Something Blue

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” came from? Well, actually the entire poem is:

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

This old, familiar wedding tradition originates in England and many believe dates back to the Victorian era. Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy.
As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true.”
Although many brides opt for the more traditional blue garter or monogrammed hanky, we like the idea of something with a little more pizzazz.

Most brides these days wear a white (or some shade of) wedding dress. Wearing blue shoes is a great way to make a statement and to add a little color to your look.


Elle magazine recognizes the power of blue. “Blue eye shadow is flattering on nearly everyone—every skin tone, eye color, hair shade,” Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux.

Princess Diana made sapphires popular and now Kate Middleton continues the Royal tradition by wearing Diana’s engagement ring.
You can feel like a princess on your wedding day by renting Adorn’s sapphire Beckford necklace and Valentine earrings.


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