Julianne Smith

Lives In

Washington, D.C.


  • Wake Forest University


  • Wedding Heirlooms
  • Wedding Traditions


Julianne is the owner, designer, and creative mind behind The Garter Girl, a company that has been creating bespoke bridal heirlooms for over 15 years. She previously created and edited the blog United With Love. Prior to her career in the bridal industry, Julianne was the communications director for the U.S. House of Representatives and worked for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

She has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, BuzzFeed, Southern Weddings, and Style Me Pretty. 


Julianne attended Wake Forest University. 

About Brides and Dotdash

Brides is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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