Oh do I have something beautiful for you today! I recently hand made a custom wedding garter from the bride's mother's veil. Yes! I know that I usually share garters that I make from the bride's mother's (or grandmother's!) wedding dress, but today the custom garter that I want to spotlight was made from the mother's veil! It was a wedding heirloom dream come true and I loved hand making this garter set for the bride! Her mom cried, I cried - happy tears, of course! - it was all around amazing!
This custom wedding garter is a set, which means it includes a main garter and a smaller wedding garter toss. (If you are going to do the garter toss ceremony at your wedding, I'd recommend getting a garter to toss, but it certainly isn't required!)
For the main garter, I used an ivory satin background and then a few layers of the tulle from mother's veil. I added lace flower pieces that I took from around the veil and added them on top of the tulle as part of the design on the garter. I also added pearls to the lace flowers to make it extra dreamy! The tossing garter was a simple satin design with a little bow to coordinate with the main garter.
Here are a few more pictures of the mother's veil turned wedding garter heirloom for the bride to be....
Isn't this heirloom wedding garter that I hand made from the mother's veil so totally gorgeous?? I can't get enough, just looking back over these pictures again are making me tear up!
I know that the bride's mother loved seeing her veil have a new life as a wedding heirloom for her daughter to love forever! There were happy tears all around! Thank you so much to the mother of the bride - you know who you are - for letting me make this wedding heirloom for your family! Your daughter will love it and hopefully pass her garter down to her daughter some day!
Remember, you can see more custom wedding garters in my gallery and you can shop for a wedding garter anytime on The Garter Girl's site. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d love to work with you to custom design the most perfect wedding garter heirloom that you’ll love forever!