Wedding Wednesday: Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”

 A well known wedding tradition from an Old English rhyme.  The four objects are often incorporated into the Bride’s wedding day attire and symbolize luck.  The Bride may select her items, or family and close friends may gift her with the items.  Some couples even choose to carry this theme throughout their wedding day details for extra luck.  For example, a historical venue would fulfill something old and blue flowers, dresses or ties for something blue.  Anything goes in today’s weddings so make your items as traditionally or offbeat as you’d like.  My 4+ lucky items were…

Something Old New Borrowed Blue

Something Old New Borrowed BlueSomething Old: My Mom’s dress and veil

Something Old New Borrowed BlueSomething New: My shoes and bracelet (below)

Something Old New Borrowed Blue

Something Borrowed: My dear friend and Matron of Honor’s wedding earrings (I don’t have a close up of the earrings, but they are gorgeous!)

Something Old New Borrowed BlueSomething Blue: My Great Grandma Mae’s blue hankie (above) and my handmade garter with lace from my Mom’s dress (altered) and blue ribbon (below)

Something Old New Borrowed Blue

Something Old New Borrowed Blue 1And a sixpence was carried in my blue clutch.  We almost forgot this one!

Do you know what your four lucky charms will be on your wedding day?  Did anyone skip this tradition in lieu of another?  Please do share!  Happy {Wedding} Wednesday!

Photo Credit: Mark Schlanser

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