Blues, Jewellery, Accessories, Lingerie, Miscellany

HUNTED : { Wedding Miscellany – Something Blue }

HUNTED : { Wedding Miscellany – Something Blue }

Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

I’m betting you didn’t know that last line. And, just in case you’re not familiar with the whole concept, this is a wedding tradition that began in Victorian era England. Each item represents a good luck token for the bride, which should be part of her wedding day in order to guarantee a happy marriage.

Like all superstitions, it’s optional whether the modern day bride wants to incorporate this into the day. You might feel you have enough on your plate already without running around trying to borrow something old.

If, however, you are planning to observe the tradition you may find the most tricky item to fit into your day is the “something blue” (you’ll be glad to hear the sixpence in the shoe has been abandoned – no swishing change in your Louboutins to worry about). Luckily for you, I’m here to hunt you down some potential “something blues.”

Wedding Blue Ideas

Let’s dive straight in with an expanse of blue. This bodysuit via Simone Perele is absolutely stunningly beautiful (and will also tick off your something new, in the freak chance that everything else you’re wearing is old or borrowed). Fine so it’s not highly bridal and won’t fit all dress styles (strapless for example) but it’s sexy as hell and that’s reason enough.

Wedding Accessory Garter Lace Traditional

If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, an ideal item to sneak a touch of blue into is your garter. Only visible to those you wish to see it, it’s the classic “something blue.” This design above with blue lace ribbon via Glitzy Secrets is a nice example.

Wedding Shoe Ideas Vibrant

Snakeskin Bridal Shoes

Another option if you don’t mind being a little ostentacious or off-beat is the blue bridal shoe. It’s completely acceptable. Just look at these images [ via Tumblr and MimiBlog ] by way of inspiration.

Scottish Wedding Ideas Bouquets Bridesmaids

And finally, you may have the easiest route to blue of all if you can incorporate the colour into your bouquet. Lovely blue flowers include wildflowers and thistles. If you think thistles are too prickly a character for a wedding think again – the bouquet above [ via Tumblr ] demonstrates how softly they can be used.

So for the moment I’ve found you some “something blues.”

But are you planning to observe the tradition?

And if so what’s your something blue going to be?

Your comments are always welcomed below.


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Hunting weddings since 2011


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