Something Blue -- Part II

What about Something New and Something borrowed?

Something New represents good luck and success and the brides hopes for a bright future in her new married life. The wedding gown is often chosen as the new item.

Something Borrowed is to represent to the bride that friends and family will be there for her on the special day and in the future when help is needed. "Borrowing" is especially important, since it has to come from a happily married woman, thereby lending the bride some of her own marital happiness to carry into the new marriage.  In my experience, brides usually borrow jewelry.

Okay now to Something Blue... In ancient times, Blue is the symbol of faithfulness, purity and loyalty.  Often the popular blue item has been the garter, but today, brides are choosing different items to symbolize Something Blue.

Photojournalist Wedding Photographer, Kevin Weinstein of Chicago recently photographed a bride who chose blue shoes as her Something Blue.  Honestly, when I saw these pictures on Kevin's blog, the first thing I noticed were the bride's HOT! "blue" Gucci shoes.  (See pictures below)

Wearing blue shoes to symbolize your Something Blue has become a very popular wedding trend.  Other ways to wear something blue is to theme your wedding flowers in blue, perhaps a signature drink at your reception or even a blue sash to wear at the waist of your wedding gown.

Brides have been honoring the tradition of wearing an old, a new, a borrowed and a blue item during their wedding for centuries. Although wearing these items is supposed to symbolize good luck for the bride, they are also just a fun tradition that gives the bride an opportunity to express her admiration for a few special people in her life on her special day.

For more scoop on this Tradition, check out my blog on Something Old and also Something Blue, Part I on my Events by Candace blog and if you would like Kevin Weinstein to capture your story, unscripted ... please visit

Ciao for now,


Credits: Kevin Weinstein Photography,

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