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  • La Gartier Bride Toya Johnson's Custom La Gartier Garter Set

    Every once and awhile, the stars align in your favor...and something magical happens. This is exactly how things fell together last month when La Gartier bride Monyetta Shaw reached out to us to create a custom garter set for her good friend Toya Johnson. I don't know if you remember, but we created a custom garter set for Real Housewives of Atlanta star Monyetta Shaw last year, who is now a friend of the show in season 14. As you can imagine, Monyetta has a widely influential, powerfully diverse circle of friends, including Lil Wayne's ex wife Toya Johnson. Before speaking with Monyetta, I was unfamiliar with the force that is Toya Johnson, however after a deep dive into Google, I became immediately enamored with every single interview and article spotlighting Toya Johnson. Suffice to say, I was thrilled to create a custom garter set for her! Monyetta gifted it to Toya the day before her wedding, leaving me glued to my phone for an entire weekend last month with bated breath..dying to catch a glimpse of the garters!!
    If you are interested to see how beautifully they came out, please click HERE to view the video that we made highlighting the creation process from beginning to end. I have just one request though: TURN THE VOLUME UP. 
    TOYA JOHNSON WEDDING
  • La Gartier Garters Custom Spotlight: Kayleena Ferrin's Tiffany And Company Wedding Garter Set

    When it comes to Tiffany & Company, I just fall to pieces with heart eyes. There is just something so irresistibly CUTE about their branding...and something so classic about their products. So, when La Gartier bride Kayleena Ferrin reached out to us in order to commission us to create a custom Tiffany and Company-inspired custom garter set for her, I jumped at the opportunity. Truth be told, this wasn't the first time we have received a custom request of this kind! In fact, last year, we created a custom Tiffany and Company garter set for La Gartier bride Rachel Bunch that set beauty records around the globe. (Ok, maybe I am biased...but seriously...it was that special. Don't believe me? Click here to see it!)
    Suffice to say, when Kayleena reached out to us last month with her unique Tiffany & Company garter request, I lit up at the opportunity to create something classic, beautiful, and on brand with Tiffany & Company's aesthetic. Interested to see the final product? Click here to watch the reel we created on instagram that covers the creation process from beginning to end!! Or, keep scrolling below to see a few of my all-time favorite still photos of what stands to be one of the most unique "something blue" garter sets ever created!
    The most powerful detail within Kayleena's custom garter set was this gorgeous heart-shaped Tiffany & Company pendant!! Kayleena's bridal party gifted this to her as a necklace, which she immediately sent to us after opening! The back side is engraved with the classic Tiffany & Company stamp, which made it challenging to decide which side we should have facing the front. After much deliberation, Kayleena and I decided to sew the pendant on so that the class teal faced the outside, with the stamped insignia visible only from the inside. 
    This photo showcases Kayleena's complete custom garter collection, starting with her Hayley keepsake garter, her slim sparkling rhinestone toss garter and her back up velvet toss (so that she never ever even has to consider tossing her rhinestone sparkle design!) 
    My favorite part? Kayleena's Tiffany blue toss garter was made using an incredibly rare vintage velvet ribbon from the 1960s. Then, to make it as iconic as possible, we added a pure white bow at the center as a nod to Tiffany & Company's classic packaging. (Teal box. White bow on top!)
    The final detail: we stitched out Kayleena's wedding date to the inside back band of her garter, which infused the set with a heavy dose of heirloom magic. I tear up at the thought of Kayleena passing this garter down to her own daughter or future daughter in law someday. Seriously. Pass the tissues asap. 
    Dear Kayleena, I know we worked together on an extremely short timeline (with challenging personal circumstances to boot) but I must say ---> WE DID GOOD. May this garter set be immortalized forever in Google search results for years to come! It's one-of-a-kind, just like you!!

    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 11/5/22, we are booked out until January of 2023 for customizations but we have one spot still available in January and two in February!

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

     

     

     

  • Custom La Gartier Wedding Garter Spotlight: Christina Young's Turquoise-Inspired Wedding Garter Set

    When it comes to your "something blue", there are limitless opportunities for creativity and self expression. Sure, you can stick to a dainty light blue bow or a tiny sapphire ring, but when you really think about it, there are SO MANY CREATIVE ways to incorporate your "something blue"! Perhaps the best example of this is the garter set we just finished for La Gartier bride Christina Young! Christina was set to be married at The Garden of the Gods in Colorado, so we wanted to create something for her that spoke to her boho glam OH-SO-COLORADO aesthetic. Location aside, turquoise is just plain amazing and so so so under-used within the bridal industry. Interested to see how her garters came out? Click here to watch the creation video on instagram or keep scrolling below to catch a glimpse of the final product!
    For Christina's set, we selected our classic Vienna garter as the base design (for her keepsake) and then hand-crafted a dainty, thin toss garter using a turquoise necklace center piece that we found on Etsy. Together, these two garters make for a mind-blowing, completely original wedding garter set. In fact, I am not even sure if another turquoise wedding garter set exists in the world, let alone one of this calibur. The best part? As we made this set, I worked alongside Christina every step of the way, making the final product a co-creation between the two of us!
    A second view of Christina's turquoise-inspired garter set, taken from a distanced angle so as to highlight the true vibrancy of the turquoise blue color. I mean, is this not the prettiest something blue that you have ever seen?!?
    Last, but not least, do you see that little bit of embroidery on the inside of the back band? This is by far one of my favorite hidden little details! The inside of her garter reads "Grillo-Lee", which will be the hyphenated version of her new last name! 
    Last, but not least, here is a photo of La Gartier bride Christina Young (now Christina Grillo Lee!) wearing her custom La Gartier garter on the day of her wedding! Dear Christina, I am honestly so lucky to have met you through yoga. I am a huge fan of your personal style...and together we make a fantastic designer team! 

    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 11/5/22, we are booked out until January of 2023 for customizations but we have one spot still available in January and two in February!

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

  • Custom Garter Spotlight: McKeely Borger's Ballerina Slipper Garter Set

    This year has been such an incredible year in regards to custom work. Honestly, it seems that every year brings us even more exciting opportunities for custom wedding garters, and this certainly WAS the case with La Gartier bride McKeely Borger's custom garter set! The back story: McKeely is a professional ballerina with an exclusive dance company in Canada, and she has been dancing all over the world for the past ten years. When she originally contacted us about commissioning a custom garter set for her wedding, I immediately asked about her ballet slippers. Truth fast: I have always wanted to create a custom garter set using a pair of authentic ballerina pointe shoes, and it seems that McKeely entrance into our company life made that dream come true!!! Interested to see them? Click HERE to see the creation video on instagram or keep scrolling below to see photos of her custom garter set and read more about every.single.precious.detail. 
    For Mckeely's set, we used our gorgeous Galia garter as the base as well as our beloved Venus Pearl garter. Then, to make them even more special, we extracted tiny pearls from her mother's wedding dress and hand-sewed them (along with ivory bone hued sequins!) along the midline of her garter! 
    This is, perhaps, my favorite photo of McKeely's bespoke garter set. Do you see the lovely light pink satin that we used for her back up toss garter? This ribbon was taken directly from McKeely's pointe shoes!
    Another gorgeous angle of all three of her garters: one to keep, one to call a "toss" but not toss, and one to actually toss. 
    For McKeely's "something blue", we extracted a tiny blue infinity symbol from an heirloom pillow case that belonged to McKeely's great grandmother! It took great concentration and attention-to-detail in order to extract this embroidered roping motif from the pillow case, but it was SO WORTH IT. I am obsessed with this tiny detail and the never-ending, love-you-to-infinty-and-beyond symbolism that it embodies! 
    Last, but not least, here is a picture of La Gartier bride McKeely Borger herself, wearing her darling light pink ballerina pointe shoes that so lovingly painted our entire November! Dear McKeely, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing this project to our doorstep! You were a delight to work with and we hope to stay in touch for years to come!

    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 11/5/22, we are booked out until January of 2023 for customizations but we have one spot still available in January and two in February!

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

  • The 5 Best Faux Fur Shrugs and Shawls For Your Winter Wedding

    Full confession: I am a super anti-real fur type of gal. In fact, I once terminated a friendship with a terrifyingly gorgeous (and terrifyingly shallow) girlfriend who was so unapologetically passionate about wearing REAL fur to just about every single cold-weather occasion...... that it became increasingly nauseating to even be around her. Don't get me wrong -- I love classy things, but at the end of the day, I love kindness more and animals weren't made for us to wear them. There. I said it.
    I mean-- just think about the classic Disney character Cruella De Vil for example: Wasn't a deep love of real fur one of her defining qualities? I don't mean to step on any toes here, but if you share any similarities at all with Cruella De Vil, you might want to rethink your fashion morals. (I think I just heard at least five people unfollow La Gartier.)
    Ahem. With that said, here are five of the best faux fur shrugs (and fur shawls) on the market at the moment!! I am writing this blog today because I can't count on two hands how many people have asked me where to purchase a cute little winter cover up of this kind! The truth is that there are a TON of cheap, a-little-too-faux-fake-fur looking shrugs out there for your wedding, and I want to make sure you look FLY..but without hurting any animals of course.
    Let's start with the first one....
    1. Davie And Chiyo Faux Fur Wedding Shrug - $137.59
    Hailing from Canada, this super darling Etsy-based company offers a variety of gorgeous faux fur bridal shrugs that we can't take our eyes off of. Our personal favorite is the one you see above, with a soft mixture of white, baby-deer-hued-browns, and touches of light grey to boot. Interested to see more? Click here to see the full listing on Etsy and make sure you stay warm this winter!
    2. Sissily Designs Faux Fur "Juliet" Hooded Cape - $95
    For the bride who is easily seduced by anything involving a hood, look no farther than this unbearably princess-like fur cape from Sissily Designs. The best part? I'm pretty sure Belle from Beauty and The Beast owned something exactly like this. Click here to access the Juliet Hooded Cape from Sissily Designs or be cold forever. 
    3. The Unreal Fur Faux Fur Tirage Cropped Jacket - $349.00
    For the bride who wants to find a jacket she can use before, during, and after her wedding day, consider this ultra classic faux fur jacket from BHLDN. Not only would this collared little number keep you warm while you say your vows but it would also make your outfits look super chic for the next few winters. (Bonus points for adding sunnies.) Interested to learn more? Here is the link to the Unreal Fur Faux Fur Tirage Cropped Jacket from BHLDN. 
    4. Moda's Crocheted Wedding Shawl - $100
    I know what you are thinking. This one doesn't have any fur on it whatsoever. But GUYS. It is honestly so so so cute. I just had to include it. If you are looking for a super soft, cozy, faux fur alternative, then we have your back. (Literally) Click here to access the Crocheted Wedding Shawl by Modo on Etsy! 
    5. BHLDN's Maxime Faux Fur Wrap - $98
    There is something so utterly alluring about soft wraps of any kind, let alone one that is made of faux fur! This one from BHLDN might be just the thing for you if you want a simple but subtle fur accent within your winter wedding ensemble! Interested to see more? Click here to access the Maxime Faux Fur Wrap from BHLDN! 
    Ok friends! I think that that is all for today! If you are interested in finding the PERFECT wedding garter to accompany your cozy, cold weather bridal style, click here to access our shop! We are known for making the prettiest wedding garters in the world...and we would LOVE to say that we were able to dress you on one of the most important days of your life!
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