Ever since Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen dress, lace wedding gowns have been extremely popular. And while we love them, lace can also add a romantic feel to decorations, flowers, cakes, and so much more. Plus, this fabric can easily be adapted to fit any color scheme or season. Here are some of our favorite ways to add lace to everything but the gown.
Your baker can create a lace-like effect on your cake by using intricate fondant cut-outs or tiers:
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Add a pop of color or go with an allover hue:
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Use unconventional materials; how sweet is this pink Rice Krispie wedding cake?
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A delicate floral sash emphasizes your waist:
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A unique lace headpiece or a rhinestone and lace headband? Definitely a "do!"
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Stay in the shade with this romantic lacy umbrella:
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Perfect dance-all-night shoes:
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Adding lace to already-romantic flowers is super sweet. Here are some of our favorite bouquets and centerpieces featuring this fabric.
Wrap a thick strand of lace around your floral centerpiece for a romantic feel:
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This bouquet has a rustic feel to it:
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This beautiful bouquet on the left is made of fern, lilacs, ranunculus, rice flower, veronica flowers with all shades of purple. Tie it with a bow to bring out the vintage charm. The bouquet featured on the right was inspired by "rustic romance," the color peach and English roses. Lace highlights the rustic and romantic feel.
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The lace wrapped around this bride's bouquet is actually from her aunt's wedding gown and fabric from her grandparents. She wanted to honor the members of her family that could not be there with her — love this idea!
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Lace-like doilies make for perfect rose petal toss holders:
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This beautiful bow was featured at a Tuscan-inspired wedding in Florida. Lace + burlap + flowers = adorable aisle decoration!
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Lace tablecloths and chair covers add a feminine touch to your reception:
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Beautiful lace "sun-catchers" — the bride made them herself!
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A subtle hint of lace on these card boxes really adds vintage charm:
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Even lighting can be lace-inspired:
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This lace-like shell chandelier is gorgeous and affordable:
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Tell us: Will you include lace into your wedding day? What's your favorite lace-inspired item?