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 ?
Image 1 Vintage dress
Image 2 Dusty Blue Wedding dress
Image 3 Blue Stitching on Wedding Dress
Image 4 Something Blue Garter
Image 5 Bridesmaid in Blue Holding Train
Image 6 Bridesmaid Blue Two Piece
Image 7 Gold Family Lockets
Image 8 Danielle Necklace
Image 9 Wedding Couple
Image 10 Blue Flowers Bouquet
Image 11 Blue Wedding Cake
Image 12 Something Blue Wedding Shoes