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Wedding Traditions Can be all About You!

Old new borrowed blue wedding tradition for you Photo by Taylor Harding

Old. New. Borrowed. Blue.

We’ve learned that the happiest brides are ones that find ways to make conventional wedding traditions represent their personal style, their family, and their personality. One of our favorite traditions that any bride can have fun with is wearing “something borrowed and something blue”. This English tradition has been bringing brides good luck and fortune since the 1800s. The original rhyme is “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe”. However, what began as a way to bless the bride with good luck and fidelity is now also a way to create timeless keepsakes and show some creativity.

How real brides are making traditions their own!

In Hawaii, one bride went beach-combing before her sunset wedding. On the beach she found a white rock and decided to use it as her something borrowed.  She placed the small rock in her bouquet for the ceremony. Then, before she left she tossed it back to the sea. Wedding Traditions for You Jessica Belew of Bremerton, WA, had some precious items as her good luck charms. She wrapped a handkerchief around her bouquet that “had [her] name and wedding date embroidered in blue [and] had the appliques from [her] mom’s veil stitched on.” It is now a treasured family heirloom that she hopes her daughter will use one day. Another more unconventional bride made her family and friends’ smiles widen when she walked down the aisle with a borrowed tennis racket from her new mother-in-law in her bouquet. That’s one way to show a family’s history of sports!  

Whatever you do, make wedding traditions you!

Culture, family, personality, and religion can all play a big part in the wedding planning process. While juggling it all can be stressful, we hope you’ll remember to have fun and look for unique ideas that make your wedding day memorable. Whether it is a nerdy groom’s cake, a sapphire ribbon sewn into your dress, skydiving in your wedding attire, or memorable thank you cards there is a variety of options to make your special day less conventional.

Check out more Old. New. Borrowed. Blue. Ideas here!

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Sprucing Up the Aisle Runner

Sprucing Up the Aisle Runner

1) Personalization Personalized Burlap Aisle Runner with Equestrian Monogram Making the aisle you walk down personal to you for your wedding day is a great way to really make that ceremony all about you and your love. Some couples may feel a little lost in all of the traditions, so adding personal touches really are key to making something as traditional as walking down the aisle a completely unique to you experience. Some ways to do this is to order a runner with your names or initials on it, or to even write out your love story from the first day you met all the way down to "I Do". However you choose to do it, be sure to pay attention to the tone of your wedding. For example, a hand written -though adorable- love story may not hold up its own in a more formal environment. 2) Cute Quotes

Classic Aisle Runner

Adding a cute quote or sweet sentiment to your aisle runner will still be like adding a bit of you to it and make it more personal, but it takes a little pressure off you to be the center of attention even on the floor you walk on. So if you are looking for a little something extra and romantic without having to bare your sole and love on an aisle runner or have your name on it, then adding a sweet quote is probably what you are looking for! If you like the idea of a quote AND adding your love story or names, then do both! What is fun to is that you can always use different materials, fonts, and colors, that will help you make it fit your wedding style.

The key to wedding planning is to not limit yourself to what other people have done, but to also use what other people have done as a learning tool. Why reinvent the wheel if you don't have to? So you don't have to reinvent the aisle runner to make it different to you, just do a little sprucing. 

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