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Modern Heirlooms For The Stylish Bride.

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Our Bride.

The Garter Girl bride does not lose her identity when she become a bride. She retains her own sense of style. In fact, she celebrates it. She knows that choices based on who she is and what she loves, well before becoming a bride, will never be out of style.

You can see her personal style in her gown, her shoes, her veil and, of course, her wedding garter. She is not about what Pinterest says is trendy or other people are trying to guilt her into. She loves her choices forever, because they are her. 

The Garter Girl bride values her family, her traditions and her personal style. She wants a wedding garter heirloom that will be a lifelong reminder of exactly how she felt on her wedding day – like her most stylish, confident and radiant self.

Our Story.

It’s no surprise that an heirloom wedding garter handmade by The Garter Girl is equally as stylish as it is meticulously constructed. Inheriting creativity from her seamstress mother and precision from her surgeon father, The Garter Girl’s founder and owner, Julianne Smith, brings a beautiful combination of both to the business.

Julianne recognized the need for heirloom-quality, stylishly designed wedding garters after searching endlessly for a custom garter suitable for her bride-to-be friend, Brooke, and coming up empty. (This was back in the Dark Ages of 2003, when there was no such thing as Etsy or social media to rely on.)

So, what did Julianne do? She not only figured out how to make a custom wedding garter, but she designed it to perfectly reflect Brooke’s unique style and personality. The bride loved her garter and she still cherishes it as her special wedding heirloom more than a decade later.

Our Mission.

Just wedding garters…? That’s it…? You don’t do anything else…?

We get these confused questions quite often. To set the record straight, yes, it is all wedding garters, all the time. Here in The Garter Girl’s Washington, DC studio, we believe in doing one thing and doing it impeccably.

Using the finest laces, the softest satins and the highest quality notions, The Garter Girl’s heirloom wedding garters are handmade and never intended to be tossed.

Our bridal garters are designed to celebrate the bride’s unique, personal sense of style. And, most of all, our wedding garters are meant to be saved, loved for a lifetime, and passed down from generation to generation.

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