There are black lace wedding decorations for the May the 4th wedding. At first, it was a bit difficult to think about but that’s what happened when my son wanted a Star Wars wedding date and his fiance wanted Bohemian Gothic colors? It was traditional in every way except for the colors.
May the 4th was the date set for my son, Baby Bird’s wedding. Being a Star Wars fan, that date was selected with the thought that he would never forget their anniversary. She (Lady Bird) wanted a Bohemian-Gothic wedding. He wanted to get married immediately and she wanted to get married in October. That would allow more time to plan a wedding. May the 4th gave us a couple of months to get ready. I was simply excited that they were making that commitment to each other.
She had a great Pinterest board with lots of black and burgundy items. I knew from the beginning that this was not going to be your typical wedding celebration. But then there is rarely anything in my life that is typical. I hate to admit that I am just a bit stuck in my ways BUT I still have enough of the 1960’s in my mind that I actually was ready for the challenge of not only thinking outside of my box but getting outside of my box.
On the Road Trip to Round Top, I found black lace and burgundy lace to embellish 12 glass votives and to wrap around the “naked cake”. And black lace for lots of other things.
With wedding season on top of us (it may be a little late for this summer) here are a few ideas just in case you need something that is NOT traditional – like our “Black Lace Wedding Decorations”.
I took the supplies with me when I went to visit my mom and sister.
Because the side of votives was not straight, it was just a little tricky. Here’s what I did.
Measure and cut the lace first.
For the top cut the lace into two pieces.
Apply E-6000 to the edges. That is the shiny rows you can see in the photo above.
Attach the lace to the top first
Adjust to fit.
Attach the bottom layer of lace
Let dry thoroughly – overnight
Black lace for the naked cake. A naked cake is a cake with frosting between the layers and only a smear of frosting on the sides.
Black lace for the garter. Click on the image to go to the video.
Black lace for the wedding veil. Click on the image to go to the video.
Was I bothered by all the black? Not at all. I was watching prayers being answered right in front of my eyes. Being a mom of three sons, I have learned that things are not always what they look like. And in my 60+ years I have witnessed some beautiful, elaborate weddings where the bride wore white and the colors were soft and pastel. Everything looked perfect and yet ended in divorce.
Myself – my first wedding was in his home with very few in attendance. It was 1968. We were both barefoot and wearing bell-bottoms. I had daisies in my hair. That one only lasted a few years.
When I married My Hubby, it was 1972. We had been living together for a couple of weeks. He called from work one day and asked, “What are you doing? Want to go get married?” Me – “Yes.” Hubby – “Well, get a sitter for Erick (my oldest) and I will come home at lunch and get cleaned up and we will go get married.”
No cake, no punch, no reception, no bridesmaids, no fancy dress, no best man. Just us, the preacher and his wife.
We met on June 6, 1972 and married on July 14, 1972. We were married for 44 years until he passed away in 2017.
So whether it is a black lace wedding or a white lace wedding, “I will endeavor to trust in the Lord with all my heart and will not lean on my own understanding; 6 in all my ways I will submit to Him, and I trust Him to make my paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (words in italics are my own paraphrase)
And try to remember that things are not always what they look like.
’til next time,
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