I used to think of lace as a fabric that was meant for ladies who are more traditional and even stuffy or antique, but that is most definitely not the case! The new year is bringing the bold back to lace, and I can’t get enough of these delicate fabric details.
I found a pretty great blurb on Wedding Wire blog today while I was surfing the net, which summed up how many designers are utilizing bolder and more dramatic lace patterns for their gown designs. Modern designs give you all the romantic qualities of traditional lace patterns, but with an extra contemporary flair.
It turns out that lace is actually quite a versatile fabric, and can be used to create nearly endless styles and designs. I found a truly fabulous quote about lace from author and lacemaker Lori Howe that helps illustrate why lace details are great for weddings, both aesthetically and symbolically:
“Lace is as much about the space between the threads as it is about the threads themselves.”
Perfect quote, right? Here’s the thing: After giving it a little thought, I realized that lace is truly a delicate, intricate interweaving of threads that are positioned to create a beautiful meshwork together. This is like the perfect symbolism for weddings and marriage all-together, isn’t it?
Plus, there’s virtually no limit to the parts of your wedding that you can incorporate lace details – lace doesn’t stop with your train, ladies! Some really cool ways to incorporate lace is with details like our Sentimental Lace Unity Candle, Vintage Black Lace Guest Book and Vintage Black Lace Flower Basket. Lace seriously works everywhere!
And goodness, don’t forget about your wedding invitations! Our Shimmering Lace Invitation uses embossed print to create a lace pattern that is both elegant and sleek, while our Eyelet Band Invitation takes dainty fabrics front and center with the vintage-style band that slips over the invite.
What do you think about lace wedding trends? Did I change the way you think of lace? Leave us a comment and let us know!