March 8, 2012

Something Blue {Trendy Thursdays}

Every girl knows the wedding saying describing what the bride should have on her wedding day... "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue..."  But where did the "blue" come from?  Did a little online research (hey, it's easiest) and learned that the color blue has been incorporated into weddings for centuries!  Apparently, in ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize modesty and fidelity.  There is also the belief in Christianity that blue represents purity, as the Virgin Mary has been dressed in blue.  And here endeth the history lesson.

Blue is one of my all time favorite colors, so the idea of incorporating blue into my wedding was an easy decision...but I since my dress was ivory with a champagne colored sash and beading, I decided to skip wearing something blue and incorporated blue into my decor instead.  Just because I didn't wear something blue on my big day doesn't mean I can't have fun inspiring YOU to add a little something blue into the attire for your groom, your wedding party and you!

For You

Long wedding gown or short...these blue shoes are begging to adorn your feet!

 "Perfect" by RSVP - $79 on Zappos

Gorgeous blue earrings

Rotonde blue earrings - $75 by Swarovski

 Hyacinth blue earrings - $95 by Swarovski

How about a simple bangle from one of my favorite jewelers - Ippolita

 8 Stone Bangle in London Blue Topaz - $995 by Ippolita

 Medium Hero Bangle in Blue Topaz with Diamonds - $4,500 from Ippolita

For Him

If your groom has got a Retro style...

Rockport Oxfords - $67 on Etsy

A little something to remedy any chance of your groom getting "cold feet"...

 Men's argyle socks - $9.90 at Express

 Pin a little blue on him

 Blue flower and feather boutonnieres - Martha Stewart Weddings

 A special wedding day gift for the eco-conscious...

Real Blue Forest Butterfly Wing cufflinks (cruelty-free, of course) - $150 as seen on Gift Ideas
Learn more about the Blue Forest Butterfly and the Amazon Animal Orphanage and Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm by clicking HERE.

For Them

Bridesmaid dresses hot off the runway

Girls love a dainty little gift

Opening Night Clutch (also comes in navy blue) - $88 by Lilly Pulitzer

Let's hear it for the boys!

I'm totally digging these pocket squares!

A bowtie meets man's best friend

Blue Bird Dog Bow Tie (featured on Southern Living) - Bird Dog Bay
(Check the Bird Dog Bay website for more fabulous & eclectic designs in both bowtie and straight tie styles)

Something for Everybody

Let them eat cake!

Cake images found on Party.ol.ogy

Blue Curacao cocktails for your cocktail hour and reception!

Pictured: Hillary Rocks

Find YOUR ideal blue cocktail recipe or have your bartender custom create one for you!

Blue Curacao recipes from the UK  -  Recipes from the Blue Cocktails blog

Are YOU planning to add a little something blue into your wedding day?  I'd love to hear about it!  Leave a comment below!

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