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  • Behold: Wedding Garters That Are Not For Tossing

    When we first started making wedding garters in 2011, the wedding garter toss wasn't even on our minds. We set out to create an irresistibly cute, undeniably modern wedding garter design that was so carefully crafted, our brides would want to keep it for their entire lives. It wasn't until sometime around 2013 that we realized that we needed to add an affordable, super simple toss toss to our collection in order to accommodate all the brides who were sending us emails with questions like:
    "Ok, but I need a toss garter too. Do you have one in your collection?"
    At that point in time, because we were receiving so many requests for toss garters, we decided to create a simple toss garter that - first of all, wouldn't break the bank......and second of all, was cute enough that it would look lovely in photos but not so cute that our clients wouldn't want to toss it. 
    While we still offer a few styles of toss garters within our collection, we are primarily known for creating extremely unique, designer wedding garters that no one would ever dream of tossing. To be totally honest, I am not personally a huge fan of the garter toss, which is ironic due to the fact that I started La Gartier Wedding Garters and love it with every bone in my body.

    Disclaimer: if you and your partner are up for the garter toss at your wedding, then please know that I am not discouraging you. In fact, I say go for it! You do you at your wedding! Some couples are really excited about traditions and just couldn’t imagine getting married with out doing all the things, including tossing the garter.

    And, that’s great! You shouldn't feel bad about any of your choices at your wedding - be confident and be excited, because getting married is supposed to be fun! Don't let the garter toss haters get you down - you do what you want to do! It is your wedding, not theirs!

    However, if you are interested in finding a designer piece that you can cherish and keep for your entire life (and maybe even pass down to a loved one someday) then you have come to the right place!

    Below are five of our most beloved designer wedding garters, created with heirloom integrity in mind, not tossing. 

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    1. The Athena Wedding Garter
    This gorgeous, sparkling garter is so unique that I don't even know where to start. It has been worn by multiple celebrities, including Kandi Burruss of the Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as actress Anna Camp from Pitch Perfect. The Vienna has been in our collection since 2015. That is how popular she is. If you are interested in seeing more angles, photos, her written description, or her price, then please click here to be directed to the Athena garter on our website!
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    2. The Venus Pearl Garter 
    Most arguably our most sought-after wedding garter design, the Venus Pearl garter is everything people say she is and more.  When aiming to find the balance between classicism and modernism, look no farther than the Venus Pearl garter. Set within a sparkling swarovski crystal front band, exactly 22 pearls gleam like eternal moons in an intentionally cluster-like, celestial pattern.  ☪️  The best part? If you look closely, you will see that there are exactly three star shapes hidden within the band, meant to symbolize growth in life or personal achievements. (no, seriously-- google it. Star symbolism.) 🌟
    If you are interested in learning more about this drop-dead gorgeous design, then please click here to be taken to the Venus Pearl listing in our shop!
    crystal and lace wedding garter

    3. The Ever After Wedding Garter 

    Where do we start?? This garter is so magical, that we need at least a paragraph to describe its multi-dimensional components! 💎  First, a little back story: When creating this garter, the first feature that we knew that we wanted to include was tons of sparkle, a distinct 3-D floral element and a distinct "princess blue" color. 💙

    As you can see in the photos above, the front band is primarily comprised of clear, sparkling pear-shaped swarovski crystals. ✨  Blooming from within the sparkling band are exactly five flowers: three blue (made of a soft acrylic and a rhinestone detail at the center of each flower) as well as two white flowers (made of gauzy, ethereal organza with a pearl detail at the center.) 🌸

    The best part? The inside of the back band is embroidered with the words "Happily Ever After" in princess blue. (something blue? check and check✔️✔️) Other details to note: the back band is created using a lace overlay on the outside which can be admired from behind you was you walk down the aisle or dance the night away on the dance floor). The back band also features 15 sparkling swarovski crystal rhinestone embellishments. (hand-placed for extra sparkle.) ✨

    This garter was worn by Lauren Burnham of The Bachelor on her wedding day. 🌹 To see the national press attention it received, please click here to see the story that US Weekly wrote. 🙌

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    4. The Galia Garter
    Created using swarovski crystals and a semi-transparent illusion midline, this garter features jewels set in a symbolic floral pattern along the bottom and top perimeter, making for a stunning organic shape. The back half of this garter is made of a soft light elastic with a ruffled organza overlay. If you look closely at the illusion midline of the garter, you will see a honeycomb crosshatched pattern, specifically made to mimic the iconic design elements found within the gown of Galia Lahav and Berta. 💗✨ 
    If you are ready to take your wedding accessory style from a nine to a full-fledged-fifteen, then click here.
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    5. The Glass Slipper Garter
    This design was inspired by the character of Cinderella. Thus, the subtle "Cinderella-dress-blue" tones that you see in the jewels above. 

    Every detail of this garter was inspired by the bride who adores animals and is well-known for her compassionate nature. More likely than not, this bride is not a very loud person. In fact, she might be one of the quietest people at a party, but she is known for carrying herself with a grace that is unparalleled. 💅🏻  Anyone who knows this bride is well aware of the fact that she believes deeply in acts of service, whether it be volunteering to help abandoned animals or assisting the elderly who have become too old to be able to care for themselves anymore. 💗 🧵

    With love and a strong sense of humanity in mind, we created this garter for the bride who is highly in tune with the needs of the people in just about any environment that she finds herself in. We repeat: She is a person who cannot help but LOVING other living things - no matter what their size, shape, color, or origin. 🥰 

    Interested to see more unique wedding garters? I am not even kidding you guys. We have the most artistic and rare wedding garters this side of the equator!  Click here to access our entire shop or email us at so we can help you pick yours out!

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  • Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Alexa Radis's Wedding Garter Set Made Using Her Grandmother's Wedding Dress and Her Mother's Wedding Dress

    In 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!
    wedding garter set made using grandmother's fabric
    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! 
    wedding garter made using grandmother's fabric
    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. 
    wedding garters made using mom's dress fabric
    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. 
    wedding garters created using mother's wedding dress
    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. bridal garter set made using mother's and grandmother's dress materials
    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."
    ring bearer pillow made using mother's wedding gown
    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. much love in one tiny pillow! 
    ring bearer pillow made using grandmother's wedding dress materials

    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. 

    Please feel free to reach out via the contact from here or send us an email at hello@lagartier to inquire about pricing. 

  • Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Erica Ellington's NFL + Gold Wedding Garter Set

    Do you love football? Then you are going to adore this custom garter design that we recently made for La Gartier bride Erica Ellington! When Erica first contacted us, she was living in Houston, Texas with her fiance Bruce Ellington. Bruce was playing for the Texans at the time..and when Erica reached out to us, she had a request that sent chills down my spine. SHE WANTED TO SEND US ONE OF HIS NFL JERSEYS TO TRANSFORM INTO HER WEDDING GARTER. 
    (I almost put that sentence in bold but didn't want to be dramatic.)
    But wait--- how exciting, right? To turn your fiance's authentic NFL jersey into her wedidng garter? I just geek out so much on things like this. Not only did the final product reflect who she was as a person, but it also was a microcosm of who he was as a person. 
    Interested to see more of this ultra-glamourous NFL personalized garter set? Keep scrolling down! 
    custom NFL Wedding Garter
    At the front of her toss garter, Erica and I decided to have a custom gold "Ellington" pendant made by a custom jeweler in Houston, Texas. While it's true that both Erica and I loved the NFL details, we actually loved this special gold pendant just as much. And do you see that little glimpse of blue? That is her wedding date embroidered onto the inside of her keepsake garter! Talk about a special, hidden detail, right?! I loved how subtle and secretive this little element of her design was. 
    custom NFL wedding garter for erica ellington
    I swoon with pride when I see the backside of Erica's incredible garter set! Do you see that little NFL decal? That was cut, by me, directly from his NFL Texans jersey. It is 100% authentic. 
    NFL wedding garter set erica ellington
    The combination of gold and pearls within Erica's personalized wedding garter set still makes me stop and stare. custom NFL wedding garter set
    Just one more and I'll stop. Promise. 
    NFL wedding garter set
    This personalized wedding garter set was epic to say the least. It's funny....because at the time that Erica and I were making it, I love it but it wasn't until months later that I realized we had made REAL MAGIC together. Even as I write this blog, I am having a hard time keeping the photo count down. Dear Erica, if you are reading this, I want you to know that I will always think of you as one of the most supportive NFL brides we have ever worked with. Watching your journey with Bruce brings so much joy to my heart. Thank you for hiring us to make this for your wedding day!
    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 (we schedule them out on a monthly basis) and send us a message! As of January 12th, 2022, we are booked out until March of 2022 for customization but we have room in April of 2022 for exactly one client. 
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