Something Blue: A Creative Take on Wedding Tradition


Dear Brides-to-Be, you are about to be handed a long list of wedding traditions, which you’ll be expected to take care of. And at the top is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The first three clauses of the bridal good luck rhyme are easy to nail – family and friends will be showering you with heirlooms and tokens once the engagement news breaks. But that last one, something blue, can be a little tricky. And what does it even mean exactly?

We did some digging and something blue stands for “purity, love, and fidelity,” principles you definitely want going in to your wedding day. For the bride in need of inspiration for her something blue, here are some of our favorite creative takes on the wedding tradition.


Andrea & John wedding – Bridal Bouquet – Blue Wedding Shoes – The Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn – Photo by Popography


Put your best foot forward by stepping in to fun bridal shoes. Bride & Blossom bride Andrea wore a pretty blue pair of Badgley Mischka heels down the aisle.


Blue Stitched Heart – via


Kate Middleton had a strip blue ribbon sewn in to her wedding dress. Take a note from royalty and personalize your gown with a hand-stitched blue heart.


Bridal Bouquet with Blue Ribbon Accent – via


The story behind this blue silk ribbon accent is so sweet! The bride’s wedding planner had her fiance and family use one word to describe her, and then had their touching thoughts embroidered on the fabric.


Blue Jewel Bridal Hair Accessory – via Gilded Shadows on Etsy

Add a spark of blue to your wedding day look with an exquisite jewel hairpiece.


Alison & Sean Wedding – Bridal Bouquet – Old Field Club – Paul Francis Photography


Make your bridal bouquet stand out by accenting soft, lush blooms and greenery with subtle blue florals such as delphinium.


Ippolita Snowman Earrings – via


For the glamorous bride, statement teardrop earrings in ultramarine blue are the way to go.


Lafonn birthstone earrings blue topaz via

Do you consider yourself more of a classic bride? These shimmering blue topaz studs bring to mind the timeless style of Jackie Kennedy.


Tiffany Sapphire Bracelet – via


It’s no secret that brides love Tiffany. A delicate sapphire bracelet from the iconic luxury jeweler is the ultimate “something blue.”


Badgley Mischka Aurora Clutch – via


Store your wedding day essentials in a dazzling jewel encrusted blue satin clutch from Badgley Mischka.


Blue Lace Wedding Garter – via


This pale blue lace garter is so beautiful that you’ll have a hard time tossing it!


Notes from Bridesmaids – via

Now here’s a personal spin on the tradition. Have your bridesmaids write a note in blue pen on the soles of your shoes.


Christine and George Wedding – Tibet Rose Sweetheart Rose Phal Orchid Bouquet Tibet Rose Phal Bridesmaid Bouquet – Midtown Loft and Terrace NYC – Photography by George Street


Since we are on the subject of bridesmaids, our bride Christine chose dresses in a stunning shade of blue for her bridal party.


Blue Heart Wedding Day Nails – via

You can’t go wrong with a soft pink nail on the big day. But a mini blue heart takes the bridal manicure next level.


I Do Wedding Panties – via


Did we say something blue represents purity? Well, let’s make an exception for these blue lace panties embellished with “I Do” in Swarovski crystal.


Paige and Mark Wedding – Bridal Handkerchief – India House – Photography by Lauren Fair


Bride & Blossom bride Paige carried a handkerchief with her initial embroidered in blue.


Blue Lace Wedding Dress – via Weekend Wedding Dress on Etsy

Who says you have to wear white on your wedding day?! We love the wedding dress trend in hush shades of pink, blue, and peach. This one-of-a-kind lace gown looks fit for a fairytale ice princess.

From jewelry to under garments to florals, the “something blue” tradition offers a chance to be creative, expressive, and playful on your special day!


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