I’m a little bit superstitious. So, when it comes to the often recited “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe,” I like to think about this very carefully. For instance, I’m the type of person who analyses whether it is enough to consider blue crockery as “something blue”. Don’t you really need to carry that precious blue object down the aisle with you for it to bestow its power of good luck on your marriage? Am I the only one that thinks about this?! I like to think this level of detail helps me plan weddings. Either that, or it just causes me a few needlessly sleepless nights!
Anyhow, I have rounded up 5 elegant “something blue” details that you can carry right down the aisle.
1. Paint your nails the palest of blue or adorn your finger with the iciest blue bling.
2. Write your vows in a blue notebook (Smythson.co.uk, stores in London, New York, and International), in blue ink, or on blue paper.
3. Tie the softest blue ribbon around your bouquet.
4. Incorporate your wedding date, names, or a simple blue ribbon into your dress. Labels can be made via Etsy (US and UK). Your wedding dress seamstress can then add your ribbon or label to your dress.
5. Use a blue, lacy handkerchief for your happy tears. Have custom handkerchiefs made via Etsy (UK and US) or luxury, floral Porthault Handkerchiefs are available form Porthault (London, US, and International).
First image photography: Anastasia Belik