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  • Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Kelley Romero's Romantic Southern Bayou Inspired Wedding Garter Set

    Just finished: La Gartier bride Kelley Romero's Romantic Southern Bayou wedding garter set!! This special design was created using pieces of Kelley's mothers' wedding veil and gown. (If you watch our videos on instagram, then you will probably remember the beautiful vintage veil we had sitting on top of our studio lamp for 2 weeks. Her veil made our entire room feel more alive and beauty-infused, similar to how one single vase of roses can bring a room to life.)
    Originally, Kelley had requested a garter that would be romantic, whimsical, girly sparkly and unique to match her Hayley Paige gown but after we spoke via telephone, she and I decided to also add elements from her mother's wedding day ensemble. This took the significance of her garter set from a 5 to a 10 in my opinion!!! The best part?? All of the embellishments that we pulled from the vintage veil were IRIDESCENT, which couldn't have worked more perfectly with Kelley's love of Hayley Paige!!!
    Below are detailed photos of Kelley's unbelievably special wedding garter set! If you love this set as much as we do, then read the captions below each photo to learn more about the details that make this design so meaningful!! Interested in a custom garter set of your own?? You can contact us by clicking here.
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    All of the tiny flowers that you see came from the crown of her mother's veil. This took hours upon hours of hand-sewing and cutting pieces off of Kelley's mothers' original veil, but to be completely honest, it was a blast!!  
    The color of the light champagne pink fabric under the flowers was created to match the layered skirt on her gown as well as the pink ombré Sara Gabriel veil that Kelley will be wearing. (i die) 
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    The two bridal buttons on either side of her "Hayley" toss garter were taken from her mother's gown.
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    The swarovski crystals that we placed inside the flowers and in little "cluster" arrangements on the back band of her garter were done in a mixture of clear and opal stones to match Kelley's other wedding accessories. 
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    My favorite part? Kelley sent me the original tag from the inside of her mother's gown to be incorporated into her garter. Talk about a meaningful "something blue"! (or should I say "something navy blue"?)
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    Because Kelley ended up adoring her Hayley toss garter, I decided to make her a third, simple pink velvet toss for the garter removal part of her reception. The flower at the center and the little iridescent sequin leaf in the middle were both taken from the crown on her mother's veil. 
    Kelley, I could go on forever about how incredible these garters turned out, but what I can't communicate in words is the feeling that came over me when I had your wedding music playing while slowly hand-sewing the details on the back band. Something truly magical happened in those moments, like weaving your love of Mark together with your love of your Mom and...maybe, just maybe, the love you will have for your future daughter.
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  • Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier bride Alicia Relvas's Purple and Black Crystalline Wedding Garter Set

    Just finished: La Gartier bride Alicia Relvas's custom electric violet & black crystalline wedding garter set. Alicia's original request was to have a garter that incorporated the color black while remaining classic but edgy. When Alicia told me that her style icons were Gwen Stefani and Audrey Hepburn, my heart broke into a million little inspired pieces and I just knew that her garter needed to come to life. Because her colors were lavender and grey, we created an electric violet velvet toss garter reminiscent of Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. line. Then, because her fiancé proposed to her at the base of the Eifel Tower, we decided to include one single "Paris" Eifel Tower pendant underneath the bow as her statement pendant. My favorite part?? When Alicia asked me to bring the color black into her garter, we decided to do it by way of tiny black sparkling beads along the midline of her garter, which lent a dramatic, edgy look to her design....and that matched her personality oh-so perfectly!!
    Alicia, creating this set with you was such so much fun!! It's not everyday that I get to work with a bride who loves black (or electric violet for that matter) so working on this set with you was so refreshing!!!! If Gwen Stefani and Audrey Hepburn had a baby, and if that baby was a girl, and if she decided to wear a garter when she got married, then I'm pretty sure that the garter we created would be it. Wait, hang on, is that you??? 
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    The Eifel Tower pendant at the center of Alicia's toss garter was a gem that symblizes where her fiance proposed to her : at the base of the Eifel tower!!! Isn't this charm dreamy?! We found it in a shop on Etsy called Rudiana that I adore!
    Another gorgeous photo of Alicia's "Paris" pendant in rose gold.
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    We even created a third toss garter for her so that she did not have to throw her beautiful Paris-charmed garter. 
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    At the center of the bow, Alicia and I decided to place one single greenish-blue heart embellishment for a fun and playful "something blue" 
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