There are so many traditions when it comes to weddings. From traditions that are unique to the couple’s family, to ones that are ancient and honored by most. Our favorite is:
‘’Something Old, Something New,
Something Borrowed, Something Blue.’’
With this article we are delving in to the meaning behind this tradition and how you can take its sentiment whether or not you are tying the knot.
The tradition comes from an Old English rhyme that is believed to originate in the 1800s. It was believed to be the best recipe for good fortune and fertility. A way to give a bride and a groom the best possible start in their union.
A heart warming way to incorporate the “Something Old” element in to your wedding day is by choosing a loved family heirloom, passed down trough the generations. A treasured jewellery piece, which will represent protection and reassurance, provided by the wisdom, and lifetime of experiences of its previous owners.
The beauty of this tradition is that it can be incorporated in to your everyday accessories with no effort. Well looked after vintage pieces provide unique dimension to a jewellery collection.
“Something New” in the rhyme symbolizes hope and good fortune in store for the happy couple’s future. Lets be honest we can all do with a fresh start once in a while. A treat yourself moment for a well deserved boost.
The bride would have “Something Borrowed”, traditionally from another happily married couple. This symbolizes the hope that someone else’s luck will rub off on to the newly weds. Not only a lovely sentiment, but also a very practical way to experiment with your style. In this day and age, as we are all doing our best to become more sustainable in our way of life, borrowing jewellery from friends and family is a great way to try out new styles and trends before you commit to making an investment.
Something Blue stands for purity, love and fidelity. In addition, the colour itself is associated with protection from evil or prying eyes.
We believe that anyone can do with more love in their life, benefit from relationships that show us continues loyalty and support, and extra protection from the universe itself.