Meet the designer
My name is Erin Truesdell. I create simple, unique and creative bridal garters. I live in the Kingston area of Ontario, Canada. By trade, I am a project manager for a software company and Mommy to a beautiful baby girl, Emily.
I have loved weddings for a long time! When I was young, I had a lot of weddings to attend (thanks to a very large family) and always had so much fun! I learned to sew at a very early age on my Grandma's sewing machine. Let me tell you, there were some interesting projects, the most common reminder being shorts for our family dog. . . poor dog!
In high school I started working as a bridal consultant, a job which I absolutely loved, and did that for 6 years throughout and immediately after University. I still have an affinity for the wedding industry and am so excited to be able to work with brides to create special little pieces to coordinate with their weddings.
How did Garters by Erin get started?
I had a good friend who was looking for a specific garter and couldn't find what she wanted locally. Because her wedding date was close, ordering online wasn't an option.
I decided I could figure out how to make what she wanted- I love to sew, I'm creative -- done deal. Although the first one took some time, the final product was awesome. After completing that garter, I kind of missed the fun of doing it- and so began Garters by Erin!