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  • Custom Spotlight: Kaci Vrabec's Mother's Shirt Transformed Into A Wedding Garter Set

    Just finished: La Gartier bride Kaci Vrabec custom paisley shirt and Fleur De Lis wedding garter set. Oh, did I mention art deco too? That too. This garter set was so incredible on so many different levels. I barely know where to begin. Here is the story behind what is possibly the prettiest "something blue" wedding garter set EVER created: the blue paisley fabric that you see on the back of her keepsake garter and the body of her toss garter were taken from a shirt that once belonged to Kaci's nana. Kaci lost her grandmother not too long ago, and wanted to have something on her wedding day that was symbolic of her shining personality and kind heart. When I heard this, I knew right away that this was a project that I wanted to be apart of. So, Kaci shipped me the Paisley shirt and we set to work with the #LoveTransformation project right away. (If you follow us on instagram, then chances are you saw the video where I was cutting up this shirt with Poison by Bell Biv Devoe blasting in the background.) 
    The final product came out STUNNING!! Truth be told:  The elements of Kaci's design were so multi-layered and meaningful that I can't think of anything else to do but bullet-point them! Scroll through the photos below to learn more about what might be the world's most special "something blue" garter set ever created.  
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    Kaci is saying "I Do" in New Orleans, so we decided to add a tiny Fleur De Lis pendant to the center of her toss garter to symbolize what will forever be the location of the happiest day in her life. *grabs tissues*
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    I had a feeling that Kaci was not going to want to toss her custom Fleur De Lis toss garter, so I created a third sparkling design for her that would work well with her gown and also impress all of her guests. (But not so special that she wouldn't want to toss it. ) 
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    The tiny silver Fleur De Lis pendant was an Etsy find. My favorite part? The shop we purchased it from was located in NOLA. 
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    My favorite detail? The tag from Kaci's Nana's shirt was sewn to the inside of her toss garter as a special, hidden detail. 
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    La Gartier bride Kaci Vrabec's amazingly gorgeous custom garters inside of the signature La Gartier box. Do you love these garters as much as we do? If so, please feel free to contact us at info@lagartier.com to inquire about a custom wedding garter set of your own. We'd love to hear from you! 
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  • Custom Garter Spotlight: Kayla Shudy's Vintage Blue Butterfly Heirloom Wedding Garter Set

    When I first spoke with La Gartier bride Kayla Shudy on the phone, I instantly felt a connection to not only her as a person but also her story. I could tell that Kayla was sweet, honest, and lived her life with a full and open heart. As I listened to her talk, I sensed that her garters were going to be amazing-- and they were. By the time we had finished her phone consultation, I felt more determined than ever to create a wedding garter set for her that reflected not only her beautiful heart but also her story. Why? Well, I can write it down here in words but I don't feel that I will ever truly be able to convey the beauty of Kayla's custom wedding garter set. The back story: Kayla's mother passed away in 2011, shortly after meeting Kayla's soon-to-by hubby. When Kayla got engaged, she knew that she wanted to be able to have her mother with her in some way on her wedding day, but wasn't sure how. When she heard about our custom designs, she reached out and asked us if she could send us a sleeve from her mother's wedding dress so that we could use the fabric within her wedding garter design. (We call these designs "repurposed" wedding garter designs and I adore them with all of my creative being.)
    So, Kayla shipped us the sleeve to our Atlanta studio and we got to work right away. Little did I know that the garter set that would be born of our meeting would end up being one of the prettiest custom garters this side of the Mississippi. 
    The elements of Kayla's design were so multi-layered and UNIQUE that I can't think of anything else to do but bullet-point them! Scroll through the photos below to learn more about deeply meaningful custom wedding garter set. 
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    The butterfly that you see at the center of Kayla's toss was special due to the fact that it was Kayla's mothers' favorite symbol. Not only that, but it also served as Kayla's "something blue." 
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    The best part? This locket was a vintage find, so it also serves as Kayla's "something old".  I am literally dying to know what Kayla is going to decide to put inside the locket on her wedding day. 
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    The back band of Kayla's keepsake garter was embellished with dozens of tiny sequins and pearls that were taken from the sleeve of her mother's vintage wedding gown. *grabs tissues*
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    I knew that Kayla was not going to want to toss her vintage butterfly locket garter, so I created a third REAL toss garter for her that featured a silver "O" charm at the center (which, as you can guess, is the first letter of her new last name.)
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    La Gartier bride Kayla Shudy's wedding garters inside of our signature box. I have no words to describe how honored I feel to be a small part of such a significant day in Kayla's life. I can only hope that we made her mother proud. 
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  • All I Want For Valentine's Day is a Sparkly Wedding Garter and a Lace Bridal Robe

    💗GIVEAWAY ALERT💗
    In honor of Valentine's Day, we've teamed up with Girl And A Serious Dream and Wedluxe to giveaway not only one of our prettiest wedding garters (see photos below) but also a lace bridal robe from Girl And A Serious Dream!!!!! 
    But wait!! It gets better! We are also giving away a free lace mask, which is perfect for Valentine's Day or pretty much any night with bae. To enter to win, you need to must:
    1. Follow @lagartier on instagram
    2. Follow @GirlAndASeriousDream and @Wedluxe on instagram
    3. Leave a comment underneath the giveaway post on the @wedluxe instagram page (and ours too!) and tag your friends in a comment under this post!! (the more friends you tag, the higher your chances of winning)
    4) Have a public profile for the duration of the giveaway
    Good luck everyone!! We figured that it wasn't really Valentine's Day without sparkle and lace all around, so we truly hope that you will have FUN with this giveaway and tell all of your friends about it! Have questions? Simply email us at info@lagartier.com or send us a direct message on instagram! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! (Note: all photocredit for these images goes to Rachel Elaine Photography.)
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    The Vienna garter from yours truly 
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    Enter to win this seriously dreamy bridal robe from Girl And A Serious Dream by heading to instagram now.
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  • Release Party: Our Charleston Seersucker Wedding Garter is Finally Here!

    It's here!!! Our newest limited-edition garter is officially available! Please note that this design comes in your choice of color- pink lemonade, low country blue, white magnolia or mint julep. (See photos below to view all of your color options!) 💕💕💗✨💕
    The best part? You also have the option to personalize your design with your initials!!! Simply select "Embroidery" or "No embroidery" at check out to let us know!! ✨💗💗💕✨
    Please note:  if you are a bride who wants your garter embroidered, please tell us which three initials you want embroidered on your garter in the "comments" section of your check out!! 
    But wait- there's a catch: we only have 5 of each color in stock!!! So this gorgeous seersucker limited-edition garter won't last long!!! We will be giving updates as they sell but once a color is#lagartierextinct, we will never have it again! (Extinct means forever and I promise not to use that word again today.)
    Have questions? Please feel free to email us at info@lagartier.com to inquire about what might possibly be America's Preppiest Wedding Garter.
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  • 2017 Moments that Sparkle

     

    As 2017 comes to a close, we can't help but look back on this year and feel sentimental. (pretty sure this is called catching feels?) 

    2017 was a year of tremendous growth for us. From new clients to a new space (not to mention a Cyber Monday sale that made all previous years pale in comparison), this year truly sparkled . For this reason, we decided to make a quick video that highlights a few of our favorite "sparkle" moments from 2017, Maybelline-painted flowers and all.

    True story: creating wedding garters for engaged women around the world is pretty much a dream job. It is something we feel TRULY BLESSED to be able to do and something I make a note to thank the universe for everyday. To me, our design studio is a magical place- literally filled with treasure and beauty and inspiration. This quick 60 second video will (hopefully) give you a glimpse into the magic that happens here as well as the gratitude that lines our walls.

    Proof that details are everything,
    Sarah

     

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