Something Blue!

Something old,
Something new
Something borrowed,
Something blue
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Some inspiration for your ‘something blue’ from a few of my beautiful brides this year.

The poem was first seen in late Victorian times (I think) and represents good-luck tokens for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. “Something old” symbolises continuity with the bride’s family and the past. “Something new” signifies optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. “Something borrowed” is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, hopefully bringing their good fortune to the new bride.
Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome brides wore blue to symbolise love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the colour. Before the 19th century the wedding gown was often blue. A silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe represents wealth and financial security. 
 
A few of my brides wore blue jewellery, a blue garter, had blue flowers in their bouquet or a blue ribbon tied around their bouquet.
You could also think about blue embroidery on your wedding gown, blue hair accessories, a blue hankerchief (or intials embroidered in blue) or how about blue nail polish.

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