Kelly’s Tips: How to include “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” into your Wedding Day
Every bride knows the classic saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” It’s been tied to wedding day luck since we can remember! But how can you incorporate all of these things: old, new, borrowed, blue into your wedding day in an original and creative way? …Flowers, flowers, flowers of course!
A bride’s bouquet is not only a natural accessory to complement her wedding dress, it is also a perfect device to express her personal style and taste. Incorporating eclectic details into your wedding flowers can make your bridal bouquet that much more special:
That lace handkerchief that’s been passed down from your great, great grandmother. The tulle and bead trim from your mother’s wedding veil. An heirloom locket from your soon to be in-law’s. Or maybe a bejeweled hairpin from when you played ‘dress up’ as a kid. All of these old ‘somethings’ have sentimental value and would be a perfect addition to your bridal bouquet:
Adding ‘something new’ to your wedding flowers has unlimited possibilities. Many times we mix crystals or jewels into the flowers for a glamorous but contemporary look or try a new glass or silver tussy mussy rather than seeing flower stems. For a modern touch, mix in metallics like copper wire or colored wire for an avant-garde stem wrap that will be sure to impress. These ‘new’ items will be a great keepsake after the wedding and may even turn into a ‘something old’ or ‘something borrowed’ for future generations!
Something borrowed also has limitless possibilities. Accentuate your bridal bouquet with a broach borrowed from your mother or mother-in-law’s wedding dress or borrow pearl pins saved from your sister’s bridal bouquet.
‘Something blue’ can be a harder addition to your wedding day, but it also can be fun too! Think about a blue satin stem wrap rather than ivory or cream one. Even if blue is not a color in your wedding’s palette, a blue stem wrap can be a bold and creative way to enliven your wedding day look. Remember blue has many shades from navy to aqua that can suit your tastes and personality! Another idea is the flowers themselves, add some hidden blossoms around the base of your bouquet for a more subtle hit of color…or for a more adventurous bride select a bouquet of all blue blossoms if it fits into your wedding’s color scheme. Smaller details like a blue pearl close on your stem wrap or even a blue jewel bauble can really finish off your bridal look.
Whether you follow the “something old, something new…” bridal tradition or not, remember that the details of your wedding will be personalized to you and your groom. Anything that makes you happy on your special day is a good detail in our minds! ..Happy planning!