Real Garter: Ashlee

mother and daughter on wedding day

I'm so excited to share Ashlee's family heirloom garter! This beautiful bride came to me and she had two garters that were her mother's from her wedding day 30 year prior and a lace bralet that she wanted to use on a totally new garter design just for her. And, a totally new design is exactly what we did! We were able to re-design the garters and incorporate the lace from the bralet in a completely unique custom family wedding garter for Ashlee.

(Side note, if you love Ashlee's wine barrel wedding decor, check out our winery wedding inspiration blog post!)

I'm so proud of how this custom heirloom turned out! I'm always amazing at how different each piece, but when you use different materials each time, the garter starts to take on a life of it own! For Ashlee's garter we took the lace from each of the garters and the bralet, and then layered the lace pieces together to create ruffles on the garter.

See pictures that I took of Ashlee's family heirloom garter made from her mother's garters. I even have some pictures of her mother's garters before I cut them apart! 

Even more exciting, Ashlee shared a few pictures from her outdoor fall wedding in California from Nicole Leever Photography. From the Bordeaux bridesmaid dresses to an amazing floral installation on the tree at the wedding ceremony, this wedding was a rustic, elegant dream come true!  

There are even a few pictures of Ashlee and her mother getting ready for the big day!

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(Side note, if you love Ashlee's wine barrel wedding decor, check out our winery wedding inspiration blog post!)

rustic wedding ceremony tree decorbride and groom portraitsoutdoor California wedding at private homehappy couple at outdoor CA wedding at private residencecouple at outdoor California fall wedding at family home 


Photo Credits: Nicole Leever Photography

So amazing right!? I told you that it was the elegant rustic wedding that dreams are made of!

If you want to see more, be sure to check out Ashlee's custom family wedding garter that i made from her mother's garters in my garter gallery.

Thank you so much, Ashlee, for letting me not only make your custom family heirloom garter for you from your mom's garters, but share your gorgeous wedding photos with everyone! I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

To see more real wedding garters on brides, be sure to check out my blog. You can also order your wedding garter and browse my collection on my website.