Make it Pretty Monday: "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, & Something Blue!"

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue" is an old English tradition that Bride's having been using for years. "Something old" is a symbol of continuity in which it links between the bride's family and the past. This can be represented by wearing an old piece of jewelry, garter, or headpiece that was the bride's  mother's or grandmothers. "Something new" symbolizes good luck and success. Wearing something new on your wedding day, such as a new wedding dress, or new wedding rings, represents that you and your spouse are creating a new union together that will last forever. "Something borrowed" symbolizes the trust and bond between the bride's family and friends, that shows they will always be there for her. The item that is borrowed can be from a happily married family member or friend, a piece of jewelry for example, which when worn on her wedding day, will bring marital happiness into the new marriage. And last but not least, "something blue" represents faithfulness, purity, and loyalty. Some brides have a hard time trying to figure out how to incorporate blue into their wedding, so here are a few tips!

1. Have your wedding date sewed under your wedding dress in blue thread. {Source}

2. Have your garter monogrammed with your initials in blue thread. {Natalie Franke Photography}

3. Add blue flowers to your bridal bouquet, or tie a blue ribbon around your bouquet! Such a cute idea! {{blue ribbon and peony bouquet photo by Keith Cephus Photography for Bride & Bloom magazine via The Bride’s Cafe; rose and peony ribbon bouquet photo by Picotte Weddings, Inc. via Style Me Pretty}

 

4. These are my favorite! I love the idea of wearing blue shoes! These are Milano Blahnik blue shoes that you can purchase in heels or flats. {Source}

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