If you’re not familiar with Australia-based bridal fashion house Grace Loves Lace, you should be. We could wax poetic about the uniquely unstructured beauty of its wispy, one-of-a-kind gowns. Handmade from the finest French laces and silks in the softest shades of cream, ivory, and white, the ethereal and effortlessly romantic designs reflect the free-spiritedness of the bohemian era, and they’re imbued with the charm and authenticity that exist in only the most beautiful heirloom pieces of yesteryear. Now the label has brought its graceful touch to a newly unveiled line of hair adornments. Best of all, every single item in the collection is surprisingly affordable; we were pleasantly shocked when we discovered the modest price tags on these beguiling beauties. The combination of budget-friendliness and vintage-inspired exquisiteness, which makes Grace Loves Lace truly outstanding in the world of bridal fashion, is every boho bride’s dream come true.
The woodsy, moodily dark setting of this hauntingly beautiful shoot, which took place in Queensland’s Currumbin Valley, really brings out the alluringly mysterious and enchanted feel of Grace Loves Lace’s beloved gowns and brand new hair accessories collection. “The aim of the shoot was to showcase our new veils and headpieces,” said Megan Ziems, head designer. “We have been dreaming up a dark and magical forest shoot for quite some time, and when we came across this location—a 150-acre block of land named Shamba Malaika, which means ‘Garden of Angels’ in Swahili—I knew it was meant to be.” What an apt name for the locale, as these organic, otherworldly creations are more than fit for an angel!
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Shown in the photographs above, Grace Loves Lace’s signature “Grace” dress has tiers of vintage-inspired French lace and hand embroidery. It is paired with the “Sansa” headpiece/veil, a beaded and silver thread–embellished French embroidery headband that is attached to a two-tier tulle veil.
Shown in the photographs above, the stunning “Sarah” dress is made from ivory silk chiffon, and the cups feature a second layer of stretch French lace underneath. The dress is fully lined, and the soft, floaty skirt features a small train. The back is beautifully low and features semi-sheer soft tulle straps and handmade flowers. The waist features handmade flowers and sheer tulle with three antique silver studs.
The “Vivienne” dress exudes timeless glamour and features the most beautiful nigh neckline and keyhole back. This gown is for the bride who wants something striking that can be dressed up or down.
The “Rebecca” dress features French-embroidered lace, a flattering high neckline, and a gorgeous open back. The dress is fitted to the waist and buttons at the neck. The paneled Godet skirt cut creates a slight fullness, as well as nice movement and a beautiful shape. The waist can be accentuated with a belt or left plain. This dress is paired with the delicate “Halia” headband, a chain of small white flowers that ties under the hair.
Here the “Rebecca” dress is paired with the lovely “Florence” flower crown, a dreamy, realistic-looking floral crown designed with peach and pink fabric garden roses and cream-colored fabric ranunculi. The crown is handmade using a braided, bark-covered wire base and filled in with an assortment of silk leaves and wispy silk baby’s breath. It’s handmade to order, so keep in mind that yours can be customized!
Another view of the “Florence” flower crown
Shown in the photographs above, the vintage-inspired “Charlotte” dress looks like a gorgeous antique collectable. Featuring sheer capped sleeves, fitted cups, a fitted torso, a lace-up back, and beautiful scalloped eyelash lace edging. It looks beautiful paired with the “Hollie” veil, a sheer, delicate ivory tulle veil with vintage-inspired embroidery edging.
Shown in the photographs above, the “Colette” dress features gorgeous French lace flutter sleeves and a stunning low back. It has a very French-garden-wedding feel to it, and it’s slimming and comfortable with just the right amount of sexiness. The sleeves can be worn on or off the shoulder. The skirt falls naturally from under the bust and features side splits, gorgeous lace details, and a small train. It is shown with the matching “Colette” veil, a train-length tulle veil with a corded guipure trim and pearl bead embellishments around the edging.
“Madeline” is a beautiful figure-hugging dress that features silk chiffon frill sleeves and a relaxed floaty skirt. The stretch French lace fits like a glove and is perfect for showing off your curves. The back has a flattering scooped shape. It is shown here with the “Sephora” headband, a striking long tulle headband designed to be worn on the side of the head with multi-layer flowers.
As shown in the photographs above, the “Madeline” dress looks simply stunning with the “Pia” head tie, a gorgeous floral crown constructed out of natural braided hemp and adorned with Swarovski glass pearls and fabric flowers, which are made out of bridal satin and organza. The flowers are complemented by a spray of ostrich feathers. A coordinating silk ribbon flows freely from the ends.
Real boho brides go barefoot! Do it in style with these feather- and leather-fringed hemp “barefoot” sandals. They feature cool aqua blue ostrich feathers, fluorite bead chips, and antique copper wire. They’ve been finished with brown wooden beads and a brown goose feather.
The “Jasmine” veil is a breathtaking train-length, double-edged, French-embroidered veil with an embellished headband and ribbon tie.
The “Edith” cap/veil is a gorgeous beaded and embellished French embroidery tulle cap with a single-layer tulle veil.
A new addition to Grace Loves Lace’s line of boleros and jackets, the “Talia” bolero features sheer, embroidered lace sleeves and dramatic ostrich feather details on the neckline. This one is sure to wow!
CREDITS: Gowns, veils, and hairpieces: Grace Loves Lace / Photography: James Frost / Styling: Megan Ziems / Makeup artist: Elina Valttila / Model: Rebecca Ronald / Location: Currumbin Valley, Old Australia
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