HEIRLOOM LACE, SOMETHING OLD BECOMES SOMETHING NEW...
Ireland has such a long history with lace. As far back as the 16th Century, the Irish started producing lace. It was at the turn of the 20th Century the 'white gown' came about and it was often accentuated with Irish lace, a form of crochet lace that was regarded as a couture profession. Crochet Centers were set up all over Ireland by the Ursuline Sisters in order to provide employment during the famine. History documents the first center was started in 1845 in Blackrock, County Cork.
Soon, the couture lines of London, New York and Vienna sought out 'Irish Lace,' for the fashions of the day. Irish Lace was used to make dresses and to decorate blouse bodices and cuffs, trimmings and ruffles.
To this very day, many brides will add Irish lace to their wedding gowns. On her wedding day, an Irish bride traditionally carried a lace handkerchief, which was then used to make a bonnet for the christening of the couple’s first child. The hanky can be handed down from generation to generation.We took that idea of heirloom or vintage time worn lace and we created our 'Faded Lace' Invitation...something old and making it new and contemporary. The matching faded lace print envelope also works as your wedding information sheet and unwraps to reveal the modern invite inside - all your essentials in one. The invite is available in a selection of colours, pale blue, mauvlicious (below), fawnish, powder grey, seafolly & blush, custom options are available. See the full collection in our online shop.