Hidden Pieces: Custom Garters

Hidden Pieces: Custom Garters
 Photography Credit: Becca Howland Photography

Photography Credit: Becca Howland Photography

Why do we toss the garters?!??! Because the 'barbaric' or better word: Historical, tradition of onlookers 'witnessing' a Bride and Groom's consummation after the wedding had to go (Bride's really didn't like it), so Grooms began tossing the garter before they left the wedding as a sign that consummation was about to happen.  It was seen as a token of good luck (psst: and still is, most of us just don't know why) that child bearing was on it's way!

At Gee June we make custom garters. Lately we have been making them out of old heirloom dresses that the family has gifted to their new bride!