You know that I love hand making heirloom wedding garters, so I hope you love this real crochet wedding garter as much as I do! I absolutely have to share this real wedding garter with you, it was just too pretty and so special. Even though I didn't make it, far be it from me to keep you from seeing some so meaningful and pretty.
I saw this wedding garter on the relentless bride blog and it blew me away. I'm a knitter, so I knew right away that this heirloom wasn't purchased, someone hand-made this for the bride. Sure enough, this wedding garter was hand crochet for Kelly, by her mother as a surprise bridal shower present. How sweet?!
As Kelly said…
My mom made the garter. She's always been crafty, and knew from the start that she wanted to make something for my wedding day that would be a nice keepsake…She made it in a champagne color to match my dress, and added some Swarovski crystals to add a little "bling" to it as well…Everyone ooohed and aaahed when I opened the box at the shower…We had a destination wedding, and didn't do a garter toss at the reception; however, we plan to do one at the at-home reception, but we won't be giving away that garter – we'll throw one someone can take home with them. I'll be saving this garter as a keepsake.
Thanks, kKelly, for sharing your beautiful wedding garter with me (and all of us!). (She is a beautiful bride, don't you think!?) and tell your mom that I'm in awe of her crochet skills!
Want to crochet a wedding garter heirloom for yourself?
I found some free, pretty crochet wedding garter patterns online. Here a free pattern for a crochet wedding garter and here is another free pattern for a bridal garter. I also have a free crochet wedding garter pattern of my own.
Will you be DIY'ing your wedding garter heirloom, or will you get in touch with me to make one for you? Either way, I hope that you love your wedding garter forever!
For more of my wedding ideas and inspirations, you can shop all of my wedding garter designs right here.