Wrap Your Wedding in the Lace Trend

Add the romance of spring/summer 2015 runways to your wedding with these lace touches.

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Photo by Liz Linder Photography/Courtesy of AE Events

The spring/summer 2015 runways were dripping with white lace, but not in a grandma way. Erdem had it tiered and sheer, while Louis Vuitton dug deep into the ’70s. And let’s face it. The moment Kate Middleton wore her gasp-worthy Alexander McQueen wedding gown, lace catapulted itself back onto the global stage.

Here are a few ways to add lace to your big day.

Invitations: Whether they’re opulent, vintage or romantic, starting your celebration with lace on your invitations is a must. Work with your printer to design a simple pattern around the edges for a special look to announce your wedding.

Bringing Ideas to the Table: From simple flower-filled wrapped mason jars to full overlays for the entire table, how far you choose to incorporate this lace trend is up to you. It can put a subtle feminine edge on the celebration or it could place your guests in the middle of a romantic Romeo and Juliet sonnet. For a place somewhere in the middle, consider covering the reception chairs with lace tiebacks.

Fashion Forward: When a full-lace wedding gown is just too grand, you can still add romantic touches here and there. For instance, think of using a delicate lace sash to emphasize your waist. A capelet also incorporates this vintage vibe in a modern way. When draped over your strapless gown, the lace brings your walk down the aisle to a whole new level without having the trend take over your entire look.

A Definite Do: Your headpiece is a perfect place for lace, whether it’s a flowing cathedral veil, a simple headband, or a pill box with an overlay. If you have lace from a family member’s gown, use it to edge your veil.

Photo courtesy of David's Bridal

Photo courtesy of David’s Bridal

All in Favor: Pretty boxes covered in lace filled with party favors add a unique twist on the typical. We love these Rustic Romance Kraft Lace Favor Box Set (available at David’s Bridal, $22/24 boxes).

Flowers: Work with your florist to incorporate thick strands of lace dripping from bouquets or wrapped around your floral centerpieces. If you have a long strip of lace from your mom’s or grandma’s gown, try tying it around your bouquet’s base.

black lace design drawn freehand using a piping bag of royal icing over of a fondant cake/Photo courtesy of Oakleaf Cakes

black lace design drawn freehand using a piping bag of royal icing over of a fondant cake/Photo courtesy of Oakleaf Cakes

How Sweet: Ask your baker to add soft lace elements for a romantic softness to your cake decoration. Creative minds and crafty hands can embellish your tiers in a lace-like effect by using intricate fondant cutouts.

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