Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lace is back!

Everyone used to go for simple elegance with clean lines, but the tradition and romance of lace is making its way back. We can see it on gowns, invitations, and even cakes! Whether you go for an all-lace gown or put lace simply on the bodice or as trimmings, the sophistication of it all will be sure to make you feel like royalty. It has a unique texture, which is another growing trend, and also hides bumps and lumps that silk satin normally wouldn't. But the best thing about lace is that it's adaptable to both a traditional and modern feel - so it doesn't look like your mother's wedding dress.

Here are a few laced dresses we found at Warren Barron Bridal, located in Highland Park Village (http://www.warrenbarron.com/). It is the only boutique that carries Oscar de la Renta, along with many other couture lines.

[Oscar de la Renta]

[Monique Lhuillier] Check out the back of this dress on her official website (http://www.moniquelhuillier.com/). Look for Agnes in the Bridal Fall 2009 Collection.

If you don't want your theme to look too busy or overly feminine, add just a trim of lace to your decor. It's all in the details! Here are some ideas to incorporate this elegant design into your wedding:

  • Cake
  • Veil
  • Bouquet
  • Table runners
  • Invitations, save the dates, place cards
  • Garter
  • Doilies
  • Decor: vases, candles
  • Hanky

We love the extravagance and creativity of Fancy Cakes by Lauren, which is located in Dallas (http://www.fancycakesbylauren.com/). This cake has a white fondant rouching opening to expose just enough of the flirtatious lacey design.

Here's a shot by Scott Hagar at a wedding we designed (http://www.scotthagar.com/). Line your cake with lace, instead of the usual satin ribbon.

You can also wrap lace ribbon or trimming around your bouquet, like this one. This picture is courtesy of Stephen Karlisch, a phenomenal photographer in our region (http://www.karlischphotography.com/). He is one of the most sought-after photographers, but we were gracious to have him shoot one of our recent weddings earlier this year in March!

Invitations, place cards, and more by The White Aisle (http://www.whiteaisle.com/).

If you're just starting out planning your wedding or are looking to add an extra flair, consider a little modernized romance with lace!

Come back for more trends and wedding features!

Team Bella

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