Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ah, the wedding posts begin here. {Yeah finally I'm so excited to start these!}

So let's begin with the basics. The wonderful old tradition of having something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. {In case you want to know more about this tradition, you can look here}. I didn't really plan on following this tradition for my wedding until my boss mentioned it to me. Since Alex and I can use all the good luck we can get, I decided it might be a good idea to add this tradition to my wedding {to bring us good luck in our new marriage}.

Something Old

Something New

Something Borrowed

Something Blue

1. Something Old: our rings. Alex and I had our rings passed down to us from his mom. These rings used to be Alex's mom's great aunt and uncle's rings from around the mid-1930s. {Very vintage!} We are so proud to have them as our own.

2. Something New: My dress. Can you believe I bought this gorgeous dress at Sears? As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one. {Alex will always claim that he found it first}. It was exactly the vintage vibe I was looking for.

3. Something Borrowed: Pearl earrings and necklace. My boss was gracious enough to let me borrow her real pearls. I was so worried about taking good care of them I only wore them during the wedding ceremony and photos, and then took them off as soon as I was done.

4. Something Blue: This little fabric pocket that belonged to Alex's mom. Inside the fabric pocket is a Six-Pence (a part of the old tradition not many people are aware of).

5.... and a Six-Pence in your left shoe: Part of the rhyme that has been lost through the ages is that you are supposed to have a Six-Pence in your left show. This represents good luck and is from the Victorian times. Alex's mom had this in her left shoe and so I wore it my left shoe also.

Next up....hmmmm maybe photos from the wedding ceremony! Stay tuned!

Kelster Jean

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  1. You look so lovely!!! The rings are gorgeous. My husband and I were on such a tight budget that we have plain solid titanium bands. Doesn't mean I love them any less, but I do swoon when I see gorgeous vintage rings!

    Congrats! :)

  2. Thank you so much! We were lucky enough to have these passed down to us from Alex's parents. Otherwise, we were most likely going to do simple rings as well.


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