20 Ways to Use Eyelet Lace Throughout Your Wedding
As far as fabrics associated with the wedding day go, lace isn't exactly a new one. We've all seen our fair share of Chantilly, Guipure, Alençon, and lace appliqués used to create stunning wedding dresses and décor pieces. However, there's one lace variety that hasn't been getting the recognition it deserves, and that's eyelet lace. While the process of creating patterns with small cut-outs originated in the 16th century, this decidedly vintage-inspired fabric still looks at home in contemporary celebrations. If that doesn't speak to how timeless eyelet lace is, we don't know what does.
Although eyelet fabrics certainly have an antique vibe to them, there are so many ways to make the old-school fabric feel fresh and new. And if you love that vintage vibe? Then you have all the more reason to use the fabric throughout your wedding. If you want to use eyelet in small, understated ways, consider asking your florist to wrap your bouquet in a small piece of the fabric. If you really love the material, ask your planner to dress your reception tables with an eyelet tablecloth. No matter how you use it, it's guaranteed to fit into any type of wedding style. For this rustic reception, Alisa Lewis Event Design paired off-white eyelet napkins with a burlap table runner. However, the linens would have worked just as well with antique china on a vintage reception table.
Ahead, we've assembled a range of ideas from real weddings to inspire you. Whether you choose to don an all-over eyelet ensemble or make like one bride and carry a swatch of it down the aisle as your "something old," you're bound to find something in here that that suits your style and personality. Click through to see some of our favorite ways brides incorporated the fabric into their ceremony and reception.
This all-over eyelet lace Dolce & Gabbana number was a simple and stunning way for the bride to showcase her love for this material on the big day.
Lemons dotted the reception tables at this Italian-inspired event and gave the all-white eyelet tablecloths by Luxe Linen a vibrant pop of color.
Lace Inspired Plates
Natalie Choi Events placed wood plates on top of eyelet-inspired dishes for a truly unexpected look.
Dark blue fondant made the white eyelet lace pattern on this confection by Petal Dust Cakery really stand out.
Eyelet Drink Station
Victoria A. Donika of Carpe Diem Events further upgraded this couple's suspended prosecco bar by decorating it with an eyelet lace cloth.
Flower Girl Dress
Is there anything cuter than a flower girl in a classic white dress? This mini Tea Princess frock featured eyelet trim on the sleeves, skirt, and bodice.
Spruce up a wooden ceremony backdrop by draping an eyelet lace fabric over the top of the structure like Birds of a Feather Events did here. The planners also created these floral arrangements using garden roses and greenery.
Two eyelet lace-inspired flaps completed these unique tri-fold invitations by IBA Paper Goods.
The gray-hue of this bride's satin bouquet wrap allowed the ribbon's white lace trim to really stand out. For a sentimental touch, she added four family photos.
Ring Bearer Pillow
This couple's rings sat on an eyelet lace pillow. An olive-green ribbon secured the bands and gave a pop of color to the white fabric.
For this bride's "something old," she carried a piece of eyelet lace down the aisle—she was the 10th bride in her family to do so!
The intricate and unique shape of the cutouts on this Rue de Seine gown proved eyelet lace works just as well for a bohemian look.
For a unique addition to your ceremony arch, lay an eyelet-inspired netting over the pillars of your backdrop like Jack & Ginger Studios did here. Light shining through it will make for gorgeous photos, too.
Gift your guests lace-trimmed handkerchiefs to dry their "happy tears" with during your vows.