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The History Of The Bridal Garter

Ayten Roberts

The History Of The Garter.

Originally used to hold up stockings and socks, the garter has now become the must have item for every bride. The wedding garter, placed just above the knee, is traditionally worn by the bride and removed by the groom at the end of the reception and thrown towards the unmarried male guests. Historically, this tradition relates to the belief that taking an article of the bride's clothing would bring good luck

'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Silver Sixpence for Her Shoe.'

We try and incorporate as many bridal traditions when designing our garters. Some include your something old -the vintage lace, while others include your something blue - in a small blue satin ribbon.  Our charms, such as the key and the horseshoe amulet can be removed and worn as a pendant after the wedding, or passed onto another bride as their something borrowed. Some of our garters are elegantly simple and feature just a small lace trim and satin bow, allowing you to use your own ‘borrowed’ charm. And finally, your handmade garter, made in our Brighton studio, is the something new.

Our Bespoke Garter Service.

To celebrate the launch of our bespoke bridal garter service we invited three brides-to-be to our Brighton studio to create their own garters. With a choice of silks and an array of Vintage English laces, some dating back 40 years, each bride was able to select the perfect combination of trim and finishing details, such as delicate blue satin bows (your something blue). I hope the brides-to-be had as much fun as I did and are happy with their creations. A sunny day was made even better by an afternoon of lingerie design – and a few glasses of celebratory Prosecco!

 

The beautiful brides to be pick their vintage laces and satin bows

 

Finishing touches are added such as hand tied ribbon bows and gems

The lovely brides with their finish garters