In old English custom, something blue represents purity, love, and fidelity in married life. It started off small but soon caught on like wildfire in the Christian community. Today, every American bride, whether superstitious or not, thinks of incorporating something blue in their wedding ensemble.
But how can a bride carry a blue article stylishly, without compromising on the angelic vision in white? Here are some sophisticated ideas for bringing in that blue tint.
A Blue Bouquet
Iris, hydrangea, periwinkle or forget-me-not—you can use any of these vibrant blooms in your bridal bouquet for that touch of azure. If you would like something milder than these bright flowers, you can choose to go for designer-made flowers that can be artificially tinted for your preference. Flowers are a low-risk commitment with maximum effect.
The Dress Itself
If you are okay with breaking tradition and not looking as pious as a rabbi in white, you can wear any color you want! Go for that regal blue or a light pastel version of it, something blue can be any shade of blue.
Another idea is a combination of white and sky-blue. Your belt, veil, and garter could be a tad bluer than your dress. Or you can get soft blue embroidery done on the neck and cuffs.
Jewelry and Stones
Stones like sapphires and lapis lazuli can also work in a pair of earrings or a necklace. One good statement jewelry piece can set off your entire outfit by adding the oomph it needs. Remember to never mix two different stones—each has its own experience that shouldn’t overwhelm the other.
Shoes and Other Accessories
Similarly, you can use any other accessory as your one blue item. Your heels, your bracelet, your anklet, your garter, your nail paint, your tiara or hairpiece—anything can be chosen depending on how much or how little you want the blue to appear.
If you want to be a little sentimental, your bridesmaids can wear a subtle shade of blue to represent the tradition. Amongst other things, it should represent love, and who loves you better than your girl gang? Get your favorite women to dress in shades of cerulean and star with you in wedding photographs!
Make sure you hire someone who knows what they are doing. An inexperienced photographer can make or break your memories of the wedding day for years to come.
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