October 25, 2021
When it comes to wedding traditions you can pick and choose those that mean the most to you – many couples no longer want to wait for the ceremony to see their beloved so choose to have a ‘first look’, nor does every bride wish to toss her beautiful bouquet. And the same with the classic garter! Some see it as an antiquated tradition with no place in modern weddings, whilst others see it as an accessory that can be saved, cherished, and passed down through generations. (While also getting a few ultra-gorgeous photos on their wedding day!)If you’re not so sure whether to garter or not to garter, read on to learn the history behind the tradition and to see 5 gorgeous garters from our collection that may just help you decide!I am not even going to lie to you all. I am not a huge fan of the garter toss myself. However, I am a huge fan of wearing gorgeous accessories who express who I am as a person.....And when it comes to your wedding day, you deserve nothing but the BEST. The garter that you see above is called The Galia...and it is a design that would be perfect if you are looking to pass an heirloom bridal item down to your daughter one day. Beyond just that, it makes for unbelievably gorgeous getting ready photos (think you. your bridal robe. your garter. BOOM.)Click the photo above to see more of this incredible wedding garter full of what I like to call heirloom integrity.Slim and floral-centered, our Daphne garter is a radical departure from what you usually think of when you think of a wedding garter. The best part? There are tiny swarovski crystals nestled in between the tiny white flowers on this garter, making for just the right touch of sparkle. Click on the photo above to see more of our brand new Daphne garter!To me, the garter toss tradition pales in comparison to getting photos like these. And do you know what is SO WONDERFUL? You have the opportunity to use your garter for photographs on so many different occasions! Here are just a few, simply because I love proving a good point:~your pre-wedding boudoir shoot~your getting ready pictures on the day-of~your bachelorette party night~your rehearsal dinner outfit (if you wear a dress with a slit!)~your wedding night (but promise us that you will wear all white/ivory lingerie. Make is sexy. But make it bridal.)~Your first anniversary (preferably at night, once you get home.)~Valentine's DayOne of my favorite features of the wedding garter is that it is the only accessory that you will wear on your wedding day that goes underneath your gown. This means that you can really have fun with it. It is THE accessory that can personify WHO you are as a person, without worrying about whether or not it perfectly compliments everything else within your wedding day look (from the outside!)Above is a perfect example of a garter that has a TON of personality. It is called the Oh-So-L.A. garter and it is truly unlike anything on the planet. The only thing we ask is that you keep it and pass it on to your daughter one day.
July 19, 2017
Most of our brides purchase one of our designs so that they can have a gorgeous, completely one-of-a-kind wedding garter to wear under their gown on the most important day of their life. However, what most of our clients might not realize is that there are a TON of other ways to wear your garter. From bridal boudior shoots, to engagement parties to plain ol' cute pre-wedding outfits, the number of creative ways that you can wear your garter are limitless. (especially if you are one of those brazen, creative, i-don't-give-a-**** types!)In fact, just last week, we did a brilliant photoshoot with Kelly Lane Photography and model Harrison Sapp that featured our gorgeous wedding garters paired with Hayley Paige's brand new "Sparkle Squad" bomber jacket. <insert hand-to-forehead fainting emoji>Below are just a few of the images from the shoot and a little bit of written information below each photo for all of you that are looking for an extra extra bombshell way to wear your garter. And if you find yourself loving the ideas you are getting from these photos, click here to see our brand new You Tube video from this shoot! (Disclaimer: it's not my fault if you end up buying every single piece from Hayley Paige's new hologram athleisure wear line. That is how pretty these photos are!)I think that the best part about a sequined, iridescent bomber jacket is that it looks good when worn or when thrown over your shoulder. Talk about a fun and totally modern piece of clothing to wear during your engagement months!! And if you are looking for a way to spice up the look even more, pair this oh-so Hayley Paige bomber jacket with one of our wedding garters to up your bridal game by 💯!!Just imagine: this bomber jacket, his garter, and all of your best friends lined up beside you throwing the same cute peace signs.✌🏼 *mind blown*Pair your HP Sparkle Squad Bomber with our brand new Electric Boho limited edition garter for an extra extra iridescent-y look. (is iridescent-y a word? Probably not and I don't care.)Throw it over your shoulder like a sparkly iridescent bride holder.Only 4 days after modeling in this shoot, ATL blogger Harrison Sapp became a bride-to-be!! That's right-- just a few days after modeling for us, her boyfriend of three years, Will White, got down on 1 knee and popped the question...which makes these photos even more beautiful than they already are. These photos are being released during the very 1st week of Harrison's engagement, which makes them even more special/beautiful/meaningful. Congratulations Harrison! We cannot wait to make your garter!All photocredit goes to the lovely Kelly Lane of Kelly Lane PhotographySparkle Squad Like You Mean It.
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!
April 23, 2017
Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier bride Lindsay Rogers' Military Garter and Notre Dame Toss Garter Set
I'm not going to lie, I am not a huge fan of sports-themed garters. Neither is La Gartier bride Lindsay Rogers. I mean, let's be real, after seeing so many organza-centric, cheap satin sports garters on Etsy, it's hard to get on board with the idea of a football themed garter under your gown. But when Lindsay contacted us last January, she had only her fiance's interests in mind instead of her own. (pretty sure that's called love) That is, when Lindsay contacted us months ago, she told me that she really wanted to have a toss garter that her fiancé would be psyched to find on her leg without all of the cheesiness that you find with other sports garters she had seen, so we created a very chic, velvet-based Norte Dame toss garter using high-end materials. Then, to make her set a true heirloom piece, Lindsay shipped me the name tag from her fiancé's military uniform. (tissues, anyone?) The final set is so incredible!! (see photos below) When I look at this set, I can't help but think of Lindsay walking down the aisle literally wearing something that her fiancé wore while defending our country. In this way, her garter seems to become a symbol of not only American protection but also his protection of her, wrapped pretty around her leg like a love shield. Lindsay, it's been such an honor to work with you!!! Thank you for trusting me with such deeply meaningful items!!
April 11, 2017
Hot Stuff: Every Order in April Will Receive This Exclusive Polka Dot Netting Wrapped Around The Box!Fun fact: every order that is placed in April will receive a box wrapped in polka dot netting. Not sure what polka dot netting is? See a few photos below for an idea of what this unbelievably fun fabric looks like. Almost all of the photos below are pictures of Immacle wedding gown (my newest and fiercest obsession) however there are two at the very bottom that have nothing to do with Immacle at all.But alas, I diverge from my point. What I am trying to say is that if you place your order with us in April, then your La Gartier box will come wrapped in ribbons of this lovely fabric, simply because we value the art of pretty packaging. Happy La Gartier everyone! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! And if you are interested in seeing more of this designers' beautiful gowns, please click here to be directed to her website.