Saturday, December 26, 2009

The "Somethings" Tradition

I'll admit, I haven't put too much thought into the "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" tradition but sometimes things just have a funny way of working themselves out on their own.

The "new" part of this tradition is easy.  My dress, shoes and undergarments are all new.  Done.  Checked it off the list and moved on.

Truthfully, I didn't really care if I ended up with the entire new, old, borrowed and blue traditions.  I thought about painting my toenails blue (seriously) but my bridesmaids immediately vetoed that idea.  I could wear blue undies but I was worried it might show under my dress.

But after I bought my dress, I started thinking about accessories.  And then an idea popped into my head that was the solution to all three of the other "somethings." Mama Trail Mix has a pair of earrings that were originally her mother's (who is no longer with us.)  They are delicate, gold chandelier earrings with a small blue flower inlay design at the bottom.  Here was my somethings old, borrowed and blue all in one!

I'm really excited to wear them because my mom has never let me borrow them before, even though I've loved them since I was little.

Aren't they dreamy? Take a look:

Guess who discovered the macro setting on her camera??

(Personal Photo)

I'm so happy that I not only get to wear these gorgeous, antique earrings but that they will also be representing my something old, borrowed and blue.  Plus, they are a piece of family history and there ain't nothin more special to me than that.

Are you fulfilling the "Somethings" tradition at your wedding? How did you decide what to use for each part?


  1. Wow! I LOVE those earrings!!! It will be such a special part of your wedding! I am also knocking out the old, borrowed, and blue somethings with one piece. I am borrowing a necklace from my dad that belonged to his mother (who passed away when I was little).

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