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Stunner Thursday: Ooh la Lace!

When I say “lace wedding dress,” what’s the first image to come to your mind? For many, it’s the beautiful lace gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (RIP…sigh) that the Duchess of Cambridge wore for her marriage to Prince William and for others it’s the iconic Grace Kelly’s gown wore for her wedding to Prince Rainier. Did you know that the lace for Grace’s dress was 125 year old Brussels rose point lace?

Quite often we think of lace as something old fashioned, stuffy, and reserved, but it doesn’t have to be. I have come up with a collection of lace gowns and sexy lace shoes that will turn heads and get tongues wagging. These pieces are definitely not for a shy bride. They are true statement pieces for the bride who loves lace, but that wants to really challenge the status quo.

Lace gowns can be transformed with plunging necklines, a mini hemline, see through panels, and thigh high slits. As for lace shoes, sexy lace up booties, ruffled accents, bold color, and a sky high stiletto heel brings the typical demure lace shoe to a super WOW! statement piece guaranteed to grab your guest’s attention. Here are just a sampling of some of the super sexy lace gowns and shoes that I came across in my quest to transform “yawn” in to “ooh la la!” I hope you find them fun and perhaps even consider them for your wedding. Take care all!

Racy Lace Bridal Gowns

$90 – shibawi.com

Vintage dress


Bridal dress

Blow dryers iron

Ad Spring/Summer 2012

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Lace bridal shoes

Charlotte Olympia high heels
£820 – charlotteolympia.com

Gold heels
$800 – gina.com

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti cut out heels
$298 – albertaferretti.com

$100 – chineselaundry.com

Zara sling back shoes
$90 – zara.com

Promiscuous shoes
$63 – zappos.com

JustFabulous high heels
$65 – heels.com

Amanda Special Order
$260 – milkandhoneyshoes.com

High heel shoes



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These are a few of my…Friday’s Favorites

Morning! Today’s Friday’s Favorites roundup brings you everything from burlap and lace details to Jane Austen Regency era inspiration to some incredibly sexy statement back gowns. Once again, you can find unique handmade items that fit any wedding theme on Etsy. When planning your wedding, keep individual artisans and small businesses in mind. You’ll find great wedding details that will have your guests wowed.

‘Favorite Things: Burlap and Lace’ by ravengrrl

Love Letters, Upholstered wo…


Burlap Ruffles & Lace Table …




Square lace save the date


Wedding Card Box / Birdcage …


Rustic ring pillow in vintag…


Wedding headpiece hairpiece …


Burlap and Lace Flower Mobil…


Burlap Off White and Cream L…


Feedsack, Burlap and vintage…


100 Silverware Pockets for W…


Burlap and Lace Bouquet Wrap…


Burlap and Lace Invitations …


Flower Girl Basket handmade …


Album or Guest book-Burlap a…


Wedding Bridal Bouquet in Bu…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

‘Wedding Backdrops’ by ravengrrl

Wedding & Event Backdrop Bac…


Wedding Backdrop Decoration …


Purple, Plum & Silver (with …


Orange Sorbet Fabric Backdro…


Blue and Green Mod Print Pho…


Wedding Backdrop – Tissue Ga…


Velvet Swagged Curtain Photo…


Beach wedding decor, sea she…


Garland Daisy chain DIY tis…


Tulle pom pom garland. Pinka…


Custom nail and thread lette…


Burlap backdrop streamer, 5&…


Ceremony Banner, Altar Backd…


Taupe Super Large 50×38 Ruff…


Southern Country Shabby Barn…


Berries and Cream … tissue…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

‘Mr. and Mrs. Darcy: Regency Wedding Theme’ by ravengrrl

I can never get enough Jane Austen and this is the theme I will be using for my own wedding although not strictly Regency period.

Handsewn pure silk velvet re…


Austen-tatious Wedding Invit…


Pride & Prejudice Silhouette…


Gold Regency – Jane Austen I…


Regency Medallions Beadwoven…


Romantic Lavender Bouquet – …


Luxurious Vintage Hand Held …


Jane Austen PEARL,CRYSTAL an…


Aqua French Knotted Silk Reg…


Pride and Prejudice Bunting …


Bridesmaid Gift Box, Wedding…


Exquisite Honey Flower Fasci…


Regency Tailcoat And Breeche…


Set of 5 Vintage Jane Austen…


novel wedding confetti hand …


Men’s Victorian / Edward…


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Monday’s Finding: Burlap and Lace

Monday, Monday…

I hope all of you moms had a great Mother’s Day weekend. Mine was lovely: a great gift from my kiddo- a HUGE decorated coffee cup (it’s literally almost as big as my head), brunch with the family, and my fiance got me a great gift as well. I wish my mom could have been there to celebrate with us, but I know she popped down from heaven for a bit to be there in spirit.

Today’s Monday’s Finding comes once again from Pinterest and is a decor combination that I just love: burlap and lace. It works for both rustic and vintage fetes and the look of something delicate paired with something rough. It’s a combination I am using for my own wedding next year and I hope these finds spark a little wedding decor creativity for you.

Burlap and Lace

Wedding Wednesday: Lace Inspiration

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this past year, you’ll know that the Duchess of Cambridge set off a major wedding dress trend: the return of lace. Lace gowns were a huge presence last Bridal Market in October of last year and an even bigger presence in April’s Bridal Market last month.

Lace is back in a big way and why limit it to just your dress? From lace cake details to lace bands on your invites, incorporating the lace trend in to your special day comes in many forms. I’d love to hear how you plan to infuse your wedding with lace. Drop me a note in the comments section and let’s chat it up!

Here is a bit of lace inspiration for you on this Wedding Wednesday:

Lace Inspiration