December 18, 2017
July 11, 2017
It's here!!! Our newest limited-edition garter is officially here!!! Watch the video below to see all of the beautiful details of this colorful, super unique design. Want to see more? Click here to be directed to the Electric Boho listing in our shop! Please note that this design comes with your choice of quartz at the center- rosè, electric amethyst, or something "boho" blue. Don't love the stones? Simply select "NO stones" at check out to keep it simple!! ✨💗💗💕✨ (strong side note: if you are a bride who adores the quartz, please know that this garter WITH quartz stones only works well with a gown that has a full skirt (i.e.: ballgown, A-line, etc). Have questions? Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR use the contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!all photography credit goes to Kelly Lane Photography
June 30, 2017
As June comes to a close, so does all of our June customizations. This month, I worked with three different brides to create 3 completely unique wedding garters sets. While I don't usually play favorites, I have to say that June's "winning" custom garter design is La Gartier bride Victoria Henderson's vintage locket and opal garter set. (see photos and captions below!)When Victoria contacted us last March to book her custom garter, she told me that she wanted something that matched her gown as well as the beading on her sash. I agreed to take on her customization immediately, expecting it to turn out just like her gown.......... but her garters ended up being SO MUCH MORE!! Here are just a few photos of Victoria's garter set along with some written info about my favorite designs elements:
The rose gold locket at the center of her toss is an original antique that Victoria and I stumbled across on Etsy. We just about died when we found this one because "M" is the first initial of her fiancé' name: Montana. We weren't even looking for an engraved locket, let alone one engraved with an "M"....but it's my personal opinion that this BEAUTY found its way to us for the creation of her garters. Meant to be? Yes, yes and yes!
The pink velvet ribbon on her toss garter was chosen to match her bridesmaids dresses as well as the slight blush pink tone of her Enzoani bridal gown. Also, the opal and rhinestone beading on her keepsake matches the beading on her sash, but not so matchy matchy that it's obnoxious.Her wedding date and initials are embroidered on the inside of her garter in navy blue to match her groomsmens tuxes. (This means that Victoria has not only one but two "something blues" for her wedding day!)Because Victoria didn't want to toss her vintage "M" locket garter, we created this amazing "G" inspired toss for her. That way, she could keep the vintage locket design and still do the garter toss. (G is the first letter of her new last name! So appropriate, right?!)
The only thing not pictured here is all of the beautiful custom packaging that we created when we packed up her garters to be shipped!! Also not pictured here is the look on her daughter's face 30 years from now when Victoria gives her one or both of these garters for her very own wedding day!! <insert happy tears emoji>Victoria, I can't wait to hear about what you decide to put into the locket. Knowing how much you love florals and greenery, I have a feeling it will be something organic from your wedding day but anything you decide will most likely be beyond gorgeous!If you love these photos as much as we do and would like to speak with someone about having a custom garter made for yourself or someone whom you love, then please feel free to contact us via email at email@example.com OR you can use the contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!
June 18, 2017
Ok, so I know that there is such a thing as National Puppy Day. And I know that there is such a thing as National Doughnut Day. There is even "National Hike With a Geek Day." (No joke. I'm totally serious. Google it. It exists.)But does anyone know if there is a National Brides Who Sparkle Day?? If there isn't, then there should be. I will be the first to sign the petition. Because you know why? It would basically be a day dedicated to the women who wear our garters!! Seriously, La Gartier brides are the BEST. They are some of the kindest, brightest, most creative, well-mannered and talented women out there, including our recent bride Heather Black. Heather was kind enough to send us a link to her wedding gallery last Wednesday, and you should have seen my face when I first saw these beautiful photos. (I almost dropped my phone while I was standing in line at Starbucks! No joke!) What I love about these photos is that they show you how utterly classy wedding garters can be when worn with just the right thing, by a woman who exudes class and elegance. Sound like you? Then we want you to be apart of our super sparkly La Gartier family!! You can click here to shop our collection. Happy La Gartier everyone! And Heather-- if you are reading this, then thank you for being YOU.La Gartier bride Heather Black slipping on her sparkling Joy garter and matching rhinestone toss garter. (We are currently sold out of our rhinestone toss garter but will have more in stock by this time next week!)Photocredit: Jordan Galindo PhotographyPhotocredit: Jordan Galindo PhotographyPhotocredit: Jordan Galindo Photography
June 10, 2017
If you live in Atlanta and you are even slightly apart of the fitness scene, then you most likely know Carly Grace Hinchman. She is known as the yoga barbie around town. She drives a pink jeep, wears the loudest yoga pants you can find and owns her own yoga studio - Thunderbolt Power Yoga -- in Buckhead. I had the pleasure of meeting Carly years ago when I first started practicing yoga and then again when both she and I were selected as Jezebel Magazine's 20 Most Eligible Atlantans. (2014 was crazy. Don't even get me started on what it was like to be called out as single in front of 70,000 readers.)Fast forward to 2017 ---> Carly Grace is no longer receiving press for being an eligible bachelorette. No, instead she is receiving press for being one of the most sucessful new yoga studios in Atlanta and for being engaged!!! That's right-- Carly Grace is getting ready to walk down the aisle in just seven short days!! And I had the utter pleasure of being asked to create her wedding garters. As soon as she asked me, I knew immediately that the design should contain two essential signature "yoga barbie" elements:1. The color pink2. An adorable elephant charmWhy the elephant do you ask? On the walls of Carly's studio are two beautiful elephant murals (see photos below) that have come to symbolize Thunderbolt Power Yoga's playful & youthful allure, so I knew that her set needed to have an elephant on it is some way. I felt passionately convinced that it would be the perfect shout out to her favorite animal. So, I set to work with the shopping trips for the pink velvet and the elephant charm right away.Below are detailed photos of Carly's unbelievably special wedding garter set! If you love this set as much as we do, then please read the captions below each photo to learn more about the velvety details that make this design so meaningful!! Interested in a custom garter set of your own?? You can contact us by clicking here.Carly chose our infamous Athena garter as her keepsake piece. For her toss (which she will most likely never toss!) we decided to use a light pink velvet fabric for the body, with a silver elephant charm at the center.Peep the elephants murals on the wall. Don't you just love them?!I can't tell which I like more-- the little iridescent rhinestone eye or the little carved heart on the rump!On the inside of Carly's toss garter, we added her wedding hashtag #marryingmilyo in blue. She told me she cried when she saw this. Which leads me to a question-- why is it that embroidery is so.darn.powerful??Her "something blue" was not only meaningful but also modern and hidden. I was actually dying to add the word "namaste" somewhere but we didn't have room!I am all out of photos of her amazing wedding garters, but below are photos from her studio as well as a few unbelievably well-executed inversions. If you are a yoga-lover like me, then you will most likely go crazy over this set. I know I did! Stay tuned for more custom garter spotlight recaps and thank you all so much for reading!Namaste.