A CLASSIC TRADITION FOR THE MODERN BRIDE: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE

 

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Weddings are full of traditions, but one of the most fun for the bride is the tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. On your wedding day, you are the star of the show, and this tradition lets you flaunt your personality and incorporate parts of your life with special significance or sentimental value into your wedding attire. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorites, that we’ve witnessed throughout the years to help inspire your selection.

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Something Old  

Family Heirlooms

Jewelry made in our grandparents’ time has a certain nostalgic appeal. With beautiful craftsmanship and a style that is unique to each individual piece of jewelry, a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation is a tradition in and of itself, and a classic addition to any wedding wardrobe.

Childhood Memories

The things that were precious to us as children still have a special place in our hearts. Even though they may be worn down and outgrown, they carry sentimental value and your wedding day may be your last chance to display those memories in spectacular fashion. If you still have a baby blanket you loved as a child, consider altering it to be wrapped around your bouquet and carried down the aisle, so your old memories can guide you into your bright future and the new memories that await.

A Lucky Charm

Steeped in tradition, charms have long been a way to build confidence in big moments. Since there are few moments bigger than your wedding, when is a better time to embrace tradition and a little superstition? Things such as coins, pins, totems or jewelry can easily be included in your bouquet or attached to your dress with a little creativity.

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Something New

The Dress

In preparation for your wedding, you’ve no doubt added a few new things to your collection. Oftentimes, one new item in particular is the most stunning one of all: your wedding dress! After months of searching for the perfect dress to fit your personality, it’s the perfect focal point to base your other selections on.

Anything & Everything

There is no need to be limited to one item when it comes to something new! During your wedding preparation, keep this in mind and look for things that you are interested in that can help tell your story.

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Something Borrowed

The Garter

Your wedding dress may be new, but that doesn’t mean that lovely wedding dress your mother or grandmother wore can’t be a part of your wedding celebration. If their wedding dress used lace, and they don’t mind borrowing you a piece of it, you can use the lace to create your garter and wear it alongside your wedding dress.

The Veil  

Since not everyone will be willing to disassemble their wedding dress, you can keep it intact while still using a special piece of their attire. The veil design is often versatile and can work with any number of dresses. For example, by borrowing your mother’s veil, you create an unforgettable moment as your father raises your veil to give you away; signifying two significant moments, connected in time. (We’re not crying, you are!)

Perfume

One of the most powerful senses we have is our sense of smell. A familiar scent can instantly bring us back to a memorable time that we haven’t thought about for years. If one of your family members or friends has a perfume that you’ve always loved or makes you think of fond memories, wearing it on your wedding day can give you another memory to cherish every time that scent enters your head.

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Something Blue

Shoes

Nowadays, there are so many wonderful options to match your wedding dress that you’re no longer limited to standard white heels. Adding a splash of color to your footwear can create a stunning accent that fits your personality and works great for pictures.  

Sapphires

One of the most stunning shades of blue is one that comes from mother earth herself. Sapphires are precious gemstones that are suitable for even the most formal of weddings and are especially gorgeous when set in jewelry, such as earrings or rings.

Flowers  

Nature provides us with a spectacular range of colors and blue is no exception. Speak with your florist to see what blue flowers are in-season and which are the best options for your bouquet or floral headpiece.

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And a Sixpence for Your Shoe

Some traditions are from a time so far removed that we no longer remember their origins, but nevertheless, they bond us to our past and remind us of those that came before us. They help create those moments of significance that we can pass along to our own children. The tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence for your shoe is a fun way to explore your history, your relationships, and your personality in order to bring all those important aspects into focus on your big day.


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