Something Old

Thursday, January 21, 2010

For the next few weeks, I thought I'd share a few tips on how to gracefully incorporate the age old tradition of "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue". First up are a few ideas for how to fit "something old" into the wedding day...

Vintage and Heirloom jewelry is always a way to add charm to your attire. Antique shops, flea markets and even your grandma's jewelry box are great places to find pieces that fit your style. The ones below were found on Etsy from The Intrinsic Garden.


Tying old pictures of your grandparents on their wedding day or ornate lockets around your bouquet can not only be lovely but definitely meets the requirement.


Or a brooch accenting the bouquet can be just as sweet...
Or, if you are a little riskier, a bouquet like this one from Fantasy Florals, made entirely of vintage brooches is to die for...


Vintage hankies are a no brainer! Etsy has many on their sites like these I found on Mutant Angel's shop, but it is also so easy to find beautiful handkerchiefs at flea markets and consignment shops.
An old fashioned compact mirror from Step Toes Dog will make sure you look your loveliestSweet vintage wraps or pashminas can not only be beautiful but functional if you are planning an outdoor wedding or even just a few pictures in the elements.
Vintage bobby pins or hair pins are too sweet to wear only on your wedding day. La Belle Savage has several to choose from!

Who doesn't love a bird cage veil?! They're obviously lots of brand spankin' new options out there for these little cuties, but it is also an area where you could go vintage and get a veil straight out the 1960's.


3 comments:

Laura said...

I love this series! I can't wait to hear more about "something borrowed and something blue!!"

You always have the best blog posts!

Lydia Yeung said...

beth, i love that ring in the second pic. thanks for sharing these finds!

Tammara said...

Great pictures of the vintage items, and I love the 'faith, hope and love' handkerchiefs!