Unique Ideas For Your Something Blue
Let us show you all the ways there are to update an old tradition.
Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries, thanks to the English tradition of the bride having "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence for her shoe." to bring her good luck on the big day. But there's no need to stick to the old standbys when searching for your "something blue." We have several fun and unexpected ways to incorporate the classic hue into your big day.
Want your shoes to be your "something blue?" As a bride, donning classic French blue pumps or a similar blue-hued accessory for your own dose of good luck is always in style!
You're not the only one who can wear blue for an extra dose of good luck! Dress your bridesmaids in matching blue robes or fun & frilly pajama sets. Just make sure that as the bride, you distinguished yourself in a slightly different shade or complimentary color ahead of your celebration.
Line the aisle with loads of colorful flowers. Have your flower girls sprinkle hyacinth buds or add aisle markers and chair decor in decadent hues of blues. It's a budget friendly, yet impactful way to bring a little luck to your big day.
Flower Power Flower girls don't just have to carry petals. They can wear them, too! Whether they feel like little woodland fairy princesses in floral blue dresses or they don delicate blue accented flower crowns, either way its a winning combination.
Unique Cake Topper
Perfectly paired in blue these cake toppers make for a fun and unique "something blue." With all the dozens of options on Etsy, you may even want to get one for the dessert table, too!
A Handful of Blue
Ranunculus, tweedia, delphinium, freesia, lisianthus, muscari, and nigella...are just a few beautiful and fragrant ways to fill the bride's big-day bouquet. And don't forget those streaming silk ribbons for the perfect pop of color against your white gown.
Blue Accented Confections
Blue cookies, cupcakes, donuts or other sweets are a delectable way to have your dessert double as your "something blue."
Blue Invitations There's no rule that says your "something blue" needs to be on your person. A muted blue-hued invitation makes for the perfect pre-nuptial "something blue." We're sure this design from The Artisan Abode brought the happy couple great luck ahead of their celebration.
Blue Linens Make a statement at your reception in all the blue hues. Whether is a simply table runner to accent your florals, to a textured table cloth or even elegantly folded napkins to add a pop of color, this is a beautiful way to incorporate something blue.
In the Navy Your bridesmaids will be happy to help you check off your "something blue" when you ask them to wear something as chic as this assorted and chic group's dresses from Azazie. The best part is the rich, saturated navy color is universally flattering to all body types, so everyone will be happy!
Statement Dress This bride wore a one-of-a-kind wedding dress thanks to Natalie Taylor Humphrey, who painted a floral motif onto her dip dyed Kate McDonald Bridal gown. We simply cannot tear our eyes off this beautiful work of art!
A Cute Clutch Go bold with a blue clutch. This is an excellent option for your "something blue," especially if you're looking for something you can use again after the big day.
Head to Toe While many brides choose to wear a white wedding dress and matching shoes, there's no rule against wearing color. (We certainly love it when brides choose this option!) This beautiful bride donned a Leanne Marshall gown and paired it with sexy suede Valentino lace-ups to complete her lucky look.
Setting the Tables Your "something blue" doesn't have to be something you wear or carry with you on your wedding day. In this instance, the reception, we fulfilled the tradition for our couple by dressing their tables in mismatched vintage china and depression era water goblets. Complementary votive candles, elegant mercury glass lanterns, and a Goo Goo Cluster for a local treat each seat brought just the right amount of blue into this big day.
Stack It Up This four-tier wedding cake from Katelin Hayes Desserts was done in the prettiest shade of sky blue. The subtle silver and gold leaf accents and rough icing on the bottom tier adds a lovely texture to this confectionary creation.
Buttoned Up Black tie, blue jacket. Both of these handsome grooms donned Tom Ford tuxedos. We just love that one opted for a patterned blue jacket instead of the traditional black. Either way you look at it they are a picture of elegance and style!
Tying the Knot Trade in traditional white napkins for blue ones, which serves as an easy and statement-making "something blue" wedding detail. These powder blue napkins popped against traditional gold rimmed white plates. When paired with the antiqued chargers for texture their modern fold makes a lovely contract against the more traditional place setting.
Blue Velvet Grooms, lets get you in on this tradition, too! Wear a gray-blue bow tie, pocket square, and ribbon-wrapped boutonniére all in lush, luxurious velvet. It will add depth and texture to your overall look and really pop in the photos.
Getaway Car Drive off into the sunset in a vintage car and it can be your "something old" and "something blue!" Not to mention, how sweet will your send off photos be in a beautiful blue car like one of these?
Sweet Signs Need to notify your guests or where to go or where to find things like the ceremony site, seating, table numbers or even directing them to sign your guest book, unify your look with beautiful blue signage like this one from Lucky Shadow Shop.
Bridesmaids in Blue Have your bridal party start the day in "something blue" like cute rompers or robes. Once they changed into their dresses, keep the blue theme going either in a uniform shade or in a gorgeous ombre of color touching on all the lovely blue hues.
A Pale Bouquet A barely blue bundle of hydrangeas, like this bouquet by Geny's Flowers, can check the "something blue" box in a very subtle way if you are't looking to make a bold statement.
With This Ring This bride's engagement ring from Oore Jewelry features an incredible aquamarine, however, if your fiancee didn't propose with something blue, a right-hand ring in the light blue stone would be just as dazzling.
For Happy Tears Whether vintage or new, an embroidered hankie with blue thread is a practical and perfect way to incorporate "something blue" into your wedding. Consider wrapping it around your bouquet or asking your maid of honor to have it handy for those happy tears.
Hidden Wedding Date The elegantly calligraphed monogram and wedding date not only appeared on the happy couple's wedding's invitation, but it was also embroidered in periwinkle thread into the bride's wedding dress. Guests won't see a detail like this, but you and your photographer will know it's there. Its formal and traditional, all wrapped in one!
"Something Blue" Sisters Let your sisters or maids of honor serve as your "something blue" in beautiful blue shades. Bella Bridesmaids has some lovely options for your ladies.
Fancy Footwear Have you decided you want to wear blue shoes but really want something that makes a statement? You can't go wrong with icy blue sandals, like this stunning pair from Marchesa.
A Preppy Touch If preppy is your go-to style, take a tip from this bride and wrap a monogramed swath of southern seersucker or gorgeous gingham around your bouquet. If your style is more modern, pretty polka dots would work, too.
A Blue Wedding Dress The beautifully blue hue of this bride's wedding dress meant she checked off her "something blue" in a stunning way. Opt for a similar shade or go subtle...either way you are sure to make a statement.
Bundles of Blue Larson Floral Co. dressed up this beautiful vineyard ceremony arbor from TN Event Designs with clusters of hydrangeas, stock, roses, delphinium and lisianthus in range of soft blues and whites. It's a great setup if you're getting married in a garden or green space and don't want to block the lush, leafy views.
Start With a Sapphire Take a cue from Kate Middleton for your engagement ring or a bauble on your other hand. If you're lucky enough to wear a sapphire engagement ring like one of these every day, be sure to celebrate the color of it with a ring box from Mrs Box to match.
Blue and Meaningful Lux Events and Design asked this bride's family and husband-to-be to write one word that describes her, and then had each of them embroidered on to silk ribbons and tied around her bouquet by Paradise Florist. What a sentimental take on "something blue" and a great keepsake for after the big day!
Azure Accents A single nigella bloom on a classic black tuxedo? Yes please.
Show Off Your Groom This groom wore a cobalt suit from Street Tuxedo, opting for striking ensemble and a matching bow tie instead of the go-to back-and-white attire of most formally dressed gentlemen.
Lace Up His Kicks Some grooms can help fulfill your "something blue" without much effort. In this instance, his Hugo Boss shoes arrived with colored laces!
Appoint Your Pooch Dressed in a blue suit, blue bow tie, or blue accented floral crown these couples sweet pups all served as their good luck charms wearing their something blue as they walked down the aisle to witness the ceremony of their parents.
Keep Your Mom Close You are already elegantly appointed in white, have your mom be your good luck charm by being beautiful in blue. Accessories those stunning gowns with the smiles you're guaranteed to be wearing!
A Blue Ring Box to Have and to Hold Your Wedding Bands Whether you opt for a lovely blue vintage box to pose as your something old and something blue, or find something that you just fall in love with on Etsy, you really can't go wrong with a beautiful blue box to keep your stunning stone.