Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

By Bride and Groom 08 July 2016

Something old represents continuity.

This lovely heart keepsake was a surprise 'something old' crafted by Kerry Meka for her daughter Sharri's wedding day. "My mum made this using material from her wedding dress and the heart, initialed with an 'S' for my hanger of my wedding dress - it was very special," Sharri said. 

Something new offers optimism for the future.

If you are moving in together for the first time, put a key to your new home in the bouquet. But don't throw it away during the bouquet toss!

This adorable coat hanger for the bride, shaped to read 'Mrs Gilmour', was a gift from one of Bridget Mills' bridesmaids, Lori. "Her sister had one for her wedding, and she thought she would get one made for me - she got it online at Etsy," Bridget said. "I thought it was a lovely touch!" 

Choose a new perfume for your special day.

Something borrowed symbolises borrowed happiness.

This beautiful Catholic bridal missal was carried on their wedding day by former teacher Maree Wardle and later by her seven daughters, Bernadette, Gabrielle, Lou, Jess, Loretta, Annie and Bridget. Maree, who recently passed away, was given the missal by her students before her wedding on November 25, 1961. Her daughters hope their daughters will also use it. 

Shepparton bride Olivia Halsall borrowed her mother's garter this year to wear with a new one that symbolised something blue. 

You can borrow things off a male too. Olivia also borrowed an old hanky from her Pa.

Something blue stands for purity, love and fidelity. 

Wear a piece of sapphire jewellery.

 For a pop of colour, paint your nails a hue of blue. 

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