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Wedding Traditions Something old, Something new

Updated: Feb 25

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We all love wedding traditions and some have stood the test of time, including the Something Borrowed, Something Blue.

Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries and comes from the old English tradition of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.”

Sometimes the blue element can be a family treasure you are presented with before your wedding that has been passed down from previous family weddings.

If you don't have a family tradition then now is the time to start thinking about your Something Borrowed and Something Blue to bring you good luck on your wedding day.

Quite often blue is included in the brides garter...however, there are so many other beautiful ways to incorporate something blue, so I am sharing the best ones I have seen with you.

How about a gorgeous soft blue velvet ring box for your wedding photographs.

I love this one from

Or simply tying your bouquet with a gorgeous blue ribbon and there are many beautiful options to choose from such as silk, velvet or linen.

Of course there is the option of wearing blue shoes...and I love these ones from

Or if you want a more traditional shoe then check out

They will dye all your shoes and accessories to match by colour matching a sample you send.

You could buy some gorgeous blue kimonos for your bride tribe for the getting ready party. These are available from many places on the Internet such as

Adding some blue florals into your wedding design is one of my favourite ways and suits spring, summer and winter weddings. I love the blue incorporated into one of our summer weddings in Tuscany.

There is no rule to say the blue has to be on the person, this blue stationery created by is perfect to add something blue to your special day.

Or this beautiful example from

Get your handsome groom and his party looking super smart with these blue suits/bowties/ties/socks, etc

With so many shades of blue to choose from there is something to coordinate with many colour schemes.

Add touches of blue to you or your bridesmaids hair pieces with stunning bespoke designs from the talents of companies such as

Why not have some fun and serve blue signature cocktails for your appertivo hour I love this idea!

Incorporate shades of blue into your tables, blue glassware, candles or napkins are a beautiful colour to combine into your wedding if this is your colour palette, giving so many different style options.

Add a touch of blue to your wedding cake, I love these wonderful creations by

Take time to also consider the “something borrowed“ small sentiments like these make such a difference to your wedding day. Get creative and chat to your family about what made their wedding day special, it could be a piece of jewellery or even a flower or a poem that they loved. It doesn't have to be a physical thing either, it could be a borrowed memory which is a really beautiful idea.

There are not many times in your life you will be bringing all the generations together to celebrate with you, your borrowed doesn't have to be pristine or perfect, in fact far from it. A piece of lace from your grandmothers wedding gown or cufflinks for the groom that belonged to his grandfather.

You could even consider using and updating your Mother’s or your Grandmother’s wedding gown as Princess Beatrice did. The dress by Norman Hartnell was on loan from Queen Elizabeth and was remodelled and refitted and looked absolutely stunning.

Maybe a cake server your mother uses to cut the cake or champagne glasses from the family home to toast your guests during dinner.

There are so many sentiments you can include in your wedding day which will make your family members feel special and involved and doing so really makes your wedding day a day to remember for everybody, full of wonderful memories and emotion.

I hope I have given you some great ideas to start from. The last piece of advice I can give is to enjoy every moment of the planning and really take the time to feel the emotion of the day. It is a day that will be full of love, hopes and dreams.

For more advice and help with any of your planning worries get in touch with me

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