Post # 1
I just joined the message boards because I figured this would be the best place to talk about wedding stuff as much as I want. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been feeling like my friends and family (except my mom, of course, moms live for this kind of thing) are getting tired of me always talking about wedding stuff. It’s kind of frustrating but I’m glad communities like this exist. Seems like people here are pretty supportive of each other and totally feel each others’ pain/frustration!
Anyway, I was wondering if any of you Bees know of any good lace resources, either online or in the Boston area? I’m trying to replicate this one gorgeous veil I saw on 100LayerCake and am looking for a very particular kind of lace (photo attached). I tracked the source of this veil to Cymbeline Paris in New York and although they were very sweet and cool, they quoted me at least $600 for it! Obviously I don’t have that much to spend on something I’ll wear for a few hours.
I’ve scoured the web and have found some lace suppliers, like Laceheaven.com, but they don’t have what I’m looking for. My future mother-in-law has volunteered to make the veil for me, but I want to help with sourcing the lace since it seems to be what really makes it special.
Any help you can offer would be amazing, thank you!!
Post # 3
I was on a lace quest too, and unfortunately, I never found what I wanted in the Boston area. I had to go to NYC, which worked out for me because my husband was still living there at the time. I went down to Saftler’s in Whitman and they told me that you can’t find “nice lace” anymore in the area – apparently the North End used to be full of little shops with gorgeous hand-milled lace, but they have long gone out of business 🙁 If you are able to get down to NYC by any chance, Lace Star was amazing – it’s on 40th between 7th and 8th. Good luck!
Post # 4
I make veils on etsy and order a lot from a store that’s located in Louisiana – http://www.baltazar.com. They have beautiful Alencon and Chantilly laces. Can’t see your lace very well, it looks like a chantilly type lace but not sure. Also try G Street Fabrics in Rockville, Maryland – http://www.gstreetdabrics.com. Great customer service – send them an email with a good close up copy of the lace you want – they’ve found specific laces for me several times (and they have great sales every couple of months).
Also, try eBay – good resource for vintage lace.
Post # 5
Sorry – typo in previous post – should be…..
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies! You’re all super helpful! 🙂
Post # 7
Hi Chowbella…you might want to chaeck out the lace trim at http://www.shopbritexnotions.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=SBN&Category_Code=BRID
This can be attached to plain organza to create the look you want at a more practical price.