Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

September 09, 2015. Category: traditions, weddings

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” 

Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity!

Including any of these traditions into your wedding day attire is sure to bring you some good fortune!

Something Old can be your great-grandmother’s earrings or the earrings your mother wore on her wedding day and a vintage handkerchief.

Photographer: Eric Kelley

Something New can be your wedding dress

Photographer: Abby Jiu

Something Blue can be a beautiful blue monogram stitched into your wedding dress with your new initials and wedding date or your accessories, such as your shoes and clutch.Photographer: Patricia Lyons 

Photographer: Abby Jiu

Something Borrowed can be lace from your grandmother or mother’s wedding dress and if you wanted to follow this tradition fully, you would also need a sixpence in your shoe.

Photographer: Jodi Miller                                     Photographer: Vicki Grafton

share this post:
  • leave your comment

Comments are closed.