What does “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed & Something Blue” mean?

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

I love traditions! Especially this one. Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…a collection of gifts given just before the ceremony. These tokens each represent special meanings:

Old: continuity
New: brand new future
Borrowed: cherished relationships
Blue: faithfulness, purity & loyalty

Although I admit…when I got married, I made sure I had these items arranged before the day of the wedding. It wasn’t until later that I found out these items were traditionally given to the bride at the 11th hour…but who cares! I was eating chocolate donuts at the 11th hour! I’m just glad I added the “Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue” tradition to my celebration.

It is fun carrying on traditions…make sure to ask the ladies in your family (and your husband-to-be’s family) what additional traditions that they carried on. Tradition is history. And your wedding is the new chapter in history; it is the story you are beginning to write.

For additional fun facts on this “Something Old” tradition, check out this link to The Knot – it has a bit more fun detail.

Fun facts food facts about your wedding day!

Dessert_Antica Due MoriI LOVE food! There is nothing better than sitting at a big table with a bunch of friends & family sharing a meal. The next time you sit down to eat a meal with your family & friends, stop for a minute…take a moment to look around & listen to the colliding conversations. It will most certainly bring a smile to your face, and the feeling you get is what life is all about.

Food brings us together. During my travels to Italy (…ahhhhhh…Italia, mi amore!) I have found time & time again that food is not just for sustenance, but it’s an art collective of passionate people that must be lingered upon & shared. Today’s featured photo is of a scrumptious piece of art…my amazing gelati dessert at Antica Trattoria Due Mori located near the towns of Schio & Malo in Italy…BTW – their risotto dish, Riso nel Cuore del Parmigiano, is pure bliss in a bowl!

FUN STUFF – Here is a fun blog that will cause another food related smile: Foodimentary I love the “Daily Food Holidays” page. Just for fun, click on the month & day of your wedding and find out what food shares your special day…my anniversary is shared by “National Ice Cream Pie Day” – Yay! I am all about ice cream pies 🙂

The Wedding Speech…a MUST SEE!!!

2012-02-18 Powell_379aLR-1a TOASTAs we say in the South “All y’all” guys out there! You now have a new standard to live up to! (Well…just kidding). But really, this video I came across today on YouTube is a must see for ALL – not just brides & grooms. Click here to view video

With all the details that must be done to organize a wedding, make sure you set aside some time to prepare your toast (speech). It is, after all, where you will pour your heart out to those you love.

Of course, if you really don’t want to speak, just get creative like this groom – Cheers!

They’re in the details…& in your inbox!!!

Rings & ShoesOk…you’ve settled into 2013, put away the Christmas decor, and now your ready to start planning your wedding day! Each detail you choose will make your special day…well, special! Whether it is your color scheme or the type of flowers for your bouquet, when the day arrives the detils will tell your story.

The first place most brides go to begin their planning is a local bridal fair. We are happy to announce we will be at the Georgia Bridal Show at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA on January 27th.

HELPFUL HINT TO BRIDES!!! If you have ever been to a trade show, you probably already know you receive a ton of e-mails from vendors afterwards. Avoid having your inbox explode by creating a special e-mail account solely for the purpose of receiving wedding vendor e-mails. Trust me, you will not regret this! Then, when you are ready to sit down for final planning of all the details, you can relax with a cup of coffee and get to reading.

Happiness

Leslie & Ron…together at last! With the new year just around the corner, of course it is the time of year to start thinking about making the new year even better…right? Of course! I thought I would start a little early because I am so excited about 2013! It is a year for new beginnings … Continue reading