Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. We all know the rhyme and we all know the tradition, but how do you bring the blue to your big day? It can be a hard colour to incorporate but if you get it right, your something blue can be your favourite accent of the day.
Make a bold statement and make your something blue the thing that everyone will be talking about; your dress. Make it bold with an all blue number or tone it down with a light blue slip underneath a lacy, sheer white gown.
If you’re a little more reserved when it comes to the blue hues, keep them tucked under your dress. We’re not talking knickers or garters but a beautiful pop of blue shoe peeking out from the bottom of your dress. Be bold with a royal blue, elegant with a navy or subtle with baby blue.
Floral crowns, subtle jewels or all-out-dye, your hair is the perfect place to nestle your something blue. We love floral crowns made up of babys breath, baby blue rosebuds and daisies, but have fun and create your perfect blue crown.
A navy suit is an underestimated wedding fixture. Well-tailored and paired with a white shirt, the suit might just outshine the dress. For an outdoor, summer wedding, take a risk and go for a baby blue suit to stand out from the sea of black and grey.
Give your girls the gift of blue and opt for blue bridesmaid’s dresses for them to wear on your big day. Pick the same shade to run throughout, or let each of them pick a hue of blue that compliments their skin tone and will make them feel a million pounds.
Use your cake as your canvas for blue. Decorate a naked sponge with blue flowers, brush ink over a royal icing or use blue buttercream to sandwich the layers. Whatever you choose, your something blue will be the most delicious thing of your big day.
Make your marquee your backdrop for your something blue with subtle interior touches; balloons, bunting or blue fairy lights can make incorporating blue an easy feat. The options are limitless but make sure your something blue is something you love, not something you had to have.