A few posts ago I wrote about the origins of various wedding traditions (here) but haven’t yet shared my own “something old, something new…” etc. Since I actually just decided on one of these items today, I wanted to share!!
Note: This is just a sample; these aren’t my initials or our date!
Since something old traditionally represents the bride’s link to her family and the past, I decided to have my maiden-name initials embroidered onto a grosgrain ribbon and sewn into my wedding gown along with our wedding date.
But the most exciting part?
It can be done in BLUE! Since something blue is intended to be a symbol of the love, fidelity, and purity of the bride, it seems perfect that my maiden initials, (essentially my identity these last 27 years) be embroidered in blue to represent me and sewn into the wedding gown I’ll wear when I go from Miss to Mrs!!
Brides-to-be, J.Crew offers this here for a really good price, if you’re interested!
When you become engaged, the first questions friends + family usually ask are “Have you picked a date?” and “What are your wedding colors?”
It took us ages to choose both, but planning out the look and feel has been SO FUN that it’s killing us not to share, so here are some teasers:
Clockwise l-r: If our wedding was a bedroom, it might look something like this; beautiful, playful typography like this slays me!; we want to be prettily prepared for rain; but want to embrace spring & nature with lots of greens:
Osa Johnson’s beautiful book I Married Adventure inspired me too, and will be starring in some day-of wedding shots, which we’re totally thrilled about!
But you can’t overdo it with as graphic and masculine a choice as black & white stripes without bringing in some shots of something feminine and pretty, like vibrant raspberry pink and lots of frilly, slightly undone texture, à la peonies:
So there you have it! Without giving too much away, I present to you our wedding inspiration! Hope you like as much as we do!