Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Something Old, Something New

Something old: My grandmother's antique Chinese coin tied to my bouquet

I love fun traditions and this traditional wedding saying is too cute to pass up. I'm sure many of you know it already but here it is just in case :)
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

The meanings behind each one are so sweet. I personally didn't know about the sixpence part until I read more about the tradition. It was fun to incorporate each of these items into our wedding. I felt very fortunate that day so these lucky charms were probably doing their magic!

(left) Something new: My wedding dress, heels, and jewelry; Something borrowed: Veil from my wonderful friend, Kristen
(right) Something blue: My favorite tiny blue brooch pinned to my dress

In my culture, a popular wish for newly married couples is to wish them a hundred years of happiness. I thought it would be fun to find a silver sixpence that was made in 1912 to echo this wish. I was so happy to find one on ebay. It is still in pretty good condition too. I tucked the sixpence on the inside seam of my left heel where it safely stayed all night!

Did you follow this tradition on your wedding day? Do you plan to? :)