January 14, 2016

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

There are so many wedding traditions around the world; but for the Western world and Western-influenced countries the most prominent tradition for a bride are the "Four Somethings". They are as follows: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. 

Although the original rhyme as to what the bride is supposed to have or wear on her wedding day goes like this: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe." It is often recited as the four "somethings", not including the sixpence and the rhyme appears to originate in England in an 1898 compilation of English folklore. 

"Something old" depicts continuity; "something new" represents optimism for the future; "something borrowed" indicates borrowed happiness; "something blue" embodies purity, love, and fidelity; and "a sixpence in your shoe" is a hope for good fortune and prosperity, although this remains largely a British custom, brides around the world are practicing it.

Since most brides wear white for their wedding dresses, bridal accessories tend to be the subject of the "something blue". And nowadays, the most popular something blue in a bride's ensemble seems to be the shoes. It puts both a punctuation and punch in the bridal outfit. 

I've seen so many wedding photos where brides wear blue shades for the shoes and it ranges from baby blue to midnight blue. Some are plain and some are with beautiful embellishments. Like the featured shoes in this article which you can find here: http://www.nzdresses.co.nz/shoes-c115727/. And to be honest, I am quite in love with that trend. What a great way to use a tradition in a fashionable way.

So what do you think of wearing ‘something blue” for a pair of bridal shoes as part of this famous tradition and trend? By the way, NZDresses.co.nz also is a place where you can cheap wedding dresses nz so don’t forget to check it out. 

Remember, everyday is the best day to fall in love. Until next time loves!

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