Undoubtedly, tiffany blue is one of the most popular colour for weddings for quite some time now. It is sweet, it is elegant, it is romantic, everything a bride would love to feel and would love for her guests to feel on her big day.
Ever heard of the phrase ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’?
The tiffany blue wedding theme is the perfect match for this English old phrase traditionally used in weddings. But what is the meaning behind the phrase? The actual complete saying is this:
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
This poetic phrase is believed to have originated from the Victorian era in England, and every ‘something’ in this phrase is said to bring good luck to 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.
“Something new” symbolizes a hope and optimism for a new and happy married life together with her groom.
“Something borrowed” is an item from a happily married family member or friend, whose good luck in marriage is supposed to carry over to the bride. It also means that the bride can be rest assured that she can depend on her family and friends for the rest of her life.
“Something blue” refers to a very old tradition, as in Rome, blue was worn by brides in weddings to symbolize love, purity and fidelity. The colour was also popular with brides for wedding gowns until the late 19th century.
The silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe represents wealth and financial security, and for optimum luck, the sixpence should be placed in the left shoe. This custom may date back to the Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck.
Here, among the sea of sweet blue inspirations, we feature our Flourish Favor Box, and a Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue Mini Note Pad Set.