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. Read More
Now that you’ve found a dress, you’re ready to start thinking about accessories. Shoes and earrings are a given. Perhaps you plan to wear a shimmering hair comb and heirloom necklace as well. But what about a bridal clutch? Do you need one?
Since you probably won’t have car keys or money (a bride never pays on her wedding day!), you really don’t need a purse. But then there are those essentials such as a cell phone, tissues, lipstick, blotting papers, compact mirror, mints, and gum that you’ll want easy access to throughout your wedding day. Stashing everything in a clutch is going to make life a lot easier as you are taking pictures, talking with guests, dancing, and enjoying every amazing moment. A bridal clutch is not only practical, but also adds a touch of personality to your bridal look. And many designers are creating elegant and chic designs that you’ll want to carry post-wedding. Read More
Nestled in the tall grass and lush trees off the coast of a small lagoon 60 miles east of Manhattan lies The Old Field Club. This elegant, old-fashioned venue was the perfect backdrop for the marriage of Alison and Sean last month, where the couple chose florals in classic, vintage-inspired colors arranged in bold and innovative style.
“I knew from scouting Pinterest and other websites that I wanted flowers that looked like they were freshly picked from the garden, particularly because the vibe of our wedding was more laid back,” writes Alison of what she envisioned for her floral décor.
Tablescape / Alison & Sean / Old Field Club / Paul Francis Photography