Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wedding Traditions

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe

This familiar wedding tradition comes from an old English rhyme.  With these five items, a bride is sure to have good luck in her marriage.  Here's how I am planning to incorporate this items into my wardrobe. 

Something Old...Last year I served as a page at the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Congress.  I wore white every day and night and have quite a collection of white.  I splurged on these Badgley Mischka shoes and only wore them to one formal event.  So now, they're going to be my wedding shoes. 

Something New...I'm keeping my dress design under wraps for now, as you can imagine.  A lovely way to remember your wedding day is to order a custom portrait of your wedding dress.  Check out the lovely work from this Etsy seller

Something Borrowed...My dress has silver stones embellished on it, so I'm going to borrow this little lovely to wear on my wrist. 

Something Blue...As you may remember, my wedding color palette includes navy blue and hot pink.  A monogrammed bouquet wrap in blue will be a perfect choice. 

A Sixpence in Your (left) Shoe...These rare sixpence coins are over 100 years old.  Celebrate your special day with a piece of history from the era of Queen Victoria.  Save this heirloom coin to pass down to your children. 

Did you include this tradition in your wedding or do you plan to do so in the future?  What things were your something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue?  I'd love to hear your story!


  1. My old/new/borrowed/blue story is very long, but for now (since I have to prep a bunch of stuff before class today!), I still wear my wedding shoes for DAR. Most of my friends went with metallic or colored shoes, but no, I wanted to wear mine several more years for DAR meetings!

  2. My wedding colors were pink and navy too! New follower here. Cute blog.



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