Compiled by our weddings expert, Brooke Stewart
If you’re planning a wedding you’ll have more than your fair share of research to do and decisions to make. It’s easy to fall into a sense of accomplishment after knocking over all of the early major considerations (venue/dress/guest list), but soon enough you’re faced with and unrelenting stream of new, smaller decisions, each one requiring careful solving before the big day. One of the loose ends many brides find difficult to tie up (and often leave to the last minute) is the dreaded “something blue”. If there are no frilly blue garters pinned to your Pinterest boards, and you dread the idea of having to don bright blue lacy knickers under your sheer lace bridal dress, then a) find your own something blue b) don’t put off finding your something blue and c) make your something blue a fashion statement!
We’ve rounded up a few new ways to interpret the “Something Blue”
The betrothed Ashley Simpson was spotted dress shopping in a divine blue floral kimono. Why not adorn yourself in a 1940’s style blue kimono robe whilst having your hair and make up done? Indulge on your day and have your photographer capture your timeless look while you sip on champagne, and have your handmaidens (bridesmaids) help you with your bridal jewellery? They could even capture some demure, over the shoulder boudoir style shots of you in your finery. For a modern satin look check out Agent Provocateur, for true vintage styling see Pretty Little World Vintage via Etsy.
Roses may be the flower of love, purity and faith, but wouldn’t walking down the aisle be much more fun with a designer clutch in hand? Fashion forward brides are ditching the posies in favour of clutches; Cavalli, Elie Saab and Charlotte Olympia are often spotted at the finest events grasped by celebrities, why not take a similar version to your finest event?
If you cannot part with your bridal blooms but still would like to make a blue statement, how about an oceanic toned, statement necklace? Let semi precious stones, ornate and luxurious, set the tone of your bridal ensemble. Or perhaps you’d like to channel old Hollywood with a crystal and rhinestone feature piece in the blue hue? Either way, a something blue necklace is perfect to compliment a strapless or V neck gown whilst adding a Vogue touch to your wedding.
And if you’re not a “veil girl” whatever shall you wear in your hair? Choose to evoke the royals; wear a stunning fascinator à la Marie Antoinette? Or look to the queen her self, Carrie Bradshaw? Perhaps something more subdued? Pale blue flowers either singularly or woven into a beautiful flower crown (see our story on flower crowns here) create a bohemian look that’s just perfect for spring and summer weddings.
If you are after something a little more subtle, try for a romantic pastel blue nail polish. Maybe Kester Black’s Australian made, vegan and cruelty free nail polish in Blueberry Tart? Put a new twist on a classic with a metallic or reverse french tip over a soft blue. Or if you’re feeling adventurous (and have an amazing manicurist) check out some amazing feature nail ideas via our Pinterest boards
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If something blue is to bring you luck and happiness in your marriage, than shouldn’t your betrothed be dressed in blue too? Navy, periwinkle or royal accents can compliment the most dapper of grey suits, and a French navy 3 button teamed with a warm brown shoes and matching belt will truly look the part. (Even the dreaded 80’s Periwinkle blue was once divine in the 1950’s, and has come back into fashion for men’s suits!) The colour blue in almost all its forms is quite timeless; classic and yet somehow modern.
To really set the tone use blue hues in your table decor; blue and white patterned china setting create an air of warmth and style that your guest wont quickly forget. Select heritage Wedgewood collections or scout around your local thrift shops for an assortment of patterns (Tip: To keep the tables looking neat ensure plates are the same size).
So there you have it! Think outside the box when it comes to selecting your something blue, and have a little fun with it! What would you choose for your something blue? Let us know in the comments below and earn BWA Dollars for doing so!