Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed….

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue! This age old tradition comes from an ancient English rhyme “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”. It is referring to the five objects that the bride incorporates into her wedding attire on the big day for good luck. Although many participate in the age old tradition, they are just little gifts of love from your mother, sister, or other loved ones that will be given to you at the last minute!  Something old represents the continuous path that has lead to this point; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness or love; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity. We have added a little bit of new to the old traditions.

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Something Old

With the Vintage trend sticking around for a while, there are many options to add a spark of “old” to your dazzling wedding look. Many brides incorporate their mother’s or grandmothers jewelery into their outfit, keep it classy with a string of pearls or possibly a locket. Some brides are even including sentimental items into their bridal bouquet! The strategy is to keep it sentimental, classy and practical.

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Something New

Something new, that’s a broad statement. Many brides today acknowledge their wedding dress, or engagement ring to be used as their “something new” conveying the message that the couples union will be till death do they part.

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Something Borrowed

A traditional bride will use a veil during their wedding day, this is the perfect item to have borrowed from a friend, mothers or siblings from a prior wedding. However something simple such as a clutch or brooch or even hair accessory would be a perfect fit for something borrowed. Keep it traditional, something that has been used in all of your family’s weddings.

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Something Blue

Blue has been incorporated into weddings for hundreds of years, it comes from an ancient Rome, where brides would wear blue to symbolize love, fidelity and health. Today’s brides include blue in a subtle yet fashionable way,by wearing blue pumps for their shoes, or even a small blue pendant.

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A Sixpence In Your Shoe

The final piece to the puzzle is the sixpence. A sixpence was a form of British currency and was given to the bride to keep in her left shoe on the day of the wedding to symbolize great wealth for her and her future husband. However this isn’t normally recognized in today’s wedding traditions, but it couldn’t hurt!  Happy Wedding Planning!!!

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