December 15, 2018
Every once and a Texas moon, I will have the opportunity to create a custom wedding garter design for a bride as a gift from the bride's sister. <insert tons of LOLS> This was DEFINITELY the case last October when I worked with Amanda Champline of La Vallee Bridal to create a custom garter set for her twin sister Michelle Champline.Actually- let me back track a little and explain: in 2018, La Gartier was fortunate enough to meet Amanda Champline, an absolute, drop dead beauty who was preparing to open her very first bridal store in Vail, Colorado. After partnering and working to provide La Vallee with some of the chicest, mountain-inspired wedding garters on this planet, Amanda sent me a very kind email one Sunday afternoon, asking me if I would be interested in creating a custom piece for her beloved twin sister Michelle.Without even hearing the details of her request, I agreed immediately. Full disclosure: I have been a huge fan of Amanda from the very first time I met her over the phone, so the idea of designing something for her twin sister was a project that I welcomed immediately. And I am so happy that I did! Amanda's ideas for Michelle's garters were amazing. She asked me if she could send me a custom Navy Seal pendant to symbolilze her soon-to-be-hubby's Navy roots (first idea) and then asked me if we could use Michelle's stunning Inbal Dror dress as the base inspiration for the body of the garter.Wondering how Michelle's garter came out? Scroll down to see photos of her beautiful personalized garter set!! (not to mention her custom hankie!)And make sure to read the written captions below each photo to learn how each detail within Michelle's beautiful custom garter design symbolizes an aspect of her relationship, her wedding day style, and what might possibly be one of 2018's classiest weddings.Michelle's toss was made using hunter green vintage velvet-- chosen to match one of the primary colors used in her wedding. At the center was one single gold charm that read "family" <3Michelle holding her custom La Gartier hankie that read "Little Onion 4 Life" -- (a private saying that she and her hubby share!)Isn't her Inbal Dror gown gorgeous? Michelle found it at her twin sister's bridal shop in Vail -- La Vallee Bridal.Another beautiful photo of Michelle's custom garter set.
February 12, 2018
💗GIVEAWAY ALERT💗In honor of Valentine's Day, we've teamed up with Girl And A Serious Dream and Wedluxe to giveaway not only one of our prettiest wedding garters (see photos below) but also a lace bridal robe from Girl And A Serious Dream!!!!!But wait!! It gets better! We are also giving away a free lace mask, which is perfect for Valentine's Day or pretty much any night with bae. To enter to win, you need to must:1. Follow @lagartier on instagram2. Follow @GirlAndASeriousDream and @Wedluxe on instagram3. Leave a comment underneath the giveaway post on the @wedluxe instagram page (and ours too!) and tag your friends in a comment under this post!! (the more friends you tag, the higher your chances of winning)4) Have a public profile for the duration of the giveawayGood luck everyone!! We figured that it wasn't really Valentine's Day without sparkle and lace all around, so we truly hope that you will have FUN with this giveaway and tell all of your friends about it! Have questions? Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a direct message on instagram! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! (Note: all photocredit for these images goes to Rachel Elaine Photography.)The Vienna garter from yours trulyEnter to win this seriously dreamy bridal robe from Girl And A Serious Dream by heading to instagram now.
January 07, 2018
As 2017 comes to a close, we can't help but look back on this year and feel sentimental. (pretty sure this is called catching feels?)
2017 was a year of tremendous growth for us. From new clients to a new space (not to mention a Cyber Monday sale that made all previous years pale in comparison), this year truly sparkled . For this reason, we decided to make a quick video that highlights a few of our favorite "sparkle" moments from 2017, Maybelline-painted flowers and all.
True story: creating wedding garters for engaged women around the world is pretty much a dream job. It is something we feel TRULY BLESSED to be able to do and something I make a note to thank the universe for everyday. To me, our design studio is a magical place- literally filled with treasure and beauty and inspiration. This quick 60 second video will (hopefully) give you a glimpse into the magic that happens here as well as the gratitude that lines our walls.
Proof that details are everything,
January 04, 2018
Hi all! We are coming in hot this Monday morning with sad news: our Crystal Rock limited-edition design is officially #LaGarterExtinct, meaning that we will not have it back in stock EVER.
As we realized that this must be upsetting news, here is a photo of an adorable puppy in a sweater to ease the pain:
Helpful? We hope so. And if not, then here is a little back story on how we run our limited-edition designs so that this doesn't happen to you again: we release exactly 4 limited-edition garters per year: one in the summer, one in the fall, one in the winter and one in the spring. The Crystal Rock was our fall limited edition and we only had 10 to offer from the get-go. Fortunately unfortunately, all ten have found homes with brides from around the world (mostly the United States but one in the UK and one in Australia!) which means that this beautiful and rare design is now an elegant dinosaur in the world of wedding garters.
BUT don't despair: we have something up our sleeve that might turn that frown upside down: we are currently working on our winter limited-edition design at the moment and it is coming out BEAUTIFULLY. Below are a few sneak peek photos of the inspiration behind our newest design. <pause> I am going to stop talking now before I give away any additional revealingdetails! <puts hand over mouth>
December 15, 2017
In honor of the 12 days of Christmas, we've teamed up with Bella Belle Shoes to giveaway one pair of their unbelievably pretty gold & blue "Tess" heels!!! (see photos below for a visual)
But wait!! It gets better! We are also giving away a free Florentine garter, worth two hundred dollars on our website!! To enter to win, you need to must:1. Follow @lagartier on instagram2. Follow @BellaBelleShoes on instagram3. Leave a comment underneath the giveaway post on our instagram page that we posted today (look for the graphic with the words "giveaway" in white) and tag your friends in a comment under this post!! (the more friends you tag, the higher your chances of winning)4) Have a public profile for the duration of the giveawayGoodluck everyone!! We figured that it wasn't really Christmas without presents all around, so we truly hope that you will have FUN with this giveaway and tell all of your friends about it! Have questions? Simply email us at email@example.com or send us a direct message on instagram! Merry Christmas everyone!