The Old English adage: “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, sixpence in your shoe,” has brides everywhere struggling to incorporate the color blue into their wedding attire. Whether for tradition’s sake or because they believe in the validity of the good luck charm, adding the color blue has become almost as important as saying “yes” to the dress and deciding whether to wear a veil or not. Here are five ways to keep up with tradition whilst maintaining the originality that is unique to your own wedding style.
Add a Little sapphire sensation by wearing blue jewelry on your wedding day. The elegant look of a sapphire necklace or topaz earrings can go a long way. It is an effortless way to incorporate the color blue into your wedding day and you might even be able to check off something borrowed from your list if you get a memorable piece of jewelry from your mother, best friend or grandmother.
Blue Suede Shoes
Who said your shoes had to be white? Turn up your bride style by opting for a stunning pair of azure heals with your traditional white gown. Not only will the contrasting color be the topic of everyone’s conversation, but it will also make for great pictures that you’ll cherish forever. You could even dance to the Elvis song with your grandpa.
There is no rule saying your blue has to be visible so why not throw a blue garter or blue panties into the mix that will both stun your new husband and cover your desire to include the blue good luck charm? There are a slew of garters available on the Internet and websites like ETSY are constantly offering new styles with personalized looks.
Why not accent your killer peep toed shoes with a touch of blue that will show off your perfectly manicured toes. The versatile nail polish colors available on the market these days makes it easier than ever to find the perfect shade of blue to match your bridesmaid’s dresses, the flowers in your bouquet or even just to put a twist on your wedding style.
A Little Blue in Unexpected Places
Brides can easily add the color blue to their wedding dress by sewing, tying or adhering it in unexpected places. Sew a little blue patch with the date of your wedding into the tulle, tie a blue ribbon around an eyehook used for bustling the dress or have a blue heart embroidered to the underside of your gown. However you choose to add the color blue, it will be a unique touch that you’ll remember forever.