Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's Your { Something Blu } ?

{ Something Blu }

What does it mean?
Purity:: Love:: Fidelity
I found another interesting meaning for this as well... apparently before the late 19th century, blue wedding gowns were more popular than wearing white. The phrase "Marry in blue, lover be true" was a tradition that was carried on by many back then. 

Could you imagine getting married in this gorgeous ice blue gown!
 Wouldn't you feel like Cinderella for the day!

::Unique Ideas for your wedding day::

How cute is this!?
Dying your crinoline blue, adds that element of        
surprise and is SO unexpected! (P.S. Aren't those shoes fabulous!)

Speaking of shoes.. why not have blue shoes? Carrie Bradshaw (Sex in the City) wore them at hers.


Adding your monogram and wedding date inside your dress in blue thread makes your dress feel more like one of a kind... made just for you!

The options are really endless... your "something blue" could be an item
 you want everyone to see or just for you.

Check out these other unique ideas for "something blue"




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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

{ Something Borrowed } unique ideas for your wedding day

{ Something Borrowed }

symbolizes borrowed happiness

This is usually an item from a married friend or family member who is happily married. The purpose is to pass on the happiness to the new bride.

Unique Ideas:

I borrowed my great grandmothers pin for my bouquet
She recently passed prior to my wedding so having something
of hers with me as I walked down the aisle made me feel
like she was close to me.
Photo: Rachel Beck Photography
The most common item used is jewelry
- whether its your grandmothers pearls or 
your best friends diamond bracelet.
While these are common ideas, find unique places to put them. Just because its a necklace doesn't mean you have to wear it as one. -wrap it around your bouquet, or as a bracelet. Add your grandmother's brooch to your gown to add some sparkle.


"Borrow" your parents or in-laws home for your wedding. This is not necessarily something you wear, however its a BIG item to borrow which is filled with memories and lots of happiness!


Another common idea but not seen as often anymore is borrowing your mother's wedding gown as well as a headpiece/veil from her or a friend. The sound of "she wore her mother's wedding gown" just makes me "awww". 


I just fell in love with this idea- "borrow"
 your parents first dance song. Better yet... 
don't tell them your using their song. 
Their reaction will be priceless!

This item usually gets brides stuck on what to borrow.
Don't stress over any of the items used to carry on this tradition,
more than likely someone will have something in mind that you can borrow.
If you still don't have anything to borrow by your wedding day, borrow a penny from
a married bridesmaid or MOH and put it in your shoe or clutch. Heads up!..of course!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

{ Something New } What does it really mean?

{ Something New }

Optimism and hope for the brides new life ahead

Unique ideas:

Monique Lhullier Spring 2012 Collection

This is probably the easiest item to incorporate since most of us will purchase a new dress, new shoes, new jewelry, new lingerie.. the list of all the new things purchased could go on and on. 

However try to think out of the box with this one.

Why not create a family heirloom that your children can use for their "something old" or "something borrowed". 

A fabulous new  tiara or headpiece. It may be something you wanted to buy already however adding some meaning to this purchase will make it even better.



Plant a new hydrangea bush and make your wedding bouquet from it. Practice this one though, if your not a DIYer then ask a friend who may be able to help you out.  Do a trial run first!! 

Jewelry ~ Yes it may be something you had in mind for your "something new" but again picking something unique in style that probably won't go out of style and become a vintage piece in your family. 


How about a vintage clutch ~ Your "something new" doesn't necessarily mean brand new from a store. It could be "something new" that was given to you or even a family heirloom. Your "something old" and  "something new" could be the same item! Doesn't that make it easier?

Even know this is an easy item to incorporate, try to give it some real meaning instead of what most do and have their dress be "something new". You can have multiple items that are new !

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

{ Something Old , Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blu }

Have you ever wondered what these traditions mean and where they came from?! 

The custom is based on an old english poem

Something Old, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
And a silver sixpence in your shoe

Each item refers to a good luck token and if the bride carries all four items on her wedding day, she will have a happy marriage. 

Throughout the month of January we will tell you the meaning of each item and some unique ideas to help you carry on the tradition. 

{ Something Old }

Continuity with the Bride's family and the past.
The couple's friends that will hopefully remain close throughout the marriage. 

Unique Ideas:


How about wearing your Mother's wedding gown (or close relative) or veil. Or you could even use some fabric from the gown to sew into your own dress, but check with your siblings in case they had plans on actually wearing the dress in one piece.

Country singer Miranda Lambert chose to wear her Mother's gown which fit perfectly for their country style wedding.  

Adding your Grandmother's brooch, fabric from your Mother's gown or a charm from a necklace that has been in your family for years to your bouquet, to keep family members close to your heart as you walk down the aisle. 


Kelley Gorman Photography

A vintage engagement ring or wedding band.
Vintage jewelry that has stayed with your family for many years ; headpiece, necklace, bracelet.

You can always use something you already have such as a fabulous pair of heels or diamond earrings your husband to be bought you for your first Valentine's Day. 

So what if you can't find anything "old" ?! 

mon petit chou boutique on Etsy.com

  Check out these incredible antique jewelry made from silver spoons!  Found on Etsy.com.

mon petit chou boutique on Etsy.com

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Lauren Reilly 

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