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  • Pro-Tip: Turn Your Wedding Garter Into A Baby Headband For Your Newborn Photos

    Years ago, a trend started among our clients that we couldn't believe! Our customer's had decided to keep their garters after the wedding and re-purpose them as baby headbands in their children's newborn photos! 
    The first time I saw this, I almost dropped my phone. Seriously, what special kind of genius is this? And the fact that our customer's did this with no prompting at all from us made me even more mind-blown. After posting about this idea a few times, it quickly became a trend among our brides. Today, over 1/2 of our brides order their garters to use on their wedding day first, and then with the intention of using it as a baby headband later on. 
    All I can say is that we are HERE FOR IT. 
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    At some point in 2019, this actually started happening so much that we coined the phrase "La Gartier Bebé" to name all of these precious little ones who were sporting our garters as headbands during their newborn photos and/or their 1st birthday photos! 
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    Here, precious baby Sila Cambridge wears her mommy's Athena garter as a headband along with a darling pink tutu during her newborn photos with Jana Wainsock's infamous photography session! Talk about cuteness overload!
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    Then, in 2020, something unexpected happened: one of our past brides, Sabrina Bryan of The Cheetah Girls, gave birth to her daughter Comillia Monroe. Comillia made national headlines in People Magazine wearing her celebrity momma's Athen garter as a headband, further intensifying this sparkling new trend that we were already seeing by the dozens. 
    Interested to see the story that made this trend go viral? Click here to see Sabrina Bryan's daughter in all of her tiny, sleeping new human preciousness.  
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    Here, our beloved past bride Emily used her Hayley garter as a headband just seven days after her little one was born. I can't stop staring at the peaceful look Riley Page's little face!
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    What I love the most about this trend is that our brides are choosing to use their garters as headbands in their newborn shoots-- yes-- but also, if the time isn't just right, then they are also opting to use them as headbands in their 1st birthday photos like the one you see above. Just promise us that there will be a cake. Must get a cake. ASAP. 
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    But wait- just one more! Look how cute this newborn session is of baby Mila on a blanket outside! Seriously you guys- if you are on the fence about purchasing one of our garters, then don't be. It can be used for so many other things beyond the wedding itself, which is already a fantastic reason alone! If you adore these photos as much as we do, then check out our collection of high-end, designer wedding garters by clicking here.
    Not interested in purchasing a garter but still want something extra-princess-worthy for your newborn photos? Then you are in luck! Last year, we released a small collection of baby items! Click here to see the tiny, bespoke nursery collection that we have appropriately named "La Gartier Bebé"! 
    The only thing that we ask is that you tell everyone where you got it. Love you. Mean it. 
     
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  • The Five Best Wedding Garters For A Mermaid Wedding Gown

    It's undeniable. Your gown is gorgeous. The way it hugs your hips just so.....not to mention the way it lays super flat against your thighs. Oh -- and let's just think about the way it will photograph.
    <mic drop>
    And when it comes to what he's going to think? Don't even.
    But when it comes to a garter, you need something ultra-slim and dainty. That way, it won't show through the surface of your gown and disrupt any of that sexy sleekness, right? Well, you have come to the right place!
    When it comes to dainty, ultra-thin wedding garter designs, no one does it better than La Gartier Wedding Garters. No, seriously, we are known for them. Below are a FOUR of our most popular thin and dainty wedding garter designs! 
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    1. The Daphne garter
    The Daphne garter is infamous for being not only light-weight, but for also laying extremely flat against the leg. And while she may be small, she is definitely not a design that goes unnoticed. As you can see in the photos above, the front band is primarily comprised of tiny sparkling swarovski crystal rhinestones.  Blooming from within the sparkling band are dozens of dainty, daisy-like white flowers (made of a soft acrylic that will bend and mold to the touch.) 🌸  The best part? We added 12 tiny swarovski crystal rhinestones to the middle parts of the flowers, ensuring that your "touch of sparkle" is visible from both the outside and the inside of the band. ✨ Interested to see more? Click here to see the Daphne Flower garter listing in our shop!
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    2. The Ariel Opal Garter
    Arguably our most sought-after dainty wedding garter design, the Ariel Opal sparkles in opalescence and barely-there-ness. Click here to see more of her beauty. 
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    An up close look at our beloved Ariel Opal garter
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    3. The Rhinestone Toss Garter
    For the pure-clear-sparkle-loving bride, we also offer our iconic rhinestone garter, which is sure to catch more than a few side eyes.
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    A closer look at our rhinestone garter, which our clients oftentimes wear as either a keepsake garter or a toss garter. 
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    4. The Ivory Pearl Garter
    For the pearl-loving bride, we also offer our iconic Ivory Pearl garter, set within brilliant swarovski crystal for just the right amount of sparkle. Interested to see more of her pearl-brilliance? Click here to visit the ivory pearl garter listing in our shop!
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    Another glimpse at our oh-so beautiful ivory pearl garter. She gleams like eternal moons. 
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    One last glimpse at our ivory pearl garter. Interested to see more garters that will go perfectly with your mermaid style wedding gown??
    Click here to access our full collection on our website! Or, better yet, email us at hello@lagartier.com to 
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  • How Many Garters Should I Wear On My Wedding Day? One or Two?

    This must feel like a whole new world for you. Yesterday, you were shopping for cute date-night outfits and now you are knee-deep in the world of bridal.
    <Insert: "Toto, I've a feeling we aren't in Kansas anymore" quote here> 
     I don't know who needs to hear this, but you are not alone. Whatever you do, don't assume that it's just you. Literally the only people in the world who enter the ultra-girly-world-of-bridal with prior knowledge are, well, people like me who have lived and breathed it for ten years. 
    So, when it comes to garter questions, sit back and let me do all of the shopping for you honey. 
    Today's question: do I wear one or two garters? 
    Today's answer: It's honestly whatever you want. I know that that's not what you wanted to hear, but really, there are no rules to this thing. In fact, I've actually worked with brides in the past who have worn three garters before. (See photo below.)
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    Ok, even I'll admit: three is a little excessive but honestly look HOW GOOD IT LOOKS. 
    But for clarity purposes, let me break it down for you: usually, a bride will purchase two garters if she is planning on doing the garter toss. Then, she tosses the one that isn't too fancy during her reception and keeps the one she can't get enough of as an heirloom accessory. 
    If you are planning on doing the garter toss, then check out how pretty 
    two garters look together when worn!
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    Above is one of our past brides, Sabrina Bryan from The Cheetah Girls, wearing both of her La Gartier garters under her gown on her wedding day. She actually ended up keeping both of these gorgeous designs and not tossing either of them. Still, if you are definitely NOT planning  on doing the garter toss, you can easily get away with purchasing just one garter. If that's the case, your leg styles will look a little like this. (Keep scrolling.)
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    If you decide to wear just one garter on your wedding day, then I say make it count.
    That is, find a garter that truly speaks to who you are as a person and rock it like BEYONCE. The best part? You are already at the best place for finding a garter that is so uniquely you, you'll wonder why you didn't know about it sooner. Click here to find your spirit garter. (Hint: she's been looking for you.)
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  • Wedding Garters Of All Sizes And Shapes. Because Women Come in All Sizes And Shapes.

    Did you know that we custom make all of our garters to fit our clients' legs specifically? That's right! You heard that correctly! In fact, we even paid our website developer to create a little box at check out where you can leave us your specific leg measurement! This way, you can easily tell us exactly what size your thigh is....and so that we can then create your garter to fit you perfectly! 
    For this reason, we are super well-known for being one of the best companies to go when it comes to plus-size or petite-sized wedding garters.
    Traditionally, garters have been marketed as a one-size-fits-all-accessory, however that couldn't be father from the truth. In fact, it's so NOT TRUE that I wonder how they ever gained that reputation. 
    If there is one thing that I have learned the past ten years of owning La Gartier, it is that our brides come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, we have seen leg measurements that range from 14" all the way up to 27".

    Does that sound like a one-size-fits-all accessory to you? Um, hard no. 
    If you are a bride who is looking for an incredibly gorgeous wedding garter made in your special size, then we have you covered! Every single garter in our collection can be made into a plus-sized garter! It is that easy!
    Simply leave us your leg measurement at check out and we will make sure to hand-create your design to fit your leg perfectly!
    Not sure how to measure? No problem! Please see the measurement guide below for helpful tips + a visual. Questions? Feel fee to email us at hello@lagartier.com for a lil' assistance!
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  • Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Erica Ellington's NFL + Gold Wedding Garter Set

    Do you love football? Then you are going to adore this custom garter design that we recently made for La Gartier bride Erica Ellington! When Erica first contacted us, she was living in Houston, Texas with her fiance Bruce Ellington. Bruce was playing for the Texans at the time..and when Erica reached out to us, she had a request that sent chills down my spine. SHE WANTED TO SEND US ONE OF HIS NFL JERSEYS TO TRANSFORM INTO HER WEDDING GARTER. 
    (I almost put that sentence in bold but didn't want to be dramatic.)
    But wait--- how exciting, right? To turn your fiance's authentic NFL jersey into her wedidng garter? I just geek out so much on things like this. Not only did the final product reflect who she was as a person, but it also was a microcosm of who he was as a person. 
    Interested to see more of this ultra-glamourous NFL personalized garter set? Keep scrolling down! 
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    At the front of her toss garter, Erica and I decided to have a custom gold "Ellington" pendant made by a custom jeweler in Houston, Texas. While it's true that both Erica and I loved the NFL details, we actually loved this special gold pendant just as much. And do you see that little glimpse of blue? That is her wedding date embroidered onto the inside of her keepsake garter! Talk about a special, hidden detail, right?! I loved how subtle and secretive this little element of her design was. 
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    I swoon with pride when I see the backside of Erica's incredible garter set! Do you see that little NFL decal? That was cut, by me, directly from his NFL Texans jersey. It is 100% authentic. 
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    The combination of gold and pearls within Erica's personalized wedding garter set still makes me stop and stare. custom NFL wedding garter set
    Just one more and I'll stop. Promise. 
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    This personalized wedding garter set was epic to say the least. It's funny....because at the time that Erica and I were making it, I love it but it wasn't until months later that I realized we had made REAL MAGIC together. Even as I write this blog, I am having a hard time keeping the photo count down. Dear Erica, if you are reading this, I want you to know that I will always think of you as one of the most supportive NFL brides we have ever worked with. Watching your journey with Bruce brings so much joy to my heart. Thank you for hiring us to make this for your wedding day!
    Are you someone who is interested in having a custom garter made for yourself or someone you love? Then we would love to hear from you! Click here to view our current customization availability (we schedule them out on a monthly basis) and send us a message! As of January 12th, 2022, we are booked out until March of 2022 for customization but we have room in April of 2022 for exactly one client. 
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