Everyone is familiar with the old adage, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” but few are aware of the history behind this charming wedding phrase. The saying stems from an Old English Rhyme where the four objects are meant to bring the bride luck on her wedding day. Each item represents a different blessing offered to the bride from an important person(s) in her life. And here we bring you a little wedding history...
Symbolizing continuity within and support of the marriage from the bride’s family.
This item traditionally is given to the bride by a female relative, but today, something from your dad, brother, or favorite uncle also works! Could be anything small and easily worn on the wedding day. A beautiful brooch on the bouquet from auntie, a bit of lace from mom's dress, or grandma's pearls are always a special way to go!
Gives the bride an optimistic outlook on her future as she begins her marriage.
For many brides, this is her dress or ring, or another special gift given to her by her soon-to-be in-laws. Something that representing her happy future within her role as a wife. Again, should be easily carried or worn.
Embodies the happiness a loved one has for the bride.
There is intimacy in borrowing a special item which your maid of honor, bridesmaid or special person carried on her wedding day with the blessing and support from that special friend of many happy years of marriage.
Represents the bride’s love and fidelity for her soon to be husband.
Unlike many of the other objects, this is one the bride may choose for herself. So, on that note, here are some of our favorite ideas!
There are SO many chic ways to incorporate blue into your wedding day attire.
|Hey Lady Shoes Photo by: Amanda Julca Photography|
Bridal Bouquet - you only need a few (or even 1) blue flower to make your statement!
|Lora Ayers Photography|
We ADORE a Blue Accessory! Hair, Earrings, Bracelets, ANYTHING!
|Haute Bride available at La Jeune Mariee|
And while we love a blue accessory, we absolutely SWOON for a blue veil!
|Gigi Burris Millinery|
Want something a little more subtle?
Use blue thread to monogram or stitch a special thought into your dress.
The world is your blue-point oyster, ladies! Go forth and conquer!
Written by Sarah Thomas