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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. 
    custom NFL wedding garter
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