February 01, 2023
Stumped on what to wear for your engagement photos? You're not alone. As these sentimental snapshots will appear on everything from your save-the-dates to, possibly, your wedding website....to definitely the walls of your first home, it's important to put together a look that feels 100 percent you.Before you shop your closet or hit the mall, consider these ten incredibly unique (and edgy!) engagement photo outfit ideas! Let's start with my personal favorite...1. The Amelia White Jumpsuit by Nadine Merabi - $595.00For the bride who wants to be super fashionable, consider this darling jumpsuit from Nadine Merabi. Look familiar? You've most likely seen it while you've been scrolling instagram. It seems that all the IT girls are wearing it, and judging by the photo above, I completely understand why. Interested to see more? Click here to access the Nadine Merabi Amelia listing! Just one word of warning: it looks as if this company is located in Europe, so check the shipping times before you click "buy"!2. The Emiliee White Dress from Nadine Merabi - $397For the bride whose style is effortlessly sexy and chic, look no farther than the Emiliee White Dress from (again) Nadine Merabit. This puff sleeve mini dress says sexy in all the right ways. The best part? It has boning in the body, meaning that you will be held in as you catch side eyes in your pics for years to come. Suddenly determined to make this baby yours? Click here to access the Emiliee White Dress on the Nadine Merabi website now!3. The Luna Maxi Dress in Pink From For Love and Lemons - $378For the bride who adores boho fashion, but who can't live without color, check out this billowy, spring-garden-inspired maxi dress from For Love and Lemons. It's stunning to say the least. If you are a bride-to-be who plans on doing her engagement session outside in a garden-like setting, I personally LOVE the idea of wearing this backless, tulle-based piece from the ever-popular For Love and Lemons. Interested to see more of it? YOU MUST! Click here to see more of the Luna Maxi Dress From For Love and Lemons! (Fun fact: it comes in more colors than pink!)4. The Bustier Gown from Revolve + For Love and Lemons - $359For the bride who adores black, look at this jaw-dropping bustier dress from Revolve + For Love and Lemons. Pro-tip: if you wear this, your photos are going to come out GORGEOUS, but there is one key to this puzzle that you must have: your soon-to-be-hubby should be in black too. What's that? You had already planned on this? Click HERE to access the black bustier gown from Revolve + For Love and Lemons right now or forever hold your peace.5. The Santa Maria Dress From Free People - $128Beachey. Natural. Free. Do these words sound like you? Then your engagement photo style should one thousand percent reflect your unique personality. Love what you are hearing and want more guidance? Check out this darling all-natural dress from Free People. Appropriately titled the Santa Maria dress, this gorgeous, effortlessly sexy dress features dramatic tiered skirt, crochet lace insets and a drawstring waist. The best part? The drawstring at the waist has tassles!!! Interested to see more? Click here to access the Santa Maria dress on the Free People website like yesterday.5. The Peggy Embroidered Mini Dress From Zimmermann - $384When it comes to high quality, unmistakable pieces, look no farther than the designer Zimmermann. Fun fact: this dress is actually sold out on the Zimmermann website, but I did some deep diving and found a few third party website that still have it! If you love this innocent, ultra-sophisticated embroidered dress, then please click here to make it yours immediately (before it sells out!)7. The Camilla White Blazer + Camilla White Pants from Nadine Merabi - $585Full transparency: I have never personally been a suit girl myself, but I adore women who are. For the engaged girl who wants an ultra-sleek, gender-neutral engagement photo outfit, check out this blazer + slack set from Nadine Merabi. One hundred dollars says that you will be described as fashion forward for years to come. Pro-tip: you have to purchase the jacket separately from the pants. So, in an attempt to be a helpful as possible, here is a link to the jacket and here is a link to the pants!8. The Hydrangea Tender Floral Maxi Dress from Milla - $650.00If you just stopped scrolling and your mind went dreamy, that means something. I am not going to lie-- this is my absolute favorite dress in this entire round up. For the bride-to-be who adores an ultra-feminine, semi-Gone-With-The-Wind sort of look, then you HAVE TO SEE THIS DRESS. The best part? It comes in four different colors! Click here to spend at least ten minutes of your life entranced by the Hydrangea Tender Floral Maxi Dress from Milla.9. The Cheryl 2.0 Mini Gown From Untamed Petals - $198Looking for a terrific engagement photo dress that will also double as your after-party dress on your wedding day? Look no farther than this adorable tulle mini dress from Untamed Petals! It's called the Cheryl 2.0 mini dress and it's incredible! Click here to access the listing on the Untamed Petals website!10. The High Tide Mini Shirt Dress From Zimmermann - $1,750Ok, so we are ending this round up with the most sophisticated option out there: Zimmermann. The truth is, this particular designer offers a myriad of options when it comes to engagement photo dresses--- I just picked the most eye catching one possible. However, if you are loving what you are seeing, please feel free to visit the Zimmermann website to see what other dress options are available. All of Zimmermann's dresses say RICH, buttoned up, and sophisticated in all of the right ways. Click here to access the listing for this particular dress, the High Tide Mini Shirt Dress...but also here to look at ALL THE OTHERS.
March 08, 2022
Ok. So you want a "something blue" on your wedding day, but you are imagining something super subtle and elegant, right? Well, you have come to the perfect place! When it comes to light blue, semi-ethereal, barely there bridal garter designs, our garters are hands-down the best on the market. And while I realize that I sound like a huge braggart right now, the truth is....well, it really is #FACTS.I have spent countless hours googling phrases such as "light blue wedding garters" and "garters with a hint of blue" and there really isn't anything else out there that compares to the craftsmanship, the quality, and the pure artfulness that we put into our pieces.If you are looking for an heirloom-worthy "something blue" wedding garter, then here are five our our most popular styles, listed in order of popularity!1. The Arendelle Garter
This garter is made out of a solid sparkling opalescent light blue jeweled-centerpiece. Alluring opalescent round-cut stones, marquis-cut stones, emerald-cut stones, and round-cut stones blend together to create a mesmerizing combination. (Fun fact: the marquis-cut stones along the top and bottom edge of the centerpiece are meant to mimic the shape of icicles!) ❄️
If you look closely on the left and right side of this design, you will see two iridescent flowers blooming from the soft velvet blue band. These flowers represent the meeting of two souls at just the right moment, in just the right place. 🔮
To make this design even more special, each design is marked with a number on the inside using metallic silver embroidery. This number indicates number it is within this rare limited-edition series. (Click here to access the listing in our shop.) ✨2. The Ever After Garter
The Ever After Garter was created for the bride who believes in happily ever after. Known for her undying belief in true love, this bride is the type of girl who has refused to let past experiences shut down her sparkle or stop her belief in living with an open heart & an undying romantic outlook on life. No matter what circumstances have been thrown her way, she has remained hopeful that she will one day meet her soulmate. (ie: prince charming.) 👑
And in this belief, she has been right. To her, the three most important qualities in her life-long-romeo are honesty, loyatly and devotion. More likely than not, she will be saying "I Do" in a gown that will stop people in their tracks upon seeing it. When asked if she likes sparkle, she will most likely respond: "Extra please." 💅🏻The Ever After garter is, well, just impressive. This garter is pure luxury, mixed with tiny dusty blue acrylic 3-D flowers that are truly unlike anything you have ever seen. Worried that there isn't enough blue? We have great news for you! Embroidered on the inside of this garter is a secret message. It says "Happily Ever After" in dusty blue embroidery thread, making for two gorgeous blue elements within one celeb-worthy design! Interested to see the inscription on the inside? Click here to access the Ever After garter listing on our website!3. The Blue Pearl GarterThis perfectly slim, sparkling design has been in our collection since 2015 and still stands to be a much-loved favorite. She features blue pearl and sparkling swarovski crystal rhinestones in a straight-slim-band design, making for a garter that is. noticeable but not too much. The best part? She is remarkably affordable. Interested to see more? Click here to access the listing in our shop.4. The Glass Slipper GarterInspired by Cinderella, should more appropriately be described as "something princess blue"! Keep scrolling below to catch an up-close-and-personal-glimpse of this jaw-dropping limited-edition design!
This garter was designed for the bride who absolutely adores Cinderella. 🏰
It features light, translucent blue opal stones mixed with clear swarovski crystals, giving you just the right amount of blue sparkle. The best part? The back band is made using liquid blue satin, meant to mimic Cinderella's iconic blue ballgown.
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. 💗 🧵
Interested to see more of our blue wedding garters? Click here to visit our shop or send us an email at email@example.com!
March 08, 2022
I read a statistic recently that said 2022's wedding season is going to be bigger than anything that America has seen since 1984. To be specific, it reported that more weddings will be happening in the United States in 2022 than any other year since 1984. And you know what? I believe it. Why? Because just about every single person that I know has a wedding invitation sitting on their kitchen counter or tacked to the fridge at this very moment, which means it's time for all of us to get savvy about wedding gifts.If you are reading this and you want an idea (or four) regarding what to get for your best bride friend, then below are five fantastic (and affordable) gift ideas for the bride right now.Let's start with the most affordable and then work our way up, shall we?1. Silk and Willow Wedding Vow Books with Gold Foil PressWhen it comes to vow books, there are a ton of options. Yes, it's true that you can buy a set for $15 from Etsy that are pretty enough, but there is just something so romantic about a hard cover, appropriately binded book, isn't there? When it comes to vow books, I am so in love with these darling gold-foil pressed beauties! They are from a company called Silk and Willow and cost only $39.50. Interested to see more of them? Click here to access the listing on their website.2. The Mrs. Box "The Margaery Classic Velvet Ring Box"Ok, so this one is a no brainer. These little ring boxes from The Mrs. Box have been a beloved, go-to wedding gift for years now. While there are quite a few look-alike velvet ring boxes on the scene right now, no one can replicate the quaility of these gorgeous rings boxes from The Mrs. Box. No sure what color to get her? I recommend sticking with ivory or white in order to ensure that it will compliment all of her other wedding day details. Love what you are hearing and want to learn more? Click here to access "The Margaery Classic" ring box in ivory on the Mrs. Box website! Priced at $85, you can't go wrong with this soft, darling little box!3. The Infinity Garter from La Gartier Garters (a.k.a. yours truly)Full confession: this garter is from us directly, so perhaps we are speaking with a tad bit of bias right now, but honestly- a garter makes for such a PERFECT wedding gift. Why? Because brides usually don't even think about this detail until the last minute, let alone a garter that dazzles with designer details and blinding sparkle. The best part? Our garters range in price from $30 to $300, meaning that you will have no trouble picking out a style that works best for your budget. To shop the Infinity garter that you see in the photo above (which costs $92), click here. To shop our entire collection, click here!4. The Wifey Bobby Pin from Untamed PetalsOn a budget? No problem. We have you covered! This darling "Wifey" bobby pin from Untamed Petals sits comfy at just $18! Isn't it just so cute? I adore this gift idea because it gives the bride something she can wear not only on her wedding day but also after the wedding on, say, her honeymoon or even in the days immediately following her nuptials! Modern, sassy, and full of statement, this perfectly affordable bobby pin says everything without the bride ever saying anything. Interested to see more? Click here to access the listing on the Untamed Petals website.
5. BHLDN Gift Card
Ok, so I realize that it is sometimes viewed as faux-pas to give someone a gift card for any occasion, however I can't help but argue here: when it comes to a wedding, gift cards are actually genius. I mean, how are you really supposed to know which details she has taken care of thus far and which ones she has not? Plus, have you yourself ever complained about receiving a gift card before? Um no. I love them actually. With that said, I highly recommend this darling gift card from BHLDN, that can be loaded with any amount you want and gifted either in person or electronically. (Let's aim for in person, shall we? Definitely more personal!)
But wait--- are you interested to see what giving this gift card will allow her to get?!!!! Say yes say yes say yes. Click here to visit the BHLDN website and have your mind blown. Or, click here to access their specific gift card listing.
6. The I Loved You First Hankie From La Gartier Garters
If she is going to cry, you might as well give her something gorgeous to wipe her tears with. Our "I Loved You First" wedding hankie not only makes for a practical gift, but also one that has heirloom-integrity, meaning that she can pass it down to her daughter someday...and then her daughter to her granddaughter and so on. The best part? It is only $72 and comes with breathtaking packaging.
7. The Personalized Mrs. Sweatshirt from Topline Apparel on Etsy
For only $20, you can gift your bestie a soft cotton sweatshirt that is customized to her new last name! Talk about a meaningful gift! Check out Topline Apparel on Etsy to make this gift yours! (er, hers?)
8. The Oh So Engaged Earrings from La Gartier Garters
Looking to get the best gifting trophy ever at her bridal shower? Look no farther than our floral-inspired Oh So Engaged earrings from our new earring collection! Created to fill all of her days prior to your wedding with unmistakable style and sass, these earrings will catch side eyes from everyone at, say, her bachelorette party, her rehearsal dinner, or on her first days back at the office after the wedding.) The best part? We purposefully kept the price low on these beauties so you can spend EXTRA on the wedding day itself!
Ok, friends I think that is all for today! Hopefully, this little article has helped to shed some light on what to get for your bestie bride friend this year! If you are interested in hearing a few more, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we be more than happy to send you links to a few more!
February 10, 2022
We've waited for years to introduce this gorgeous new garter to the collection. Why? We wanted it to be perfect! Ever since 2017, we have wanted to create a garter that encapsulates never-ending love - the type of love that never dies no matter what the circumstances. Today, we are thrilled to announce that she is finally here! Ladies and gentleman, may we present to you the Infinity wedding garter!When aiming to find a truly unique, sparkling wedding garter design, look no farther than the Infinity garter. Set within a sparkling swarovski crystal front band, two separate bands intertwine together in a braid-like motif, creating a never-ending infinity silhouette. Each tiny rhinestone was set at a different angle on purpose, ensuring that each one will hit the light just right, creating max ten level sparkle from any angle. ☪️
The best part? The Infinity garter is extremely slim and non-obstrusive, making it the perfect garter choice if you are looking for something subtle and dainty. ✨
Other details to note: this garter is extremely light-weight. We created it this way on purpose so as to ensure that you will not feel it at all as you walk with love and pride.
As her name suggests, the Infinity garter was made for the bride who believes that her love is limitless. To be specific, she was created for the bride who believes that the love she shares with her partner is never-ending, not just in its size but also in it's life span. Fun fact: the two separate braids of sparkle represent two separate people (you + your loved one) coming together and becoming one complete entity. As you can see in the photos above, the top braided piece supports the bottom one, and the bottom one supports the top one. Without support from either of these two separate entities, the design couldn't viably exist. Suffice to say, this garter belongs to the bride who passionately believes in the life blood of her relationship as a two-way street.
Isn't she just so perfect? We are unbelievably excited to introduce this garter into our collection and cannot wait to see who claims her as their own! To learn more about this design, please click here to go to the Infinity listing in our shop! Questions? Comments? Please feel free to email us at email@example.com!
February 09, 2022
Where do we start?? Our new Atlantis garter is so unique, that we need at least a paragraph to describe its deeply sacred components! Firstly, a little back story: When creating this garter, we knew right away that we wanted to create the world's prettiest ocean-inspired wedding garter...one that was unparalleled in terms of craftsmanship and luxury.As you can see in the photos above, the front band is comprised of exactly ten ivory seashells. 🐚Weaving through the midline of the garter, above and below the seashells, is a jeweled milky way of tiny ivory pearls, gleaming like eternal moons against the organic texture of the seashells. 🌊 The best part? For a luxurious sparkle effect, we added 35 swarovski crystal rhinestones throughout the midline in both a pear-shape and also a round-cut shape, meant to symbolize the glittering surface of the ocean at sunset. 🌅Other details to note: this garter is extremely light-weight. We created it this way on purpose so as to ensure that you will not feel this garter at all as you walk with it on. Another huge plus of this garter? The seashells are all-natural and organic, making for the perfect choice if you are someone who adores all things Boho.As her name suggests, the Atlantis garter was created for the most sensitive, deep, and intuitive of brides. 🔮 As most of you know, the ocean is known for being vast and mysterious, which is why it comes as no surprise that it has become such an iconic symbol for things that are all-encompassing, powerful, and ancient. Suffice to say, this garter was made for the bride who is known for her mysterious and oftentimes borderline psychic tendencies. (Fun fact: the seashell is a widely known symbol for the unconscious and is associated with emotions. No- seriously- google it.) 👰♀️ 🔮
This garter belongs to the bride who knows certain things before anyone does, simply because of her gut. She is the epitome of intuition, and divine feminine energy, but...just like the ocean, she is continually shifting and changing shape. For this reason, she can be hard to pin down.
The chances that she is a water sign like Pisces, Scorpio, or Cancer are high. The chances that she will be getting married on the beach are even higher. ♓️
If you are someone who appreciate organic motifs (like seashells) but who also likes opulent, luxurious things, then the Atlantis garter is your spirit garter.
It should also be noted that this garter was created with heirloom-integrity in mind. 👨👩👧👦 That is to say, this gorgeous garter was made to be cherished and passed down through generations after the wedding day. (But we won't be salty if you decide to toss it!) 🤣