It’s time for Wedding Wednesday! (P.S. I can’t believe I am almost at the 5 month mark… CRAZY!)
Every bride (and groom!) gets to put their very own unique mark on their wedding- planning a celebration (no matter the date, guest list, cost or colors) that fits the personalities of the couple. Some weddings are true to standard wedding traditions, while others break the mold a bit.
From the weddings I swoon over in magazines and wedding blogs, it seems like most brides choose to honor the tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” in their special day. According to The Knot:
“This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme (“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”), and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day are just good luck charms. Don’t stress too much about them — they are the little tokens of love your mother, sister, other relatives, and attendants will give you at the eleventh hour (although you can give them to yourself, too). Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom”
A sixpence in your shoe? Who knew!
Anyway, I’ve seen some adorably creative ways in which brides incorporate their “something blue” into their day-of attire. Here are a few of my favorite blue somethings for that special day:
From top left, clockwise:
Sweet Love Custom Hanky from Wedding Chicks
Custom Blue Wedding Toms from The Crystal Slipper
Michael Kors Cord & Pave Bracelet from Nordstrom
Blue Gardenia Bridal Flower Hair Pin from Olini Floral
Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan in Orchid Blue from J.Crew
Classic Leather Ballet Flats in Turquoise from J.Crew
Blue & Pink Paisley Clutch from Mod Dot Textiles
Blue Alda Sunglasses from Kate Spade
Blue Drop Earrings from Anthropologie
Married? If so, what was your something blue? Planning your wedding, like me? What will you do to honor this old tradition?