11 June 14  |  Wedding Events   |  

Ways to Use Lace in Your Wedding

Written by Julianne Cuomo, Director of Celebrations.

Nothing whispers sweet and traditional like the elegance of a bride wearing lace. This timeless fabric is perfect for ALL types of weddings, from black tie to casual to country. Beyond the dress, there are ways to incorporate lace into your wedding for brides with either modern or traditional style. Check out these unique ways to use lace in your wedding:

The Dress

Photo by Solutions Bridal on Instagram @solutionsbridal

Photo by Solutions Bridal in Orlando, Florida

If you have had your nose in any bridal magazines lately then you probably already know…sleeves are the new “thing.” Spiraling from the Royal Wedding, strapless is out and sleeves are in, in, in, which has Florida brides shaking their heads at the thought of being hot, hot, hot!

Ladies, lace is here not to fear! Lace is the perfect choice for adding a sleeve or straps to your gown. You can also use lace to create an overlay on a backless dress, which is a great way to keep your modern look classy.

The Veil

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Many modern brides are opting to ditch the veil for something less, such as a birdcage or tiara. Before tossing this tradition out the door, at least try one veil on…because, “you never know until you try it on.” Plus, there are so many types and styles of veils, which we will explore in an upcoming wedding blog.

Veils are a great way to amp your bridal look when worn with simple and classic gowns. If you are considering a birdcage instead of a “traditional” veil, and if you hate rhinestones, look for a birdcage with a lace broach. Wearing lace pinned in your hair as a broach can also be worn alone without a veil or birdcage.

The Cake

One tier, two tiers, three tiers…four! Did you know bakers can actually decorate wedding cakes with edible fondant accents to match the lace design of your wedding dress? As you can see, lace designs on a cake are also a great way to make floral decorations pop! Just be sure to do your “homework” by checking that your baker has the correct experience for this level of décor prior to ordering. KB Kakes in Alachua, Florida, recently made a cake for Golden Ocala Wedding.

The Centerpieces

center lace

Photo retrieved from Heavenly Bloom’s Pinterest

Set the mood with centerpieces accented with a little lace—an easy find at any fabric store.  Wrap lace around vases and fill them with candles for an elegant, yet classic look. For southern brides or any bride wanting a shabby chic wedding, we love the idea of using lace as table runners. Try buying lace in bulk online to cut the cost of your centerpieces.

The Invitations


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For all the boot-wearing brides with shabby chic style, DIY invitations with lace accents are “a must.” There are so many easy ways to use pieces of lace on your homemade invitations. For invitation design tips and ideas, look on Pinterest. We suggest using buttons, straw string or satin ribbon to attach the lace to each invite.

From the veil to the cake, nothing can replace the breathtaking beauty of lace. Be sure to send us pictures of your favorite wedding ideas for your special day at #GoldenOcalaBrides. Start your happily ever after with us, call (352) 402-4376 and schedule a tour today.