Something Blue

Something Blue is a phrase deriving from a saying about the items a bride should carry or wear on her wedding day for good luck. This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”, and the four items that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or has with her on the big day are lucky charms.

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.

Something new is usually the dress as this is such a personal thing and also very much down to fit and taste. Also, I don’t happen to know anyone who I could borrow a black ball gown dress from! Both of my sisters borrowed some lovely jewellery from my mum and nana on their day, and supposedly this could also be classed as something old, but we want as many lucky charms as possible don’t we?! Maybe purchasing something second hand like a gorgeous beaded clutch or vintage necklace would be a nice addition.

As for Something Blue, we’ve come across some lovely ideas, the traditional blue garter is always a classic, but if you want to do something a bit different just take a look at the little gallery below for some ideas and inspiration. The ombre trend is still hot, and these ombre cakes going from the deepest navy to white are beautiful, as are the ombre bouquets of flowers.


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