Fun Ways To Add "Something Blue" To Your Wedding

According to tradition, every bride should have “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe”. Blue represents love, fidelity and good luck, but it is also a colour that makes a wonderful contrast to your white wedding dress.

The most common way to add a hint of this ‘lucky colour’ to your bridal outfit is to attach a small ribbon on the inside of your gown or wear a blue garter, but there are also many alternative ways to do it. From bold accessories to lush floral arrangements, read our tips on how to incorporate “something blue” into your wedding:

The Dress

The Dress
Monique Lhuillier

A modern bride doesn’t necessarily need to wear white on her big day. A light blue gown is a fabulous alternative to a traditional dress and one of our favourite designs for 2015 is Monique Lhuillier’s hydrangea silk gauze strapless A-line gown with a floral embroidered skirt. To add a splash of blue to your bridal look, you can also choose a white dress with blue rhinestones, or adorn it with a gorgeous blue sash. A pretty capelet with aquamarine beads is also a great idea as this accessory is going to be very trendy next year.

The Bouquet

The Bouquet
Image by The Evoke Company, flowers by Affair With George

Even if you choose a clean white posy, you can wrap it with a blue satin ribbon and perhaps adorn with a blue brooch. However, brides who prefer their bridal bouquet to be a little different may want to make it from blue flowers instead. You can use hydrangeas, delphiniums, anemones, hyacinths or viburnum berries to make your blue bouquet and you can choose between light pastel shades which can be combined with white and pastel green or pick a vibrant hue for a more extravagant look. We also love multi-coloured wildflower bouquets with just a few delphiniums in it to contrast delicate roses, Queen Anne’s lace and other pretty blossoms.

Accessories

Accessories

If you choose blue flowers for your bridal bouquet you may want to pair them with an eye-catching accessory in the very same shade. It can be a pair of shoes, a clutch bag, sash or a statement headpiece. You can also wear a pair of blue gloves and a paper parasol, which will protect you from the sun on a hot summer day.

An elegant piece of jewellery with blue stones is a very classical way to give nod to this tradition. You can choose a simple pair of earrings with blue diamonds or opt for a more extravagant look with a bold sapphire necklace. You can also opt for other gemstones such as tourmaline, aquamarine, tanzanite, topaz, spinel, lapis lazuli or apatite.

Beauty

Beauty
Something Blue by Oscar de la Renta

From bold eye shadow to light blue nail polish, you can also use make-up and beauty products to incorporate something blue into your bridal look. If you want to accent your eyes, the colour of your eye shadow can range from very pale silvery blue shades to vibrant royal blue and dark navy, and you can pair it with a blue mascara to make your eyes pop behind that white veil.

Whether you prefer caviar nails or classical nail polish, sky blue is a fabulous colour for the blushing bride. While a French manicure or blush pink is a traditional option, light blue is modern but very elegant and romantic too. You can also opt for a darker hue to match other elements of your styling. We also love Oscar de la Renta’s Something Blue fragrance that immediately puts you in a romantic mood with its delicate combination of mandarin, linden blossom, bourbon, vanilla and white musk.

Reception Décor

Reception Décor
Image by Amanda McLauchlan, styling by The Bride's Diary®

Finally, you can incorporate “something blue” into your reception décor as well. Use it as one of your main colours or just insert a few details such as Weddingstar’s Something Blue toasting set and cake serving set which are gorgeous heirloom pieces you can cherish and pass on to your loved ones. White and blue make such a great match, especially if you are having a beach wedding. You can browse through Weddingstar’s beach collection to get some ideas how to decorate your wedding venue with lovely blue details such as fish tea light holder, starfish candle holder and miniature beach folding chairs.

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