Category: handkerchief

30+ Best Something Blue Ideas to Steal

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. If you follow the old custom of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and this for your shoe, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered up the best, most modern something blue ideas — thirty-two in all — to tie into your ceremony. We begin with one of the loveliest clutch purses ever…

Something Blue Ideas

1. Clutch Purse

Carry a clutch purse in your favorite shade of blue. Or, pick a purse with a beautiful blue brooch or floral clip attached to the outside; an inner liner of blue is another fantastic something blue idea.

blue clutch purse

davie & chiyo

#2 + #3: Blue Bouquet and Blue Ribbon

A bouquet of blue flowers (think: hydrangeas) is one of our favorite something blue ideas. We love the ribbon wrapped around the handle, too, for an extra dose of crave-worthy color. (Want a different color bouquet? Go for it and simply wrap your blue ribbon around the handle. Easy!)

blue wedding bouquet hydrangeas

photo: anastasiya belik via burnett’s boards

4. Shoes

Um, a pair of these sky blue pretties from Badgley Mishka? Yes, please!

blue badgley mishka heels randall d'orsay style

badgley mischka

5. Nails

One of the easiest something blue ideas is often overlooked: nail polish! Paint your fingernails or toenails a soft, pretty shade of blue, like this, appropriately named, no?

6. Dress Label

Have a small dress label with blue embroidery sewn into the back inside of your dress.

7. Handkerchief

Carry a handkerchief wrapped around your bouquet in a soft shade of blue. Or, have a white handkerchief made with your initials embroidered with blue thread. Happy tears only.

handkerchief-with-blue-embroidery-monogram

linen whites

8. Earrings

Go gorgeous with a pair of blue earrings that will make a bold statement.

blue dangling earrings

ava hope designs

9. Necklace

A pretty necklace is something you can wear again and again.

blue topaz necklace

ohkuol

10. Wedding Band

For a something blue forever + ever, pick a wedding band with tiny sapphires in it.

something blue wedding band

kristin coffin

11. Ring

Instead of integrating into your wedding ring set, you can wear a something blue ring just for the occasion.

blue topaz ring for something blue

house on hudson

12. Bridesmaid Dresses

Select a bridesmaid dress in your favorite shade of blue.

blue-bridesmaid-dresses

into the light via one fab day

13. Undergarments

A light blue undergarment (so long as it doesn’t show through, of course) is an exceptionally secret something blue.

14. Hair Pin

It doesn’t have to be extravagant: a simple, elegant hair pin with a bit of blue is all you need.

something-blue-ideas-hair-pins-with-blue-flowers

eden’s wake

15. Hem

One of my favorite something blue ideas: the blue hem.

16. Garter

One of the most beloved something blues: a garter. This something blue garter has feathers for a fanciful touch.

something-blue-garter-with-feathers

tessa kim

17. Cardigan

While a more modern idea, a blue cardigan or bolero is perfect for those non-conventional brides (especially in cooler weather).

18. Groom’s Tie

Your groom’s tie is one of the easiest something blue ideas…

19. Pocket Square

… and so is a blue pocket square!

20. Tie Patch

Have a little something embroidered on the back of his tie as a secret something blue he’ll notice before the ceremony.

embroidered-tie-patch-something-blue-ideas

the merriweather council

21. Locket

Wrap a blue locket around the handle of your ribbon and pin securely. After the wedding, you can wear it as a keepsake.

something blue ideas:  blue locket to wrap around your bouquet

the blooming thread

22. Petals

Toss blue flower petals down the aisle instead of the traditional white or pink.

23. Aisle Runner

A blue aisle runner, constructed from simple blue fabric, is one way to accent your ceremony space.

24. Aisle Decor

Use shepherd’s hooks to hang mason jars filled with blue hydrangeas as decor that looks lovely and doubles as your something blue.

25. Ring Pillow

Have your ring bearer carry a pillow with blue stitching or made of blue fabric. The ribbon that holds the rings can even be the smallest something blue (still counts!)

26. Ring Bearer’s Suit

The ring bearer can be your good luck charm, donning a blue suit or blue necktie and vest.

27. Flower Girl’s Dress

Or, ask the flower girl to wear a soft blue dress instead of traditional colors such as white or pink.

28. Boutonniere

A boutonniere can be wrapped in dark blue ribbon. You’ll notice in the image below that this groom also has a light blue checkered shirt, a dark blue necktie, and a pocket square with a tiny blue checkered pattern, all of which fit into something blue ideas mentioned above. It’s always good to have a visual.

blue-ribbon-wrapped-boutonniere

studio stems

29. Cuff Links

His cuff links can count as your something blue. Gift them in a box before the ceremony as a wedding day surprise.

These are pretty awesome.

vinyl blue cufflinks

asgard designs

30. Programs

Who says your wedding programs can’t don a bluish hue?

32. Flower Girl Baskets

Have the flower girl carry a basket painted with your favorite shade of blue.

blue-flower-girl-basket

rustic blend

I know there are even more little known something blue ideas. What’s your favorite? For my something blue, I wore a garter. What will you wear (or, what did you wear) for something blue? Comment below + let’s chat about it.

xo
-E.

DIY Wedding Dress Hankie

Need something old, something new, and something blue? We’ve found all three in a fun, easy-to-do craft project. This DIY wedding dress hankie, spotted over at Craftsy and created by Bumblebee Linens, use your own embroidered monogram to add a little “something blue“. It’s designed for those happy tears and can be wrapped around your bouquet so it’s ready when you need it. Makes a cute bridesmaid gift idea, too. Take a look:

DIY Wedding Dress Hankie

diy wedding dress hankie

make wedding dress hankie

Cute, isn’t it? I wish I knew about this wedding DIY while planning my own wedding! Ready to make it your own? Get the free embroidery tutorial here. And, if you are looking for classes, here’s the full list of Craftsy free mini classes to choose from! There are also a ton of free classes at Craftsy.

xo
-E.

P.S. If you complete this project, send us a photo! We’d love to see it!

Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Shoes

Brides: need something old and something new and something blue for your wedding? We’ll leave the “borrowed” part up to you, but the lovely Becca and Louise is taking care of the above! These beautiful vintage handkerchief wedding shoes will be your something old (a vintage handkerchief), something new (a pair of heels), and even something blue (if you choose a blue color for your shoes). Shoes like these are one of the reasons why we love handmade weddings: each detail is totally hand-picked and unique to each bride. This week, we’re giving away a pair of vintage handkerchief wedding shoes to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader! Read on to see these awe-inspiring shoes + enter for a chance to win!

Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Shoes

Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Shoes

Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Shoes

Becca and Louise lets you get creative by offering tons of colors for your shoes. Incorporate your favorite color (or wedding color palette) with a shade that suits your style. Here are the colors from which you can pick:

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Giveaway: Win vintage handkerchief wedding shoes

o Enter between 7/22/14-7/28/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Prize: Custom wedding shoes embellished with vintage printed handkerchief. 2.5 inch heel with pointed toe and ankle strap. Giveaway winner will be able to select their shoe size, shoe color, and handkerchief for a one-of-a-kind pair of wedding shoes!
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/29; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $140; no cash value
o Free shipping included to U.S. only
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good luck!

To find out more about these handkerchief wedding shoes, visit Becca & Louise.

xo
-E.

7 Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding
(+ Giveaway!)

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! We received this question from bride-to-be, Lana, who asks, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning my wedding and my parents have been so helpful, especially my mom. She has been helping with every DIY detail, even taking some of the bigger projects (my centerpieces) to eliminate my stress. I want to thank my parents for all they’ve done for our wedding; any advice?” Fantastic question! You can never thank your parents enough for all of the wonderful things they’ve done for you, and your wedding is no exception. Whether they are contributing their time, money, support, or they’re just being totally awesome per usual, it’s important to thank your parents at your wedding. In this post, we’re sharing some of our favorites ways to thank your parents at your wedding PLUS we’re giving away one of our favorite finds by Paper Street Press!

P.S. This is a must-have photo! Pin this for later! (Hover mouse over photo and click ‘pin it’.)

must-have photo for your wedding! bride and groom kissing, parents kissing. photo by jessie alexis via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding

photo: jessie alexis photography

Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding

1. Present Them with a Heartfelt Art Print

Give them a personalized gift at the wedding, like this custom thank you art print by Paper Street Press.

parents thank you print by paper street press (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)thank you print parents wedding (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

paper street press

It will be a memorable gift they’ll display at home and cherish for years to come.

2. Include a Note in the Ceremony Program

If you’re having a ceremony program, include a note inside it thanking your parents for their love and support.

3. Recreate One of Their Wedding Photos

Flip through their wedding photos and ask them about their day. Find a photo that includes your parents and your grandparents from their wedding; have it recreated at your own wedding.

Recreate a photo from your parents' wedding day! (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

spotted via pinterest

4. Include a Thank You in your Menu

Include a note in your menu at your reception showing your gratitude.

thank you menu (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

paper street press

5. Handwritten Thanks

Present your parents with a card or letter as a thank you. For a card, write a few lines inside with specifics of why you’d like to say thanks at your wedding. If you’d like to include a longer letter, consider something along the lines of “remember when” where you write things you’re thankful for, whether before or during the wedding planning process.

6. Thank You Gifts

Present your parents with gifts of thanks. A few examples include jewelry…

mother bangle bracelet gift idea (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

georgie designs

… these mugs…

father of the bride mother of the bride mugs (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

susabella

… or a handkerchief.

wedding handkerchief dad (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

embroidery collection

7. Enjoy the Day

And, last but not least, enjoy your wedding day. Your parents want you to be happy and savor every moment of your wedding day. You (and presumably they) have put lots of time and energy into this day, so make sure you show your appreciation by enjoying it. Practice these wedding acts of kindness and be gracious to all who help you make your day wonderful. Oh, and it goes without saying: never be a bridezilla. It doesn’t look good on anyone. And, be sure to say thank you during the planning process.

P.S. I love this cute photo of the bride’s parents!

cute photo of brides parents (via Ways to Thank Parents at Your Wedding)

photo: samm blake via style me pretty

Giveaway: Thank You Print for Parents

Now that you have some ideas on how to thank parents at your wedding, it’s time to win a lovely gift! We’ve teamed up with Paper Street Press to offer a custom art print to one lucky reader (as seen below and above in #1).

About the Prize

Kleenex not included! Bring your mama to tears with these personalized, sentimental wedding-day gifts. You will receive a unique pair of fully-customized 8″ x 10″ prints; one for each set of parents. Additional prints are available for just $10 each.

o Enter between 5/15/14-5/21/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Personalized Pair of Parents Thank You Prints
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/22; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to U.S. and Canada
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $40 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!

xo,
-E.