Something Blue: Chic Ideas for Cool Tones

Something Old, Something New

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Everyone knows that age old ritual that is believed to give the bride lasting prosperity, fertility and a disaster-free wedding day! Family heirlooms and special mementos make great pieces for “old” & “borrowed;” the gown may check the “new” box, but it’s the “blue” that brides often have a hard time incorporating. Let’s go beyond a random navy dress sash or a stray cobalt carnation in the bouquet! Here are some fabulous, trending & traditional ideas for adding a unique bit of blues to the big day:

DRESS DETAILS

Add just a touch of blue to your gown with embroidery! Ideas include stitching your wedding date into the slip, appending a sweet phrase like “and they lived happily ever after” to the bottom of your train, or attaching a secret heart appliqué to your bodice {the heart shown above was originally material taken from the bride’s late father’s button-down shirt, so it was extra sentimental!}

INTIMATE ACCESSORIES

You don’t have to parade your “something blue” around – in fact, you can save it for the groom’s eyes only! Gorgeous light blue lingerie is a fresh & sexy take on such an old tradition – check out this Betsey Johnson set. You can also wear a blue garter or carry an embroidered hanky – no mascara tears, no ugly crying, ya’ll!

HIDDEN HUES

These details are tiny, but will leave a big impact on your ceremony! You can add blue to your mani – the photo above comes from a bride who specifically painted a pale baby blue heart on her ring finger so her nervous groom would easily know where to place the ring at the altar! Add a bouquet charm – any significant charm symbol, or a miniature framed photo of a late loved one. You could even choose to write your vows on blue paper or in blue ink.

FASHIONABLE FINDS

A pair of simple, elegant & stunning blue earrings can hide behind cascading curls or steal the show against a chignon. Who says the bride has to knock out all 4 tiers of this tradition on her own? Divvy up the responsibility by pinning a cool-toned boutonniere on your hubby-to-be. My least favorite wedding trend has to be “cutesy” custom {atrocious} tennis shoes, but changing into a pair of turquoise flats or mint sandals for the reception is a smart way to change up your look and give your dogs a break from the Badgley Mischkas!

IN ANY WEDDING, A POP OF COLOR IS A FUN WAY TO ELEVATE THE AESTHETICS. TRY THESE TRENDING SOMETHING BLUE SCHEMES FOR A FRESH TAKE ON AN OLD TRADITION.

{IMAGES: Koman Photography, Pinterest, Style Me Pretty Vault, Nordstrom}

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