I love tradition. Yes, they might be old, stuffy, and boring to some, but things with a long history usually mean more to me. This is where my love of antiques comes from. Growing up, I would go over to my Grandparent’s house a few times a week and it was there that I was surrounded by vintage everything. I grew up playing croquet and badminton in their back yard, canning fruit in mason jars, and talking on a wall mounted candlestick telephone.
In ancient times, blue was the symbol of faithfulness, purity and fidelity. While many brides opt not to follow the old English tradition, often a blue item can be stylishly incorporated into your bridal attire. Traditionally, brides wore a garter that was blue or worked blue flowers into their bouquet or hairpiece. However, there are some more modern ways to add a little blue to your look. Shoes are probably my favorite way to wear blue, especially if you can land yourself a pretty pair of these (photo by Rothwell Photography) or these! Seriously. Stunning.
Jewelry is another easy way to add a touch of blue. A ring on your right hand or a pair of killer chandelier earrings can be a fun and unexpected way to wear blue. Below is a vintage yellow gold ring that I had custom set with a marquise cut aquamarine stone for my dear friend. When I came across this ring it had a deep red garnet stone but with a small change, the delicate 1940’s gold bow ring became gorgeous.