Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
This is the traditional rhyme that details what a bride should wear to her wedding for good luck.
The historical thinking with this rhyme is the old item provides protection for the baby to come. The new item offers optimism for the future. The item borrowed from another happily married couple ensures good luck and the colour blue is a sign of purity and fidelity.
In 2011, at the wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William, the bride (Kate) had:
Something old – Carrickmacross lace in her wedding dress.
Something new – a pair of diamond earrings made by jewellers Robinson Pelham, which were given to her by her parents.
Something borrowed – a diamond tiara made by Cartier which had been bought by The Queen Mother and subsequently given to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday.
Something blue – a small ribbon sewn into the inside of Kate’s dress.
If you’re a modern, non-traditional bride and want to add a lot more blue to your wedding and have the blue visible, then of course I suggest my Tiffany Sandals. I make them in silver leather with bright aqua Swarovski crystals.
I love weddings and I love romance and I especially love seeing brides with a touch of the colour blue on their big day.