Everyone knows the old wedding tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. This saying originates from an old English rhyme and these four items are added to the bride’s wedding outfit to bring her good luck.
Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.
When thinking about gathering these items for my big day, it was easy for me to accrue all of these items. Something old come from grandmother on my father’s side. When she passed away I was left one of old watches to wear for my wedding. Something new was represented by my monogram necklace Jared gave me on the day of the wedding. My grandmother on my mother’s side loaned me a diamond ring to wear on my right hand. Lastly, something blue was the sash tied around my bouquet with my new monogram.
To accompany my something old, new, borrowed and blue I wore a pearl bracelet my Mother In Law gave me earlier in the year. I feel like this was a wonderful way to incorporate my new family with my old.
I also wore a simple pair of gold hoops that were my grandmother’s on my mother’s side. When going through her jewelry deciding what I wanted wanted to wear, we came across a pair of gold hoops and I asked to wear them. She said “Oh, those are yours!” I looked confused and she said “Oh, I was supposed to give those to you when you got your ears pierced.” Needless to say, I got my ears pierced when I was in fourth grade…