Something Blue

 

“Something olde, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme and lists the objects that the bride adds to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day that are considered to be good luck charms. Nowadays, the superstition may have lost much of its influence, yet most brides end up continuing with tradition because of the charm behind the ritual.
Carolina Herrera realizes this of course, and, to make it easy on brides, the designer adds a blue ribbon over a monogram to the inside of each of her wedding dresses. When mine was revealed, Julie Skarratt, my brilliant photographer, thought the personal touch too magical not to chronicle. Here is the perfect detail that modern brides need—we don’t have to do anything ridiculous (my shoes were quite empty of coins, thank you), but we aren’t quite thumbing our noses in the eyes of fortune either. If the saying was good enough for our great-great-great-grandmothers, after all…