It’s a new year and, for any lucky lady who got an engagement ring from Santa over the holidays, it is go time for planning a dream wedding. Every bride seems to have a mother-in-law with strong opinions and girlfriends who are pitching “totally perfect” details from their own receptions, not to mention the multitude of color schemes, invitation styles and seasonal flower combinations available to brides on Pinterest. Instead of getting caught up in a whirlwind of already-been-done ideas, some 2013 brides are opting to set a trendier tone for their nuptials. Enter lace.
Sure, wedding gowns have featured lace since Victorian times as a staple in throwing a classy, romantic fete. But, this year we’re beginning to see more creative uses of lace that help brides blend that classic feel with more modern romantic touches. Here are two ways to lace up any wedding 2013-style:
With jewelry: The end of 2012 saw an explosion of lace-inspired jewels, and this trendy mix of bold and feminine is here to stay for 2013. Brides who are opting for more modern wedding gown fabrics, while also craving a hint of the traditional, should try Stella & Dot’s Chantilly Lace Cuff and Chandelier Earrings to finish the bridal look. Brides in the Akron-area and beyond can snap up these styles for a steal at www.stelladot.com/joneskatie.
With tablescapes: For the bride who can’t afford those fancy linens - no problem! Any bride can turn plain old building paper into a gorgeous, lace-inspired table runner in just a few quick steps. This project is totally doable even for brides who aren’t traditionally crafty, as long as they can operate scissors and a can of spray paint. Martha Stewart Weddings provides a great how-to here. (Akron-area brides can find the recommended red rosin building paper at Flower Factory in Canton – a fantastic resource for lots of DIY wedding projects!)
Whether a bride is planning a funky hipster wedding, a casual outdoor reception or a more traditional celebration, 2013 is proving that there is always a place for lace!