Friday, January 13, 2012

Wedding Garter For Laura

If you have been following my blog, you may remember the Wedding Wish Tree that I created for my 'niece' Laura's.  I also offered to design a wedding garter set for her, including a garter that she would wear and one for her to toss that was old, new, borrowed and blue.

The vintage rhinestone earrings are old and blue, and the dupioni silk and stretch lace are brand new. Laura borrowed my heart while I was hand stitching her garter....

I used Singer Lace Flat Stretch  11/4" that provided the exact amount of stretch for the garter.


I hand-stitched 3 delicate rosettes from 100% Dupioni silk for the bride's garter and 3 smaller rosettes for the toss garter.  I then adhered icy blue vintage rhinestone earrings to the bride's garter.  Laura was thrilled and I was honored to gift them to her.

Perfect for the bride-to-be!

Let me know what you think....


  1. OMG...How gorgeous! What a thoughtful, beautiful, creative idea! I can well imagine how thrilled the bride, Laura, must have been, to receive them as gifts from you. Truly unique, delicate & soooo pretty!

  2. I was thrilled, Shirley! Sooo beautiful, Heather. You even had everything lined up down to the gift bag. When I bought my dress, I didn't think I would be able to wear a garter because it is shiny silk that laid right on my legs, but here is the perfect solution. Couldn't have imagined something better. And the earrings were gorgeous! I'll always cherish this and hope I can pass it along for another bride to "borrow"

  3. So creative and thoughtful! Beautiful job!

  4. I'll tell you what I think! I've never seen such a beautiful garter and I love those earrings! I'm not even getting married and I loved them!

  5. So gorgeous! You are so talented. It's inspiring! xo

  6. They are so beautifully done, you can tell you did them with love, it shows!