Carrying on from the old customs of something old, new, borrowed and blue, we would like to share some inspirational ideas which include these traditional aspects but with a modern twist. The thinking behind the saying is that Something borrowed lets you borrow good wishes from others, blue relates to love, purity and faithfulness. Apparently, if you’d like extra luck add a silver sixpence to your shoe.
To include the something old you could opt for a vintage dress, timeless style and sentiment, and almost borrowed if you disregard the price tag that is. These traditions have become more personal over time with blue stitching added to the bridal gown including the date of the wedding. Or a small locket with family photos attached to your bouquet to include the something old and maybe borrowed tradition.
Another way of including something old and borrowed would be to borrow a grandmothers or aunts shawl or scarf for some of the outdoor photos, this adds a very personal touch and maybe even something blue! Another idea could be to wear some antique jewellery pieces from a loved family member. We have used this technique of redesigning jewellery for many of our brides, such a lovely idea to have these sentimental accessories and it can be carried forward to the next generation.
Some other ideas for the something new and blue traditions is opting for some subtle blue elements in the wedding gown, a blue garter or even blue shoes a la Carrie Bradshaw. Or what about a fabulous blue cake ?
Your wedding shoes are without a doubt one of the most important pairs of shoes you’ll ever own. They’ll walk you up and down the aisle, see you through the wedding photos, and dance you across the floor with your new husband. So, it’s no surprise that some brides feel the pressure when picking out their all-important shoes – it’s kind of a big deal, so if you think the only option when it comes to wedding shoes are classic satin pumps, it’s time to think again! 2020/21 presents a fresh take on wedding shoes, which gives a wide array of choices for brides. While traditional wedding shoes will always be an option, at the start of the new decade, brides are looking for a little something extra when it comes to their wedding day footwear.
Let’s take a look at the top five wedding shoe styles on offer to brides this year…
A far cry from plain and simple options, 2020’s wedding shoes will reflect the modern bride, while still embracing femininity and romance. Expect to see a fresh focus on bold details to show the personality of the bride or to celebrate something the happy couple hold dear..
Deciding what wedding veil to wear with your dress is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look isn't as simple as just choosing a long or short veil! Different types of veils and lengths can completely transform your wedding dress, so if you're wondering how to pick a veil, look no further, our guide will help you match a veil to your wedding dress…
Bird Cage Wedding Veil:
This short wedding veil usually made of a net or lace can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or stop at the jawline. A rule of thumb often used is, the shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. If you are wearing a cocktail length gown or shorter, a birdcage veil, is perfect, think of something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie, The bird cage veil is also a great accompaniment to a vintage wedding dress. For brides whose something borrowed is also their wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match?
If you’ve already started planning your wedding, you’re probably aware of the many, many decisions you’ll need to make along the way, including the predicament of how to choose a wedding hair “do”. Should you wear your hair up or down? What about waves or a sleek bun? You may be relying on the internet to throw up some hair inspiration but feeling overwhelmed by the amount of choice. If this sounds like you then we have whittled down the current top bridal hair trends to the final 6 so that you can choose the perfect wedding day hairstyle. Once you’ve selected the perfect look, you can work with a professional hairstylist to bring your vision to life.
Style #1: The Hollywood Wave
This look is really glamorous and glossy. A flashback to the movie stars of the thirties and forties. It's a great option for the brides who want to leave their hair down but still want it to feel different and really special. A classic every single year, but it looks so good on literally everyone.
Style #2: Textured Updo
Perfect for brides who want to have their hair up but want a relaxed look. It's textured, soft and has natural-looking volume. To achieve this look it's vital that your hair has some subtle highlights and plenty of layers.