Monthly Archive:: August 2012
You might want to follow along with this fun tradition, whether you’re truly superstitious or you simply love the idea of doing what countless brides over the years have done. But, what will you use? Here are some suggestions for your old, new, borrowed and blue items!
Most brides will wear something from their family for the “something old,” such as heirloom jewelry or a vintage clutch. Your grandmother’s diamonds or your mother’s wedding dress are perfect examples of items that can be used here.
Many brides utilize their wedding dress for their “something new,” since a great majority of brides will purchase their dress new. However, there are some other options as well. Your shoes or a beautiful piece of jewelry will function as something new for your wedding day.
Choose a beloved friend or family member and borrow an item to wear on your wedding day. It could be something like your best friend’s earrings, a great aunt’s tennis bracelet, or something similar. If it’s meaningful to you, that’s even better.
So many different things can work for this one. Paint your toenails a shade of blue, wear blue underwear, or wear a piece of sapphire jewelry for the ceremony.
While it can be difficult to determine how to pull this tradition off, the above ideas will help serve as inspiration for brides. If you want to take it a step farther, complete the whole verse and wear a silver sixpence in your shoe.
If you don’t care for the traditional wedding songs and you love alternative or rock music, deciding on your wedding songs can be really difficult. You probably want something meaningful and romantic, but that still expressed your unique style and personality. Here are some top wedding song choices when you’re a rock or alternative music lover.
Bon Jovi – Always
This beautiful ballad is wonderful for lovers and talks of the kind of devotion most husband and wives want. “I’ll be there ‘til the stars don’t shine, ‘til the heavens burst and the words don’t rhyme,” are a few of the lyrics of the song. It has a slow and powerful rhythm that works very well for those who don’t want traditional wedding music.
Five for Fighting – 100 Years
A breathtaking alternative song, this soft melody and the touching words are romantic and fitting for a wedding. “And I’m just dreaming, counting the ways to where you are…” This song goes through an entire lifetime and each moment is spent wrapped up in or thinking of the one the singer loves. It’s a very touching and delicate song that still falls into the alternative category.
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Perhaps one of the most romantic and slowest songs Metallica is responsible for, this is a beautiful song that manages to be touching while retaining that raw metal/rock edge. This is a wonderful song whether you love rock music or you’re doing a heavy metal or punk rock wedding theme.
If the above choices don’t appeal to you, there are a few artists you might want to check out to find the perfect alternative or rock wedding songs. Try Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse, Damien Rice, Gin Blossoms, Matchbox 20, Live and Muse.
A vintage wedding can be truly breathtaking if all the little details come together correctly. One of the most important details is color. With the right use of color, you can create a nostalgic and whimsical feeling for your ceremony and reception. The following color options can serve as inspiration as you choose your vintage wedding color palette.
Pale Yellow and Gray
Not only is this a hot color combination right now, but pale yellow and gray is a perfect color combination for a vintage wedding. Florals work really well with this color palette as well, as do bold geometric patterns like chevrons and stripes. A great additional accent color for pale yellow and gray is lavender.
Rose and Gold
Rose and gold combined create a very feminine and vintage feel that’s perfect for Victorian style weddings as well as others. By utilizing muted rose and gold shades, brides can keep their color palette from being overwhelming while maintaining that rich vintage feel. Silk and satin fabrics are beautiful in these colors and utilizing different fabrics can create luxurious texture for the décor.
Peach and Tiffany Blue
This is a striking and very beautiful color combination that works very well for a vintage wedding. Geometric shapes are perfect for this combination and those can be softened with lots of draping fabric as well as large, soft flower arrangements. Maintaining a simple décor is best for this color palette – think clean lines and open spaces.
While there are plenty of color palettes that you can use for your vintage wedding, these are bold and beautiful and can create lots of interest.