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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!!

La Gartier Bride Jaime Rainer

Custom Purple Wedding Garter

Burdany Silk Bridal Garter

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