Ideas for 'Something Blue'
Beautiful 'something blue' ideas
Stuck for ideas for how to incorporate your ‘something blue' into your wedding day?
Our favourite ideas will inspire you, whether you want a subtle nod to the hue or an all-out bright blue!
We've all heard the rhyme 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue', with many brides wanting to keep the tradition alive on their wedding day. But with the old, new and borrowed often the easiest to tick off, it can be trickier to figure out how to integrate your 'something blue' into your bridal attire.
Coloured gowns are currently making waves in bridal fashion, so if you're feeling bold enough, you could always wear a blue wedding dress. But if you'd rather opt for something more understated, here are our favourite ideas for how to bring the blue to your big day.
What lies beneath
Stick it to 'em
If you're getting married in a church, or will be required to kneel at some point in your ceremony, a really cute and simple trick is to wear shoe stickers on the soles of your shoes. "I made a tiny sparkly heart to stick on the sole of my shoe," says Flick. If you're wearing heels, you can put them far back on the shoe (towards the heel, rather than the toe) so you don't tread on them. While you can get pretty much anything made into stickers, a popular choice is one that says 'I do' in blue gems!
Accessorise in style
Get ahead of the game
Missing people close to you who have passed away can be especially hard on a wedding day. A cherished way to have them with you is to incorporate an item of their jewellery or clothing into your day. "My granddad passed away a few years ago, so I asked my seamstress to make a little heart out of one of his old blue shirts and sew it into my dress," reveals Hannah. Others opt for family jewellery. "I wore my great-grandmother's pearls, which had a blue stone in the clasp," reveals Lisa, and Matilda wore her grandmother's engagement ring, which had also been worn by Matilda's sister and mother on their wedding days. This is a really special way to honour someone important in your life, as well as ticking off the 'something borrowed' element too.
The great unveiling
While traditionally white or ivory, veils can be a great way to introduce a little colour into your bridal ensemble. In the past few years we've seen everything from ombre veils to ones with pom-poms, glitter and flowers woven through. Crown and Glory (crownandglory.co.uk) stock lots of colour-sassy veils, so if you're after something less traditional for your nod to blue, you should be able to find it!
Say it with sunnies
words Lucy Higgins
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