Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Something Blue

I know, I know…Something Blue has been done. Heck, even I’ve done it before. However, there are some new Something Blue’s out there that I had to share with you. The first of which is that AMAZING Romona Kaveza Dress you see down there in the middle. If you are seriously bold about your Something Blue, you might want to head to your closest Ramona Kaveza carrying salon and try this beauty on. If you are like me and plan to go subtle with your something blue, consider having the soles on your shoes done in blue, a blue pedi, or even a hidden Something Blue temporary (or permanent) tattoo. Don’t forget to take a peek at what sites like Etsy have to offer, especially when you want something unique.

So, where did all of this “Something Blue” come from? Well, my favorite Domestic Goddess, Martha Stewart, on Martha Stewart Weddings says the full phrase, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Many believe this originated in the Victorian Era, which is where we get many of western culture’s wedding traditions such as the white dress. Martha further explains the meaning of each item in the phrase: “Something old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past. “Something new” means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. “Something borrowed” is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family. Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true…And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe represents wealth and financial security. It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted, and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.”
Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Weddings Good Things: Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
-http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/weddings-good-things

So, if you want to uphold this tradition, I encourage you to check out the items below and search for something that speaks to you. You can go as bold as the Romona Kaveza gown or subtle with a hidden label. Whatever you do, be true to you.

‘Something Blue…not so much on the old.’ by ravengrrl

A collection of “something blue” items for your wedding.


Wedding Handkerchie…

$20.00

POISON aqua raw sil…

$89.00

Photo memorial wedd…

$20.00

Elegant Minaudiere …

$235.00

Something Borrowed …

$85.00

Free shipping – Som…

$15.59

Lillian Garter SET …

$45.50

A custom pair of lo…

$65.00

Something Blue Brid…

$74.00

Love Bird Nest Will…

$70.00

The Big Blue – Vint…

$75.00

Something Blue – Pe…

$25.00

Sustainable and Re-…

$30.00

Cute Love birds wed…

$42.00

So Simple and Blue …

$390.00

Embroidered Wedding…

$22.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

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