15 New “Something Blue” Wedding Ideas
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe." Sound familiar? This Old English rhyme has been inspiring brides to incorporate vintage details and blue-hued accessories into their wedding day style for years. Now, modern brides are putting a new spin on the tradition with unexpected blue details like ombré lace bandeau veils and sultry lingerie. Here are 15 of our favorite "something blue" wedding ideas.
1. Ombré Veil
For the unconventional bride, find a veil made with light blue lace or tulle fabric. It will give your bridal look a whimsical yet edgy vibe.
Gigi Burris Millinery Cornflower ombré chantilly veil, $475, GigiBurris.com
2. Cocktail Ring
Add a sapphire cocktail ring to your day-of accessories for an elegant touch of blue.
Parade Design sapphire ring, ParadeDesign.com
3. Wedding Dress Sash
Accessorize your gown with a sweet sash. It's a great way to pull in any blue beading details or embroidery your gown may have, and not to mention it's a sexy trick to highlight your waist.
Dress by Monique Lhuillier
A few blue blooms in your bouquet puts a floral twist on tradition, or wrap your stems in a blue satin ribbon.
A pair of drop earrings made of glamorous sapphire blue and aquamarine stones is a chic way to add blue to your look. Don't want to go that bold? Scale it back with some snappy studs.
Kenneth Jay Lane Headlight earrings, $150, KennethJayLane.com
Show off flirty heels with just a dash of blue, like this pair with a grosgrain ribbon up the back. It's like a fashionable little secret.
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Fugue shoe, $485, Zappos.com
Slip a band of blue around your leg. The soft color paired with feminine beading makes for a très chic garter you'll want to keep.
Mamie & James No. 10 garter, $150, MamieandJames.com
8. Light Blue Mani
Skip the pink or nude hues and glam up your bridal nails with a light blue shade plus gilded gold designs.
9. Blue Wedding Dress
Instead of opting for a small accessory, make a statement with an allover blue wedding gown. A dusty blue or silvery hue will still look totally bridal.
Dress by Hayley Paige
Stash your day-of essentials in a couture clutch. A dark navy blue is perfect for formal occasions, while a pale periwinkle fits right in with a more casual affair.
Judith Leiber Couture bow clutch, $5,995, BergdorfGoodman.com
Celebrating your newlywed status at an outdoor reception? A pair of dusty blue sunnies will lend an air of modern rebel to your style.
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Save your "something blue" for your partner's eyes only. Find a lingerie set or bodysuit in a sultry dark blue. Or choose a piece with blue accents like sweet bows or sassy blue straps.
Victoria's Secret Medallion lace plunge teddy, $40, VictoriasSecret.com
13. Tiered Cape
A cape with ruffles looks high fashion and couture, and it will also give you just a little something extra in chilly temps.
Dress and cape by Isabelle Armstrong
14. Reception China
On a day as special as your wedding, you shouldn't be eating off rentals. Break in the china from your registry just for you two, especially if it has a pretty blue pattern.
Lenox French Perle ice blue dinner plate, $29, Lenox.com
15. Bridesmaid Dresses
Have your best friends represent this old tradition by asking them to stand next to you donned in blue. And since this hue is universally flattering, we're guessing you won't hear any complaints.
Watters blue bridesmaid dress, Watters.com
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