Currently, as of 3/14/22, we are booked out until May of 2022 for customizations but we have one spot still available in May and two spots in June.
March 14, 2022
Are you a bride who is thinking about transforming your mother's wedding dress into a garter set? Or maybe you have a special neck tie that once belonged to your grandfather that you'd like to incorporate into your wedding day in some form or another. Whatever the case may be, we have rounded up five of the most breath-taking wedding garter sets from our archive today. For your viewing pleasure....and on the off chance that you need some inspiration, here are five of our most beloved custom garters from years past!1. La Gartier bride Rachel Bunch's Tiffany and Company Custom Wedding Garter SetLast year, we had the pleasure of creating a custom Tiffany and Company wedding garter set for La Gartier bride Rachel Bunch. She was in love with a tiny heart-shaped turquoise pendant that her now-husband had given her (as apart of a Tiffany and Company necklace). After getting to know Rachel via telephone and email, we decided that it would be so special to create an entire wedding garter set centered around the Tiffany and Company pendant. What you see above is just one photo of this Beyonce-worthy, ultra-luxurious garter set. But wait-- you have to see just one more photo of it. It's that special.If you look closely, you'll see the tiny heart-shaped Tiffany and Company pendant that Rachel shipped to us all the way from California. Creating this custom bridal garter set for Rachel was such a blast. Interested to see more? Click here to read the blog that we wrote in homage to this knock-out garter set.But wait. You have to see the next one! Keep scrolling!2. La Gartier bride Jordan Coleman's Custom NHL + Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Wedding Garter SetThis custom garter set was made using the bride's mother's wedding dress lace as well as pearls taken from her grandmother's gown. In this way, it represented three generations of Jordan's female lineage. To make things even more special, we included a blue Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders star (taken directly from Jordan's professional cheerleader outfit) as well as a tiny heart from her then-fiance's NHL gloves. Jordan married NJ Devils player Blake Coleman, who now plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning. This set was so multi-layered in meaning, that it is sure to be one of the most treasured heirloom items that Jordan will ever pass down to her daughters. I beam with pride and love when I look at these photos. Here is just one more image that we adore with all of our heart.This little patch that reads "Coleman" was taken from Blake's hockey glove and hand-sewn onto the inside of her Venus Pearl garter as a special memento. Isn't this just so unique and special!? Click here to read the article that we wrote in dedication to Jordan's garters, with no detail left unmentioned. But wait until you see this next one....3. La Gartier bride Genna Rybacki's Custom Dog Collar Wedding Garter SetIf you love dogs, then you are going to freak out over this one. This garter set was created using the bride's dog's puppy collar. Do you see that lycra flash of light pink in the photo above? That was once Genna's dog's collar when she was a puppy. I die. Already, I am resisting the urge to upload 15 different photos of this love-filled garter set for you to see! Not only did we use Genna's dog's puppy collar within her garter set, but we also incorporated a gold vintage "G" pendant to represent her first name, as well as her dog's favorite leopard print bandana as a hidden detail along the inside of her keepsake garter. Keep scrolling down to see more photos of this canine classic!Pictured above is a photo of the fabric that we took from Genna's dog's favorite neck bandana, printed in black and grey leopard spots. I adore this little detail almost as much as the pink dog collar itself. Almost.Ok, just one last photo and I'll stop. This was the little rubber branding tag that came with the collar when Genna shipped it to us last year. It read "Top Paw" and I think I just started crying. How adorable? Right? If you'd like to see more photos of this truly one-of-a-kind garter set, click here to read the full article! Not a dog lover? No problem. Keep scrolling to see the next drop-dead original custom garter set!4. La Gartier bride Sydney Mann's Re-Purposed Prom Dress Wedding Garter SetIf you were getting ready to marry the man who you had dated in high school and had taken you to prom, what are the chances that you'd love to use your prom dress within your garter set? For our client Sydney Mann, the chances were one hundred percent! This vibrant, jewel-covered garter set was created for Sydney using the fabric from the very prom dress that her now-hubby picked her up in the night of their senior prom. To this day, I marvel at the sheer uniqueness that this set embodies. Honestly, I don't think there has been one single other garter made that it similar to it. No seriously-- google it. I've searched the internet high and low...and I feel fairly certain that Syndey and I created a true unicorn in the world of wedding garters. But wait. Look how gorgeous this next photo is!Taken on her wedding day, this is what her custom garter set looked like with her other wedding accessories, including her pearl studded Jimmy Choo heels. Every time I look at this photo, I take a little pause. Can someone say blinded by the beauty?!Ok, just one last photo. Promise. This is an image I snapped with my Iphone during the creation process. I will never forget how hard it was to cut into this perfect tulle prom dress! I was so nervous but now that Sydney has the final product in her hands, I just know that we created a true heirloom wedding garter set! Interested to see more? Click here to read the blog that we wrote years ago about Syndey's re-purposed prom dress garter set.Ready for the very last custom garter set of the day? Get ready. It's sporty to say the least....5. La Gartier Bride AbbyJo's Custom Spice Girls Wedding Garter SetI am not going to lie. When AbbyJo first told me that she wanted to create a custom SpiceGirls inspired garter set, I was unsure of it. I was worried that it would come out cheesy...or lack elegance of some sort. But whoa-- was I wrong. When I look at the photos of her set now, all I see is FUN. In fact, this might be the most fun garter set ever created. (The bride whom it was created for certainly was!)Pictured above: AbbyJo's custom garter set inside of our signature La Gartier box. We ended up making three different designs for Abby-- one to keep, one to toss and one more to keep and potentially pass down to her daughter someday assuming she has one. My favorite part of designing this set was blasting Spice Girls during the creation process. It was honestly such a return to the 2000s and I was all about it.Just one last photo. Promise. This is the little hankie that we made in addition to her garters. It read "Two Become One" in homage to the infamous Spice Girls song from their first album. I don't know what it is about this photo. It's just so cute to me with the wording.Ok everyone! I think that that is all for today! I could go on forever and ever about some of our past custom designs, however hopefully the five listed above is enough to inspire you to have one made for yourself!If you are interested in commissioning us to create a truly one-of-a-kind garter for you using your mother's wedding dress, your dog's dollar, the Tiffany Pendant that your fiance bought for you, your high school prom dress, or really anything that you adore & holds meaning, then email us at email@example.com so that we can help you!And now for the fine print:
January 12, 2022
Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Alexa Radis's Wedding Garter Set Made Using Her Grandmother's Wedding Dress and Her Mother's Wedding DressIn the world of custom wedding garters, this project was a mega-home-run. Not only did this bride send me fabric from her grandmother's veil but she also sent me lace from her mother's wedding gown to be transformed into a custom wedding garter set. We even made a set of bridal hankies for her that were truly magical. Keep scrolling to see the final product!When La Gartier bride Alexa Radis first reached out to us in 2019, she told us that she only wanted one thing: to have her grandmother's veil fabric and her mother's dress fabric blended together into one incredible wedding garter set. I was so thrilled that she had reached out, because I learned that she was coming to Atlanta shortly thereafter, which meant that I could meet her in person to pick up her precious heirloom fabric materials! After our initial phone consultation, I learned that she was from a huge horse-loving family, so we decided to incorporate a special gold + diamond studded horse shoe pendant that she had been given as a young girl. Keep scrolling down to watch the magic get bigger and bigger!The back band of her keepsake garter was made using fabric from her mother's wedding gown. Do you see the slightly aging lace off to the left? This was taken from her mom's wedding gown and lovingly sewn into an elasticized back band for her sparkling Vienna garter.We also created a set of unbelievable heirloom hankies for Alexis. The one you see here incorporated lace from her grandmother's veil as well as tiny pearls taken from her mom's love-infused wedding gown.Even now, as I write this, I still can't believe how beautifully everything came out. The best part? Alexis was engaged to a man whose family also loved horses, so the tiny gold horseshoe pendant was doubly meaningful.Alexis's garters were deeply meaningful because they represented three generations of women in her family: her grandmother, her mother, and then Alexis herself. I almost faint when I think of how much of an honor it is to be trusted with such love-filled materials. A project of this kind can be described as nothing less than "love craft."Then, to top things off, Alexis and I decided to make a ring bearer pillow at the last minute. I mean, we still had so much material left over from her mother's gown that it would have been a shame not to use it. This ring bearer pillow stands to be one of my favorites that we have ever made. The lace that you see covering the base of the pillow was taken from her mother's gown, but do you see those ties at the center? Those are literally the straps from her grandmother's wedding gown. I die. Seriously...so much love in one tiny pillow!
This colossal wedding garter set + ring bearer pillow + hankie set project was so fun to make for Alexis. I know I have said it before, but to be trusted with fabric that is so incredibly significant to two generations of her family is about as touching as it gets. Dear Alexis, from me to you: thank you for trusting La Gartier with such a monumental project. I will literally never forget the romance of this project.
Are you someone who is interested in having a custom garter made for yourself or someone you love? Then we would love to hear from you! Click here to view our current customization availability! Currently, as of 1/17/22, we are booked out until March of 2022 for customizations but we have one spot still available in April and two spots in May.
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December 25, 2021
Caution before reading this blog post: 💗 MUST LOVE DOGS 💗Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined encountering a project as special as this!!! 😭😭😭😭🙏🏼✨💗
If you are a dog-lover, then you MUST read about this incredible personalized wedding garter set! This is a wedding garter set made for La Gartier bride Genna Rybacki using her beloved dog’s pink collar and her darling cheetah-print hankie!!!!!✨✨💗✨✨✨ Yes, you read that correctly!!! We had the honor of working on a custom garter set for Genna's sister (Sabrina Yannotta) a couple of years ago, and we were so delighted when Sabrina reached out to us in order to create a personalized wedding garter for her sister!And oh my SUN and STARS⭐️☀️…did she return that favor!!! Sabrina (aka: sister-of-the-year) went to great lengths to make sure that her sister’s dogs collar (from puppyhood!) and her cheetah-print hankie arrived safe and sound at our studio in Atlanta, GA! Keep scrolling below to see more photos of the finished project!Interested to see what the design process looked like? Then watch this reel to see the creation process from beginning to end!! Special shout out to our muse @adella_bella_ …the coolest pup this side of the Mississippi …and also the only pup in the world who has her very own heirloom wedding garter set!✨💗✨ You are IMMORTALIZED sweetie!!!!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘(Side note: As of December 26th, 2021, we are currently booked out until March of 2022 for customizations. If you are interested in booking one of our monthly spots to commission us to create a garter set for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!)