The Tradition: Something Blue
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
The traditional ‘four somethings’ rhyme details the four things a bride should wear on her wedding day to bring good luck. Often recited without the line of the sixpence, the something blue is often the one ’something’ a bride can struggle with. The colour blue immediately associates itself as an electric, bold and statement making colour that it can be hard to envisage incorporating it subtly.
We love the idea of your dress maker stitching the date of your special day on the inside of your gown, or perhaps your new initials. What about a pale duck egg blue undergarment? It’s your day, you can bend the rules.
The colour has been connect to weddings for centuries to symbolise modesty, fidelity and love. As it was said, “Marry in blue, love be true.”