Carrying on the “something” tradition is not only fun, it is an opportunity for brides to show a unique and creative side to their personality in a subtle way. The wonderful thing about living in today’s culture is that the rules of yesterday no longer apply so brides are free to express themselves how they wish. Some brides delight in the idea of wearing a family heirloom passed down from their mother or grandmother, while other brides prefer putting their own twist on things. Instead of wearing an old heirloom one might wear a signature perfume, favorite lipstick, or piece of jewelry from their fiancé while they were dating.
While I love the diversity and uniqueness it brings, I have only one problem with this tradition. How often do you know a bride’s “something” items unless you are in her wedding? Rarely. I find this disappointing as “something” items are typically well thought-out, unique, and special to the bride. So, let’s take a moment right now to share our “something” items for the world to see. And for all you ladies who have had no reason to think of their “something” items, now is a great time to start! Send me an email with your "something" items list ~ what it was or what you want it to be. (Email addy is to the right)
I will start us off...Something old: After the ceremony I wore my late grandmother's fur. (And thank goodness since it was freezing that night.)
I also incorporated one of her crystal bracelets into my bouquet.
Something new: Many items could fill this category so again I picked two. First item is my dress. Brand spankin new, not borrowed. :-)
One of my favorite "new" items were the two sets of earrings I wore on our wedding day. The dangly's I purchased myself after searching long and hard for the biggest most perfect earrings. :-) The second pair is the diamond studs above the dangly's; the gift I received from my husband just hours before walking down the aisle. (See first picture)
Something borrowed: My girlfriends petticoat, not super sentimental but great on the wallet :-)
Something blue: Again, two items. My tossing garter was blue along with my favorite topaz/diamond ring also from my sweet grandmother.