Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Garter Girl: Custom Couture Wedding Garters

When I stumbled upon this website I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous work that is being created by artist/designer Julianna Smith. Julianna has carved quite a unique niche for herself by creating gorgeous one of a kind wedding garters that can be customized not only with personalization like stitched words and such but also with the use of unique styles and luxurious materials. The company is called The Garter Girl.

Her first project was a garter for a friend who was looking for something totally out of the ordinary for her wedding. Apparently, the bride wanted something “furry" and as a bridesmaid, she was given the single task of finding one..  After trying in vain to find one, she decided that the only remaining option would be to create this furry piece. And make it she did. The rest is history. She channels her energy into creating chic and modern wedding garters that will make brides want to embrace the wedding garter tradition.

Here are some of my personal faves

From the Couture Collection. The French Maid design screams Haute Couture with it's lace and feather details

This piece is form the Modern Collection and features lovely crystal appliques. What I particularly love about this piece is the unexpected vibrant color combination.

Oh how I love hand dyed silk and the gorgeous effect it creates.

I could totally see this working gorgeously for a Gatsby-esque or 1920s glam inspired wedding. So very glamorous.

She can also do traditional. This is your classic garter with a touch of something blue..

And finally, a pretty customized garter with stitched personalized message.

Go check out the rest of her website and her bespoke creations!

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