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Wedding Date: September 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Bridal & Formal On Main

something old, something new….

Posted on April 30, 2015 by  Miss Fashionable Bride   //   Comment

The old saying, “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe” dates back to the victorian times. I found the meaning behind the saying and I thought this would be great to know as a bride.

Something Old represents the connection/lineage with the bride’s family and their past.    Most brides chose to wear jewelry or an item of importance from their mother or grandmother. I chose to wear my mother’s 35 year old veil for my wedding with some modern updates.

Something New represents good fortune and success in the bride’s new life.                 The wedding gown will usually suffice as the something new.

Something Borrowed is to represent the support and love that all of her family and friends will give throughout her lifetime  The borrowed could be as simple as a scarf or as grand as some diamond earrings.

Something Blue is the symbol of faithfulness and loyalty. Often the blue item used to be a garter or ribbion hidden somewhere, but now they have decals and other cool items that come in blue for this exact reason.

Lastly, a silver sixpence in her shoe is for the wish of wealth.

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Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Arena Bridal & Formal

Wedding Traditions Around the World

Posted on April 12, 2015 by  Miss Stylish Bride   //   Comment

Living in the world’s melting pot, I thougth you guys would find this video very interesting! I love learning about other cultures and traditions so I watched it from beginning to end and in doing so, I learned something new. Here’s a little recap of a few wedding traditions from all over the world. Enjoy!


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Wedding Date: December 2014
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Catherine Simms Bridal

Our Own Little Fairytale – Getting Ready for the Wedding – before the wedding

Posted on February 23, 2015 by  Miss Fairytale Bride   //   1 Comment

You might remember a blog I wrote last year, Personal Wedding Traditions. I shared with all of you a tradition that started a couple generations ago with my family. Not knowing her daughter, and her daughter’s daughters would follow in her footsteps, my grandma took a picture with her mom in front of a beautiful vanity set…

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I knew I needed to have this picture, there was never a doubt in my mind, but I was faced with a problem. My church was over an hour away from my mom’s house; if I had the photographer, videographer and limo all start at my mom’s, it would eat up a lot of time and they would leave the reception early. This bothered me for months, and month, and months…it wasn’t until the month before the wedding that we came up with a solution! We did a pre- wedding photo shoot at my mom’s house at Thanksgiving, just a few weeks before the wedding!

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It was perfect, almost. The only thing missing that would have made it absolutely perfect was my grandma. I wish she was able to be in my pictures, looking in the mirror with me and my mom. I know we can’t see her in the pictures, but I do know in my heart that she was there.


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Wedding Date: March 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Encore Formals and Bridal

…And A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe!

Posted on September 21, 2014 by  Miss Rustic-Chic Bride   //   Comment

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”, but not everyone knows the last part which is “and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

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Sixpence

In the late 17th century, the sixpence tradition began as a part of the dowry gift to the groom.  Across the world, the tradition of who gives the coin to the bride, and what exactly it means, varies. As time went on, the coin became more of a good luck charm that is meant to represent wealth and financial security, that the bride wears in her left shoe on her wedding day.

Where do you get a sixpence? There are lots of websites selling silver sixpences, so next time you are looking for a card for a bride-to-be, consider adding a sixpence that they can use on their wedding day!

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Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Arena Bridal & Formal

I do that why??

Posted on July 2, 2014 by  Miss Stylish Bride   //   Comment

Have you ever really thought of why weddings are the way they are? Why do I need to hold a bouquet as I walk down the aisle?” or “How did this whole white dress thing get started?” Lately, I have.  In the Mexican wedding ceremony there are many different traditions and customs that I was not aware of.  So as I began doing research online and asking my family for advice, my curiosity grew regarding the origins and meanings of all the rituals and symbols (watch out for a blog coming soon about those) surrounding the wedding rite of passage. The facts I found were really surprising!  Who would’ve thought that the reason we hold a bouquet today is because people in the 15th century wanted to hide their “natural” odors?  I also always thought that wearing a white wedding dress symbolizes a bride’s purity, but apparently we owe that fashion statement to Queen Victoria from the 1800s.  Curious to find out more? Here is a great summary of traditions & their origins that I found on WeddingMix:

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