Guest blogger: Rosanna Casper, co-founder of Idojour.com, a new wedding website where brides, grooms, family and friends can purchase a stylish and affordable mix of beautifully curated pieces. Designed to make wedding planning all the more inspiring and enjoyable, Idojour offers accessories and apparel for your wedding weekend, complemented by both inspirational and practical content. Rosanna oversees content, among many other things, and makes sure that everything comes together beautifully on the site.
Here, Rosanna shares some fresh ideas for your "something blue."
I have a confession to make. Four years into married life, I realized that I never had a something blue at my wedding. Nothing in my dress, jewelry, bouquet or even underwear had a trace of blue in it. How could I, a self proclaimed (and semi-supertitious) wedding aficionado, have overlooked my something blue? Then I started to think – what’s the big fuss about anyway?
As it turns out, this tradition comes from an old English saying:
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe
They represent items that a bride should carry with her on her wedding day to bring her good luck. Specifically, blue has been associated with weddings for centuries to represent purity, love and fidelity.
We’ve got a number of wonderful and unique "something blue" options for the modern-day bride – some subtle, others more obvious, but all quite chic and stylish. And if none of these ideas strike your fancy, then you can always do what I did – look up at the beautiful blue sky.
Pearl Swarovski hairpins
Elegant and dainty, these light blue pins can be incorporated into your bridal updo or placed into your bouquet ($12 for 10, etsy.com).
It’s subtle, long-lasting, and waterproof. Besides, every girl should have blue eyeliner in her makeup bag regardless ($12, sephora.com).
Hanky Panky Low Rise Thong
It’s baby blue, ultra sexy, will hide all of your panty lines, and features "bride" spelled out in crystals on the waistband. If you want your something blue to be functional yet hidden, you can’t go wrong with this ($28, shopbop.com).
"I Do" Wedding Shoes Rhinestone Appliqué
Paste these blue rhinestone stickers from Mindy Weiss onto the bottom of your wedding shoes ($6, mindyweiss.com)
Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
They retail for almost $9,000, but you can rent them for your big day for only $160 from adorn.com.
Wedding Day Charm Cluster
This gorgeous hand made charm cluster, designed by Jenny Marsh of Something Forever, represents a something old (a pearl), something new (a sycamore seed), something borrowed (a declaration of love taken from a Shakespearean sonnet) and something blue – the flower of a bluebell. Sew it into your dress on your wedding day, and then transfer it onto a chain to wear as a necklace ($320.67, etsy.com).
Virtually all of Idojour's coverups by the ultra talented Susan Ruddie, of The Wedding Dresser, are made to order with your choice of lining, made of “something blue” rayon bemberg ($219, idojour.com).
Cayetano Legacy blue agate necklace
This chunky necklace is a statement piece – the deep blue hue of the blue agate gemstones are sure to stand out. And for the bold and modern bride, it will be sure to stun. And the best part – it's coming soon to the Idojour storefront.