February 17, 2018
When I first spoke with La Gartier bride Kayla Shudy on the phone, I instantly felt a connection to not only her as a person but also her story. I could tell that Kayla was sweet, honest, and lived her life with a full and open heart. As I listened to her talk, I sensed that her garters were going to be amazing-- and they were. By the time we had finished her phone consultation, I felt more determined than ever to create a wedding garter set for her that reflected not only her beautiful heart but also her story. Why? Well, I can write it down here in words but I don't feel that I will ever truly be able to convey the beauty of Kayla's custom wedding garter set. The back story: Kayla's mother passed away in 2011, shortly after meeting Kayla's soon-to-by hubby. When Kayla got engaged, she knew that she wanted to be able to have her mother with her in some way on her wedding day, but wasn't sure how. When she heard about our custom designs, she reached out and asked us if she could send us a sleeve from her mother's wedding dress so that we could use the fabric within her wedding garter design. (We call these designs "repurposed" wedding garter designs and I adore them with all of my creative being.)So, Kayla shipped us the sleeve to our Atlanta studio and we got to work right away. Little did I know that the garter set that would be born of our meeting would end up being one of the prettiest custom garters this side of the Mississippi.The elements of Kayla's design were so multi-layered and UNIQUE that I can't think of anything else to do but bullet-point them! Scroll through the photos below to learn more about deeply meaningful custom wedding garter set.The butterfly that you see at the center of Kayla's toss was special due to the fact that it was Kayla's mothers' favorite symbol. Not only that, but it also served as Kayla's "something blue."The best part? This locket was a vintage find, so it also serves as Kayla's "something old". I am literally dying to know what Kayla is going to decide to put inside the locket on her wedding day.The back band of Kayla's keepsake garter was embellished with dozens of tiny sequins and pearls that were taken from the sleeve of her mother's vintage wedding gown. *grabs tissues*I knew that Kayla was not going to want to toss her vintage butterfly locket garter, so I created a third REAL toss garter for her that featured a silver "O" charm at the center (which, as you can guess, is the first letter of her new last name.)La Gartier bride Kayla Shudy's wedding garters inside of our signature box. I have no words to describe how honored I feel to be a small part of such a significant day in Kayla's life. I can only hope that we made her mother proud.
February 12, 2018
💗GIVEAWAY ALERT💗In honor of Valentine's Day, we've teamed up with Girl And A Serious Dream and Wedluxe to giveaway not only one of our prettiest wedding garters (see photos below) but also a lace bridal robe from Girl And A Serious Dream!!!!!But wait!! It gets better! We are also giving away a free lace mask, which is perfect for Valentine's Day or pretty much any night with bae. To enter to win, you need to must:1. Follow @lagartier on instagram2. Follow @GirlAndASeriousDream and @Wedluxe on instagram3. Leave a comment underneath the giveaway post on the @wedluxe instagram page (and ours too!) and tag your friends in a comment under this post!! (the more friends you tag, the higher your chances of winning)4) Have a public profile for the duration of the giveawayGood luck everyone!! We figured that it wasn't really Valentine's Day without sparkle and lace all around, so we truly hope that you will have FUN with this giveaway and tell all of your friends about it! Have questions? Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a direct message on instagram! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! (Note: all photocredit for these images goes to Rachel Elaine Photography.)The Vienna garter from yours trulyEnter to win this seriously dreamy bridal robe from Girl And A Serious Dream by heading to instagram now.
February 09, 2018
It's here!!! Our newest limited-edition garter is officially available! Please note that this design comes in your choice of color- pink lemonade, low country blue, white magnolia or mint julep. (See photos below to view all of your color options!) 💕💕💗✨💕The best part? You also have the option to personalize your design with your initials!!! Simply select "Embroidery" or "No embroidery" at check out to let us know!! ✨💗💗💕✨Please note: if you are a bride who wants your garter embroidered, please tell us which three initials you want embroidered on your garter in the "comments" section of your check out!!But wait- there's a catch: we only have 5 of each color in stock!!! So this gorgeous seersucker limited-edition garter won't last long!!! We will be giving updates as they sell but once a color is#lagartierextinct, we will never have it again! (Extinct means forever and I promise not to use that word again today.)Have questions? Please feel free to email us at email@example.com to inquire about what might possibly be America's Preppiest Wedding Garter.
January 07, 2018
As 2017 comes to a close, we can't help but look back on this year and feel sentimental. (pretty sure this is called catching feels?)
2017 was a year of tremendous growth for us. From new clients to a new space (not to mention a Cyber Monday sale that made all previous years pale in comparison), this year truly sparkled . For this reason, we decided to make a quick video that highlights a few of our favorite "sparkle" moments from 2017, Maybelline-painted flowers and all.
True story: creating wedding garters for engaged women around the world is pretty much a dream job. It is something we feel TRULY BLESSED to be able to do and something I make a note to thank the universe for everyday. To me, our design studio is a magical place- literally filled with treasure and beauty and inspiration. This quick 60 second video will (hopefully) give you a glimpse into the magic that happens here as well as the gratitude that lines our walls.
Proof that details are everything,
January 04, 2018
Hi all! We are coming in hot this Monday morning with sad news: our Crystal Rock limited-edition design is officially #LaGarterExtinct, meaning that we will not have it back in stock EVER.
As we realized that this must be upsetting news, here is a photo of an adorable puppy in a sweater to ease the pain:
Helpful? We hope so. And if not, then here is a little back story on how we run our limited-edition designs so that this doesn't happen to you again: we release exactly 4 limited-edition garters per year: one in the summer, one in the fall, one in the winter and one in the spring. The Crystal Rock was our fall limited edition and we only had 10 to offer from the get-go. Fortunately unfortunately, all ten have found homes with brides from around the world (mostly the United States but one in the UK and one in Australia!) which means that this beautiful and rare design is now an elegant dinosaur in the world of wedding garters.
BUT don't despair: we have something up our sleeve that might turn that frown upside down: we are currently working on our winter limited-edition design at the moment and it is coming out BEAUTIFULLY. Below are a few sneak peek photos of the inspiration behind our newest design. <pause> I am going to stop talking now before I give away any additional revealingdetails! <puts hand over mouth>