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Something Old, Something New…

April 8, 2010

Wedding tradition is that the bride wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe.” I’m not one to mess with tradition, so I’ve started thinking about my “somethings.” Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Something Old: handmade Belgian lace veil circa 1920s

Not this very one, but looks a lot like it (source)

My “something old” has a very special story behind it. It was given to my grandmother for me to wear at my wedding. I remember hearing about this veil when I was a little girl, and I am so ecstatic that my mama found it last time she was in Romania. Here is the story behind the veil, courtesy of Mama Jelly:

“When your grandmother was a medical student, she was tutoring kids in order to pay her rent. The lady whose children she tutored in the late 1940, she was a young woman at that time (probably in her mid 30s-40).

In the mid 1980s, she was already in her 80s and Grandma close to 60, she called Grandma, with whom she kept in touch and she gave her this veil (which was hers) to her for you. It seems that she did not like the wife her son chose, so she did not give it to her !”
Isn’t that amazing? I get choked up just thinking about it. And it happens to match my (second) dress perfectly. It’s fate, I tell you.
Something new: this could be my dress, or the earrings I’ll likely be wearing.
Something borrowed: not sure what I will borrow yet. Maybe I can borrow a piece of jewelry from my mama. Or a sixpence? Anyone have one of those?
Something blue: I think I’ll probably wear the same blue shoes I plan on wearing to the city hall ceremony. They’re just so cute and the perfect height. Or, I could always get blue rhinestone “I do” on the bottom of my shoes.

You can buy these at

My blue Caparros shoes

Those are my “somethings” so far. What did/will you have for  your something old, new, borrowed and blue?
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