Something Blue: Old shirt patch and more ideas

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe.”  Last week, we touched on the last item included in this traditional wedding rhyme – a sixpence or penny.  Today, we’re bringing a little something blue your way.  Choosing to incorporate something blue in your wedding is supposed to represent faithfulness and loyalty, but also love, good fortune and fidelity depending on where you look.  This symbolism dates back to biblical times when blue represented purity and constancy.  Brides often choose to wear a blue garter to keep with this tradition, but there are so many different ways to incorporate something blue into your wedding day.  The hue or shade of blue you choose can vary just as widely, so it’s easy to find the color that’s right for you and the rest of your wedding colors.

Today’s inspiration comes from the idea of using a piece of an old dress shirt belonging to the father of the bride as your something blue.  In the image below, the bride cut a heart shape out of the shirt’s fabric and sewed it onto her wedding dress.  Not only is this a great way to include a patch of something blue, but it’s a wonderful way to pay homage to your dad on your wedding day.  Since I thought this was such a sweet idea, I wanted to play off it by including a few other details to match the lovely gray-blue heart.  From head to toe, here are some of my latest favorites:

Something Blue Hairpins

Something Blue Heart Patch for a Wedding Dress

Something Blue Bridal Clutch

Something Blue Cluster Bracelet


Something Blue Crinolin or Petticoat

Something Blue Shoe Messages from the Bridal Party


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