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  • Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Melissa Halloran's Sparkling Garter Set Created Using Lace Appliques From Her Mom's Wedding Dress

    On November 5th of 2018, we received the following precious email from La Gartier bride Melissa Halloran in our inbox:
    "Hi! My wedding is 6-29-19 and my mom has given me a few of
    the left over lace appliqués from her wedding dress from
    30 years ago. I’d like to somehow incorporate that as my
    “something old” with a custom garter. I am curious
    on how the process works and how to go about it!"
    This was the beginning of a commissioned project that turned out to be absolutely stunning. Using fabric from our client's mothers' wedding dresses is something that we specialize in, so to say that we invited this customization with open arms is a total understatement. After a nearly two hour long phone consultation, Melissa shipped us a little baggie of appliques from her mother's gown and we set to work creating what might possibly be the prettiest "re-purposed mother's wedding dress" garters this side of the equator! Keep scrolling to see the final product as well as a few other jaw-dropping meaningful details! 
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    In total, we created three different custom garters for Melissa-- none of which she tossed. The one on the bottom was her keepsake and featured her mother's lace along the back band (see next photo for a visual) and the one in the middle also featured lace from her mother's gown. (more to come on this one in just a moment!) Then, the one at the top was a soft lavender velvet toss garter, created for Melissa just in case she decided to do the garter toss. (I knew that there was no way she was going to want to toss either of the two that included lace from her mother's gown. Those two were made as heirloom items, meant to be cherished for years or passed down to a loved one in the future.) 
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    Pictured above: the back band of Melissa's keepsake garter featured lace appliques taken straight from Melissa's mother's gown. Do you see that little fan-shaped, floral-inspired lace piece to the left?! That was taken directly from the wedding dress that Melissa's mother said I Do in! I die. So special. 
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    To make her garter set even more special, we carefully embroidered Melissa's wedding date as well as her + her fiance's initials onto the inside back band her keepsake garter. My favorite part? Melissa requested that we do the embroidery in blue, thereby checking off her "something blue"!
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    But wait. I have to pay homage to my absolute favorite part of her wedding garter set! While I adore the heirloom details from her mother's wedding dress, this little silver compass pendant was the icing on the cake. It was a tiny compass that Melissa sent to us, symbolizing a very special aspect of her relationship. On it, the words "Direction, Transition, Objective"
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    When I sit back and look at this set, all I can remember are all of the texts, emails, and late-night conversations that Melissa and I shared during the creative process of her garters. These are precious moments indeed. However, even more special is the idea of Melissa potentially passing these garters down to a daughter of her own one day. 
    Melissa, if you are reading this, I am so thrilled that we had a chance to work together in making these! I am touched that you trusted me with something so significant from your mom's wedding dress! 

    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! Currently, as of 3/14/22, we are booked out until May of 2022 for customizations but we have one spot still available in May and two in June!

    Please feel free to reach out via the contact from here or send us an email at hello@lagartier.com to inquire about pricing!

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  • Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Jennifer Jebrock's Custom Remove Before Flight Wedding Garter Set

    Ok, so full confession here: we aren't the first company who has made a "Remove Before Flight" garter set. In fact, there are photos of all kinds of renditions all over the internet. However, this one that we created for La Gartier bride Jennifer Jebrock sparkles in luxury and special artistic details like none other. In fact, to this day, I am so grateful to Jennifer Jebrock for reaching out to us with this project! It gave us the opportunity to put a distinct, sparkling La Gartier spin on a garter set that is well known in the world of custom garters. Keep scrolling to see pictures of the final product! 
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    When Jennifer first reached out to us, she wrote the following verbatim:
    "I am getting married in August 2020 and have been looking at your garters for a while trying to decide which one to order as they are all so gorgeous! I came across a “remove before flight” garter on Instagram and since my future husband is a pilot I thought it would be perfect. I realize that this was likely custom designed for someone else so wanted to inquire about the possibility or ordering it as well as cost and timeframe. Thank you so very much in advance and I look forward to hearing from you!"
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    Suffice to say, we were one hundred percent psyched to create Jennifer's vision. Her now-husband is a pilot, which meant that we were being commissioned to create a garter set that was not only gorgeous, but meaningful. Pictured above is the tiny silver airplane pendant that we sourced for the side of her toss garter (which she, of course, never tossed!) 
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    Stitched in a sparkling silver metallic embroidery thread, the phrase "Remove Before Flight" was included two different times within her garter set: once on the outside of her toss and once again on the inside of her custom Athena garter keepsake. Then, to make things even more special, we made an heirloom silk bridal hankie for Jennifer to match. I love this photo so much. Not only is her set unique to her and her special relationship story, but it is also luxurious and classy. 
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    Jennifer's wedding was postponed severely due to Covid. She was literally the quitessential Covid bride who had to wait and wait and wait. For this reason, we are so grateful to have been able to create these for her. We designed them together during the period of Covid when she still wasn't quite sure when she was going to be able to marry the love of her life, and to this day I truly hope that the design process shed a little bit of sparkle on her life during an otherwise truly frustrating time. 
    Jennifer, if you are reading this, we are so happy to have made these for you! It is my belief that we were meant to meet! Together, we made the prettiest "Remove Before Flight" garter set known to man...and I beam just a little bit when I think of the fact that there is only one in the entire world like it! 

    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! Currently, as of 3/14/22, we are booked out until May of 2022 for customizations but we have one spot still available in May and two in June!

    Please feel free to reach out via the contact from here or send us an email at hello@lagartier to inquire about pricing!

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  • 5 Custom Wedding Garters Sets That Will Take Your Breath Away

    Are you a bride who is thinking about transforming your mother's wedding dress into a garter set? Or maybe you have a special neck tie that once belonged to your grandfather that you'd like to incorporate into your wedding day in some form or another. Whatever the case may be, we have rounded up five of the most breath-taking wedding garter sets from our archive today. For your viewing pleasure....and on the off chance that you need some inspiration, here are five of our most beloved custom garters from years past!
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    1. La Gartier bride Rachel Bunch's Tiffany and Company Custom Wedding Garter Set
    Last year, we had the pleasure of creating a custom Tiffany and Company wedding garter set for La Gartier bride Rachel Bunch. She was in love with a tiny heart-shaped turquoise pendant that her now-husband had given her (as apart of a Tiffany and Company necklace). After getting to know Rachel via telephone and email, we decided that it would be so special to create an entire wedding garter set centered around the Tiffany and Company pendant. What you see above is just one photo of this Beyonce-worthy, ultra-luxurious garter set. But wait-- you have to see just one more photo of it. It's that special.
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    If you look closely, you'll see the tiny heart-shaped Tiffany and Company pendant that Rachel shipped to us all the way from California. Creating this custom bridal garter set for Rachel was such a blast. Interested to see more? Click here to read the blog that we wrote in homage to this knock-out garter set. 
    But wait.  You have to see the next one! Keep scrolling!
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    2. La Gartier bride Jordan Coleman's Custom NHL + Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Wedding Garter Set 
    This custom garter set was made using the bride's mother's wedding dress lace as well as pearls taken from her grandmother's gown. In this way, it represented three generations of Jordan's female lineage. To make things even more special, we included a blue Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders star (taken directly from Jordan's professional cheerleader outfit) as well as a tiny heart from her then-fiance's NHL gloves. Jordan married NJ Devils player Blake Coleman, who now plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning. This set was so multi-layered in meaning, that it is sure to be one of the most treasured heirloom items that Jordan will ever pass down to her daughters. I beam with pride and love when I look at these photos. Here is just one more image that we adore with all of our heart. 
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    This little patch that reads "Coleman" was taken from Blake's hockey glove and hand-sewn onto the inside of her Venus Pearl garter as a special memento. Isn't this just so unique and special!? Click here to read the article that we wrote in dedication to Jordan's garters, with no detail left unmentioned.  But wait until you see this next one....
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    3. La Gartier bride Genna Rybacki's Custom Dog Collar Wedding Garter Set
    If you love dogs, then you are going to freak out over this one. This garter set was created using the bride's dog's puppy collar. Do you see that lycra flash of light pink in the photo above? That was once Genna's dog's collar when she was a puppy. I die. Already, I am resisting the urge to upload 15 different photos of this love-filled garter set for you to see! Not only did we use Genna's dog's puppy collar within her garter set, but we also incorporated a gold vintage "G" pendant to represent her first name, as well as her dog's favorite leopard print bandana as a hidden detail along the inside of her keepsake garter. Keep scrolling down to see more photos of this canine classic! 
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    Pictured above is a photo of the fabric that we took from Genna's dog's favorite neck bandana, printed in black and grey leopard spots. I adore this little detail almost as much as the pink dog collar itself. Almost. 
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    Ok, just one last photo and I'll stop. This was the little rubber branding tag that came with the collar when Genna shipped it to us last year. It read "Top Paw" and I think I just started crying. How adorable? Right? If you'd like to see more photos of this truly one-of-a-kind garter set, click here to read the full article! Not a dog lover? No problem. Keep scrolling to see the next drop-dead original custom garter set!
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    4. La Gartier bride Sydney Mann's Re-Purposed Prom Dress Wedding Garter Set
    If you were getting ready to marry the man who you had dated in high school and had taken you to prom, what are the chances that you'd love to use your prom dress within your garter set? For our client Sydney Mann, the chances were one hundred percent! This vibrant, jewel-covered garter set was created for Sydney using the fabric from the very prom dress that her now-hubby picked her up in the night of their senior prom. To this day, I marvel at the sheer uniqueness that this set embodies. Honestly, I don't think there has been one single other garter made that it similar to it. No seriously-- google it. I've searched the internet high and low...and I feel fairly certain that Syndey and I created a true unicorn in the world of wedding garters. But wait. Look how gorgeous this next photo is! 
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    Taken on her wedding day, this is what her custom garter set looked like with her other wedding accessories, including her pearl studded Jimmy Choo heels. Every time I look at this photo, I take a little pause. Can someone say blinded by the beauty?! 
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    Ok, just one last photo. Promise. This is an image I snapped with my Iphone during the creation process. I will never forget how hard it was to cut into this perfect tulle prom dress! I was so nervous but now that Sydney has the final product in her hands, I just know that we created a true heirloom wedding garter set! Interested to see more? Click here to read the blog that we wrote years ago about Syndey's re-purposed prom dress garter set. 
    Ready for the very last custom garter set of the day? Get ready. It's sporty to say the least....
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    5. La Gartier Bride AbbyJo's Custom Spice Girls Wedding Garter Set
    I am not going to lie. When AbbyJo first told me that she wanted to create a custom SpiceGirls inspired garter set, I was unsure of it. I was worried that it would come out cheesy...or lack elegance of some sort. But whoa-- was I wrong. When I look at the photos of her set now, all I see is FUN. In fact, this might be the most fun garter set ever created. (The bride whom it was created for certainly was!)
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    Pictured above: AbbyJo's custom garter set inside of our signature La Gartier box. We ended up making three different designs for Abby-- one to keep, one to toss and one more to keep and potentially pass down to her daughter someday assuming she has one. My favorite part of designing this set was blasting Spice Girls during the creation process. It was honestly such a return to the 2000s and I was all about it.
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    Just one last photo. Promise. This is the little hankie that we made in addition to her garters. It read "Two Become One" in homage to the infamous Spice Girls song from their first album. I don't know what it is about this photo. It's just so cute to me with the wording. 
    Ok everyone! I think that that is all for today! I could go on forever and ever about some of our past custom designs, however hopefully the five listed above is enough to inspire you to have one made for yourself!
    If you are interested in commissioning us to create a truly one-of-a-kind garter for you using your mother's wedding dress, your dog's dollar, the Tiffany Pendant that your fiance bought for you, your high school prom dress, or really anything that you adore & holds meaning, then email us at hello@lagartier.com so that we can help you! 
    And now for the fine print:

    Currently, as of 3/14/22, we are booked out until May of 2022 for customizations but we have one spot still available in May and two spots in June.

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  • High End Wedding Garters With Artistic Details and Sparkle

    I know what you are thinking-- how can a garter be high-end? Like really though- how designer could this little bridal accessory actually get!? Well, it's funny that you ask that. That question is the exact reason we started our business ten years ago. We wanted to create a company that was known for being the Christian Louboutin of wedding garters. 
    Today, I can honestly say that we truly are. And while I realize that I sound like I am bragging right now, the truth is....well, it really is just #TRUTH. 
    And hey - it isn't bragging if it's facts, right? 
    I have spent countless hours googling phrases such as "high end garters" and "artistic unique wedding garter" and there truly are not other garters on the market that truly compare to ours. We have the highest quality around in terms of the brilliance of our crystals, not to mention a wide range of styles based upon different bride personalities. And don't even get me started on the level of craftsmanship that we put into our designs.  
    With that said, if you are looking for an unapologetically brilliant, designer wedding garter, then here are six our our most popular styles, listed in order of popularity! 
    1. The Infinity Garter
    Created in homage to never-ending love, our brand new Infinity garter features two braided, brilliant sparkling bands interwoven in an infinity silhouette. If you are someone who believes in never-ending love, that stops never, then you absolutely MUST see this gorgeous new design! The best part? It lies extremely flat against your leg, ensuring that there will be no bulging underneath the skirt of your form-fitting gown. Behold, our brand new Infinity garter.
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    2. The Vienna Wedding Garter
    This gorgeous, sparkling garter is so unique that I don't even know where to start. It has been worn by multiple celebrities, including Kandi Burruss of the Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as actress Anna Camp from Pitch Perfect. The Vienna has been in our collection since 2015. That is how popular she is. If you are interested in seeing more angles, photos, her written description, or her price, then please click here to be directed to the Aurora garter on our website!
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    3. The Venus Pearl Garter 
    Most arguably our most sought-after wedding garter design, the Venus Pearl garter is everything people say she is and more.  When aiming to find the balance between classicism and modernism, look no farther than the Venus Pearl garter. Set within a sparkling swarovski crystal front band, exactly 22 pearls gleam like eternal moons in an intentionally cluster-like, celestial pattern.  ☪️  The best part? If you look closely, you will see that there are exactly three star shapes hidden within the band, meant to symbolize growth in life or personal achievements. (no, seriously-- google it. Star symbolism.) 🌟
    If you are interested in learning more about this drop-dead gorgeous design, then please click here to be taken to the Venus Pearl listing in our shop!
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    4. The Ever After Wedding Garter 

    Where do we start?? This garter is so magical, that we need at least a paragraph to describe its multi-dimensional components! 💎  First, a little back story: When creating this garter, the first feature that we knew that we wanted to include was tons of sparkle, a distinct 3-D floral element and a distinct "princess blue" color. 💙

    As you can see in the photos above, the front band is primarily comprised of clear, sparkling pear-shaped swarovski crystals. ✨  Blooming from within the sparkling band are exactly five flowers: three blue (made of a soft acrylic and a rhinestone detail at the center of each flower) as well as two white flowers (made of gauzy, ethereal organza with a pearl detail at the center.) 🌸

    The best part? The inside of the back band is embroidered with the words "Happily Ever After" in princess blue. (something blue? check and check✔️✔️) Other details to note: the back band is created using a lace overlay on the outside which can be admired from behind you was you walk down the aisle or dance the night away on the dance floor). The back band also features 15 sparkling swarovski crystal rhinestone embellishments. (hand-placed for extra sparkle.) ✨

    This garter was worn by Lauren Burnham of The Bachelor on her wedding day. 🌹 To see the national press attention it received, please click here to see the story that US Weekly wrote. 🙌

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    5. The Galia Garter
    Created using swarovski crystals and a semi-transparent illusion midline, this garter features jewels set in a symbolic floral pattern along the bottom and top perimeter, making for a stunning organic shape. The back half of this garter is made of a soft light elastic with a ruffled organza overlay. If you look closely at the illusion midline of the garter, you will see a honeycomb crosshatched pattern, specifically made to mimic the iconic design elements found within the gown of Galia Lahav and Berta. 💗✨ 
    If you are ready to take your wedding accessory style from a nine to a full-fledged-fifteen, then click here.
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    6. The Glass Slipper Garter
    This design was inspired by the character of Cinderella. Thus, the subtle "Cinderella-dress-blue" tones that you see in the jewels above. 

    Every detail of this garter was inspired by the bride who adores animals and is well-known for her compassionate nature. More likely than not, this bride is not a very loud person. In fact, she might be one of the quietest people at a party, but she is known for carrying herself with a grace that is unparalleled. 💅🏻  Anyone who knows this bride is well aware of the fact that she believes deeply in acts of service, whether it be volunteering to help abandoned animals or assisting the elderly who have become too old to be able to care for themselves anymore. 💗 🧵

    With love and a strong sense of humanity in mind, we created this garter for the bride who is highly in tune with the needs of the people in just about any environment that she finds herself in. We repeat: She is a person who cannot help but LOVING other living things - no matter what their size, shape, color, or origin. 🥰 

    Interested to see more of our most beloved crystal and lace garters in our collection? Click here to access our entire shop or email us at hello@lagartier.com!

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  • Featured: La Gartier bride Monyetta Shaw's Wedding Garter In Essence Magazine

    Monyetta Shaw is now Monyetta Carter, and it has a very nice ring to it.
    The entrepreneur and former TV personality wed partner Heath Carter in a star-studded wedding in Atlanta over the weekend. She looked fantastic, saying “I do” in a blush-to-pink gown while her new husband looked dashing in a white and black tuxedo combination. The best part? She wore not one, but two La Gartier garters on her wedding day!!! ....And while we are still waiting to get the full photo gallery back from Monyetta, we thought we'd share just a few images that she has sent us already! 
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    Before her big ceremony, Monyetta Shaw sat pretty for a fabulous "getting ready" photoshoot at The Biltmore Hotel. She wore our beloved Vienna garter, a pair of honey comb crosshatched heels and a floor-length satin bridal robe. I die. But get ready for this next one!
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    If you look closely, you can see her gorgeous Vienna garter sparkling on her left leg. To see more of this celeb-worthy garter, click here.
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    But that wasn't it when it comes to the looks that Monyetta was serving on her wedding day! To see the full feature in Essence Magazine, click here! She wore two Beyonce-worthy gowns on her big day-- one for the ceremony and one for the reception. To see the garter that she wore with her reception dress, click here! 
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