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!!
November 25, 2018
It has been a hot sparkly minute, but we finally did it-- we released a brand new limited edition wedding garter. And this garter isn't just any limited-edition design. This is the FIRST EVER limited edition design that comes with a toss garter, making it the first limited edition wedding garter set this side of the Mississippi. (Ahem-- anywhere on the planet actually. Seriously. I googled it.)Inspired by the infamous character Khaleesi from Mother of Dragons (a.k.a: Daenerys Targaryen), this incredible wedding garter set is literally filled with GOT symbolism. Because the details of this design are so complex and special, please allow us to take a moment to bullet point the most alluring of its features:*The front band of the keepsake garter features exquisite ivory and pearl detailing. Hidden within the beading are over 20 "dragon scale iridescent" rhinestones added for extra sparkle.*Hanging from the center is a dainty silver dragon pendant. (Please note: this is removable!! We hand-sew each one on ourselves. So, if you would rather have this design without the dragon pendant at the center, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR leave us a note in the "comments" section of your check out.)*The velvet inner ribbon of this design is "Khaleesi Blue"-- which is meant to be your "something blue" if you do not have it and/or a nod to Khaleesi's signature color. The best part? Embroidered onto each inner ribbon is the number of your design. That is, if you order the third Mother of Dragons garter (there are only ten total) then yours will be marked "three of ten" on the inside. This is the very first time we have ever done this!*At the center of the design, just above the silver dragon pendant, you will notice a cluster of three rows of pearls. They are in the shape of a trident. Each one of these lines represents one of Khaleesi's three dragons - Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion.*This design, unlike any other past LG limited-edition, comes with a toss garter. <insert hayley paige dancing bride emoji> The design of the toss garter was created to resemble dragon scales- slighty iridescent, round and layered.*The back band of both the toss garter and the keepsake garter are dotted with tiny rhinestones for added sparkle.*The back band on the keepsake garter has a faint silver trim on the top and bottom. This is symbolic of Khaleesi's silver white hair. (If you watch the show, you will know that her silvery hair is more prevalent in the later seasons versus the earlier ones. Still, this is an iconic Daenerys color if ever there was one!)And now for the important how-to-purchase information: Tomorrow, at 12:01 am, this garter will go on sale. We have only ten available and from the look/feel of social media, four of them are already spoken form. If you love this garter and DEFINITELY want to make it yours, we highly recommend placing your garter as early as possible tomorrow. The best part? Tomorrow is Cyber Monday!!! What does this mean might you ask? This means that we will be releasing a 30% off discount code for you to use towards anything you want on our website. For the Mother Of Dragons garter, this means you could save as much as sixty dollars!! Please stay tuned for our coupon code on ALL of our social media platforms at 12:01a.m. MST tomorrow. Happy La Gartier everyone!
November 20, 2018
Set your alarms everyone!! Midnight tonight is going to be the BEST!!! Take 30% off of your order AND pick out a FREE hankie from our heirloom handkerchief collection!!! Love what you are hearing and want to hear more?? Read through the five images below to get an even better idea of how AMAZING this one-sale-per-year event truly is!! Interested to stay up-to-date with the developments of this sale all day long? (hint: there might be a few last minute surprises!) Be sure stay on our instagram page (especially our stories) over the next 24 hours for your chance to get all of the juicy insider information that only our VIP clients know about! (surprise giveaway for a 50% off coupon code? Maybe.) Please note: the 30% off coupon code will be released HERE at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. It will deactivate at 11:59pm tomorrow, November 26th, 2018.Which hankie will you choose?
The Best Part?We will see you at midnight tonight! Happy La Gartier everyone! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email us at email@example.com!
April 12, 2018
Custom Garter Spotlight: La Gartier Bride Natalie Pack's Viszla-Inspired, Sparkle-Blasted Wedding Garter Set
If you have seen a Guess advertisement over the past 3 years, chances are that you have seen Natalie Pack's face. She is quickly becoming one of America's most-beloved supermodels, known for her work with not only Guess but also CK1, America's Next Top Model and more. But there are a few things about Natalie that her high-gloss, incredibly alluring images don't convey. And no-- I'm not talking about her diet and fitness regimen. I'm talking about her down-to-earth side..the side of her that's just like you and me: that is to say- the part of her that LOVES her dog. Seriously though, this girl loves her pooch more than the average dog-lover, which is saying A LOT if you are from a canine-centered family like me. (Or if you live in Colorado. No joke. The name of this state should be the dog-loving state.) 😂😂
If you follow Natalie on instagram, then you have most likely caught a glimpse of her beloved Viszla "Fig."
And if you haven't, then you must go immediately and check him out!! To say that he is handsome is a total understatement.😍
So, when Katherine Webb got in touch with me a few months ago about creating a custom garter set for Natalie (#BestiePoints💯), it was only natural that I immediately suggested adding some sort of canine-inspired element to Natalie's design. So what does that look like might you ask? How can you make canine chic and elegant? Well, if you have the help of a designer called Esquivel and Fees. That is, after much searching, Natalie and I found an incredible jewelry designer in Houston, Texas that hand-casts each sterling silver pendant that they make, ensuring that each pendant is unique and PERFECT. What did we order might you ask? Well, a sterling silver Vizsla pendant of course!!! Scroll through the images below to see how each detail of Natalie's garter set represents either her wedding, her unmistakable bridal style or her relationship with actor Aaron O'connell.
Can you believe the detail in that Vizsla-pendant?!?!! Talk about high-quality. This little baby was created by a shop in Houston, Texas called Esquivel and Fees and I honestly don't know why they aren't worldwide famous. That is how much I love them.
I am not sure if #CanineChic is a thing, but if it isn't, then it should be. Can I get an AMEN?
Her "something blue" is hidden on the inside of her garter via two embroidered patches: one for her wedding date and one for her and her fiance's initials.
The lace on the back band of Natalie's garters was selected based off of the lace on her gorgeous wedding gown. (I can't say the designer until after the wedding but I promise I'll be posting tons of pics!!)
Because everything looks better when it is placed inside of a La Gartier box.
And now for some almost-unbearably adorable pictures of Natalie and her four-legged bestie. 👆🏼👆🏼👇🏻👇🏻