Saturday, March 3, 2012

Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

Thanks to everyone who took part in my little wedding survey. It looks like most of you would like to see some wedding posts, so without further ado... I wanted to do a post about my "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue".

I wasn't very rigid about most of the wedding traditions, but this is one that I thought would be fun and would add some personal elements to the day.

Something Old:

  • Vintage painted pin on my bouquet handle. I found this on eBay before I really even bought anything at all. I was looking at another dress (one that I didn't end up buying) and someone had recommended that I get a vintage brooch on the dress. I bought the eBay brooch right away but when it came in, it was so much smaller than I pictured (shoulda read the description)! I still wanted to use it and the bouquet seemed like a perfect place.
  • Dotted vintage gloves. I bought these on at a cute vintage boutique while I was in Stillwater doing wedding things. 

Something New:
  • The Dress
  • The Other Dress
  • The Veil
  • The Shoes
  • Pretty much everything else

Something Borrowed:
  • Rose gold bracelet from my Grandmother. I don't typically wear a lot of jewelry and I decided that I only wanted to wear one understated piece on my wedding day. Since my Grandmother was unable to make it to the wedding, I wanted her to be there in some way, so I asked her if there was a piece of jewelry or some sort of adornment that I could borrow for the big day. She sent this bracelet with my aunt to the wedding and I didn't see it until the night before. It couldn't be more perfect since it is understated and beautiful. It's been in my family for generations. The crazy thing is that it's very small and everyone thought it wouldn't fit my wrists, but it did! Fate!

Something Blue:
  • Homemade garter with navy bow. I used this tutorial from Elsie as a guideline. You may remember from this post that I had ordered an ornate garter from an Etsy seller. After multiple emails, I realized this seller had no intentions of sending me my garter. Instead of order from someone else, I realized I didn't want to spend that much on a garter anyways! With a little bit of love from my sewing machine, I made a low budget one myself (I mean in price and in quality). It definitely did the trick!

Hope this was a fun first peek into our wedding day. These details were so fun for me to look at again! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and check back for more pics and DIY wedding posts this week.

All photos (except garter photos) by Geneoh Photography


  1. These photos are adorable Maggie! Wow! Where did you get those shoes? They are so cute...

  2. I'm crazy about your bouquet! It was so beautiful! That third photo of you holding it is so pretty!

  3. Thanks for sharing this lovely post. You looked stunningly beautiful on your wedding day. I loved all the little details from these photos.

  4. BEAUTIFUL! Cannot wait to see more - you looked gorgeous and these little details are so fun!

  5. How pretty!! Absolutely gorgeous, dear; both the items and the bride! Thank you for sharing. :)


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