March 24, 2019
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!)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.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!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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
January 16, 2019
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
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!)
Can you catch a little glimpse of Lauren's Venus pearl toss garter here? (and yes-- that's Hayley Paige!)
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
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"
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.
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.
December 31, 2018
I try not to play favorites when it comes to our custom wedding garter designs, but there is no denying that there was one very special Tiffany blue garter design that sticks out like a gorgeous gem from 2018. Actually- let me back track a little and explain: Every once and awhile, I will have the opportunity to design a garter for a bride who has known her soon-to-be-hubby since high school or, better yet, has been dating her soon-to-be-hubby since high school. <insert happy squeal sound from deep down. Seriously. So romantic.>This was DEFINITELY the case a few months ago when I worked with La Gartier bride Sydney Mann, who sent me her homecoming dress as well as pieces of her prom queen sash in order to create a custom wedding garter for her December 15th, 2018 wedding. To say that this was a unique and BEAUTIFUL project would be an absolute understatement. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a creation process filled with iridescent jewels, the brightest tiffany blue tulle you have ever seen and more sparkly embellishment possibilities than I have ever known what to do with.Wondering what made Sydney's garters so gorgeous? Scroll down to see photos of her beautiful personalized garter!! (not to mention her custom hankies!)And make sure to read the written captions below each photo to learn how each detail within Sydney's beautiful custom garter design symbolizes an aspect of her relationship, her wedding day style, and what might possibly be one of 2018's most stylish weddings.Interested in having a custom garter made for yourself? Please email us at email@example.com to book your custom spot. Right now, we are completely booked until May of 2019 but as long as you are not getting married until after June 1st of 2019, then there is still time!!The pear shaped pendant at the center of the tiffany blue toss garter was chosen to match the shape of Sydney's wedding ring.All of the tulle and iridescent gems on Sydney's toss garter were taken from her homecoming dress-- the very say homecoming dress that her now husband picked her up in during high school!At the last minute, Sydney and I decided to create a simple wedding handkerchief for her wedding using one of the gem's from her homecoming dress and custom embroidery. So happy we did! It looked ah-mazing in photos!For her keepake, Sydney and I chose the Athena garter but customized the back band to match her wedding gown.Sydney's pearl Jimmy Choo's are the prettiest thing we (and our followers!) have laid eyes upon in quite awhile!
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.
December 01, 2018
Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Cristina Bulifant's 50 Shade of Purple Personalized Wedding Garter SetBeing a color-passionate, as a personality trait, is something I have learned not every possesses. I used to think every in the world had a favorite color that they were transfixed by every time they saw it. <cue deer in headlights frozen body language.> However as I grew up, I slowly discovered that there are only a few people on this earth that feel strongly about one particular color, and fill their life up with it as often and as "extra" as possible.I try not to play favorites when it comes to our custom wedding garter designs, but there is no denying that there was one very special Tiffany blue garter design that sticks out like a gorgeous gem from 2018. Actually- let me back track a little and explain: Every once and awhile, I will have the opportunity to design a garter for a bride who has known her soon-to-be-hubby since high school or, better yet, has been dating her soon-to-be-hubby since high school. <insert happy squeal sound from deep down. Seriously. So romantic.>This was DEFINITELY the case a few months ago when I worked with La Gartier bride Cristina Bulifant, who told me she loved the color purple more than anything in the world. (I loved her instantly.)She emailed us one bright, spring day with one simple request: could we create a custom garter set for her December 2018 wedding that somehow combined her love of purple with her husband's love of Ford Mustangs? To say that I was immediately taken aback by the sheer uniqueness of this request-- not to mention Cristina's clarity of vision-- would be an UNDERSTATEMENT. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a creation process filled with gold vintage ford mustang charms, vintage lavender velvet with silk inner lining, more sparkle than either of us new what to do with, (just kidding. we knew what to do with it.) and the prettiest tiffany blue details to boot.Wondering what made Cristina's garters so gorgeous? Scroll down to see photos of her beautiful personalized garter set!!