“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe,” the old English rhyme with origins of wedding day good luck charms.
Something old, reflecting the past; maybe where you and your partner met or your parents. Something new represents the future; a wedding present from your family or it could even be your wedding dress itself. Something borrowed is to symbolise borrowed happiness to kick start married life. This could be a necklace your Nan has that you absolutely love or something your Mother-in-law wore on her wedding day. Sixpence in your shoe is a British thing but don’t threat, there are plenty of places you can still buy a sixpence online. The purpose of the sixpence is that it represents good fortune.
But this post is all about SOMETHING BLUE!
Here are some of our favourite ideas!
There are some beautiful true blue flowers that would look gorgeous in your wedding bouquet.
Eryngium planum (sea holly)
Himalayan Blue Poppy
Centaurea cyanus ‘Bachelor’s Button’
Delphinium ‘Aurora Blue’
Salvia azurea ‘Blue Sage
Evolvulus Blue Daze
Don’t like that idea? You could always use blue ribbon to wrap the bouquet together instead.
Why not have your wedding nails done in a blue colour?
Light, sparkly, just your ring finger or tips there are so many options to go with.
Wedding Dress or Accessories.
Having a blue veil is a subtle yet easy way to incorporate blue into your wedding ensemble.
Illusions do a range of coloured veils and those with a coloured trim are definitely worth a look.
There are so many ways to wear blue on your wedding day, Harper’s Bazaar demonstrate exactly how you can.
Besides, who says it has to be the bride that wears blue? We love these blue tailored shoes.
Why not go all the way and have a blue wedding dress! Like this amazing one designed by Amanda Wyatt
What about a blue wedding cake we love this stunner from Cakes by Sophie Page
Sew it in.
If you love sewing, why not sew your wedding date into your dress label, we love this photo!
Feeling inspired ? Let us know, what are you planning for your something blue!