding blog I like: cute, girly, and full of irresistable wedding details. And to top it all off, the entire blog is in my favorite all time color: pink.
To enter the giveaway:
1. Choose your favorite garter from the three choices (Kim, Lauryn, or Andrea).
2. Leave a comment below the post letting Becky know your top choice and why it would be perfect for you!
3. Make sure to include a valid email when you comment so she can reach you if you win.
4. You must be a resident of the United States.
The giveaway will end on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at midnight Pacific time, and the winner will be announced on Friday morning, September 9th. Good luck!!
Click the following link to see the posting or just see more of Bow Ties and Bliss: http://www.bowtiesandbliss.com/giveaways/win-a-wedding-garter-of-your-choice-from-la-gartier/
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New Wedding Garter Styles Available on Bella Bleu Only
By: Sarah Dobson | Tuesday 30th of August 2011 09:10:46 PM
The new styles are out!!! Below are the two new, ultra-glamorous La Gartier garters designed exclusively for Bella Bleu Couture Bridal and Speciality Accessories Boutique!!! La Gartier became an official Bella Bleu vendor last month, offering the Leanne and the Nina couture bridal garters..........but the longer I thought about it the more I felt that two garters should be designed just for the Bella Blue website. So.....here they are. The first garter, the "Avery" garter, is made of a white pleated organza with chantilly lace detail, and is dotted with alternating ivory pearls and silver set rhinestones. It is centered by an exquisite pearl and rhinestone "flower" brooch (I can't think of what else to call it!). The second garter is made of two different fabrics: a white antique eyelet lace over a white double faced satin ribbon, with alternating silver set rhinestones (small and large) and a blue, blue, blue rhinestones center embellishment that cries glamour. This garter, the Rachelle garter (named after the newest LG bride Rachelle Schenk) would make a glamorous and completely original "something blue".
Both garters are available exclusively on the Bella Bleu website, where you can find a number of other designer bridal accessories that I, for one, drool over. I'm not even engaged! To see more of Bella Bleu's couture bridal accessories, visit www.bellableubridal.com. Happy La Gartier everyone and enjoy!!
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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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