Although our wedding was a little less conventional than normal, I am still an old fashioned girl deep down, and wanted to tick off the old, new, borrowed, blue tradition. I had read somewhere, that borrowing the wedding jewellery of a close girlfriend, who herself is in a happy, loving, supportive marriage, would set a good omen for your own future. I asked my Bridesmaid, Kelly if she would be prepared to lend me the earrings and bracelet she wore on her big day. She was more than happy to share her beautiful jewellery with me, so that was my ‘something borrowed’ ticked off.
Not long after I got engaged, my Auntie had offered to loan me a button from my Grandpa’s Army Uniform as my ‘something old’, when the time came that I needed it. My Grandpa died when I was just 3, so I don’t have a lot of memories of him, but I have heard so many amazing and special stories about him and I have been told, I brought him a lot of joy and laughter in his final months and weeks. To get my hands on the precious button, would mean letting yet another person in on our surprise plans. But I wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity to have a part of my dear Grandpa with me on my special day, so it was a no-brainer. Auntie Meredith happily handed over the button, with the promise I would have it secured inside my dress with a hundred stitches, and “not one less”.
My ‘something new’ was my dress which I was absolutely in love with. It was everything I had pictured in my mind. It was perfect.
And my ‘something blue’ was my shoes. I am known amongst my friends, for my extensive shoe collection – I couldn’t let them down! My something blue wedding shoes gave the perfect combination of my love of shoes, with the centuries old tradition “something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE!
Photography by Memory Bank | Photography
Ms Gingham says: So far we have sequins, glitter and blue Jimmy Choo’s….
Kerrie says: “I am a radio journalist in my hometown of Adelaide. I love cups of tea, glasses of bubbles and precious time with those closest to me.”