Aug 28
A touch of lace
by: WWG2014


The old adage 'what once was old is new again' serves true with lace. For many years lace has been associated with weddings of yesteryear. Pair lace with burlap and you have a winning wedding decoration. Lace is a great tool to use in DIY wedding projects to give your wedding a sophisticated style on a budget. We would recommend adding in only a few of these elements as it is possible to go OTT with lace.



The most obvious place to add elements of lace to is your wedding dress. A beautiful lace sleeve or detail is so delicate and stunning. Full lace dresses are becoming more and more popular with brides looking for a vintage look. Because lace is so delicate, it is always good to have a sewing kit on hand, just in case it pulls or tears.


If you have ever seen women in church wearing stunning mantillas (chapel veil), you will understand how precious lace is when added to a veil. If you are not about a full lace veil, adding a lace outline is the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your big day.

Left to right, top to bottom: Katelyn James Photography, Cassandra Castenda Photogrpahy, Mint Photography, Kristi Wright, Lyndel Yeo & Daniel Jackson.



Incorporating lace into your centrepieces is perfect for a outdoor or marquee wedding, in keeping with the relaxed vibe. Pair lace with baby’s breath or a similar white, delicate flower. If you feel like getting creative, you can make a beautiful burlap table runner, with lace detail down the centre. Or why not cover a mason jar with lace and fill with beautiful wildflowers.


If you are steering away from satin or sparkles, lace shoes are the perfect way to add some glamour to your big day. This works best with pumps and they can be purchased with lace or lace can be added to your existing shoes – by a professional of course. You do not want to get hot glue all over your perfect wedding shoes. 

Left to right, top to bottom: Clary Pfeiffer, Mandi Nelson, Twin Hearts Photography, Holly Gardner, Carlie Statsky Photography.


We could go lace-decoration crazy! If you’ve ever imagined hanging paper lanterns, why not achieve the same effect with lace? Simply blow up a balloon, layer on lace as you would with papier-mache, leave it to harden and then pop the balloon. Left behind is a stunning lace ball decoration. For a stunning backdrop to your ceremony, hang two large sheets of lace and tie to the side for a perfect lace archway. For an outdoor wedding, lace umbrellas are an ideal way for guests to keep the sun from their eyes. 

Left to right, top to bottom: Ashley Garmon Photographers, Zaugh Photography, The Life You Love Photography, Robert J Hill Photography, Carmen Salazar.
All images from Pinterest.