Something Blue: To Wear and To Hold
Just a Touch of Blue
You don't have to carry a whole bouquet of blue flowers to fulfill your something blue. We suggest carrying ruffly white poppy anemones with inky centers like these for just a touch of blue.
Carry a small bouquet of fabric flowers, wear dainty blue gloves, carry a pale blue cluthc, or wear feminine blue shoes to add a splash of blue to your wardrobe on the big day. Blue fabric flowers, similar styles available at M&S Schmalberg. Fleur suede peep-toe heels in bright blue, J.Crew. "Marina" soft touch leather small frame clutch with a delicate scale pattern in blue (No. 390MN, "Marina"), Lodis. Wrist length leather gloves, Carolina Amato.
A Hint of Blue
A creamy dahlia dominates this bridal bouquet, which includes ranunculus and blue delphiniums. The bride found her gown at a small antique clothing shop, and then had a blue satin sash made to match the day's palette.
Who says you have to have a traditional diamond engagement ring or wedding band? Switch it up and wear a colorful diamond or "fancies" as they're called. Go one step further and choose a blue diamond and use it as your something blue.
A Pretty Parasol
A parasol is the perfect accessory for the romantic bride, nostalgic of Antebellum garden parties and floaty ball gowns. It will also keep fair skin as white as a wedding dress and by adding a personalized monogram in blue like this one, it can also serve as your something blue for your big day.
Consider adding a splash of blue to your wedding day wardrobe with your shoes. Leah, pictured here, wore blue shoes by Lela Rose for Payless.
Blue Taffeta Sash
With its fitted bodice, full skirt, and chapel train, this duchesse-satin gown by Amsale could have been made for a princess. It has a touch of something blue in the form of a taffeta sash.
Secret Something Blue
A dainty azure bow pinned discreetly to the underskirt of your wedding dress is a charming way to honor an age-old tradition. Choose any pretty blue ribbon you like and fasten it to the inner layers of your gown or undergarments with a tiny safety pin. It'll be your little secret: something blue that's hidden from view.
Fade to Blue
A vintage pin of diamonds and sapphires from Fred Leighton is fastened to one of the tulle straps of a Ristarose gown, which features a silk shantung fitted bodice with lattice stitching and an organza skirt.
Dress It Up
Three different accessories -- an opalescent Venetian-glass flower from Jean Claude Mastroianni, a mother-of-pearl and pearl brooch by Jose and Maria Barrera, and a necklace with carved opal hearts by Darlene de Sedle -- decorate the mocha sash of this silk tulle sequined gown by Monique Lhuillier.
Hidden inside her wedding gown, the monogram of the bride becomes a secret something blue.
Aquamarines were once believed to be the treasure of mermaids. A pale-blue capelet with aquamarine beads by Adrienne Landau is decorated with a 1940s sterling-silver pin with aqua crystals from Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection. The silk tulle gown has rhinestone embroidery and a silk aqua-colored ribbon detail at the waist, by Angel Sanchez.
Blue Bouquet Ribbon
White makes right in this elegant and undeniably feminine bouquet. Tied in a loose, languorous bow, a wide striped vintage ribbon of steel and slate blues decorates the slender stems wrapped in grosgrain.
Gentle Blue Cluster
A traditionally shaped bouquet becomes more unexpected with a profusion of blues, including azure miniature irises, and a variety of textures. Muscari resembles small bunches of grapes; feathery scilla in the palest blue gives a sense of delicacy. The picot-edge bow reflects the flowers' wispiness.
As innocent as a white bouquet, these plump grape-hyacinth and delicate lavender florets are dressed with a mauve silk handle; a pin adorned with a lavender glass bead secures the ribbon on top.
Fan: Alternative to Bouquet
A vintage silk fan in a floral pattern is a demure alternative to a bouquet.
In this bouquet, ice-blue leaves encircle a silk poppy.