Something Borrowed, Something Hot Pink

Hot Pink Flower. Have you always been the kind of girl that has dreamed about a traditional wedding? Maybe you’ve never pictured anything but a modern theme on your wedding day. At either end of the spectrum, it’s yours, and you make it what you want. You should never, at any moment, worry about what your guests think. Your wedding should be about you and your future spouse and who the two of you join together to be.

Let’s take a look at one of the most common wedding phrases…

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

Primarily, “something old” represents tradition. This is often a signification of your mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, etc. “Something old” stands for tradition and memories of the past, and traditions that you are continuing to carry on that will possibly be included in your granddaughter’s wedding.

“Something new” is typically the style of the bride. It is what she wants to include in her wedding day that defines more of who she is and her sense of fashion.

A bride can sometimes receive a gift or item from a happily married friend or family member, alas “something borrowed.” This may signify good fortune from one bride to another.

As far as “something blue” goes, the color and weddings have gone hand in hand for centuries. Brides in ancient Rome wore blue to symbolize many noble traits, while purity has been associated with the color because of Christianity’s dressing the Virgin Mary in the color.

Whatever the theme, whatever the colors, whatever the traditions or lack thereof, your wedding is yours. Maybe your something blue should be something hot pink!

(pink flower photo courtesy of Tibby Dozier Steedly)