Bride Accessories: Putting the “Oooh!” into Something Blue!

Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

According to Yahoo Answers, “blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true.”

Quaint as this custom may sound, it’s obviously not required of any bride. But when I was wedding planning, I clearly remember being charmed by a magazine photo of a bride wearing a slender blue ribbon around her neck, which matched the delicate blue flowers in her bouquet!  If you want to add some contrast to your white gown, blue adds interest in the loveliest way!

Consider adding blue flowers to your bouquet, like this lovely arrangement from Wedding Flower & Reception Ideas:

Or a touch of blue at your throat…

A splash of starry blue sparkles in your hair…

A blue sash adds elegance…

Compliments of David’s Bridal, you can dress the whole wedding party in blue!