October 14, 2017
This summer has been the summer of hand-written thank you notes from our brides! It seems that almost every time I check our studio mail box, we have another heart-warming note from one of our past clients. Recently, it came to my attention that we don't have a place on the website for customer reviews quite yet (bear with us-- the website is still SO.DARN.NEW.)So, in an attempt to show you all just how amazing our customer reviews really are, I have uploaded a few of our most recent customer hand-written notes below! We should have a gorgeous review platform built into the website by Thanksgiving, however for now, here are a few testimonials from our past brides for you to see! (Btw- a huge thank you Kama, Lindsey and Stephanie for having hearts of gold!)
September 30, 2017
Hi all! We are coming in hot this Monday morning with sad news: our Electric Boho 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 Electric Boho was our summer 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 fall limited-edition 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 revealing details. <puts hand over mouth>
September 19, 2017
Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Nicole Hoffman's Pink Police Officer- Inspired Wedding Garter Set
If you look up La Gartier bride Nicole Hoffman on Instagram, the first thing that it says is "Fiance." The second thing that it read is "lover of all things pink and sparkly." When I read this, I just knew that Nicole and I were going to get along. Little did I know that the garter set that would be born of our meeting would be just that: pink and sparkly. The back story: Nicole first contacted me with the hope that I could create a police-officer-inspired wedding garter for her October 2017 nuptials. (She is marrying a man who has been in the police for for the past 2 years and in the military before that. Basically, a man with bravery in excess.) However, Nicole and I both agreed that her garter shouldn't look like traditional police-inspired garters that you see on, say, Etsy or other online stores. (ie: thin blue line theme, super cheap bright blue organza, etc.) On the contrary, Nicole requested a garter that exuded feminity and utter girliness in the heart of the design, with a beautiful but understated nod to her soon-to-be-hubby's profession at the center. Below are photos of all three of Nicole's garters: one to keep, one to pass down and one to throw. Underneath each photos is a little bit of written information about each garter, so make sure to read those little babies too! (Note: please keep in mind that if you are interested in a personalized garter of your own, then we would LOVE to work with you!! Simply email email@example.com or use the contact form by clicking here.)
For Nicole's garter set, we ordered an unbelievably beautiful locket from My Beloved Collection that was engraved with her soon-to-be-hubby's badge number. Dear Nicole, the number "258" will forever remind me of you and the love you have for Sam. <insert weeping Holy Matrimoji emoji here>
"ballet slipper pink" was the name of the satin that we used on all 3 of Nicole's garters.
The bow at the center of Nicole's toss garter (which she will actually never end up tossing!) was a slightly iridescent white satin ribbon which is more or less a unicorn in the world of fine ribbons.
All of the trim that we used on the tapered ends of Nicole's garters was made using a fine iridescent "horse hair" trim, which gave her whole design a magical, almost-mermaid-like feeling to it. I'm pretty sure that if you looked up the word "playful" in the dictionary, this is the trim you would see.
I honestly can't decide which garter I like the most! As someone who truly loves all things pink and sparkly, I can honestly say that this might be the prettiest police-officer wedding garter set ever created. Nicole, I am so happy that we met! We get all the A+ star stickers for this one!
- September 13, 2017
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.