Custom Heirloom Wedding Garter Set for La Gartier Bride Marisa McLaren
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 11th of March 2013 04:58:46 PM
Three weeks ago I had the pleasure of receiving a phone call from a woman named Jill McLaren who lives in Red Wing, Minnesota. Before I tell you anything else about this woman, let me say that Jill McLaren is someone who truly LOVES her daughter. Throughout our conversation that day, Jill told me all about her daughter Marisa McLaren. She told me that her favorite color was purple and had been purple from the time she was in the womb. She told me that Marisa was extremely beautiful and loved long distance running. She told me Marisa was slightly girly but had a tomboy streak. I was instantly touched by the fact that I was being allowed into such a special part of both Jill's and Marisa's life. Jill told me that she still had the veil from her wedding in 1980 and wanted to know if I could create a garter for her daughter using the tulle from the veil. I accepted the challenge and within one week I had the gorgeous veil here in my studio. (see pictures below). Jill wanted a very full, tulle-based garter for Marisa with sparkling embellishments, something purple bring in Marisa's favorite color, and something blue to take care of the "something blue" tradition. Below is a picture of Marisa's final heirloom garter. I think this garter turned out stunning. It truly one-of-a-kind and has a TON of Marisa's personality in it. I feel very honored and grateful when I look at this garter. It is touching to me that Jill McLaren trusted me to cut up her treasured veil from 1980-- an accessory that she walked down the aisle while wearing---and create such a meaningful peice for her daughter. In all honesty, it was a blast.
If you are interested in having a garter custom designed for yourself or someone you love, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother of the Bride Jill McLaren's vintage bridal veil from 1980
Jill's vintage veil wrapped around some roses that were in the studio last week
La Gartier Bride Marisa Kay McLaren's Heirloom Wedding Garter-made from her mother's wedding veil. This garter has a center purple brooch to bring in Marisa's liftime-long favorite color with sapphire blue swarovski crystal rhinestones to bring in Marisa's "something blue"....and feathers to help the garter match some of Marisa's other feather-based wedding accessories.
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Modern Couture Tulle Wedding Garter Set
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 11th of March 2013 04:35:29 PM
Ok, so come with me back in time for a second: A few months ago I was walking through Macy's at Lenox mall and saw a Betsey Robinson brooch that stopped me dead in my tracks. It was a small heart shaped lock brooch with a tiny key hanging off of it. I instantly checked the price but forced myself to put it back down and leave the store due to this brand new thing I have developed called retail discipline. Over the next few days, I couldn't get the brooch out of my mind. I knew that it would look amazing on a wedding garter. I even began to imagine what kind of wedding garter I should design to compliment it. Well, suffice to say, my retail discipline did not hold out and I was back at the Macy's counter just a few days later.....purchasing the irrestible little thing. On the way home, I drove in a mood of energized inspiration, thinking of how the lock and heart brooch would make a perfect symbol for a bride who believed that her fiance was the key to her heart. I went straight home and spent over three hours creating a garter that was made of layered ivory tulle. Simple, plain, by heart-wrenchingly girly. I wanted the body of the garter to be unadorned and simple so that the brooch would really stand out. I then designed a matching ivory toss garter to accompany the keepsake garter. Below are pictures of the final product. I have decided to name it "The Betsey Johnson Wedding Garter" due to the fact that the brooch is an authentic Betsey Johnson peice. I realize that this is not the most creative name in the world.....but I also happen to know that this is one of the most original, unique gartes in the world at the moment, so I figure that this lets me off of the hook a tiny bit. (grin) If you love this garter as much as I do and are interested in purchasing it, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here or by emailing us directly at email@example.com. Happy La Gartier everyone!
The Betsey Johnson Wedding Garter: Ivory Layered Tulle. Center "Heart-Lock" Betsey Johnson Brooch with Dangling Key Detail.
The Betsey Johnson Wedding Garter Set
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Couture Alabama Wedding Garter Set for La Gartier Bride Allison Wembley
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 11th of March 2013 04:18:25 PM
Last week I designed a couture University of Alabama wedding garter set for La Gartier bride Allison Wembley. Allison had seen a couture Georgia Bulldogs wedding garter I designed last year and wanted something custom designed for herself that screamed Alabama pride and elegance. (See pictures below). This garter is made out of a fine black double faced satin ribbon and chantilly lace overlay. At the center of the garter is an Alabama crimson bow. Hanging underneath the bow is a precious Alabama "love" charm. To take this garter from cute to couture, I spent over three days dotting the body of the garter with over sixty swarovski crystal rhinestones and fresh water pearls. I think the final product came out amazing. The reason that I am proud of this garter is because Allison wanted a garter that was not too athletic looking--a garter that had the Alabama theme but that was still elegant and girly....and I think that this garter acheived that look perfectly. Don't you? If you are interested in ordering a couture Alabama wedding garter like this for yourself or someone you love, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couture Univeristy Wedding Garter for La Gartier Bride Allison Wembley
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Starfish and Feather Inspired Wedding Garter for La Gartier Bride Mi'chel Jarjoura
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 11th of March 2013 03:58:37 PM
Last week I designed a beautiful custom garter for La Gartier bride Mi'chel Jarjoura that incorporated two major elements from Mi'chel's wedding: feathers and starfish. (See pictures below). Mi'chel liked both the look of the Fatima garter and the Lori garter from the permanent collection but wanted elements of both for her garter. She decided to place a custom order and combine elements from both the Fatima garter and the Lori garter to create her dream garter. To bring in the starfish theme from her wedding, I designed a custom starfish-based embellishment scheme for the center brooch of her feather flower. I am in LOVE with the final product. Isn't it stunning? I think it says beach in the most elegant, glamorous way possible. If you are interested in having a garter custom designed for yourself or someone you love, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here or by emailing us directly at email@example.com.
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Seafoam Green and Alencon Lace Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Monday 11th of March 2013 03:49:37 PM
It is no secret that seafoam green is a color that is trending in the bridal industry right now. I am not always a fan of color-trends, however this is one particular trend that I support whole-heartedly. I absolutely adore seafoam green. I find it to be languid, feminine, adorable and elegant all at the same time. Recently, I designed a gorgeous custom garter that incorporated seafoam green as an accent color. (see picture below) Isn't this garter precious? It is made of a fine champagne double-faced satin ribbon with an exquisite french alencon lace overlay. At the center is a seafoam green double faced satin ribbon bow with a sparkling rhinestone embellishment at the center. I think this garter is very dynamic in the sense that it tows the line between being very formal and traditional while still retaining a sort of playful modernity. If you are interested in ordering this garter or a garter similar to it, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy La Gartier everyone!
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La Gartier on Instagram @lagartier
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 17th of February 2013 02:01:12 PM
Ok, so I officially have a social media obsession: Instagram. I was never very effected by Facebook and certainly not by Twitter. I saw Tumblr come and go with not an ounce of interest. Nor did I care for Google Plus very much. And should I even mention MySpace? (Ancient history it seems) But from the the day my good friend grabbed my phone from me and created my Instagram account for me (without my permission), I have been hooked. I don't even know why to tell you the truth. Maybe it is the simplicity of it. Either way, if you are an insta-junkie like myself and you would like to see some of the daily happenings behind La Gariter, please follow us!! Our name: @lagartier
Below are just a few pictures from the La Gartier Instagram account this past week. I have decided to start doing a weekly Instagram photo round up each week. I am going to start. right. now.
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A Wedding Garter For Love
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 17th of February 2013 01:36:32 PM
This past week was the ever-so-splendid Valentine's Day. A day that is infamous for engagements, roses, and love-making. I have to say, I am all for Valentine's Day. Whoever created it was an advocate for love and since I love love, I probably love this person. (Try saying that ten times fast:) Too bad I will never have a chance to meet him/her. In ode to Valentine's Day, below are three garters to set your heart-throbbing and a gorgeous Valentine's Day inspiration shoot from the Wedluxe Wedding Blog. Happy Love Day everyone!! I hope it treated you with burning romance......or atleast a soft cuddly sort of companionship.
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Colorful Weddings & Colorful Wedding Garters
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 17th of February 2013 12:28:16 PM
Adding a splash of color to your wedding started as a huge trend in the 1990s. Today, weddings are more colorful than ever. And I love the idea of having a colorful wedding garter underneath the neutral, stark white pallet of a wedding gown. I have designed so many vibrant, bold colored wedding garters over the past two years....that it is hard to remember them all. Below are pictures of a few of my favorites, along with a wedding that I saw on the Wedluxe blog this past week that had taking screen shots until my fingers hurt. If you or someone you know is looking to purchase a colorful wedding garter like one of the designs below, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here or by emailing us directly at email@example.com. Happy La Gartier everyone!!
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Wedding Garter GiveAway with The Wedding Community Blog!!
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 17th of February 2013 12:03:49 PM
This week, I am excited to announce that I am collaborating with The Wedding Community blog for a give away that gives one lucky bride the chance to win one of four gorgeous La Gartier garters: the Pierce, the Corrie, the Janice or the Lori garter. To enter, head on over to the blog of The Wedding Community (one of the top wedding blogs in the United Kingdom) and leave a comment underneath the posting indicating which garter you like the most and why. You must also "like" both the Wedding Community and La Gartier on Facebook in order to be eligible to win. The Wedding Community and La Gartier will randomly pick a winner on February 28th. The winner will be announced on the 29th. To be redirected to the contest on the Wedding Community Blog, please click here. Please note: you must be a resident of the United States or the United Kingdom in order to win. Below are pictures of the four garters being offered in the giveaway. Good luck and happy La Gartier everyone!!
The Corrie Garter
The Janice Garter
The Lori Garter
The Pierce Garter
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Georgia Tech Wedding Garter
By: Sarah Dobson | Sunday 17th of February 2013 12:00:31 PM
I have had so many requests for Georgia Tech wedding garters over the past year. In fact, I have had so many requests that I decided to create a staple GT garter design that brides can order from La Gartier whenever they need to. Below is a picture of the design. I feel that this garter does a good job at towing the line between sporty and elegant. The best part about this garter is that it comes with a matching toss garter. (Also pictured below) If you are interested in purchasing this garter for yourself or a loved one, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form here or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy La Gartier everyone!
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