Hannah Goodman
By Hannah Goodman Published 04/22/2017 09:52:00 | Views: 497
25 Unique Ideas for Your "Something Blue"
 

Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries, but there’s no need to stick to the old standbys when searching for your “something blue.” Instead, take a cue from these brides who found unexpected ways to incorporate the hue in their big day, from stitching a bit of navy ribbon into their hem or by arriving loud and proud in a baby-blue vintage car.

Start With a Sapphire

Actor Matthew Morrison designed this sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring for his bride, model Renee Puente, with the help of The Diamond Source in San Diego. “I didn’t realize it until after the fact, when people started to say, ‘It looks like Kate Middleton’s ring,’ that, oh yeah, it does!’”

Start With a Sapphire
 

Say “Yes” to a Colorful Dress

Abby scored her vibrant wedding dress from a store in Old San Juan while in town with her mom and sister to plan the wedding. “The color seemed so happy and festive,” she recalls. Another benefit of choosing a bright, patterned gown? “Because it had a tiny bit of blue in the pattern, I automatically had my something blue—an incidental but fun detail,” the bride said.

Colorful Dress

Incorporate Your Monogram

An embroidered label with the bride’s monogram and the wedding date was ordered from Initial Impressions and sewn into the gown for this sweet North Carolina celebration.

Incorporate Your Monogram
 

Carry Blue Blooms

For this bridal bouquet, Holly Heider Chapple of Holly Chapple Flowers used dark blue hydrangea, blue hyacinths, blue muscari, blue thistle, blue privet berry, blue delphinium, dark purple lilac, purple anemones, purple monkshood, agapanthus, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus.

Carry Blue Blooms
 

Hold a Hanky

For her Tuscan wedding, bride Lauren carried two embroidered handkerchiefs: one belonging to her grandmother and another from a longtime friend, which had a monogram of her initials and the wedding date in blue.

Hold a Hanky
 

Borrow Some Baubles

For Jennifer’s  “something blue,” she borrowed an antique brooch of her mother’s, which she pinned to her bouquet.

Borrow Some Baubles

 

Show Off Your Groom

For his and Michelle’s cattle ranch celebration, John wore custom Trunk Club, from the men’s clothing service he and a friend cofounded. His groomsmen followed suit, with the whole gang matching in striking blue pants and bow ties. 

Show Off Your Groom
 

Embroid Your Dress

As a little girl, Katie was an avid embroiderer. She used her skills with a needle and thread to stitch the phrase used on the save-the-dates and a heart into the lining of her dress to make her “something blue.”

Embroid Your Dress
 

... Or Conceal a Ribbon

Courtney’s “something blue,” an antique duchesse satin ribbon with Jose’s name inked in calligraphy, was sewn inside the hem of her dress.

Conceal a Ribbon
 

Slip on Some Heels

These Prada pumps were the perfect accent to Anna’s dreamy Carolina Herrera dress, and the perfect something blue. 

Slip on Some Heels
 

Lace Up His Kicks

Jack supplied his own “something blue” for the big day. These Hugo Boss shoes arrived with colored laces. 

Lace Up His Kicks
 

Make Your ’Maids Shine

Amy’s bridal party wore long gowns from Little Borrowed Dress in four different shades of blue. “Best decision I ever made!” says Amy, who loved the final look. Christy, the bride’s older sister and maid of honor, donned a gold David Meister gown.

Make Your ’Maids Shine

Honor Your Other Besties

Though Molly only had her sister, sister-in-law, and best friend in her bridal party, she wanted to honor her other close friends. She dubbed her pals her “Something Blue,” and gifted the girls necklaces and her guy friend monogrammed (navy) cufflinks. She also asked them to don something blue on the big day. A special row at the ceremony was set aside for them to sit together, and each pal was identified with a fun fact or memory in the ceremony program.

Honor Your Other Besties
 

Or Give Them Blue Boutonnieres

As a homage to the groom’s grandfather, who grows cornflowers in his garden, Lily and John offered bouttonieres with the little blue flowers to male guests at their fête.

Give Them Blue Boutonnieres
 

Outfit Your Flower Girls

The bride’s nieces served as flower girls and her something blues, wearing dresses from Spring Flowers.

Outfit Your Flower Girls
 

Appoint Your Pooch

Dressed in blue bow ties from Charlie Be Good, Erin and JJ’s two bulldogs served as their good luck charms, walking down the aisle and witnessing the ceremony of their parents.

Appoint Your Pooch
 

Arrive in Style

The groom’s father escorted all three bridesmaids to the service in a vintage baby blue Morris Minor Traveller. The back of the car was adorned with a floral garland made up of roses, peonies, ranunculus, and other greenery.

Arrive in Style
 

Dress Up Your Dad

Looking dapper in his formal blue suit, Frances’ father served as a lucky charm for their walk down the aisle.

Dress Up Your Dad
 

Keep Your Mom Close

Ana, wearing an Oscar de la Renta veil, shared a smile with her mother, in the blue wedding palette, just before her chic Greek ceremony.

Keep Your Mom Close
 

Stow Away the Bands

“It was a total vintage find that we just fell in love with,” Sarah says of the golden bee-topped box she unearthed at a flea market. “I didn’t plan it that way, but I guess it was our something old and our something blue!”

Stow Away the Bands

Use Ribbon

Leanna’s loose bouquet featured peonies, her favorite flower, but the bride still found a way to work in her something blue, which happened to be perfectly in-palette with the rest of her big-day décor. “The long grosgrain ribbon made it feel whimsical and informal, which I loved,” she says.

Use Ribbon
 

Frost the Cake

At Michelle and Chris’s fairy tale wedding, this dark chocolate cake by Rose’s Cakes was covered in the loveliest (and luckiest!) shade of pale blue fondant.

Frost the Cake
 

.. Or Top it Off

Amy and Leo’s custom cake topper, by crafter Ann Wood, was made with quaintly retro fabrics that the bride designed herself.

Custom Blue Cake topper
 

Beachy escort cards on something blue

 
 

Something Blue Wedding Planned by A Very Beloved Wedding

 

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Hannah Goodman
By Hannah Goodman 04/22/2017 09:52:00