Do You Have Your Something Blue?

The “Something Blue” tradition comes from an Old English rhyme: “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence In Your Shoe.” The something blue represents purity, love, and fidelity for the bride on her wedding day. Here are a few of our favs!

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Signature Soles

Have your bridal party personalize your wedding shoes with a blue marker for a special something blue.
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Floral Decor

A blue headpiece, or veil, is the perfect pop of color, such as this Tessa Kim floral fascinator.

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Photo: Courtesy of Kirk Kara
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Sapphire Jewels

Chanel your inner-Kate Middleton and jazz up your other fingers with a dazzling sapphire ring.

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Photo: Courtesy of La Gartier
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Vintage Garter

Wear a dainty blue garter adorned with a pearl brooch.

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Sentimental Embroidery

Embroider the date of your wedding, a sweet message, or a heart, with blue embroidery floss for a something blue that will last forever.
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Mix up your bouquet with white garden roses, white and blue hydrangeas, and light blue delphiniums for a touch of something blue. Or, tie a blue ribbon around the bottom of your bouquet.

Bouquet: Sidelines Custom Floral Design, Kansas City

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Lacy Lingerie

Save this something blue for your groom with a sky blue, lace lingerie set.

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Photo: Courtesy of Claire Pettibone
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Powder Blue Lace

Find a dress with a built-in something blue. This powder blue gown has an ultra-feminine silver lace peplum.

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>Read about the other wedding traditions here

>Other something blue ideas

>Wedding Photos: Blue