Traditions: Something blue

We've come to the end of our first Pacific Coast Weddings blog series on incorporating wedding tradition into your modern wedding. And what better way to finish than with with an aspect of the "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," tradition that can be so much fun:

Something Blue.

According to tradition, the act of wearing something blue on your wedding day represents purity, love, and fidelity. Finding something blue might be the easiest of all of the items so because there are so many options, but that's what makes it so exciting! You can do anything you want! Here are some of our favorites:
  • Shoes: Buy some fabulous blue shoes. That splash of color can really liven up your attire. If that's not your style, just write something sweet in blue ink on the bottom. It's a discrete way to embrace the tradition.
  • Sew it: Embroider the date of your wedding inside your wedding dress in blue thread or sew a piece of one of your dad's old blue shirts into the lining above your heart.
  • Lingerie: this one will be your little secret!
  • Jewelry: a pair of beautiful sapphire or turquoise earrings, a statement necklace, or even your ring can be a "something blue" that you can keep forever.
  • Bouquet: A blue flower or two in your bouquet or a blue wrap for the stems of your flowers are both easy and lovely.
Photos, clockwise from l., Anda Photography, Nordstrom, Art Pinney Photography
Have fun with it! Check out our Pinterest page for more creative ways to incorporate blue into your wedding day!