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"Beautiful, confident, excited, comfortable," declares Megan Ziems, founder of Grace Loves Lace, when asked how a wedding gown should make a bride feel. Uncoincidentally, those words also best describe the brand's new collection, which features an eclectic mix of romantic, sophisticated and effortless gowns along with unique and modern accessories. And now, we're giving you the exclusive first look at Grace Love Lace's latest creations—2021 brides, prepare to say yes to a dress right now!
As the brand behind the most pinned wedding dress on Pinterest, Grace Loves Lace is used to setting the bar high. But the "Elysian" collection pushes the envelope even further—and sets a hefty standard for other bridal gown debuts this season.
This collection has the same DNA as our other collections but it's 2020—we have evolved and we always create from the heart.
"I was inspired by nature and stillness, taking in the present and the beauty and soul of mother nature: cutting out the noise around us and meditating on what really matters to us," Ziems reveals of the final creations, which range from minimalist slips to boho sheaths to princess-worthy gowns. The entire collection boasts eleven dresses and several accessories, including a chic bridal bag that we can't wait to get our hands on!
"This collection is a beautiful mix of classic silhouettes with very high-end finishes and a heck of a lot of creativity," she adds.
I'm just not a traditional clutch kind of gal so the backpack was a must-have.
That's why Grace Loves Lace is also debuting more than just new dresses this season, but bridal accessories, too! Our personal favorite? The stretch crepe backpack, which was inspired by Ziems's time as a bride. "On the day of [the wedding], I was walking out the door to travel to the ceremony and realized I had nowhere to put my phone, lip gloss, perfume, compact. I'm just not a traditional clutch kind of gal so the backpack was a must-have."
We're also obsessing over the collection's new bridal hats, particularly the ultra-dramatic "Helena" wide-brimmed piece (because who says you have to wear a veil?). "It was just something we wanted to do as it's what we would want to wear," she says of bringing the trend back this season. "We worked with crepe quite a bit in the collection and it lent itself to modernizing the bridal hat and bag and it worked perfectly with all of the dresses. We value function, comfort and style; these accessories are a way of serving a purpose and allowing brides to add more flavor to their look."
Ahead, every design from Grace Loves Lace's brand new collection. And if you're anything like Ziems, the "Elysian" curation might just convince you to don three wedding day looks—"Monet," "Star" and "Estelle" are tied for her personal favorite!