After a lot of thought and swatching, I decided to go with a simple design for my wonderful Future Daughter In Law's wedding shawl. We consulted on yarns- she really liked the Knit Picks Bare Merino, not only for the softness (it's Merino-duh), but the off-white blends well with her dress, and she likes the fact that it'll be warmer than a very light lace yarn. She and Matt are getting married on the beach (all together now: aaaawwwww), but it's a beach in Northern Oregon, and Northern Oregon beaches are cold, even in the summer time. A lacy shawl that also provides a bit of protection against the wind is the perfect solution.
I finished one edge, and will cast on the other (probably not until Friday- daytimes are for working on MG V3.0, and the next two evenings are for American Idol). The body will have the lattice design running up both edges as a border, but I have not decided on the main lace motif yet, or if it will be a single design, or a combo of several. I'll have to come to a decision about that soon.
All sections will have some beading, which will not only give the shawl some sparkle, but will add a bit of heft which will help it to stay put in the ocean breeze.
I think it's going to be beautiful!