We often get asked to lend our bridal garters for inspiration shoots and we love seeing the results. The one below was at Chateau La Durantie in the rural South of France. The images are by Katy Lunsford Photography and Helaina Storey Wedding Design and we think it is very appropriate that they used our Sara garter as the lace from this garter is made in France. These images were featured on the wonderful Wedding Sparrow so click here to see more.
We have so many gorgeous garters on our website to choose from we thought adding our favourites may help the tricky decision of deciding your perfect accessory.
We wanted to share our maker Tracey's favourite or shall I say favourites! She like many of us here in the team was unable to choose just one design.
"I absolutely love the delicate detail of the lace paired up with a sky blue satin ribbon and the perfect sized pearl on the Lottie garter. A beautiful addition to your bridal look" - Tracey.
"The versatility of this design is what makes the Florence stand out to me! You can choose your perfect colour from ivory, cornflower blue, lavender blue and pale blue. I have to say I would have to choose the pale blue paired with the pretty ivory lace!"
Two beautiful designs to choose between and I can see why Tracey found it so difficult.
We have had an incredible start to 2018 and have been busy bees making sure everything is perfect for our brides.
We wanted to take a little time to introduce you to the lovely Rachael's favourite garter!
Rachael picked one favourite garter that she would choose to wear on her wedding day.. well if this one was available when she got married a few years ago :)
"It's delicate, feminine and super pretty. I love the lace and the option of a blue or pink bow" - Rachael
I completely agree with Rachael's choice and love how beautifully soft the Kayla lace is against the leg.
I cannot wait to see which garters our final member of the team will choose! Keep an eye out next week for our creator Tracey's top choice.
When planning your wedding there are lots of things to keep your brain whirling away to make sure everything is perfect for you on your big day.
Finding the perfect accessories can almost be more difficult than finding THE dress! but don't worry because they will all be there for you when you start looking :)
Finding the perfect garter is easier than you think! There is no rule on the garter you choose, if you want it to be part of your something blue or something with a little sparkle then we will have the right design for you.
Now measuring for the perfect garter can be tricky but not if you follow our steps below.
1. Take a soft tape measure, alternatively if you don't have one you will be able to use a piece or string or cotton to place around your leg. Make sure that if you are using an alternative that is has no elasticity or stretch to it.
2. Choose your preferred garter leg, there is no rule on which leg to wear your garter but some like to wear it on the left due to your heart to be on the left.
3. Measure your leg, we recommend measuring roughly 5 inches above your knee whilst standing up. When measuring you don't want it to be tight, you want it flush on your skin creating no indent whilst standing.
This should give you the perfect measurement :) If you find you are unsure on the size or you fall in the middle of our standard sizes, please get in touch and we will be able to look into creating a custom size for you :)
Our standard sizes are below.
Extra Small: 35-40cm (13.5-16in)
Small: 40-50cm (16-20in)
Medium: 50-60cm (20-23.5in)
Large: 60-70cm (23.5-27.5in)
Extra Large: 70-80cm (27.5-31.5in)
It's so hard to choose just one! I think I have two favourites, firstly because I love anything with a bit of hand embroidery it would have to be the Iris garter, the initials make it so personal.
My second choice is the Mia garter, the super soft tulle and eyelash lace are so delicate and it's also a pleasure to make!
Getting ready on your wedding day is such a special time, you want to start the day off by feeling amazing!
We've recently added a new category to our shop which is cover ups! Designed to go perfectly with our garters they make getting ready all the more special. We also think they look amazing over dresses!
Charis is a full lace cover up finished with a beautiful hand covered hook and eye.
You may have noticed that we've updated some of our imagery! In December we were very lucky to work with some incredible people to put together these beautiful photographs of our new products and also of our sister company Britten Weddings for our gorgeous new garters and bridal accessories. I just wanted to share a few of our favourites :)
Thank you so much to the wonderful team! xx
Shoes - Emmy