The nights are longer, the sun is (hopefully!) shining and we are deep in wedding season! You might have heard the phrase that, brides should wear or carry something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on their big day but have you ever wondered why?
The custom was mentioned in print in an 1876 newspaper when it was already referred to as an ancient custom. The items were all designed to protect the happy couple, their future children and bless them with prosperity. The something old warded off the evil eye, something new signalled optimism for the future, the something borrowed - ideally from a happily married friend or relative! - in the hope that some of the good luck would rub off and something blue as a symbol of love and fidelity.
Blue is also a key wedding trend for 2022 as Bridgerton influences weddings with Regency blue, frills and cottage-core all still going strong and giving a dreamy aesthetic.
You can find plenty of wedding jewellery, in blue, white and lots of other colours in our earrings section and some beautiful blue pocket hearts which would be perfect as something blue, borrowed or new!
There also used to be a final line, "and a silver sixpence for her shoe..." I'm wincing at the thought of a bride walking down the aisle with a coin in her shoe so maybe it's for the best that one often gets left out!
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