Friday, January 7, 2011


You want another post about our wedding don't you? I knew it...

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

I love this old tradition... and wanted to incorporate it on our day-- but I wanted to be original, too! So here's what I came up with, and feel free to steal my ideas :)

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Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she “carries” all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be a happy one.

“Something Old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past.  For my “something old” I carried the pearls my mother wore on her wedding day-- they were intertwined with my flowers.

“Something New” means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. I carried a new penny minted in 2010 in her shoe, which is also a nod to the poems second line, “And a silver sixpence in her shoe.” (Let's face it there are a million things you could use for your something new!) At the end of the night, the penny was permanently embedded in the shoes I wore.

“Something Borrowed” traditionally comes from a friend or family member. We "borrowed" our wedding date, October 23, from my paternal grandparents, who were wed on October 23, 1949. We also did a wine ceremony in our wedding-- which is a Jewish custom. We used the same wine glass my grandparents used 61 years prior!

The is a still from our amazing videographer- Bob with IndyVisual
“Something Blue” has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty and fidelity. My “blue” was found on the bottom of my shoes in the form of “I Do.”

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What did you use / are you using for your "somethings"?

1 comment:

  1. I just clicked all over your blog to see your wedding. Completely breathtaking! I am totally in awe!