July 19, 2017
Most of our brides purchase one of our designs so that they can have a gorgeous, completely one-of-a-kind wedding garter to wear under their gown on the most important day of their life. However, what most of our clients might not realize is that there are a TON of other ways to wear your garter. From bridal boudior shoots, to engagement parties to plain ol' cute pre-wedding outfits, the number of creative ways that you can wear your garter are limitless. (especially if you are one of those brazen, creative, i-don't-give-a-**** types!)In fact, just last week, we did a brilliant photoshoot with Kelly Lane Photography and model Harrison Sapp that featured our gorgeous wedding garters paired with Hayley Paige's brand new "Sparkle Squad" bomber jacket. <insert hand-to-forehead fainting emoji>Below are just a few of the images from the shoot and a little bit of written information below each photo for all of you that are looking for an extra extra bombshell way to wear your garter. And if you find yourself loving the ideas you are getting from these photos, click here to see our brand new You Tube video from this shoot! (Disclaimer: it's not my fault if you end up buying every single piece from Hayley Paige's new hologram athleisure wear line. That is how pretty these photos are!)I think that the best part about a sequined, iridescent bomber jacket is that it looks good when worn or when thrown over your shoulder. Talk about a fun and totally modern piece of clothing to wear during your engagement months!! And if you are looking for a way to spice up the look even more, pair this oh-so Hayley Paige bomber jacket with one of our wedding garters to up your bridal game by 💯!!Just imagine: this bomber jacket, his garter, and all of your best friends lined up beside you throwing the same cute peace signs.✌🏼 *mind blown*Pair your HP Sparkle Squad Bomber with our brand new Electric Boho limited edition garter for an extra extra iridescent-y look. (is iridescent-y a word? Probably not and I don't care.)Throw it over your shoulder like a sparkly iridescent bride holder.Only 4 days after modeling in this shoot, ATL blogger Harrison Sapp became a bride-to-be!! That's right-- just a few days after modeling for us, her boyfriend of three years, Will White, got down on 1 knee and popped the question...which makes these photos even more beautiful than they already are. These photos are being released during the very 1st week of Harrison's engagement, which makes them even more special/beautiful/meaningful. Congratulations Harrison! We cannot wait to make your garter!All photocredit goes to the lovely Kelly Lane of Kelly Lane PhotographySparkle Squad Like You Mean It.
- July 05, 2017
June 30, 2017
As June comes to a close, so does all of our June customizations. This month, I worked with three different brides to create 3 completely unique wedding garters sets. While I don't usually play favorites, I have to say that June's "winning" custom garter design is La Gartier bride Victoria Henderson's vintage locket and opal garter set. (see photos and captions below!)When Victoria contacted us last March to book her custom garter, she told me that she wanted something that matched her gown as well as the beading on her sash. I agreed to take on her customization immediately, expecting it to turn out just like her gown.......... but her garters ended up being SO MUCH MORE!! Here are just a few photos of Victoria's garter set along with some written info about my favorite designs elements:
The rose gold locket at the center of her toss is an original antique that Victoria and I stumbled across on Etsy. We just about died when we found this one because "M" is the first initial of her fiancé' name: Montana. We weren't even looking for an engraved locket, let alone one engraved with an "M"....but it's my personal opinion that this BEAUTY found its way to us for the creation of her garters. Meant to be? Yes, yes and yes!
The pink velvet ribbon on her toss garter was chosen to match her bridesmaids dresses as well as the slight blush pink tone of her Enzoani bridal gown. Also, the opal and rhinestone beading on her keepsake matches the beading on her sash, but not so matchy matchy that it's obnoxious.Her wedding date and initials are embroidered on the inside of her garter in navy blue to match her groomsmens tuxes. (This means that Victoria has not only one but two "something blues" for her wedding day!)Because Victoria didn't want to toss her vintage "M" locket garter, we created this amazing "G" inspired toss for her. That way, she could keep the vintage locket design and still do the garter toss. (G is the first letter of her new last name! So appropriate, right?!)
The only thing not pictured here is all of the beautiful custom packaging that we created when we packed up her garters to be shipped!! Also not pictured here is the look on her daughter's face 30 years from now when Victoria gives her one or both of these garters for her very own wedding day!! <insert happy tears emoji>Victoria, I can't wait to hear about what you decide to put into the locket. Knowing how much you love florals and greenery, I have a feeling it will be something organic from your wedding day but anything you decide will most likely be beyond gorgeous!If you love these photos as much as we do and would like to speak with someone about having a custom garter made for yourself or someone whom you love, then please feel free to contact us via email at email@example.com OR you can use the contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!
June 30, 2017
La Gartier bride Kelly Lane Mangum had a stunning wedding in Atlanta, Georgia at the beginning of June. How do I know for sure? Because I was there!! I met Kelly through the Atlanta wedding industry years ago as she is a highly sought after event/wedding photographer in ATL......and on June 3rd, I had the pleasure of attending her insanely chic nuptials. Just imagine a helipad, a 365 degree view of the Atlanta skyline, gorgeous black and white decor, plus one of the prettiest Hayley Paige gown in the world. (Full disclosure: I say that about every Hayley Paige gown!) In short, Kelly's wedding was the epitome of what you think of when you think of a urban-chic wedding. However, as a guest, I was privy to more than just how things looked from the outside. That is, I was witness to a wedding that was not only pretty on the outside but also warm, romantic and full of love on the inside. Seriously, I couldn't stop crying during the ceremony. And I'm not talking about light, pat-at-your-eyes-with-a-napkin crying. I'm talking about downright Kim K. ugly crying. No joke, I don't even know how I became that emotional in public. Perhaps I have grown closer to Kelly than I realized. I did, after all, create her gorgeous wedding garter for her. (see photos below)For Kelly's garter, I created a custom version of our Florentine garter, complete with "something blue" embroidery on the inside, commemorating the date of Kelly's wedding on the inner part of her garter. Then, to make it even more special, I created an all black satin toss garter for her, with a very special silver and gold cross pendant at the center. Why might you ask? Because Kelly and Michael met in youth group over eight years ago!!! And perhaps more importantly, because faith is an absolutely paramount ingredient within their relationship.Dear Kelly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me to your wedding!!! (#loveyou #meanit)Creating your custom "Florentine Faith" garter set was an absolute blast!Side note: If you love these photos as much as we do and would like to speak with someone about having a custom garter made for yourself or someone whom you love, then please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org OR you can use the contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!La Gartier bride Kelly Lane Mangum's wedding garters photographed by Milanes PhotographyKelly's toss garter had a gold and silver cross at the center to represent the one thing that matters most in her relationship: faithMy favorite part? The backside of the cross was engraved with the words "faith, hope, and love"
June 20, 2017
This morning, I woke up to the loveliest email from La Gartier bride Sujan Pang. Sujan was married just two short weeks ago and was kind enough to send us photos of her custom military name tag garter from her wedding day. I am going to be completely honest-- not all of the photos that our brides send to us are knock outs. With garters being as sexy as they are, the photos that we get back can be borderline pornographic, so I relish photos like the ones below that exude class, meaning and most of all-- HEART. Dear Sujan, thank you from the bottom of our company's heart for taking the time to send us these beautiful images!!!! (#loveyou #meanit)Creating your custom military name tag garter for you was an absolute blast!If you love these photos as much as we do and would like to speak with someone about having a custom military name tag garter made for yourself or someone whom you love, then please feel free to contact us via email at email@example.com OR you can use the contact form by clicking here. Happy La Gartier everyone!La Gartier bride Sujan Pang's custom military name tag garter paired with her sparkly Badgley Mischka heels and a blue velvet ring box from The Mrs. Box. Swoon."details shots" sent from heavenLa Gartier bride Sujan Pang wearing her custom "Vienna" garter customized with her soon-to-be hubby's tag from his uniform. #heartpunchMilitary Legs For DaysI can't tell which I like more-- Sujan's robe, her garter or her shoes!! Talk about a dream combo!