Putting on the garter is a process that can involve a lot of people (bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride, etc) or it can be a very personal event. This bride wanted to do it herself and she only asked me to photograph it so her husband-to-be could enjoy the memory later on. This was from a wedding I shot in Portland.
Removing the garter from the bride is a time honored tradition. A lot of young couples these days, however, are finding ways to insert a little creativity into it. This bride tied hers on in such a way that it was much harder for the groom to remove. All the guests knew about the slipknot; the groom did not:)