La Gartier Wedding Garters Now Available at The Collection Bridal!!!
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 12th of November 2012 12:28:05 AM
La Gartier is delighted to announce its newest retail location: The Collection Bridal!!. The Collection is an exclusive bridal boutique and designer atelier located on the prestigous Park Avenue of Winter Park, Florida. At The Collection Bridal, you will find luxurious bridal couture collections that have been making dreams come true for over two decades. The Collection Bridal has been dressing brides worldwide for over 25 years. Owner Millie Harris believes very strongly is solid, above-the-bar customer service along with carefully selecting only the best gowns in the world to carry in her store. With quality and originality in mind, Millie strives to ensure that her boutique is able to offer her brides only the best of the best in the bridal industry. Which is why La Gartier is extremely proud to now be among one of The Collection's prestigious, hand-selected accessory designers!! Below are a few pictures from The Collection's website just so you can witness the quality of the gowns they carry in their swoon-worthy store. To learn more about this fabuloius boutique, you can visit their website by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!!! And if you are interested in visiting this boutique or purchasing a gown, I highly recommend asking for either Mimi or Roya for assistance! They are both a dream to do business with.
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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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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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History of the Wedding Garter Tradition
By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 17th of November 2011 03:18:49 PM
Throwing garters is considered to be the oldest surviving wedding tradition. Back in Dark Ages it was customary for friends, relatives and guests to accompany the bridal couple to the marriage bed. At first this was to safely see the married couple ensconced in their wedding bed and once established the crowd respectfully left the newly weds to their own company.
The wedding garter toss became a game of sorts. The bridal party would toss the garter at the grooms nose and the person who successfully landed the garter on his nose would be the next to marry.
The custom became rowdier and bawdier until the guests were eager to help the bride out of her wedding clothes. The wedding guests would try to grab the bride's garter for good luck. It is thought to forestall such impropriety, the bride's garter was given to the mob as a distraction. Soon this became an established custom.
Throwing the garter to the groom's men is what remains of the custom. In Northern England the old custom was for male guests to rush the bride at the altar when the ceremony was finished and remove her garter from her leg. In the panic this usually meant the bride was knocked over and trampled on.
Gradually brides made garters easier to detach and finally to avoid threat of injury they tossed their garters away at the end of the ceremony. Garters were imbued with fertility and the bride's garter signified consummation, fulfillment, and progeny and was always fiercely sought after. Untying the bride's garter had a deeply symbolic act. In the past the lucky guest to receive the bride's garter would wear it proudly on his hat, before giving it to the girl of his choice for luck.
Another variation on this custom in the 19th century was for the local youths to race from the church to the bride's house. The first was given the honor of removing the bride's left garter. He would then tie this around his own true love's knee as a guard against unfaithfulness. In the North of England , the custom was for the man to wear the bride's garter in his hat.
Tossing the garter was reintroduced in the early part of the twentieth century. These days, the groom is responsible for removing the garter and tossing it at the eagerly waiting groomsmen at the reception. Much tamer that the early days. Bride would also have a second keepsake garter that they would keep with their wedding dress.
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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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Couture Wedding Garters
By: Sarah Dobson | Thursday 27th of October 2011 10:53:45 PM
Two entire Alexandre Desplat albums and two cups of coffee later and I have officially finished putting up the newest La Gartier garters to the "Garters" page. There are eight new couture La Gartier garters up as of right now, each with her own appeal and style. One of them is a simple toss garter option, as this has been much needed over the past few months for brides who want a simple toss away to match their keepsake. The others include the Pierce (personal fav), the Cherish, the Janie, the Rhianna, the Sydney, the Marina and the Janice.
Below are photos of the newest couture La Gartier wedding garters!!!
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La Gartier Giveaway with AtlantaBridal.com
By: Sarah Dobson | Wednesday 19th of October 2011 12:00:56 PM
This week La Gartier is partnering with AtlantaBridal.com for a give away that gives one lucky bride the chance to win either the Breast Cancer Awareness Garter, the Pierce Garter or the Andrea Garter. The Breast Cancer Awareness garter is one of my wedding garters that I am particularly excited to include!! To enter the give away, simply leave a comment underneath the posting about which garter you like the most and why. The winner will be announced on Nov. 1st. Good luck. Click here to enter!!
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New La Gartier Location: Sweet Elegance Bridal!
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 26th of September 2011 10:30:41 PM
La Gartier is happy to be one of Sweet Elegance Bridal's newest vendors!! Sweet Elegance Bridal is located in Decatur, Georgia and is owned by a mother daughter team. Mother Aimee and daughter Kristine (who look so much alike it is uncanny) began Sweet Elegance Bridal because they wanted to create a boutique that would give customers a chance to experience good customer service as well as get a great deal on their dream bridal gown. They are one of the oldest, most established wedding boutiques here in Georgia and are well know for doing just what they set out to do: give a bride excellent, above average customer service. On the Sweet Elegance website, Kristine and Aimee describe themselves as a small boutique with a lot of flare but I think they are being modest. That is, Sweet Elegance is a spacious, glamorous boutique in my eyes....with two full rooms of gowns and to-die-for accessories. You know, the ones you can't walk past without wanting to pick up? Well, I am happy to announce that La Gartier Garters are now apart of their irrisistable accessory collection and I for one couldn't be more excited about it! To learn more about Sweet Elegance bridal, you can visit their boutique website here: www.sweetelegancebridal.com.
Below are Kristine and Aimee, the mother daughter team behind Sweet Elegance Bridal. I don't know if I have ever seen a resemblance between a mother and daughter so striking!!!
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Emmaline Bride Featured Artist
By: Sarah Dobson | Wednesday 24th of August 2011 10:44:10 PM
La Gartier is excited and proud to be one of Emmaline Bride's newest Featured Artists! Emmaline Bride started in 2009 as a handmade wedding resource for brides and grooms and has since grown to be the #1 DIY and handmade wedding directory IN THE WORLD. Emma, its founder, created Emmaline Bride with the hope of empowering her readers to support handmade artists by featuring phenomenal handmade wedding items and details throughout the weddingsphere. As I handmake all of my own garters and know first hand what it means to have a handmade based business, I can't emphasize enough how much I appreciate her for creating such a wonderful website.....and how much I am growing to appreciate all of the other great handmade wedding artists out there. Emma, I am so excited to be apart of the Emmaline Bride family and cannot wait to support Emmaline Bride in ANY way that I can!
La Gartier Garters can now be found in the Emmaline Bride Marketplace, as well as their indespensable Bridal Book (which features the best handmade wedding vendors in the country). To see the best of the best in the handmade bridalsphere, visit www.emmalinebride.com!!
Did I mention that I am excited????
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The Jenna Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Wednesday 4th of May 2011 10:38:16 PM
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