So, this post is all about the traditions...the something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. I'll let you watch the video then I'll share some pics and a brief recap of the different items and their meaning to me:
All of my jewelry became my something old for the day. My earrings were a gift from my bridesmaid Lauren when I served as the Maid of Honor at her wedding 9 years earlier. They were one of my favorite pairs of earrings and I loved being able to wear them on my special day as a reminder of the special place we've both held in each other's lives (I introduced her to her husband through mutual friends).
So I came up with a wonderful idea...two of my girlfriends had gotten married in the 2 years before our engagement. They were from the bible study that I lead and hold a special place in my heart. I asked both of them if either would have any problem with me borrowing their veil for our ceremony and to serve as my 'something borrowed.' One of them said she had unfortunately packed hers away and had it preserved, but the other one still had access to hers and was honored to share it with me. And it was so perfect because it totally matched my gown with it's color and simple beading along the edges and it was the perfect length. God has a funny way of working things out like that.
Photo courtesy Yan Freedline (Video Keepsakes of Beverly Hills)
Since I only wore the veil for the ceremony, there was another super special item that I incorporated as an additional something borrowed. This was passed on to me by my grandmother who just passed away this past Friday :( It belonged to her sister, my great Aunt Geraldine. It is a gold bracelet that was worn by my sister at her wedding and my cousin at her wedding. When my Aunt asked me if I wanted to wear it as my something borrowed, I told her of course! Then she mentioned that it was gold and didn't sound like it would go with my attire since everything was kind of silvery or white and sparkly. But I remembered that the dress I switched into for the reception was ivory with gold embellishments! Perfect match! I wore the bracelet at the reception as seen here in our first dance and while giving my toast :)
And just for fun, here's a pic of it on my sister at her wedding almost 4 years ago courtesy of Eric Cotter of Jim Kennedy Photography: