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  • Custom Design Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Alexa Radis's Ring Bearer Pillow Made Using Her Mother's Wedding Dress and Her Grandmother's Wedding Dress

    While it is true that we are primarily known for garters, we also design incredible ring bearer pillows from time to time. In fact, we just launched a mini bespoke collection of designer ring bearer pillows that you can shop by. clicking here.
    But that's not the point of this post. This post is dedicated to our darling bride Alexa Radis, who commissioned us to create a custom ring bearer pillow for her last year (among wide array of other custom bridal heirlooms)!
    Are you ready for this?!!! Alexa blew our minds last year when she shipped us not one, but two heirloom wedding dresses! One belonged to her mother and the other one belonged to her grandmother! Keep scrolling to see what the final product looked like! 
    The little tie strings at the base of the pillow were taken from her grandmother's wedding gown. In fact, they were once the delicate shoulder straps that secured her grandmother's gown! And then..do you see all of that gorgeous lace that covers the pillow? That fabric was taken from the bodice of her mother's gown. I will never forget cutting into it. I was so nervous to be working with such a treasured, highly-loved heirloom piece from her mother's life! 
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    An aerial view of Alexa's custom ring bearer pillow.
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    My favorite part? The little ivory pearls that dotted her mother's fabric just so. 
    custom ring bearer pillow made using bride's grandmother's wedding dress
    One last photo and I'll stop! This darling pillow stands to be my favorite that we have ever produced on the custom front, so I just can't help myself! If you are interested in seeing the garters that we made for her in addition to this gorgeous pillow, then we highly recommend it! Click here to see Alexa's full custom blog post! 

    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. 

  • Everything You Need To Know About Wedding Garters

    The world of wedding planning must feel like a whole new world for you. Yesterday, you were shopping for cute date-night outfits and now you are knee-deep in the world of bridal. Am I right? 
    <Insert: "Toto, I've a feeling we aren't in Kansas anymore" quote here> 
     I don't know who needs to hear this, but you are not alone. Whatever you do, don't assume that it's just you. Literally the only people in the world who enter the ultra-girly-world-of-bridal with prior knowledge are, well, people like me who have lived and breathed it for ten years. 
    So, when it comes to garter questions, sit back and let me do all of the answering for you.  Today, we are going to answer to the most widespread questions concerning wedding garters just so we can gain a little clarity on this ultra-sexy accessory! 
    1. What is a Wedding Garter Exactly? 
    Traditionally, a garter is a narrow band of fabric worn on the leg to keep up stockings. However, modern garters aren’t used to support stockings anymore but serve as a part of a famed wedding tradition of tossing a garter OR for just keepsake purposes. Most of our brides opt to skip the garter removal tradition and just have something gorgeous that they can wear as they walk down the aisle...or, better yet, something that they can pass down through generations in the future. 
    In addition, brides today use garters for all kinds other purposes as well. For instance, our garters can be worn on your wedding night. (blow his mind? yes and yes.)  In fact, just to give you an idea of how beautifully wedding garters pair with lingerie, check out the photo below! 
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    2. Wedding Garter Toss Tradition
    Truth fast: most of our brides don't even do the garter toss. However, let's cover it still just to get it covered in the event that you are indeed planning on doing the garter toss. The wedding garter removal tradition consists of a groom removing a wedding garter either with his hands or teeth and tossing it to unmarried male guests. This tradition usually follows another one, the bridal bouquet tossing. According to the superstition, the girl who caught the bouquet and the man who caught the garter are the next to be married though not necessarily to each other. In some cases, those who catch a bouquet and a garter are supposed to share a dance, but that tradition isn’t always followed. However, as I said before, I don't know a ton of brides who do this anymore. In fact, most of our brides purchase a garter because they want something amazing to make their details photos pop, or because they want an heirloom accessory that they can pass down through generations. In fact, we wrote a whole blog about this last week called "Five Uses For Your Wedding Garter Beyond The Garter Toss". If you have time, read it! It is full of useful information and tons of ideas for you like the one below!
     
    3. How to Wear a Garter?
    You aren't going to like this answer because it's not an answer. The truth is, is that you can wear your garter anywhere on your thigh that you like, That is to say, it is not important what leg you wear bridal wedding garters at. So, you can wear it on the right as well as on the left leg depending on how you like more. Some brides have two garters in order to toss one and keep the other for themselves. If you are one of them, place the garters on the same leg but locate the one for tossing lower so that it is easier for the groom to remove it. But hey, if you aren't doing the garter toss, then you can literally wear it wherever you want. Just make sure you wear it on your thigh. That is the only main rule. 
    4. What is the average price of a wedding garter?
    Full transparency: Cheap garters usually range between twenty to forty dollars. BUT you get what you pay for. If you are looking for something that isn't cheesy and dated....or just downright ugly...then check out our collection of modern, sparkling wedding garters by clicking here. Our prices range from $35 all the way up to $300. There is a little bit of something for everyone in our bespoke wedding garter collection. The most popular garter in our collection is exactly $71 if that helps you to make your decision at all. Interested to see what it looks like? Please see the photo below! 
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    5. How Do I Measure For A Wedding Garter? 
    We get this question so often that we actually wrote an entire blog about this! Interested to read it? Click here to be directed to our recent blog post titled "How To Measure For Your Wedding Garter"! 
    (or, just check out the little visual diagram below for a quick guide!) 
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    Ok beauties! I think that is all we have for now! If you still have any questions regarding wedding garters, then please email us at hello@lagartier.com and we would be more than happy to help! 

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  • Custom Garter Spotlight: Jordan Coleman's NHL Hockey + Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Wedding Garter Set

    The only thing better than an NHL inspired wedding garter set is an NHL wedding garter set blended with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader inspiration. That is exactly what happened last year when we worked with La Gartier bride Jordan Coleman. Actually, I take that back. We worked with Jordan as well as her mom Elizabeth, which was an absolute blast. This wedding garter set was so deeply meaningful on so many levels, that we need at least four paragraphs to highlight it's full gorgeousness! Are you ready for this magic?!
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    When Jordan first reached out to us, she was engaged to NHL player Blake Coleman, who was playing for the New Jersey Devils. Currently, he is playing for the Calgary Flames, but at the time we did this customization, he was with the New Jersey Devils. Do you see that little red heart at the back of her Vienna garter? That heart was taken directly from his hockey gloves! His real hockey gloves!  Ok, I need to calm down. To explain: Jordan shipped up a pair of his New Jersey Devils hockey gloves to be transformed into a wedding garter set and to this day, I cherish the memory of having them in the studio! It was so wild to have a pair of beaten up, well-played in, authentic NHL gloves at the studio among all of our other ultra-girly things. I swear I could almost smell the games Blake had played on them. Talk about magic! 
    NHL wedding garter set
    Did we mention that Jordan was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader? Jordan danced for the team for four years and met Blake shortly thereafter. When I tell you that this girl can dance, I mean this girl can dance. 
    When Jordan told me that she wanted to send us the little blue star from her authentic Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader uniform, I almost fainted with joy. I am a huge fan of cheer and dance myself, so this little star was like a relic to me. 
    Fun fact: Do you see all of those sparkling rhinestones around the perimeter of her blue star? Those were added by us, in studio over the course of a full hour. When I look at this set now, I just adore how it represents who both Jordan and Blake are as individuals, but also who they are when they come together as a couple. It is truly beautiful to me to see both of their personalities represented so poignantly within one wedding garter set! 
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    If you love NHL hockey, then you will know that each of the player's names are embroidered on their hockey gloves. I loved this little detail on Blake's gloves. So did Jordan. Towards the end of the design process, Jordan and I decided to find a way to use this special detail! Using special leather cutting tools, we carefully extracted the "Coleman" name from his gloves and sewed it onto the inside of her back band as a hidden detail. I can't stop staring at the combination of that perfect New Jerseys Devils red with the sparkle of her Vienna garter and her Venus Pearl garter! 
    NHL and dallas cowboys cheerleader wedding garter set
    But wait. It gets better. To take this set from a ten to a full-fledged-fifteen, Jordan sent me materials from her mother's wedding gown too! Do you see this gorgeous sequined fabric above? This lace was taken from Jordan's mom's wedding dress! 
    Here are a few photos that I have saved in my phone from the actual design process. I am so happy that they are still buried deep in my photo library. I honestly don't want to forget this customization for as long as I live. 
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    Taken from instagram, this is a photo of what Blake's hockey gloves looked like before we started cutting them up. 
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    That little sparkling Cowboys star still gets me every time. 
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    This photo was the very first photo that Jordan posted to her instagram account after the wedding. I actually started crying. It was such an honor to know that that is how much she loved her wedding garters
    Dear Jordan, if you are reading this: it has been such a pleasure to watch you and Blake grow your family. While it was the upmost pleasure to design for your wedding, I get even happier watching you and Blake thrive in this crazy world. Your children look beautiful and we wish nothing but the absolute best for you. Thank you for trusting us to create so much meaning 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! 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. 

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  • Say Hello To My Favorite 2022 Trend: 5 Bridal Garter Sets With Crystals That Will Blow Your Mind.

    When it comes to sparkling wedding garters with crystals, ours are the best on the market. And while I realize that I sound like I am bragging right now, the truth is....well, it really is just #TRUTH. 
    And hey - it isn't bragging if it's facts, right? 
    I have spent countless hours googling phrases such as "swarovski crystal wedding garters" and "wedding garters with sparkle" and there really are not other garters on the market that truly compare to ours. We have the highest quality around, not to mention the largest selection of colors and styles known to the world of bridal at the moment. And don't even get me started on the pure artfulness that we put into our pieces. 
    If you are looking for an unapologetically sassy, crystal-gorgeous wedding garter, then here are five our our most popular styles, listed in order of popularity! 
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    1. The Vienna 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 Aurora 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!
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    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 of our most beloved crystal and lace garters in our collection? Click here to access our entire shop or email us at hello@lagartier.com!

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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!
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    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! 
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    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. 
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    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. 
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    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."
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    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! 
    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. 

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