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  • Semi-Custom Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Kristina Baldwin's Blush Pink Unicorn Wedding Garter Set

    Whenever I meet a bride-to-be who likes the color pink as well as unicorns, I know immediately that we are going to have a BALL designing her wedding garter set. This was exactly the case when I "e-met" La Gartier bride Kristina Baldwin, who told me that she wanted to book a semi-custom garter that included blush pink as well as some sort of unicorn motif. (See photos below!)

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     lace toss garter

    Kristina had chosen a stunning Hayley Paige gown for her wedding day on March 1st, 2019 and she wanted a unicorn symbol to represent not only the magical-atmosphere of her wedding day but also the iconic Hayley Paige brand. It was a PERFECT match as we have a silver unicorn charm within our semi-custom charm collection. Doesn't it look stunning underneath the bow on her french lace toss garter?!

     pink lace garter with unicorn

    Then, because Kristina chose blush pink as one of the primary colors of her wedding day, we picked out a pink embroidery thread for her initials and wedding date. See the inner embroidery below? This was such a personal, heirloom-appropriate detail to include within her wedding garter set!!

     wedding garter with initials

    Lastly, because Kristina's gown included opals (she was wearing Hayley Paige's Reagan gown which is to-die-for. Seriously. Google it.) she picked the Athena garter as her main keepsake design. All in all, this semi-custom wedding garter set screams Christina, her personality, her love of all things girly and the utter magical-allure of her wedding day. 

    bridal garter with unicorn

    garter belt with bling

    Interested in having a semi-custom garter set made for yourself or someone that you love? Then we have you covered! Currently, we are booked until June of 2019 for custom designs but as long as your wedding falls on or after July 1st of 2019, then we would LOVE to work with you! Please email us at info@lagartier.com! 

    sarah dobson

  • Semi Custom Spotlight: La Gartier bride Harrison Chantelle's Luna Something Blue Garter Set

    Last week, we had the pleasure of designing a semi-custom garter for La Gartier bride Harrison Chantelle that was absolutely beautiful. Her soon-to-be-hubby proposed to her underneath the night sky, so the sparkling moon pendant from our charm collection was a perfect symbol for her design. (see photos below!)
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    The best part? Chantelle choose dusty blue as her embroidery thread color as she wanted her something blue to be somehow incorporated into her garter design, which means that her touch of blue is her wedding date and her initials on the inside of her garter. 
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    Harrison loved the Vienna from the first moment she saw it, so when it came to picking our which garter to customize as her keepsake, it was an easy decision. For her toss, she choose to keep it simple and classy with our ivory on ivory french lace toss garter. However, in order to infuse her set with even more of her own personal relationship story, she chose the Luna pendant as a nod to the night her fiance proposed to her. We absolutely adore how the two look together and cannot wait to see photos from Harrison's big day! 
    la gartier wedding garters
    Interested in having a semi-custom garter set made for yourself or someone that you love? Then we have you covered! Currently, we are booked until June of 2019 for custom designs but as long as your wedding falls on or after July 1st of 2019, then we would LOVE to work with you! Please email us at info@lagartier.com! 
  • Published! La Gartier Bride Lauren Burnham's Wedding Garter Set + all things HEIRLOOM

    Some days start with coffee. Some days start with coffee and national press coverage. 

    We are so proud to announce that we created not one but two beautiful garters for Lauren Burnham on her wedding day. Today, US Weekly was kind enough to post a photo with Lauren wearing her beautiful custom garter set and looking FABULOUS. (click here to read the full Us Weekly article.) 

    Interested to learn more about what Lauren's garters looked like? We don't even know where to start in revealing all of the details! Not only did we create Lauren's garters for her, but we also created a pocket square for Arie, a custom handkerchief for Arie's mother, a custom handkerchief for Lauren's mother, handkerchiefs for all of the bridesmaids that read "Happy Tears" and a very very special hankie for Lauren that she can pass down to her daughter in the future. The best part? Almost every single one of these beautiful items was made using fabric and patches from Arie's race suite. Below is a lengthy photo montage for your viewing pleasure!! I think it's safe to say that I got a little carried away with this project. But what's more fun than getting carried away? Nothing really. xoxo, Sarah 

     

     

    Us Weekly La Gartier Wedding Garters

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    Lauren wore a custom version of our Ever After garter with a piece of Arie's race suit cut into a heart and sewn into the back band of her garter. 

    For her toss, Lauren paired her unbelievably beautiful Ever After garter with our brand new Venus Pearl toss garter. (see picture above!)

    Hayley Paige Lauren Burnham putting on wedding garter

    Can you catch a little glimpse of Lauren's Venus pearl toss garter here? (and yes-- that's Hayley Paige!)

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    The front side of Lauren's wedding handkerchief. We made sure to choose a phrase that worked for her on her wedding day but that will also work for her daughter on the day that she gets married. #DoubleMeaning

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    The back side of Lauren's handkerchief -- this was a patch taken from the breast pocket of Arie Luyendyk's race suite. (swarovski crystals were added for extra sparkle.)

    hankies for all seven of Lauren's glamorous bridesmaids

    Another photos of the custom hankies for Lauren's bridesmaids- each one was embroidered with her wedding date and the phrase "Happy Tears"

    Lauren Burnham The Bachelor Wedding

    This was, by far, my favorite hankie made out of the entire set of heirloom handkerchiefs. This hankie was made for Arie's mother and includes a patch found on the innermost part of his race suite that included his name and race number, written by himself, in a plain ole' ink pen. Since taking on this project, I have learned that each competitor in the world of indie car racing is asked to mark his suite on a special tag that goes on the inside of his/her suite, just near the bottom part of the zipper. Opening up this particular suite of Arie's and finding his name and race number written by the MAN himself with a ballpoint pen was like finding treasure. I knew that his mother would appreciate the tag the most...or so I felt in my heart. So, I snip snipped it off and sewed it by hand to the middle of the prettiest vintage hankie that we had on hand. To this day, I have no idea whether or not Mrs. Luyendyke liked the hankie or not but I truly hope so. It is, after all, her little boy's handwriting. Ok, rant over.

    A detailed, up-close photo of Mrs. Luyendyke's custom handkerchief. Can you see the hand-writing? Why is this so PRECIOUS?! WHY do I feel like crying I don't even really know these people. 

    The hankie created for Lauren's mother-- very simple, very vintage, full of heirloom integrity. 

    This tie was created using my absolute favorite patch from Arie's race suit. As of right now, I am not entirely sure if Lauren gave it to Arie or if she gave it to one of his sponsors (the skull is the logo of his sponsor and they definitely attended the wedding). However, to be completely honest-- I don't mind WHO ended up wearing this fierce little beat of a neck tie. It is just SO.DARN.UNIQUE. Don't you think?! 

    A close up view of the custom neck tie. Dear neck tie: where are you now?

    Another photo of Lauren looking fabulous in her custom Hayley Paige gown. I would like to take this moment to cyber-thank Hayley for being the reason I met Hayley at all. I would have never met Lauren had you not extended me an invite to your press how last October and I honestly would have never known that the beautiful, cheerful blonde that I met was on The Bachelor had it not been for my good friend Cara Buese. They say timing is everything but I am starting to believe it is a combo of timing + good friends. 

    The Knot news Lauren Burnham

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    It has definitely occured to me that you all might not want to see behind-the-scenes photos but these polaroids were taken by my mom over christmas and are V special to me so deal.

    a little sneak peak insta story that we posted before the suit was transformed.

    Arie's pocket square- custom made using one of my favorite tags from his race suit. 

    P.S. Why are holograms so cool?!?

     

     

    Lauren's hankie mid-ideation. 

    thanks mom.

     

  • Cyber Monday Starts At Midnight Tonight

    Set your alarms everyone!! Midnight tonight is going to be the BEST!!! Take 30% off of your order AND pick out a FREE hankie from our heirloom handkerchief collection!!! Love what you are hearing and want to hear more?? Read through the five images below to get an even better idea of how AMAZING this one-sale-per-year event truly is!! Interested to stay up-to-date with the developments of this sale all day long? (hint: there might be a few last minute surprises!) Be sure stay on our instagram page (especially our stories) over the next 24 hours for your chance to get all of the juicy insider information that only our VIP clients know about! (surprise giveaway for a 50% off coupon code? Maybe.)  Please note: the 30% off coupon code will be released HERE at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. It will deactivate at 11:59pm tomorrow, November 26th, 2018. 
    Which hankie will you choose? 

    The Best Part?

     

    We will see you at midnight tonight! Happy La Gartier everyone! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email us at info@lagartier.com! 
  • Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier bride Becca Lenois' Greecian Opal Princess and Lace Bridal Garter

    Every once and a greecian moon, I will have the opportunity to create a custom wedding garter design for a bride who doesn't even know she wants one. <insert tons of LOLS>  This was DEFINITELY the case last month when I worked with La Gartier bride Rebecca Lenois, who was gifted a custom wedding garter by her good friend (and one of our beloved past clients" Jill Sullivan Pasparikas. Jill contacted me and told me that she wanted her good friend Rebecca to have the same custom experience as herself, so she booked Rebecca's custom spot over a year ago, ensuring that she would have her garter in time for her wedding. Two months ago, I had the honor of e-meeting Rebecca and learning all about her relationship, her wedding and her personal style. The custom design that ensued is hands down one of the most beautiful and unique Greek-inspired custom garters ever created. (Cue music from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.) Wondering what made Rebecca's garter so gorgeous? Scroll down to see photos of her beautiful personalized garter!! And make sure to read the written captions below each photo to learn how each detail within Rebecca'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. 
    Interested in having a custom garter made for yourself? Please email us at info@lagartier.com to book your custom spot. Right now, we are completely booked until July of 2018 but as long as you are not getting married until August 1st of 2018 or sometime thereafter, then there is still time!! 
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    The pendant that we purchased for the center of Rebecca's garter is pretty much my favorite piece of jewelry in the world. It was a vintage gold and silver pendant with the greek key symbol around the edges. 
    At the center of the pendant is the owl. In ancient Greece, the owl is a symbol and also the symbol of Goddess Athena. 
    greek wedding garter
    For her base, Rebecca selected our "Athena" garter not only due to the name but also because she loved the rhinestone and opal detailing within it. After looking at her gown and her other accessories, it was a no-brainer.
    For Rebecca's "something blue", we decided to have her wedding date as well as her initials sewn into the inside of her garter. Talk about a beautiful personalized detail, right?
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    My favorite details? The lace on the back band of Rebecca's garter matched the lace on her gorgeous wedding gown. All the heart eyes for fine french lace.
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