Although the results are very intricate, SugarVeil is really not difficult at all to do - it's just different from other cake decorating techniques, kind of like learning fondant after being familiar with buttercream. If you go to http://www.facebook.com/sugarveilicing, you can see photos and read peoples' comments as they use SugarVeil for the first time. Some have questions, and Facebook is great for letting an audience experience and learn with them along the way.
We've several Confectioners' Mats that create shapes of lace that would go with the brides request - http://www.sugarveil.com/mat/sugarveil-mat.htm, but you can also download and print the lace designs of the cakes pictured on this page http://www.sugarveil.com/icing_dispenser/design_patterns.htm. When you place the designs under greased parchment paper, you can trace/pipe the lines with a parchment cone filled with SugarVeil icing. SugarVeil "sets" so that you can peel it from the parchment and, because it is flexible, you can wrap the lace around a cake. Or you can also make it days ahead of time and store it between sheets of parchment in a zipped bag until you are ready to place it onto the cake.
Do let me know if you've any questions - also, if you'd like to see SugarVeil in action, take a look at the videos here http://www.youtube.com/sugarveil. Thank you!